Lawson Bates: Is He Finally Ready to Court Jana Duggar?

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Is this it? Could it really be happening?!

Might we finally be on the verge of the moment that Duggar fans have been eagerly awaiting for an entire freakin' decade?!

Jana Duggar Instagram Picture

Yes, as we're sure you're aware, Jana Duggar is single.

And we're sure you've heard the many, many Jana dating rumors that have cropped up over the years.

Some of those rumors were downright absurd -- remember the one about Jana dating Tim Tebow? -- but quite a few of the recent ones have been far more plausible.

And throughout Jana's non-existent dating life, one name has repeatedly come up more than any other.

Lawson Bates Valentine's Day

Reports of Jana dating Lawson Bates have been circulating for years, and Lawson's latest Instagram pic has the rumor mill working overtime.

"Hi, I’m late for Valentine’s Da  but it seems my girlfriend is too FYI, your rose is wilting so pls make yourself known ASAP," Lawson captioned pic.

Fans have long appreciated Bates' self-deprecating sense of humor, and this case was no different.

"Lawson, there’s just no one good enough in mom’s opinion!!!!!!” commented the official Bates family account.

Jana and Lawson

But what does the pic have to do with Jana?

Well, it's a bit of a stretch, but it's certainly not the most ridiculous Duggar rumor we've covered over the years.

First, a little backstory:

Despite the fact that it celebrates a Catholic saint and romantic love -- two about which the family is notoriously wary -- the Duggars are actually big fans of Valentine's Day.

Jana Duggar Velentine's Day Pic

And the family has a tradition of Jana with a massive arrangement of roses so that she doesn't feel left out as the married women in her family are showered with presents.

So the fact that the pic shows Lawson holding a rose was enough to get some fans talking.

“I just feel like he and Jana Duggar will be perfect for each other. They are both so passionate about the same things,” one follower commented.

“@janamduggar she’s one of the amazing women that truly good for you. You better make a way to get her,” another advised Lawson.

Jana Duggar on Valentine's Day

Of course, while fans are obsessed with the idea of Jana tying the knot, she doesn't seem quite as worried about her marital status.

“If I was sitting here waiting to get married, I think that would be more depressing but instead, I really look at this as, OK what are other things that I could be doing right now that maybe I can’t do later?” she said in recent interview.

As for Lawson, we're sure he'll be fine.

As many fans have pointed out, based on his latest pic, he'd be a prime candidate for the next star of the Bachelor franchise.

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