"I had such an amazing time visiting Raven's hometown. I wasn't sure where her heart was, but I knew that we felt strongly for one another. I decided she would be the perfect first date in Finland. It was so cool taking a helicopter ride around scenic Lapland," Nick wrote in his People blog.
"In Lapland there are more reindeer than people, unbelievable snowcapped mountains and the most unbelievable skyline. It honestly was like a fairy tale. A freezing cold fairy tale, but a fairy tale nonetheless."
After the romantic helicopter ride, Nick and the 25-year-old Arkansas fashion boutique owner relaxed in a local pub for the afternoon.
"Hanging with Raven... was so great. Something you didn't see was the very competitive game of darts Raven and I challenged the locals to. With the help of my feisty Southern beauty, we kicked their butts and ended up winning a round of drinks," Nick revealed.
"With Raven things are always fun and surprising which is a trend that certainly ran into that evening."
Raven told Nick that she was in love with him and had found the "easy love" her father had once prayed for on her behalf. Raven beautifully explained how Nick had made it easy for her to envision him as a future husband, father and lifelong friend.
"I was so touched and grateful when Raven told me she was in love with me. I know Raven has never said those words to anyone before, and to be the man she declared this to was an emotional and amazing moment," Nick confessed.
Nick was the first man whom Raven said "I love you" to and probably the second man she's ever had sex with in her life. Although there was slight hesitation on Nick's end to be intimate at this stage in the process, Raven seemed totally ready for it after a lackluster sex life with her cheating ex-boyfriend whom she had dated for two years.
"The surprises didn't stop there, because Raven professed not only her love but a truth she's been holding in -- she's never had an orgasm. As Raven put it, I truly was at a loss for words," Nick wrote in his blog.
"I wasn't sure of what I wanted to do in the Fantasy Suites because I really do feel like it is so much more than an opportunity to be intimate. All I knew was that I wanted more time with this beautiful amazing woman."