Nick Viall revealed his heart was torn between different women on The Bachelor.
“As the Bachelor, all eyes are on you,” he confesses. “It’s certainly nerve-racking. The process was as hard as I thought it would be — a lot of highs and lows.”
“There are things I like to keep personal but at the same time, I think one them you’ll see throughout is that I wanted all the women to feel incredibly comfortable and empowered to ask me whatever they wanted to ask me and know that I would give them an honest answer and that it would be a two-way street,” he tells PEOPLE. “I wanted to encourage that the entire season.”
With Season 21’s finale of The Bachelor fast approaching, Nick admits to have fallen for more than one woman and found himself developing “strong feelings for multiple women.”
It’s truly amazing,” he admits. “I felt a lot of different feelings.”
“Early on with so many women, you obviously don’t know a lot of things about them but talking to all of them and wanting to make it meaningful to all of them is very physically taxing,” he continues. “And then as time goes on, it becomes more emotionally taxing and less physically taxing. And you get to know these women, there’s a level of respect. You’re asking them to do things they’ve never been able to do and to face stressful situations and their fears.”
“It’s incredibly tough dating multiple women and trying to have them enjoy the experience,” he adds. “But at the same time you have to be selfish to try to meet your needs and find someone you’re potentially in love with. Anyone who takes it seriously and wants to make it a genuine experience is going to have their dark moments. And I certainly had mine.”
“I really grew to care about and admire these women,” he says. “I can say that I’m very thankful — and very happy.”