But, as the weeks went on and Emma was still there, we started to doubt whether we’d misjudged hers and Matt Agnew’s connection.
Well, last week, our original thoughts were confirmed, and Emma was left roseless after the hometown visits. Laying her heart on the line - as she did throughout the entire experience, perhaps to her detriment - Emma told Matt, "I've definitely fallen in love with you”. However, during his goodbyes with the Irish-born 32-year-old, Matt told her, "Your feelings have grown and developed so quickly. I'm just not sure I can get there on this journey."
And so, the girl who “loves love” didn’t find it with Matt, and actually, she’s glad to have left.
"I'm free!" Emma joked during an interview with TV Week following her elimination.
Saying very similar sentiments to Elly Miles, who left the week prior, Emma said, "If he had kept me longer, knowing how he felt about me after hometowns, it would have taken me longer to get over the whole experience. So I'm happy I left when I did."
Despite everything, Emma still has a soft spot for Matt.
"I think he's a good guy, he was being really genuine and he genuinely wants to find love," she said. "There are no hard feelings!"
When asked by TV Week if there was one thing she learned from being on The Bachelor, Emma replied, “to not be so clingy”.
She also had a lot of adoration to share for her fellow contestants in her parting Instagram post, saying:
“At the end of the day I went on this show for genuine reasons and to find....wait for it....love! 😂 I did find love and that was with the beautiful women I met on The Bachelor. My fellow bachelorettes, you have been there for me throughout the highs, the lows, the tears, the laughs and everything else in between…”