updated 05/02/2013 AT 4:00 PM ET
•originally published 05/02/2013 AT 1:35 PM ET
Adjusting to life after being the Bachelor can be a challenge. Just ask the men themselves.
“I tell all the girls I meet: Just know, I won’t be airlifting you to the top of a glacier on our first date,” says former franchise star Bob Guiney, 42. Joined by Andrew Firestone, 37, and Jake Pavelka, 35, at a March photo shoot for PEOPLE’s special issue celebrating 25 seasons of The Bachelor, three of the show’s biggest stars hammed it up – and shared the inside dish on the roses, romances and, yes, hot tubs, that made their seasons so very special.