By Allison Sadlier
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.”

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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.”

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

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