"Bachelor" runner-up Tenley Molzahn says she was looking for love with Jake Pavelka -- but according to her, dude was just looking for some action.

Tenley Molzahn
In an interview with Ellen, airing today, Vienna Girardi's nemesis says "It was so important to me that I could challenge him ... and build that emotional foundation first. But we saw that Jake likes that physical level taken care of first."

Jake will be gettin' physical again on TV soon ... as a contestant on "Dancing with the Stars."