After what appeared to be a stalled engagement last fall, The Bachelor alum Ben Higgins and his ex bride-to-be, Lauren Bushnell, officially went their separate ways in May. Bushnell moved on with BF Devin Antin just a few months later, but her former fianc茅 seemed slightly more hesitant, admitting to fans that it would be 鈥really hard鈥 for him to kiss someone new. Now, the reality star is finally getting back into the dating game 鈥 though he says it鈥檚 taking some getting used to.

鈥淚t feels weird,鈥 the 29-year-old told People. 鈥淚鈥檓 not very good at dating. I鈥檓 not used to it! I haven鈥檛 dated in three years other than on the show. And for a while, it felt like I was cheating [on Lauren],鈥 he explains. 鈥淭hen I realized, this is completely acceptable. There is a switch I had to make.鈥

Despite the initial personal hurdles he had to overcome, the Ben and Ashley I Almost Famouspodcast host now says he hopes there will soon 鈥渂e someone to show off.鈥

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Both Higgins and Bushnell were forthcoming about the issues that led to their split, citing a lack of a true partnership and emotional connection. While the pair initially seemed intent on staying friends, the reality star now says they don鈥檛 keep in touch. 鈥淪he鈥檚 moved on,鈥 Higgins, 29, says. 鈥淚 want to respect that.鈥

From the sounds of things, the former political hopeful has learned to do the same. 鈥淚t took me a long time to readjust and refocus,鈥 he says. 鈥淏ut I鈥檓 ready to be in a relationship again.鈥

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