After watching, I thought it was a good idea. Before watching I thought he should just stay quiet and let it all blow over.
He admitted to the remark to Deanna about Saturday being a good day and said he didn't know why he said it. I've said things and later wondered why I said them too. Who hasn't?
He just didn't fall in love, so there really isn't much to say. Deanna and the other 24 signed up knowing that they could be lead astray to create drama and suspense for the viewer.
He could have and probably should have given her a rose and told the truth later, but he didn't. He could be a hero until the breakup and then many could have blamed her since he had the better edit.
He could have told her in a nicer way, but he was probably doing the best he could at the time.
Everyone will live. Everyone will be just fine in no time.