Ben Flajnik and Jennifer Love Hewitt
Gary Neal/Startraks; Tony DiMaio/Startraks
12/15/2011 at 03:10 PM EST
If it were up to Ben Flajnik, he'd rather stay a Bachelor
than be in a relationship with Jennifer Love Hewitt.
The TV personality, who was left heartbroken
by Ashley Hebert on last season's Bachelorette
, caused tongues to wag earlier this year when he was reportedly on a date with the former Ghost Whisperer
Flajnik, who admits to the Hewitt-initiated meet-up, says although the actress was "a nice girl," she didn't meet his needs.
"It was right in the middle of the time when I was deciding to be the Bachelor
," Flajnik explained of the outing – which consisted of dinner at his family's winery – in a conference call
on Wednesday. "When this is all said and done, ending up with a Hollywood celebrity is not something that I want."
One thing he is open to: baring all on national television – and he doesn't just mean emotionally.
"So far, America has seen my bare butt
, and I have no problem with male nudity," he says in the interview, referring to a clip of him skinny-dipping that was included in the Bachelor
trailer. "When a beautiful woman asks you to go skinny-dipping on the beach, you don't say no. Granted there are cameras around, but it's a bare butt. It's not that big of a deal to me."