updated 12/15/2011 AT 3:10 PM ET
•originally published 12/15/2011 AT 3:30 PM ET
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 star, 32.
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.”