Wetpaint Entertainment sat down with Pauly D at a recent Jersey Shore press conference in L.A., and he spilled on his single status, the highlight of the series, and the lowest points (Hint: They date back to Season 1!).

Do you have any plans of settling down anytime soon or finding a girlfriend?
Pauly D: No I mean I would love to, it’s harder now as crazy as that sounds. There’s girls at your feet and my friends always laugh, they’re like any girl this or any girl that but that’s not the case. It’s harder to find a girl now than ever because you have to question why are they with you and what are their motives I guess.

Are you dating anyone right now?
No, right now I’m single.

What was the highlight of the series for you?
The highlight of the series would definitely have to be when we went to Italy. It’s the most amazing thing I’ve ever done. I always wanted to go and we got to live there for two months so that was a culture shock but it was fun.

What was the toughest moment to film?
Toughest moment was, the show is like reality so, like, real things happen, when Snooki got hit by that guy that was tough for me to see a girl get hit by a guy in the face. And, like, Ronnie went to jail, that is stuff you don’t want to be a part of or witness but that was tough.

Snooki & JWOWW Season 2 premieres on Tuesday, January 8 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.