When it comes to Bachelor couples, I am admittedly very cynical. It's not like the show's marriage success rate is that high, so I try not to get too attached to whoever the leading man or lady chooses in the end. But when it came to last year's Bachelorette couple, Kaitlyn Bristowe and Shawn Booth, all of that went out the window. I definitely had my doubts watching them fall in love, especially after seeing how insecure Shawn was about Nick Viall, but it's been a year since their engagement and they're still going strong. If you follow them on social media, you already know that they are always keeping fans updated on their adventures together, and are occasionally even nauseatingly adorable. And after witnessing all of this myself, I have to say that Kaitlyn and Shawn are the best Bachelorette couple ever.
No offense to Sean Lowe and Catherine Guidici, who come in as a close second in my heart, but Kaitlyn and Shawn just seem meant to be. After seeing Chris Soules break her heart on The Bachelor, I'd really hoped she'd find her happily ever after on The Bachelorette, and I'm so glad she did — especially with the person who seems to be truly made for her.
Here are all the reasons Kaitlyn and Shawn are the best. Sorry, Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell — I could never love another Bachelor couple like I love these two.
1. They're Low Drama
And everything that happened to them on The Bachelorette doesn't count, because that kind of environment fosters drama out of even the chillest of people. As far as I can tell, between these two, it's all love, all the time, and that's good to see. After all, they haven't been together that long. Everything should be easy!
2. They Are Ridiculously Cute On Social Media
If I had a dime for every time I gushed over one of their photos, I could buy the Bachelor mansion outright.
3. They Stay Away From The Cameras
Post-Bachelorette, Kaitlyn didn't opt for Dancing With The Stars, and it doesn't seem like these two will allow cameras to follow them around again anytime soon. As much as I absolutely adore any and all types of reality TV, sometimes it's not the best thing for a relationship. I appreciate that Kaitlyn and Shawn have decided to live their lives off camera — for now, at least.
4. They Don't Mess With Rumors
Kaitlyn especially is always ready to shut down any rumors that are going around about them or their relationship. It's good to see that they (hopefully) don't let it get to them, or worse, ruin what they have together.
5. They Have A Good Sense Of Humor
Although with how funny Kaitlyn is, is it any surprise? If they ever changed their mind and did want to do a reality show, I'd totally watch it for the laughs alone.
6. They're Always Having Adventures Together
These two are seriously always going somewhere. Please take me with you!
7. They've Faced Some Pretty Rough Stuff
After all the bullying Kaitlyn experienced while her season was airing, plus the rumors and judgment they've had to experience since then, I'd say their relationship has aced some pretty unusual tests in its first year. That's a good sign for the future and how they'll tackle more difficult challenges together.
8. They're Seriously Just So Beautiful
Just look at them.
9. They Don't Let What People Say Bother Them
And usually, Kaitlyn always has something so sassy to say to shut them right down.
10. They're Practically Inseparable
They're seriously always together, and it truly seems like that's because it's the way they want it to be. They're obviously best friends, too, and that's really important in making a relationship (and a marriage) work.
11. They Stick To Their Bachelorette Roots
Kaitlyn live tweets the show every week, and even came back for the premiere episode to give JoJo advice. They remember where their relationship started, and that's good news, since I am dying to see their wedding televised. Please, ABC?!
Sorry to all those other surviving Bach relationships out there, but Kaitlyn and Shawn are the best. I can't wait to see them get married and have tons of babies — really funny babies, with really good hair.