Why Peter Weber Wishes He Didn’t Invest in Every Relationship on ‘The Bachelor’

When Peter Weber started The Bachelor Season 24, Chris Harrison warned fans the 29-year-old’s journey would be “a bit of a train wreck.” The host revealed Weber was open to love, which is typically a positive trait for the lead of the franchise. But this wasn’t exactly the case for Pilot Pete. Even now, Weber wishes he didn’t give every relationship a chance on The Bachelor

What happened to Peter Weber on ‘The Bachelor’ Season 24?

Peter Weber of 'The Bachelor' Season 24
Peter Weber from ‘The Bachelor’ | Maarten de Boer/ABC via Getty Images

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At the start of The Bachelor Season 24, some fans had a difficult time pinpointing who Weber was interested in. Then on Good Morning America in January 2020, Harrison admitted he was also confused by the lead’s choices. He said: 

There are women he clicks with from night one. They get out of the limo, you’re like, ‘OK. He has chemistry with her.’ But I can honestly say that you will be shocked and blown away by the roller coaster ride of his emotions. I would go into rose ceremonies and he would tell me who he’s choosing and I’m like, ‘OK, didn’t see that one coming. I figured she was going home or figured she was staying.’ Blew me away.

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As Weber’s journey progressed, many viewers criticized the bachelor for his inability to make decisions. In the first episode, Weber considered getting back together with Hannah Brown from The Bachelorette. Then midway through the season, the bachelor brought back a contestant who was previously eliminated

In the end, Weber got engaged to Hannah Ann Sluss. But shortly after, he realized his heart wasn’t in it and broke up with his fiancée. He also reconnected with his runner-up, Madison Prewett, by After the Final Rose. Though they decided to go their separate ways.

Peter Weber reveals what he would have done differently on ‘The Bachelor’

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When speaking with Bold TV in July 2020, Weber opened up about his time on The Bachelor franchise and revealed what he wishes he knew before filming. And ultimately, it seems the 29-year-old knows he focused on too many prospects at once.

“I wouldn’t worry so much about investing all of myself — or trying to invest all of myself — in every single relationship,” Weber said. “Going on, obviously, it’s very unnatural to date that many women at once. For me, my whole mindset was I’m going to go in, and even if that first impression’s not crazy, I’m going to give every relationship a fair chance.”

He added, “I honestly think that backfired on me. It hurt me in a way.”

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Weber also shared a piece of advice for his pre-Bachelor self. 

“Hold onto the relationships you feel in the beginning, that have that initial fire,” he said. “Don’t invest so much in the other relationships. Because at the end of the day, when you invest so much, you give so much of your energy, so much of you, to these other people. It’s a stressful environment, and it’s so difficult day after day. Just don’t give yourself that headache.”

He continued, “It makes me sound a little mean, but it’s the truth. If you’re truly going into it to find your person, 30 women is a lot. I would’ve focused more on a smaller group.”

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