He added, “I'm looking for someone who can push me and challenge me in all the right ways. I still have a long ways to go. I'm still learning."
It has been difficult for the star, who said he had suicidal thoughts prior to coming out, but is doing better now.
"I've ran from myself for a long time,” he said. “I've hated myself for a long time, and I'm gay. And I came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it. I'm emotional, but in such a good, happy, positive way. I'm the happiest and healthiest I've ever been in my life."
Colton emphasized about his decision to come out, "I'm still the same Colton everybody met on TV. I'm still the same Colton to my friends and my family, I just happen to be able to share with people now all of me. And I am proud of that, you know? I am proud to be gay."
TMZ spoke to Underwood in NYC the same day his coming-out interview aired and asked him how he felt. He said, “I feel awesome and free and happy.” The star also said he appreciates all the support from Bachelor Nation, saying, “It’s all been love.”