John Mayer does not want to be The Bachelor, but Ellen DeGeneres sure wants him to be.
The musician joined Ellen on Friday (Feb. 24) to discuss his new EP, The Search for Everything – Wave Two, but almost all the two could talk about was the ABC reality dating competition.
“I don’t think that I would find love there unless they would change this sort of vetting process for who would be the contestants,” Mayer told DeGeneres, who suggested he should star in an upcoming season. “I think it would be one of the lowest rated shows.”
Mayer has in the past divulged that he likes watching The Bachelor but admitted he hasn’t kept up with this season.
“I love the show, but it’s too much time to ask of me. Two hours is a lot of buy-in time,” he said, stating he’d happily buy a condensed version of the season. “Just get me the helicopters, get me the girls crying, girls crying on helicopters… If you get tears in flight on The Bachelor, that is prime stuff.”
Mayer — who spends his time between Montana and Hollywood — mused that he gets to enjoy his time in the country watching “Hollywood on TV, thinking all the same things that people watching TV think, forgetting that I’ve ever been in that bubble and it’s great.” But it sounds like the rural landscapes might be impeding his love life a bit.
“I miss plans. I miss stuff,” he said of being in a relationship. “A man can drive to Big Sur alone, but how lonely is that?”
“It’s lonely,” replied DeGeneres. “You should be The Bachelor.”
Watch the interview here: