Womack noted that he had been a "lot more closed off than I have ever been in my life" during his previous tenure as the nation's most watched mate-seeker, a reign that famously ended without a proposal.
"I'm so happy to say that, by coming into this a different person, it's working," he said of the reality contest that sends at least one young woman home each week, usually in tears.
"Absolutely, 100 percent positive I'm ready to find love," he said. "I want to share my life with somebody. I'm not cut out to be a single guy."