For those who don’t watch the series, The Bachelor is basically a show where a bunch of twenty-something year old women who are (desperately) trying to get married and “fall in love,” so they compete for one chiseled man they’ve spent approximately 20 minutes getting to know. Eventually, the bachelor votes off girls week by week until eventually there is only one left, and he picks his bride.
It’s odd when it’s phrased that way, but the show is a huge hit in places such as the United States and Australia. Huge enough to be renewed for 20 seasons with an average viewership of 8 million (in the US).
Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon were contestants earlier this year on the Australian version of the bachelor, The Bachelor Of Australia. After both of the girls were voted off, they remained friends, but soon enough their friendship soon blossomed into something bigger.
Megan and Tiffany fell in love.
And so began the posting adorable photos on Instagram,
Scroll down their profiles to see cute couple photos of them doing some average things, like vacationing in the Abroholos Islands off the coast of Western Australia. (Okay, maybe that’s more of a spectacular thing.)
Megan wrote, “From that first cocktail party, it was like this instant calibration between souls, as if we had known each other once before. Friendship ripened into something bolder, trust in a very strange situation was formed, and now every adventure we have rivals the other- and continues to make plans for itself…”
Tiffany upload this for her birthday too. She wrote, “This photo sums us up perfectly, me bossing Megan to pose for a photo and her trying to ruin it but failing because she’s too beautiful!”
*Sigh* Such relationship goals. So jealous.
Many people were very surprised when these two picked each other instead of the man they were chasing after on national television. Although it was a huge plot twist, Megan and Tiffany’s love is probably more authentic than whichever woman was the last one standing at the end of the season. Need proof?
Marriages still intact from The Bachelor: 3/20
Marriages still intact from The Bachelorette: 4/12
So although the bachelorette ratio isn’t so bad comparatively, I guess the moral of the story is that love is probably closer than you think. Screw the rose and waiting around for some dude to make up his mind between you and over a dozen other twenty-something year old women. Your person is out there.
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