But with crunch time bearing down, Angie had to make a choice.
Walking back into the ceremony, eyes bleary with tears, the Gogglebox Australia star picked up the second and final rose.
The dramatic pause seemed to go forever until, finally, Angie uttered the words:
"... Timm, will you accept this rose?"
Sobbing as Timm held her, Angie was clearly distressed about the choice she'd had to make, and could barely look Ryan in the eye when she walked him out to the waiting car.
But could she have made a mistake about her eventual winner as well?
Carlin may be tipped to win the final rose on the season finale of The Bachelorette on Thursday, but a new report reveals he wasn’t actually her first choice.
According to New Idea, the former Gogglebox star was initially swept away by Timm’s loveable charm.
“Timm can make anyone laugh whenever he wants and that’s what Angie is looking for,” a source told the magazine.
“All the boys would agree that Timm had the strongest connection with Angie and on a chemistry level, he had it in the bag.”
This article originally appeared on WHO.