Almost fifteen years ago, ‘The Bachelor’ was one of the first reality shows to hit the small screens. It had a simple, albeit rather unsettling, concept — one man would be presented with 25 women to date, and one by one he would reject them till at long last there was but one woman left. And this “lucky” lady would then become Mrs. The Bachelor.
Needless to say, the show has been a huge success the world over — spawning various spin-offs, and various versions internationally. Australia’s adaptation of ‘The Bachelor’ first aired in 2013. Four seasons later, something new and exciting has finally happened.
In a rather unexpected turn of events, Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon, two of the contestants on this season of the show seem to have found love in each other.
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.
They started out vying for the attentions of the same man. They ended up falling in love with each other! It just goes to show, you never know where you might find love!