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

Love at First Flight

For the past several weeks, fans of Lifetime’s Love at First Flight have followed four incredible couples — Alma and Michael, Stephanie and Ryan, Jenna and Cale, Stephanie and Michael — across the entire country. We’ve seen all the pivotal moments in their relationships from first impressions to last words. Some couples had an obvious initial spark that created immediate chemistry while others gradually grew closer over the 30 day period. One, however, seemed to have been a complete mismatch. But often, it’s friction that creates fire.

On Tuesday, May 1 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, it’s the 90-minute season finale where all four couples wind up at the altar. Which are going to part and which are going to partner… for life?! To help get you excited about the upcoming finale, here’s a Q&A with Stephanie and Ryan followed by four juicy sneak peeks!


Do you believe that love happens by chance or is it destiny?

Stephanie: I believe love happens when you’re open to it. It’s cliche to say, but I believe that when you’re truly ready and truly love yourself, you will attract the right person, and to me, that’s destiny.

Ryan: Love cannot be classified as one or the other, it simply is what it is, beyond human control or comprehension. So it’s both. But it’s also neither. Why? “We have this idea that love is supposed to last forever. But love isn’t like that. It’s a free-flowing energy that comes and goes when it pleases. Sometimes, it stays for life; other times it stays for a second, a day, a month, or a year. So don’t fear love when it comes simply because it makes you vulnerable. But don’t be surprised when it leaves either. Just be glad you had the opportunity to experience it.” — Neil Strauss saying it the best. It doesn’t matter if it is by chance or destiny, the important part is that it exists in the first place and we are lucky enough to experience it at all.

Who is your favorite fictional couple?

Stephanie: I love the relationship that Sookie and Bill had on the TV show True Blood. There was something so attractive about how protective Bill was. He was her best friend. He knew when she was hurting and was there for her in a matter of seconds.

Ryan: Mickey and Mallory from Natural Born Killers. Why? They’re goofy as hell and I love them!

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

Stephanie: I think it’s better to have my heart broken. It’s easier to move on. If someone doesn’t want me, then why would I waste my time? Life is short… and nobody has time for that! I hate breaking hearts! That’s the worst!

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

Stephanie: The best advice that I ever received on dating was to be open, be honest and be real. Leave the past in the past. Don’t dwell on your partners past. Let it be. If for some reason your past interferes and knocks on your door, send them light and love, and slam that door shut for good… Also, if he is willing to go to a Hanson concert with me, he’s a winner no matter what. Hands down.

Ryan: “When you look at someone through rose-colored glasses, all the red flags just look like flags.” — Bojack Horseman

Described as Married at First Sight meets The Amazing Race, the special 90-minute season finale of Lifetime’s “Love at First Flight” airs Tuesday, May 1 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

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

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