Two Women On ‘The Bachelor’ Started Dating and I Am Finally Vindicated

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It only took 20 seasons of The Bachelor spanning 14 years, four spin-offs and two international franchises for two women from the show to start dating each other, but it finally happened. Twenty seasons spanning 14 years, four spin-offs and two international franchises for two women on the show to look around and realize they could just date each other. Not this man from a J.C. Penney catalogue.

Oh, and I would’ve waited another 20 seasons and 14 years. I would be in a group home at 95 and pause my mancala marathon to log on to my stories awaiting that gay spark. And then, if I had to haunt this mortal plane to finally witness the moment when the women on the show started eyeing each other at the cocktail party, I would.

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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.

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Because I refuse to believe that this is what women really want:

Four white cis heterosexual men who look about as interesting as a floor.

I don’t care how straight you are, I refuse it. Which brother from the ABC Original Family Movie, Charity’s Distress, is the one for you? IT’S NONE OF THEM IT’S THE GIRL FROM THE SKATING RINK.

Also, you know what? I deserve this. With the hours I’ve logged into this show, my reward shouldn’t just be a feeling of gratitude that I’m not straight. I watched Bachelor in Paradise: After Paradise – I deserve to know that two women on The Bachelor probably shot a confessional being upset about something Kyle/Ben/Jamie/Geoff said and then went where the cameras couldn’t see them while stifling laughter and then made out.

This is also for every woman who’s been on The Bachelor. No one deserves to be compensated for going on national television to push an aggressive version of heterosexuality with gallons of pinot grigio. They deserve to be compensated with a fulfilling gay dating situation with a woman with whom you plan on hiring a professional photographer for your Instagram photos as a couple.

Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon said there were fireworks from the very first cocktail party on the last season of the Australian Bachelor. And ladies, if you can find love in a room full of cameras and women with eyes who want something from your soul trying to get a read on each other while mainlining booze, you absolutely deserve the love you’ve found. Congratulations, and welcome to the club!

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  1. “I don’t care how straight you are, I refuse it. Which brother from the ABC Original Family Movie, Charity’s Distress, is the one for you? IT’S NONE OF THEM IT’S THE GIRL FROM THE SKATING RINK.”

    It’s ALWAYS the girl from the skating rink, trust me.

  2. i want to lie my body down in this post like it’s a field of daisies on a breezy spring afternoon.

  3. May I say this is the only case of two contestants falling for each other that WE know of,

    I bet my ass there’s at least 3 more couples

  4. yes! i saw about this last night and immediately shared the news with at least 5 people, one of whom didn’t care at all and resented now knowing a fact about that tv show. glad you posted about it so i can enjoy the news with other people who understand, haha. this is all i’ve ever wanted from that show (besides, like, it just not existing and/or being wholly gay but let’s not get ahead of ourselves).

  5. i really hope this kicks off a trend of queer ladies going on the bachelor in order to seduce other women

    • the truth was not in the details for me on this but i updated the post to reflect it was the australian bachelor bc i love u and everyone after this news!!

  6. The BEST thing about this is that Megan was a front runner until about halfway through the show, a few episodes after Tiffany left and then was like “ok bye” when the Bach tried to give her a rose.

    Her quitting was the best moment of the season hands down, it makes it ssssoooo much more satisfying to know she rode off into the queer sunset with another contestant.

  7. I don’t know if it was my A+ priority message that I sent yesterday that led to this article or if you were just planning on writing about it anyway, but either way, this story just makes me so happy!

    I told my mom about it and it even made her happy. I think mostly just because she hates the concept of The Bachelor to begin with. But also probably because this is the greatest love story of all time.

    I hope they make a movie about it.

    • Since it is the plot of every movie I daydreamed about making when I was 20, I say YES would back 100%

    • I know I read a fanfic like this, but I can’t remember the fandom. Not two contestants, but a contestant and a producer. It was a lot of fun. This article is better, but I guess I’m just agreeing: this is a thing that should happen.

  8. If we could just figure out how to reproduce without…… the little wiggly things….. and also, the sperm……then the universe would be PERFECT! Do I hear a ” hell yeah!!!”?

    Sorry pop!, and grandpa!

  9. I am so down for this, but my brain has been warped enough by UnReal that I think it’s a scheme. 2 people, fame-hungry enough to go on a Bachelor show, decide they don’t have to win the show, they can just hook up with each other and make their own fame.

    I mean, it’s probably real, but doesn’t that seem exactly like a storyline from UnReal?

    • I see this kind of comment all the time and I just really don’t understand it. Not trying to be snarky here, but genuine question, can you think of a single person whose career into stardom has been launched by them saying they’re gay or starting to date a person of the same sex? I really don’t think that has ever happened.

    • I totally get your point. But since we can never find out what ‘really’ happened, best to take it in good faith dont you think?

    • I just think that anyone who is willing to pretend to be queer for any reason is in fact a little bit queer. And I can’t imagine these two ladies feeling each other up as much as they do in their instagram posts without also feeling a little something in their pants. Just saying.

  10. I’m so out of it the only thing on my mind is how is that bikini top staying on, and how do bikini tops in general stay on anyhow.
    Boobs are complicated.

  11. ngl I couldn’t watch this series of the Bachelor because the main guy, Richie, was just so boring. But this development makes the whole torturous season worth it.
    I’d also totally recommend following her instagram for some very cute and very gay pics of the two of them always at the beach

  12. Check out Eliza Lentzski’s latest book from a few months ago, called “The Last Rose.” It’s this exact story. And it’s pretty funny.

  13. Life imitating art! … this storyline happened years ago on “Burning Love”. An awesomely hilarious show with an awesomely hilarious cast. Watch it on Amazon Video if you haven’t seen it yet.

  14. ERIN there is an openly queer contestant on the bachelor this season please please start recapping

      • By openly queer I mean the producers are getting all the mileage they can get out of the fact that she mentioned an ex girlfriend but either way it’s a sign the universe wants you to recap #makeamericagayagain

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