01/17/2011 at 01:00 AM EST
With season 15 of ABC's reality dating show in full swing, the Austin bar owner, 38, talks about trying to find love on TV-again.
SO CHANTAL, THE FIRST WOMAN YOU MET, SLAPPED YOU ACROSS THE FACE?
She got me good! I thought, "Here we go. Is this going to be one of 30 slaps?" In a strange way, it helped me relax.
HOW DID THIS COMPARE TO YOUR FIRST BACHELOR EXPERIENCE IN 2007?
It was night-and-day different. I promised myself to do things I normally wouldn't.
I rappelled off a 35-story building in downtown Los Angeles. That's the most terrified I've ever been in my life.
YOU TOOK A LEAP AND FOUND LOVE?
Yes, I am very much in love. I give you my word on that.