The search for the next “Bachelor” might have narrowed to one.

The next lucky man is looking a lot like Chris Soules, who was given the boot by Andi Dorfman earlier this season on “The Bachelorette.”

But while the decision was rumored to be between him and Emily Maynard’s castoff Arie Luyendyk Jr., a comment Soules last night raised some eyebrows.

“From an emotional perspective, it was tough going through the process of falling in love with Andi and not having it work out, but I’m strong and I’ve been there before and I’m going to figure it out,” Soules told “People” at the taping of the “Men Tell All” special. “I’m optimistic that my future is bright and I’m ready to move on.”

Dorfman made a decision of her own on the “Bachelorette” last night, choosing (MAJOR SPOILER ALERT) Josh Murray over Nick Viall in the finale.

Did Andi make the right choice? Do you think this means Chris is the next “Bachelor”? Sound off in the comments section below!

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