Joe recently spoke with reporters about his time on The Bachelorette, so read on to find out whether he had any feelings for Emily, which guy he thinks will win her heart, and what he made of those Matthew McConaughey comparisons...
Do you have any insight as to why you were eliminated? Emily said she didn't think she and Ricki would fit into your life - do you agree or disagree?
"We just really didn't hit it off with each other. We were at kind of different places in our lives. I was a single, kind of maybe free-spirited individual. I think she was looking for someone more settled and in a way maybe more committed, whether it be family or work or just looking for that."
You knew there was a rose up for grabs - did you think there was a chance she would deny you the rose so early on in the show? Did you assume you'd be safe as long as you had a good time together?
"Honestly, I tried to try and keep the rose out of mind. I didn't really want to look at it as a challenge and be like, 'Oh I really want to get that rose' and stuff. I just wanted to see how my time was with her and entertain the idea of just see if I hit it off with her. And ultimately it didn't really work out, but it was a great time though."
It seemed like the sticking point was the moment when she asked you where you see yourself in five years. Do you agree?
"Yeah, I agree. She had asked me where I see myself in five years, and to me I want to see myself happy and with no regrets. And I think she was more looking for, 'I want to be here, with this many kids' - maybe more in detail. That kind of ultimately, I think, maybe altered her decision. I don't take offence by it or anything like that; I think she's really trying to look forward, determined in what she wants, and maybe she didn't quite see that in me as far as a specific role she wants me to play or that a guy wants to play."
Were you against having kids, or did you just not want to put a number on it?
"I definitely want to have kids in my life one day and I'll cross that bridge when I get there and stuff. But no, as far as being open to it, absolutely. I was not closed-minded about having kids or marriage and stuff. I definitely want to entertain the idea of all of that in my life."
Looking back, when Emily asked that question about your future and kids, did you realise it was such an important question? How did you view it watching it back?
"I mean, that's just me. That was myself - I answered it truthfully and I was just myself. Where do I see myself in five years? I want to be happy with no regrets. That's something I'd like to achieve."
If you could go back, would you answer that question any differently?
"No. Like I said, I would have still just been myself and answered truthfully in the way that I felt, the way I liked to answer it and how I did. I wouldn't change my answer."
When you wrote notes for the love clock, yours seemed really personal, while Emily's was a bit more generic. Did you know at that point that you wouldn't get a rose?
"No, not really. I felt that she was very aware of the love clock and maybe planned out her wish, whereas I felt I was more put on the spot. They asked me, 'Hey, make a wish' and it was like, 'Let it out right now!' It was really quick and it was the best I could come up with on the spot. I think she had a little time to come up with hers, because she ultimately planned that."
Emily said that she wished your date had gone badly, so you'd have had an idea she was going to send you home. Did you have any idea she wasn't planning to give you the rose, or did you think it was going well?
"Yeah, I thought it was going well."
What was it like for you seeing Emily getting quite emotional and tearful with the decision to send you home?
"Yeah, you know, she's a great girl. I wish her the best, and she was very nice, very sweet. And like I said, I'm sure she'll be able to find the right guy for her."
You didn't put up much of a fight when she decided to send you home - would you change that if you could go back?
"No - after she made her decision I was content with that and wanted to move on and I wish her the best. I think when someone makes up their mind emotionally, that's a decision that feels right and I respect that."
Now you've seen the show, do you think your exit was a good thing? Do you feel like you weren't very compatible, or it wasn't going to work out?
"Yeah. I think ultimately the decision she made, it was her choice and I went into it very open minded, entertaining the idea of possibly getting to know her more. I guess we didn't really quite hit it off and it didn't work as planned, 100%. I mean, whether she made the right decision or not is kind of on her, but for my part I was really happy with everything that happened, and I was able to put myself out there and we just didn't really click too well."
The other guys seemed quite surprised when you didn't return - did you get on well with them?
"Yeah, I did. I did. All the guys were great guys in the house, I got along real well with them."
A lot of the guys seem to have a problem with Kalon - what were your thoughts on him?
"As far as Kalon, he seems like a great guy. I don't really know him too well, but I wish him the best."
Do you have a favourite guy that you're pulling for?
"My money's on Jef... I would say he just seems like a great guy... He seems like a caring individual, and very financially stable."
Besides Jef, do any of the other guys stand out in your mind as people who could stick around in the show for a while?
"Definitely Arie. Arie'll stick around, Sean'll stick around. Those guys, they'll be around for a while. And then maybe Doug, too - the guy who got the first impression rose... They're just solid good guys, good character."
Kyle and Aaron didn't get roses from Emily in the same episode - how well did you know the two of them? Do you have any idea why Emily didn't keep them around?
"I didn't really know them super well. Aaron was a biology teacher, right? I didn't really get a chance to know him very well. Kyle, I didn't really get to know him very well. Maybe Emily didn't really either. Sorry, I got nothing for you on that one! I guess ultimately she never really got the opportunity to know them very well."
Before you went on your one-on-one date, had you had any conversations with the other guys about what you thought Emily would be looking for - whether she'd definitely want someone who wanted to be a dad, or whether you just went in and said, 'I'm going to be myself and whatever happens, happens'?
"As far as talking with the guys and stuff, I really didn't give that much thought as to the type of guy she was looking for. I just went into it as being myself 100% and seeing if it would work out."
Do you think filming in Charlotte changed the Bachelorette experience?
"It's probably not as surreal for [Emily]. I guess you could say as far as the guys, shipped from all over the country, it's much more surreal for them probably. All of us being put in this castle, the house. So I definitely think for her while it was happening and filming was going on it probably wasn't as big of a deal to her, I guess you can say, as some of the guys. It was more surreal to them. And this was round two for her so she was more comfortable, probably, with producers and cameras in her face compared to the guys. So she had a little bit of an advantage!"
"Yeah, only time can tell!"
You were only in the house for a few days - had you started to develop any feelings for Emily?
"Um, no. I knew her very briefly."
Before your date, Emily said she was excited because she thinks you look like Matthew McConaughey. Have you had that a lot? What did you make of her comments?
"I've gotten Matthew McConaughey lookalike comments before! I take it as a compliment - he's a good-looking guy, so what can I say? And as far as his attitude, I'd kind of like to say I have a little bit of a similar kind of attitude - I'm a laidback guy who likes to have a good time."
Do you want to do any more TV now?
"No, no more TV. It was a great experience, I met a tremendous amount of great guys that were in that house, all the production staff were great people, but I wouldn't probably entertain the idea of doing more TV. But ultimately it was a great experience, a great time - it'll be a great memory I'll have for the rest of my life."
Why do you not want to do more TV?
"It's just a personal... just once was enough, I guess you could say!"
The Bachelorette continues Mondays on ABC.