Over the years, we've seen a lot of women compete for a dude's attention on The Bachelor. Recently, however, a couple of women who competed for Richie Strahan's attention on the Australian version of The Bachelor were fine with not getting that final rose. In fact, they fell in love with each other, instead. The Bachelor Season 4 Australian contestants Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon are currently in a relationship and they are pretty hot and heavy on social media.
For several months, the two have been sharing photos and looking very much in love, but it was only this week that Megan Marx spoke out to make it official. She also talked about the intriguing way the couples' relationship started, noting that they were actually dating the same guy and that it was being filmed for television. Neither woman made it all that far in the competition. Tiffany Scanlon was eliminated during Episode 3 and Megan Marx quit the competition later, during Episode 7. She now says she knew there was something between herself and Tiffany very early during the filming of the show. Marx stated:
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.
The two have been spending time for some time now and have been absolutely crushing it on social media, where they share photos of their adventures, and shots like this, which are pretty much adorable.
Over the years, The Bachelor and spinoff The Bachelorette have actually had some success in terms of relationships. While most couples have split--even if they did date for a while--a few people have stuck it out over the long haul. US Season 17 couple Sean Lowe and Catherine Giudici are married and Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell are together, and also still popular TV personalities. Trista Rehn and Ryan Sutter from The Bachelorette Season 1 are also married, as are Ashley Hebert and J.P. Rosenbaum and Desiree Hartsock and Chris Siefried. However, Tiffany Scanlon and Megan Marx's relationship may be the first time that two competitors have fallen in love on the set of the reality TV series.
The Bachelor and its spinoffs on ABC have been cited for their lack of diversity over the years, and the show's host Chris Harrison has even said it would not be the best business decision to feature a gay bachelor. An alternative to the series can be found on Logo and is called Finding Prince Charming, but there isn't a version geared toward lesbian dating, yet.
If all of this adorable lesbian romance is too much for you, you can find information about the next American Bachelor, here.