Ben Smith admits his perfectionism gets in his way.

Smith, a suitor on “The Bachelorette”, caught up with “Bachelor Happy Hour” to dish on his perceived “bad timing” on the show, and his immediate attraction to Tayshia Adams.

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“I think that is a theme in my life as a whole. I try to do everything to make everything perfect and it comes back to bite me in the a** more often than not,” he said. “We’ve seen from the show, I try to do a special thing and it doesn’t pan out but I think there is more opportunity for me to open up and make my presence known.”

“Unlike the first experience with Clare [Crawley], there was an immediate physical attraction with Tayshia and I,” Ben continued. “I felt it, I know she felt it. It was something important for me to pursue. I’m not going to come on this show, this experience, and not give it everything I have.”

Ben, an army veteran out of California, also opened up about his anxieties.

“I get overwhelmed and stressed really easily. I could be speaking in a room in front of 10,000 people and I’m fine,” he shared. “I could be deployed in a war and be totally fine. My phone, if it has more than five notifications, I can’t handle it. I can’t read the stuff. I can’t do it. It’s a weird thing for me. I’m so overwhelmed by it.”

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Ben also opened up about his decade-long battle with bulimia in a new interview with “Good Morning America”, something he first shared with Tayshia on “The Bachelorette”.

“I remember specifically the first instance was around [age] 20. I’d overeat to the point where I’m sick,” he revealed. “I’d think, ‘Well, shoot. I should just throw up. I should purge.’ And weirdly enough, the joy of the control of purging was so much greater than the control of eating.”