I Do Not Accept This Rose – ‘Bachelor’ Contestants Fall In Love With Each Other Instead

I Do Not Accept This Rose – 'Bachelor' Contestants Fall In Love With Each Other Instead

We live in a world of endless possibilities. If someone had asked me ten years ago if on this date in 2016 if the world had self-driving cars, we were weeks away from electing either The Donald or HRC to be the president, or if Johnny Depp would still be making Pirates of the Caribbean movies, I would have simply stood there with my mouth hanging open. Actually, I would do that if someone asked me the same questions today. Shit’s wild.

This week brings us one of those stories out of the land down under. Two contestants on the most recent season of the Australian version of The Bachelor managed to do what in the franchise have – find true love. However, neither of them received the season’s final rose. Instead, they found each other.

Tiffany Scanlon and Megan Marx started the season as most of these women do – stuck in a mansion with a bunch of drunk bitches with nothing to do except fantasize about dating the same dude. However, instead of getting caught up in the competition to land their man, they set their eyes on a different prize: each other.

Megan shared on her Instagram:

“I met Tiffany in a very strange situation. Well… we were kind of dating the same guy. And it was filmed and put on TV 😂. 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. Yesterday I flew this beautiful woman to The Abrolhos islands for her 30th birthday! I have to admit that I felt so so proud to be with her, my favourite person, celebrating such a momentous occasion on the water- a mutual love of ours. She is so confident in the ocean and in every adventure, as if every new experience is a winning of the lottery somehow; a chance to grow and learn and develop. To Tiffany, experience wins over the worldly acquisition of ‘things’ every time- and I think this is why she is so open-minded, so accepting of others, so fun and so at ease with letting winds blow her towards a variety of opportunities. She’s helped me to disintegrate many of the ideals I’ve had that were harmful (about relationships, about career and ‘stability’) and for that I feel set free. Thank you for always asking questions (detective Tiff), for being curious about people, ideologies and the universe; for loving people with such a wholesome love that I don’t know if I would ever be able to emulate. It inspires me. Happy Birthday Tiffany. I love you.”

Tiffany echoed the same sentiments when she posted a picture of the pair straddling one another.

“1 more sleep until I get to see my favourite human”

This is truly impressive, especially considering this season of Bachelor in Paradise brought us three engagements: Bachelor three-peat Carly and erectile dysfunction (read: boner-killer) expert Evan, the portmanteau of dysfunction, Grace, and sweet Amanda and her next ex-husband and future defendant of a domestic violence charge Josh Murray, all of which have the same potential for success as the Titanic. When I say “potential for success,” I mean that technically the Titanic had a great shot at making it across the Atlantic, but in reality, it crashed and sank in an ocean of devastation like these relationships will in the next 6-9 months.

What does this mean? I’ll tell you. Instead of analyzing the furtive glances this season’s contestants shoot at Pubehead McGee, I’m going to be paying closer attention to the eyes the contestants are making at each other this year. Are the ladies pissed because that bitch Amy got the first impression rose, or is that their secret signal to sneak off to their own Fantasy Suite later? Imagine the possibilities for the next season of Paradise! Anything can happen.

[via NY Mag]

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Crick Watson MD

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