It’s not an easy road to love on The Bachelorette, so it’s understandable that some people just can’t hack it. Being away from loved ones — parents, children, siblings, friends — can be tough, and on more than a few occasions, contestants have chosen to walk away in order to be there for someone they love more than the rose-doler. But one contestant on Desiree Hartsock’s season expresses a reason for leaving that is a little harder to stomach: to be with his girlfriend.

What? We don’t expect anyone to be a first-time lover / lifelong singleton when they join the show, but according to Reality Steve, Bryden Vukasin hopped aboard the love train in a very strange way. The Spoiler Guru reports that before Bryden left, his girlfriend posted a pic of the two of them kissing with the caption, “I’ll be missing you.”

While in Germany, Bryden apparently left before the rose ceremony, saying that he “just wasn’t feeling it.” Curious, since it doesn’t seem like he was able to have much of a chance at love with Des — you know, with a girl waiting for him to come home and all. Since returning, the two have posted a bunch of pics of themselves kissing.

Well, as much as we’re upset about Des possibly getting hurt in the process, we suppose that Bryden did what he came for — he found love, even though it took a failed experiment for him to find out that he already had it.

Source: Reality Steve