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Season 22 of The Bachelor almost over, so Arie Luyendyk Jr. is opening up about his experience. It has been a while since he was a part of Bachelor Nation. He first appeared on Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette and became runner-up.

So he was a little rusty when it comes to finding love through this journey. What was his strategy for finding the one and what was he up to before the show? We decided to find out.

Here are seven things Luyendyk Jr. said about this season, including the one big mistake he doesn’t want to make this season.

1. He doesn’t want to prioritize chemistry over everything else

Television personality Arie Luyendyk Jr. poses in the press room at the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena September 21, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Television personality Arie Luyendyk Jr. | Steven Lawton/Getty Images

It’s tough to figure out what to focus on when dating so many people at one time. But Luyendyk Jr. revealed what his strategy will be this season. He said at a conference:

I think my game plan was not to lead with chemistry. I think in the past I’ve done that before and I think as a man it’s easy to do that. Also for me, I just really tried to envision how that person would fit into my regular life and if I could fit into their life.

That also means not putting so much stock into looks and attraction. “It’s really easy to get wrapped up in the romance and the experience and the beautiful women sitting across from you,” he continued. “But really you have to look at it outside of this and look out what your future could look like together.”