Chase McNary: The Next Bachelor?

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With fans of The Bachelor looking ahead to next season and wondering who will hand out the roses, we may have our first major clue ...

Chase McNary on Insta

Franchise shot-caller Mike Fleiss appeared to have dropped a subtle hint this week that made Chase McNary supporters quite happy.

Fleiss tweeted on Wednesday that Bachelor Nation members should tune in that evening to his new TLC dating show, Love at First Kiss.

Why? A Bachelor-related incentive, obviously.

“There’s a clue as to who will be our new Bachelor on tonite’s premiere of our new show #LoveAtFirstKiss on TLC!!!” Fleiss tweeted.

So what was this teaser, exactly?

Chase McNary on ABC

Your guess is as good as ours.

In fact, when the episode aired, fans were confused as to what Fleiss might have been referring to, or wondering if they'd been played.

If you watched The Bachelorette season finale, and saw that it was nothing like the promos suggested, well, that's what the show does.

We digress - or maybe weren't thinking hard enough. Some speculated online that the perceived hint was in the promo for next week.

That teaser featured a brief clip of a couple on a yoga date. Is that the clue that it's Chase McNary, he of the sexy yoga date with JoJo?

Here's that scene if you forgot:

Who could forget how Fletcher and her would-be third-pace finisher went on a very suggestive, and very awkward yoga outing?

You certainly recall it if you watch The Bachelorette online, and we know JoJo and Chase will never forget it, for better or worse.

While she remarked that it made her "want to die," she could not avoid the fact that Chase was handling the whole thing so well.

And handsomely. But back to the subject at hand:

Perhaps Fleiss was hinting that he will make Chase McNary The Bachelor, as fans of the Colorado-based medical sales rep are hoping.

Or not. After the Love at First Kiss premiere aired, Fleiss tweeted this instead: “Ok, I’ll admit it. The clue was pretty subtle ... #LoveAtFirstKiss.”

McNary and fourth-place finisher Luke Pell have expressed interest in landing the coveted Bachelor gig, as has runner-up Robby Hayes.

Fletcher accepted Jordan Rodgers’ proposal on Monday's finale, leaving runner-up Robby shocked and more than a bit broken hearted.

As for whether producers would make Robby Hayes The Bachelor after his emotional end to this past season, he's open to the idea.

Regardless of whether it's Luke, Chase or Robby, it's a guarantee that there will be a bona fide hottie handing out the roses next winter. 

Where will they rank on this list?!

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