NEW YORK (AP) -- After 17 seasons on "The Bachelor" (plus eight seasons on "The Bachelorette" and three on "Bachelor Pad"), host Chris Harrison says one thing makes Sean Lowe stand out from the others -- and it's not his washboard abs.
It's the way Lowe makes the women on the ABC dating show feel, Harrison says. On the show, which airs Mondays at 8 p.m., single women live in a house together and compete for the affection of a single man.
Lowe "has this incredible way of making you feel like you're the only person in the room," Harrison said in a recent interview. "That's a great quality, and the thing is, it's sincere.
"It's not an act with him ."
Harrison says that while male contestants tend to bond, women tend to bicker and conspire against one another.
"The way they are manipulative and they fight, and they try to win -- that's them," he said.
Harrison said he's learned that people end up showing their true colors on reality television.
"One thing about this show that I find incredibly compelling is you can't save people from themselves ultimately. Their personalities will shine through."