By Allison Sadlier
Updated October 25, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT
@megan.leto.marx via Instagram
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Just because you don’t win The Bachelor doesn’t mean you can’t find love on the popular show.

Ask Megan Marx and Tiffany Scanlon, who met at a cocktail party on the Australian edition of the reality dating franchise. Both women were among the 25 contestants who dated Richie Strahan, but they wound up with each other — a story Marx detailed on Instagram Sunday.

“I met Tiffany in a very strange situation,” Marx began in a post to celebrate Scanlon‘s 30th birthday. “Well… we were kind of dating the same guy. And it was filmed and put on TV.”

She went on to describe “this instant calibration between souls,” noting that as “friendship ripened into something bolder, trust in a very strange situation was formed.” Now, wrote Marx, “every adventure we have rivals the other — and continues to make plans for itself.”

Their latest adventure: “I flew this beautiful woman to The Abrolhos islands for her 30th birthday!” shared Marx. “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.”

Scanlon has also shared her excitement on Instagram, explaining that “meeting Megan this year felt like destiny.”

She continued: “The past few months with [Marx] in her hometown of Geraldton have been bliss and today’s adventure was the cherry on top. I know we will have many more adventures for many years to come.”

See more Instagram posts from Marx and Scanlon — including one from their time on The Bachelor — below.

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