Hugh Hefner's New Year's Resolution: Remain a Bachelor
12/31/2011 AT 10:30 AM EST
"This year has been a very interesting year for me, I almost got married," Hefner, 85, recently told PEOPLE at the Playboy Mansion.
"And as Holly (Madison) – a dear friend and former girlfriend – said, 'Well, you missed a bullet.' I think that's accurate. I am clearly not meant to be married. Married life isn't for me."
That said, Hefner says not walking down the aisle was one of the things that made 2011 "a very good year for me."
And despite toting his "two very special ladies," – Shera Berchard and Anna Berglund – on his arm these days, the Playboy mogul says as long as he doesn't get married in the coming year, he’ll be "on top of my game."
– Dahvi Shira