05/25/2008 at 12:00 AM EDT
may be known for the ladies he dates, but whatever you do, don't call The Hills
star a womanizer.
"Just because I date just like everyone else does, for some reason they say I'm a serial dater," he told PEOPLE at Shrine at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods in Connecticut. "I think that's very disrespectful to say because I was raised by my mother and I treat women with respect."
The bachelor says he's only doing "what every 24-year-old kid would do in my position."
As for his ex Cora Skinner
, Jenner says, "Cora is special to me. We still hang out. We're trying to work things out still."
is currently filming their fourth season and Brody says there's plenty of drama to come, but it won't be between him and former best bud, Spencer Pratt
"Obviously our friendship will never be the same as it was, but I've never had anything bad to say about him. I love Spencer and I always will as a friend," Jenner said.
But when asked whether they planned on working on future projects together, such as a rumored upcoming reality show
, he said no.
"We're going to work on our friendship and hopefully we'll get back to where we were. We're not back to being best buds and running around like we used to." --Susan L. Yara