Just in Time for Valentine’s Day: 5 Love Lessons Learned From 'The Bachelor' Contestant

The former contestant dishes about love, dating and why she was censored on TV.

The small-town Ohio native, come D.C. girl dishes in an interview with ABC News on the lessons in love and life she learned in the high stakes world of "The Bachelor" mansion.

Lesson #1 When It Comes to Love: No Forcing the Issue

Anderson, who is still single, said it was difficult getting dumped on national television.

"Oh, I am so very much single," she said. "I have never been someone who has been very into dating. It’s not something I’ve tried really hard to work at.”

While Anderson has friends who use Tinder or match-making sites, that’s simply not her style, she said. “It was kind of ironic that I went on 'The Bachelor.' My friends were like, 'You never date and you’re going on a dating show.' ... I’m all about meeting someone organically. But I think that’s me as a person. I kind of like my alone time and my independence. Something will happen when it happens.”

Lesson #2: Roll With the Work-Out Punches

Anderson, a former gymnast, has a reputation for being uber-healthy and having a ripped physique. She reveals that behind the scenes in the mansion she had to roll with what was available and make do. “There was no gym there so I think we all struggled with putting on a little bit of weight. So we just did what we could. ... There is a lot of sitting and waiting. So [working out together] helped us pass the time. But it was definitely a struggle to stay in shape. When I came home I had to readjust my lifestyle again.”

Lesson #3: Own Your ‘Black Box’