Everyone on The Bachelor is looking for love. The suitor, obviously, is searching for a mate among 25 women. And these contestants have left their jobs and friends for six weeks of slumber party hell to try and find someone to be with. The hope is that at the very first cocktail party, your eyes will lock and a spark will emerge and it will be you getting a gaudy diamond at the end.
For two women on Australia's The Bachelor, the spark didn't emerge with their intended suitor. It grew between them.
Since the conclusion of the show, former contestants Megan Marx and Tiffany James have been posting a slew of adorable photos on Instagram together. Yesterday, Marx wrote a beautiful post about how their friendship ripened into "something bolder" saying:
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.
This is literally the best thing to ever come out of The Bachelor. I mean, look at these beautiful women in love:
They are so in love it is almost unfair. Literally no heterosexual couple to emerge from The Bachelor franchise has ever looked this happy and photogenic and perfect.
This probably won't be enough to get America a gay Bachelorette or even a gay Bachelor. But it's certainly a ringing endorsement for the franchise to try.
Kelsey McKinney is a culture staff writer for Fusion.