PS: How do you guys feel about each other at the moment?
Irena: I am crazy in love with Locky and I couldn't be happier.
Locky: Over the bloody moon, so freakin' happy!
PS: What originally drew you to Irena?
Locky: Just her caring nature. I'm pretty erratic and I do some pretty dumb sh*t. With Irena, I just felt so safe and protected. I've had relationships where I'm with the same kind of person, but with Irena, she's the perfect type of opposite and then we are the same in other aspects. Just everything was perfect about her.
PS: What about her helped you to come to a firm conclusion for the finale?
Locky: Just that I saw the future so cemented. Everything in the future, like kids, family, travel was set. I knew exactly what it looked like and it looked great. The thing that I was teetering on was I'm so used to not knowing and that was exciting for me, but I'm 31, I can't have that anymore. When that clicked, I was like, Holy crap, I'm so in love with Irena.
PS: I really identified with your talk of being the person someone dates before they find the person they're going to marry — I tend to call myself the "bridge". Was there something Locky did that made you feel comfortable to confess how you felt about him despite that anxiety?
Irena: I'm not one that's really good at talking about my feelings and emotions. I keep everything quite hidden because of my past and the fact that I've been hurt so many times. But, with Locky, he just made me feel so comfortable from day one. I went into this with a completely open heart — my walls were down from the very beginning — and I knew to trust in the process was to also trust in myself and that means being open with Locky about how I was feeling. He made me feel really comfortable about doing it and I'm glad that I put myself in a situation where I could be so open and honest with him.
PS: How did you know that you had fallen in love?
Irena: I knew that I had fallen in love with Locky because I honestly could not even fathom the idea of him not being in my life. The thought of not having a future with him was just breaking me inside and I just wanted a life with him in it and I was not going to settle for anything other than that.
PS: What is it that you love about him?
Irena: He's my complete opposite and yet we have the same values and goals in life. He's everything that I ever was looking for in a guy but also everything that I've needed in a guy. I don't think I've ever met someone who's just fit into my life so perfectly. I love that he's so crazy and adventurous, and you know that once he gets thinking about something, he's so erratic about it. I'm very calm and sensible about things, whereas he'll go and do something spur of the moment. What's not to love? He's just absolute perfection and—
Locky: Far from it.
Irena: You're perfect for me and—
Locky: You're perfect for me.