Jason Mesnick, the new star of ABC's The Bachelor, admits he hasn't been on a date since DeAnna Pappas rejected his proposal on The Bachelorette.

"I haven't dated at all since DeAnna," the single father tells Us Weekly. "I wanted to give myself time to heal so that when I got out there again I'd be ready to give whoever I am with the respect and attention she deserves."

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Jason Mesnick is hoping he is luckier in love with a crop of females on the upcoming season of The Bachelor than he had with Bachelorette DeAnna Pappas, who rejected his marriage proposal on the finale last season.

ABC announced Wednesday that Mesnick, who has already won the hearts of millions, will star in the 13th season of The Bachelor in January.

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Jason Mesnick Biography

Molly Malaney and Jason Mesnick Photo Proving that nice guys always finish last, Jason Mesnick fell short of winning The Bachelorette when DeAnna Pappas somehow chose Jesse... More »
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Jason Mesnick Quotes

All I am missing, really, is someone to share [my life] with. There's no guarantee but 25 girls? I mean it's a real opportunity to find just one.

Jason Mesnick

I haven't dated at all since DeAnna. I wanted to give myself the time to heal so that when I got out there again I was really ready to give whoever I am with the respect and total attention she deserves.

Jason Mesnick