But don't worry, there's always life after "The Bachelorette".
He continued and said 'I would be all for it if I'm single after Paradise.' Well, it seems that now he's getting his chance.
'I think it's to look for someone that fits into your life after the show. Many have also protested showrunner Mike Fleiss's decision to not cast a person of color, noting that there has yet to be a black Bachelor. She shared a picture of her with Colton, seemingly from the weekend they spent together before he did Becca Kufrin's Bachelorette season.
Another called Colton "an opportunist" and many more said they would not be tuning into the new season in January.
On Tuesday, Good Morning America revealed that Colton Underwood will be the star of The Bachelor's 23rd season.
The 26-year-old Underwood received kudos for his candor when speaking about his virginity and received widespread support by viewers when he discussed the sensitive topic during his emotional breakdown on The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All reunion. Underwood also dated Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman, though the couple split up in June 2017.
Other Bachelor franchise alums reacted to the news as well, including Underwood's ex, Tia Booth, who wished him a season full of "protein powder, puppies, and naps", before confirming that she would not appear on his season of The Bachelor. He went on Bachelor in Paradise, where he had a bumpy journey that was mainly consumed by drama with Tia and their on-off relationship. Underwood added that he couldn't wait to see what the future holds for her and he joked about catching up again at some point over a hot dog dinner.