Lawson Bates: Did He Just Reveal He's Courting Jana Duggar?!

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For years now, fans of her family have been obsessing over Jana Duggar's love life -- or lack thereof.

Jana is 28 and single, which is unheard of in her family.

Jana Duggar on TV

Some fans have given up on the idea of Jana entering a courtship, getting married, and starting a family of her own.

But others have noted that Jana seems to be inching closer to joining the dating world.

For starters, Jana joined Instagram last week.

That may not sound like such a tremendous leap in progress, but Jana's siblings who were already on the service opened their accounts only after they announced that they were courting.

Jana Duggar on TLC Pic

This led many to the assumption that Duggar kids aren't allowed to join social media until they've entered a relationship with the intention of getting married.

However, Jessa Duggar was quick to shoot that theory down, noting that while it's been the custom up to this point, there is no hard and fast rule preventing single Duggars from getting online.

But, of course, her comments haven't prevented Jana fans from giving up hope.

Cinderella Duggar

In fact, recent Instagram happenings have led many to the conclusion that she's secretly dating a well-known family friend.

Rumors that Lawson Bates is courting Jana have been circulating for several years.

Lawson is one of the many stars of Bringing Up Bates, a Counting On knockoff reality show that also centers around a clan of fertile fundamentalists.

Lawson Bates Rose

Lawson posted the above photo on Instagram this week.

“Please tell me that rose is for Jana," one fan commented.

Such comments are expected on Lawson's page, but this one stood out due to the fact that it was "liked" by none other than Lawson's mom.

Lawson Bates Pic

Fans went wild and assumed that this was Mrs. Bates' way of confirming that Jana and Lawson are in a relationship.

But to the great disappointment of many, Lawson was quick to set the record straight.

“My mom was scrolling through late last night and didn’t realize what she was liking,” the 26-year-old told In Touch.

Jana Duggar Looks On

“Meanwhile, Instagram 101 for my mom is now in session.”

So for now, at least. Jana is still on the market.

And you can bet a new rumor about a new courtship will pop up sometime this afternoon, only to be promptly shot down by someone in the Duggar family.

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