updated 07/31/2014 AT 3:00 PM ET
•originally published 08/03/2014 AT 4:30 PM ET
First impressions are everything, they say.
But if that were true, Andi Dorfman wouldn’t be engaged right now.
When she initially saw former baseball player Josh Murray, “He walked out of the limo and I thought, ‘Oh, I’m in trouble,’ ” The Bachelorette star recalls.
“I thought, ‘He’s got to have a big ego.’ I almost sent him home the first night!”
But as more than 7 million viewers now know, the former assistant district attorney, 27, put aside those initial fears and accepted his proposal, which was filmed this spring.
Dorfman and Murray, 29, who both live in Atlanta, are now planning their wedding.
“At a certain point I realized, ‘He’s my type,’ but he’s totally different than anybody else I’ve ever dated,” she says.