The Bachelor returns Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC

By Natalie Stone
Updated December 15, 2016 11:37 PM

“Fourth time’s the charm?”

The Bachelor returns for season 21 on Jan. 2 with Nick Viall as its leading man — and PEOPLE has an exclusive sneak peek at a new promo for the reality dating series!

Although Nick didn’t find everlasting love with Andi Dorfman, Kaitlyn Bristowe or Jen Saviano on The Bachelorette or Bachelor in Paradise, he is making his fourth attempt at finding a lifelong partner when he takes the reins as Bachelor.

In the new promo, Nick dances, sheds tears and kisses — a lot.

But just when things are looking hopeful for the single bachelor, Nick is faced with someone he’s not so sure about. “It seems a little bit weird that she’s here,” Nick says.

The promo also shows Nick flipping a table, getting slapped, opening his bedroom door to one of the contestants, and softly admits, “I don’t think this is a good idea.” What isn’t a good idea, Nick?!

And the moment Bachelor nation has long been waiting for might finally arrive! At the end of the promo, Nick holds an engagement ring and says, “I hope she says, ‘yes.’ ”

The Bachelor returns Jan. 2 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.