Who fell in love with whom first: Kaitlyn and Shawn...or the world with Kaitlyn and Shawn? It was love at first sight for them (and for us), and it just keeps getting better and better. Here’s a timeline of the moments, both on and off The Bachelorette, that left us wanting more.
The moment they met...
Can you say love at first sight? The couple has talked about their first meeting a lot both on and off the show. Both claim it was love at first limo entrance, and it was enough to land him the “First Impression Rose.”
When Shawn knew Kaitlyn was the one.
For Shawn, love at first sight happened much sooner. When he met Kaitlyn’s family for the first time, he told them how he knew Kaitlyn was the one when he saw her get her heart broken on her season of “The Bachelor.” He took a picture of her on his TV, drew a heart over her face, and sent it to his buddies with the caption “Don’t worry Kaitlyn…I’m coming for you.” Aww!
Any time they went on an adventure together.
Even more important than their instant attraction is their mutual love for outdoor adventure. They went on kayaking and golfing dates, and each time Kaitlyn pushed him to the limit with a rap battle or a sumo wrestling fight, Shawn was more than up for the challenge. Looks fade, but common interests are forever, people.
That time they played truth or dare…
And Kaitlyn dared him to strip and run around the golf course naked. AND HE DID IT. And we all died. Game over.
Every time Shawn shared his true feelings.
Who could ever forget the moment Shawn first told Kaitlyn he was falling in love with her on their magical boat ride under the stars? Or the time he told her about his snowboarding accident? Every time Shawn opened up, we fell a little more in love with him.
That time Kaitlyn accidentally spoiled the ending…
The internet freaked out when Kaitlyn accidentally sent out a Snapchat of the two lovebirds – wait for it – in bed together. Sure, it only showed her lips and a sleepy Shawn, but it’s not hard to put the pieces together.
Kaitlyn and Shawn discussed the infamous Snapchat when they stopped by Jimmy Kimmel’s show after The Bachelorette finale, and it turns out the people at ABC was not too happy with her. But eight million viewers tuned in to the finale, so everybody wins.
When she told Shawn he was "the one" off camera...
Then tried to act like she regretted it. Girl, please. You were never fooling anyone.
All the times he got jealous.
Sure, Shawn was more insecure and jealous than any of the other contestants. But if this were real life – not a fake reality TV show – jealousy would be 100% realistic. If you’re truly in love with someone, you can’t stand seeing them with someone else. Wouldn’t it be weird if your significant other didn’t care at all? It might have gotten annoying at times, but it was the most sincere thing about the entire show. Team Shawn over here, obviously.
When he got down on one knee.
Despite all the drama they went through to get to the proposal, it was the perfect moment. They both seemed SO happy, and – hello – can we talk about that giant rock? Shawn picked out a square-cut 3.5-carat diamond, making it the biggest (and most expensive, at $150,000) engagement rings in Bachelor/Bachelorette history.
When Shawn got the last laugh.
The newly engaged couple made their first real appearance together on Good Morning America, where they both took turns making fun of Nick (the runner-up) throwing the engagement ring he picked out for Kaitlyn. But Shawn got the last laugh, when he quipped that it was a “weak toss” and he would’ve thrown over-hand (like a real man – our words, not his).
Here's to hoping these two crazy kids actually make it down the aisle!