Aaron Buerge, who found fleeting love as the star of "The Bachelor"'s second season, is about to walk down the aisle with his new fiancee.
Seven years after proposing to and later breaking up with Helene Eksterowicz on the popular reality show, Buerge tells People.com he'll marry Angye McIntosh on August 8 in Springfield, Mo.
"She's really a genuine person, and that's really hard to come by," Buerge says of McIntosh, a 33-year-old commercial insurance agent. "She's hard-working, she's a smart girl, she's driven, she's independent, she's got her own things going on. A lot of those characteristics to me make her ever that much more beautiful.”
Buerge tells the site that he and McIntosh have been dating “for a couple years” and explains the serendipitous circumstances through which they met: "My ex-girlfriend and I thought we would get together for some beers with some other people, and that's how I met Angye," he says.
"I'm not getting any younger," he adds. "At this point, when you're in your mid-30s, most of the drama of dating has gone away. … There's a lot more maturity in your relationship. I know from my experience what I'm looking for, what makes me happy. I'm not gun-shy. I'm amazingly calm about the whole situation, believe it or not. That's kind of a good sign."
One Thursday night, ET spotted this season's "Bachelorette" Jillian Harris and her fiancé Ed Swiderski enjoying a romantic dinner date.