Q&A with Stephanie and Michael from Lifetime’s “Love at First Flight”

Love at First Flight

Last week on Lifetime’s Love at First Flight, we were blindsided — both the couples and the audience! As the series raced headlong through Act II, the paired potentials hit some of the roughest relationship patches yet. Some experienced inspiring, teary eyed breakthroughs (go Jenna and Cale!) while others seemed to have already reached the end of the fairy tale… and it wasn’t a happily ever after moment (Stephanie and Ryan, come on, you’re breaking our hearts!).

With the first half of the series transpiring over four weeks and the second half being compressed into just two, the pace is definitely ramping up. The sense of urgency is dramatically escalating as the alter is now just one night away! What will happen? Which couples will break it off altogether, which will stay in the friendzone, and which — if any — will put their faith in true love? It’s anyone’s guess as we countdown to the double-episode season finale on Tuesday, April 24 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

To help celebrate, Entertaining Options is running a different Q&A each night until the season finale. First up, our current front runners in love, Michael and Stephanie:

Can a serious relationship be built upon playfulness?

Michael: The word “playfulness” can be interpreted in many different ways. To me, a serious relationship can be built off of friendship simply because I would want my partner in life to also be someone I can consider my best friend.

Stephanie: A serious relationship can be built upon playfulness if the expectation of growing to a sober and steady place is communicated and well received by your partner.

Who is your favorite fictional couple?

Stephanie: Black Panther’s T’Challa and Nakia. (Yes, I’m aware that they don’t really marry in the comic…) But I lovveee her strength, I love how he supports her and lifts her up and allows her to excel in full capacity. He displays such integrity, respect, and character as a man — character qualities that are rare today. He’s not needy or passive with her, he KNOWS he needs her and that she will make him an even better King. Their teamwork is impeccable.

Which is worse having your heart broken or breaking someone’s heart?

Michael: Having your heart broken truly sucks! And, because I know the feeling, I wouldn’t wish that on anyone.

What is the best dating advice you have ever been given?

Stephanie: The BEST dating advice I’ve ever been given is to “get to know and fully understand and love yourself before trying to love someone else.”

Michael: When the lust goes away, how strong is the foundation? A strong foundation built on the Word (of God) can withstand any storm.

Described as Married at First Sight meets The Amazing Race, Lifetime’s Love at First Flight double-episode season finale airs Tuesday, May 1 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Related: “Meet the couples from Lifetime’s newest series: ‘Love at First Flight’

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