"You went to this after party. I read in the tabloids that you hooked up." She's like, "No, I didn't hook up with John Mayer. Tabloids just say shit." People don't get that. Gosh, it was implied a couple of weeks ago that I hooked up ... Cosmo made some comment about I hooked up with some really young girl. It's like all right, they can say whatever they want. They kind of just do."
On the Bachelor in-crowd
"First of all, you become really good friends with the people on the show and a lot of times it almost becomes a brother/sister relationship. Just because you're bonding over a lot of stuff that you have to relate to them because no one else gets the... I hate to use the word struggle, because none of us should be struggling, right?
You just can't talk to somebody about XYZ. They weren't on the show so they're not going to get it. The other part is it's a pretty incestuous circle. You pretty much know that if you hook up with somebody that everybody in the entire Bachelor family is going to know about it."
Do the producers even care?
"I mean, I don't think they really care, but I also think that social media has changed a lot since this whole thing started. I feel like it's fairly antiquated, their perception, because I think they're like, "Yeah, whatever. It's not a big deal." Now it's become a become a big deal.
Where somebody, and this is kind of a different discussion, and one that a lot of us have kind of been having side conversations about, is ... New York Post had a great article about it, but the suicide rate, all these suicides among people from the show. Is it the chicken or the egg that came first?
I probably won't matter in a year.
And with the advent of all this extra social media attention that we're exposed to, which didn't exist 10 years ago, we're in this situation where they villain-ize somebody just for the sake of the show.
You're like, "Haha, that's funny." Then the blow-back and everything that happens to people when you go back to regular life and that happens. You're reading the comments and maybe you weren't really emotionally prepared for something like that. Or you're not able to deal with it. It creates some issues there. Obviously, that's a completely different discussion.
Social media, I think, is the biggest aspect of our dating conundrum. You get hit up on Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, it's an overwhelming inbound interest from females. How do you manage that?"
How long will fame last?
"I'd say… probably a year from now it'll all be a fairly moot point. I probably won't matter in a year."
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Jeremy Glass is a writer for Thrillist and can't wait to see JoJo in The Bachelorette.