Bachelor in Paradise is just around the corner, and we’re already hypothesizing about which of our Bachelor faves will pair up, hook up, or get engaged.
Still, after seasons and seasons of watching plenty of great men and women (and some not-so-great ones, too) get sent home, we thought we’d put together a list of a few couples that we’d love to see pair up during this season of Bachelor In Paradise. Really though, we just want to watch another Janner-esque unfold.
A number of the people paired below are not confirmed to be in paradise. A girl can dream, right?
Raven Gates and Dean Unglert
We just want the best for Raven. Of course, if you asked us six months ago, we would have seriously hoped for Raven and James Taylor from JoJo’s season to pair up, and apparently, James Taylor was hoping for it as well.
Lord have mercy, raven meet me in Paradise?! You deserve a good southern gentleman. #TheBachelorFinale
— James McCoy Taylor (@james_mccoy_t) March 14, 2017
Since March, though, James has coupled up with a girl outside of Bachelor Nation and they are real cute together.
PLOT TWIST: Officially NOT going on Bachelor in Paradise. Thanks 4 helpin me FINALLY find her @bumble ! Beyond crazy about you babe you’re incredible and so good to me. We hope my friend Raven meets sum1 great out there PS: her heart is even better than her eyebrows #bumblebees Thanks for yalls support & @the404kitchen for our date night!!! #bip #bachelornation
Putting that Bachelor couple fantasy aside, in the event that Rachel does not give the final rose to Dean on this season of The Bachelorette, we know America will want more of him on their TV screens. Shirtless.
When Raven made an appearance on Rachel’s season, she made it known that she thought Dean was cute—when asked who her favorite was, Raven unwaveringly replied “Dean”. Plus, Raven needs someone who is fun-loving and quirky. Both Raven and Dean have expressed the importance of family, and can relate to one another when it comes to having a parent that had cancer.
Again, we just want the best for Raven, and that’s why we think Raven Gates and Dean Unglert would make a great pair.
Amanda Stanton and Ben Zorn
We were so excited to see that ABC officially announced Ben Z’s involvement in this season of BIP. Ben Zorn was on Kaitlyn Bristowe’s season, and we all swooned over him as he proved himself to be a ridiculously handsome guy with great intentions.
Amanda’s Bachelor franchise exes include Ben Higgins and Josh Murray, both of whom could be considered tall, dark and handsome. Ben Zorn is certainly those three things as well, so we’re thinking he’s just her type.
Looks aside, Amanda is serious about finding the right guy to enter her and her daughters’ lives, and Ben Zorn is mature enough to be that guy.
Though Amanda stated that she does not want to get engaged on this season of BIP (source: The Morning Breath), we’re really hoping these two match up in paradise.
Vinny Ventiera and Alexis Waters
After watching Vinny’s crushing heartbreak last season, we’d love nothing more than to see him find a great gal to spend his time in paradise with. Alexis Waters, our favorite dolphin, could be just the sea creature for him.
Both confirmed to be on this season of BIP, we’re thinking their fun, outgoing personalities could make them pretty compatible. Plus, they can both relate to being totally friend zoned in their respective seasons of The Bachelorette and The Bachelor.
— Vinny Ventiera (@VINNYVINSANE) July 27, 2016
Poor guy. First he’s friendzoned, then he’s ditched by Izzy last season in paradise.
Finally, we think Alexis has just the amount of sass to be able to handle Vinny’s mom, who, as you might remember, had an amazing outburst at JoJo’s Men Tell All.
— GMA Pop News (@GMAPopNews) July 27, 2016
“You keep saying you wanted the greatest guy, there he was.”
Who do you see together?
Bachelor in Paradise will be here before we know it, and in the meantime, we can live vicariously through our imaginations. Love the couples above? Don’t see them happening? Let us know who YOU see pairing up in paradise.