Bachelorette Clare Crawley and Fiance Dale Moss’ Whirlwind Relationship Timeline

A whirlwind! Clare Crawley and fiancé Dale Mossrelationship timeline went from an instant spark on The Bachelorette to getting engaged just a few weeks into filming. 

Life & Style exclusively confirmed on July 30 the Sacramento native threatened to quit season 16 because she had “fallen in love” with the handsome contestant. Talks among production said the former football player popped the question a few days later, and they are now engaged. Of course, viewers finally got to see Dale get down on one knee during episode 4. However, their connection started even before he stepped out of the limo. 

Filming for Clare’s season was delayed in March amid the coronavirus pandemic. Production picked back up four months later in July, but the hairstylist confessed to checking out her contestants via social media during an appearance on the “Bachelor Happy Hour” podcast with Rachel Lindsay and Becca Kufrin in June.

“You can kind of tell people’s lifestyles like from Instagram Stories, and I see some that I’m like, ‘That’s not really my vibe,’ and others where I look at them and I’m like, ‘Oh, that’s hot. I can’t wait to meet that guy. I hope he’s on the season,'” she explained at the time.

Clare vetting out her contestants helped Dale stand out. “Dale, in a lot of his Stories, he would talk about his mom and he’d talk about his family. He was with his family a lot and that is something that deeply resonates with me,” the leading lady told ET in October. “I just felt on any level, whether it be friendship, whether it be a romantic connection, I just felt like there would be that good connection with him. But you ultimately don’t know if it’s a romantic connection, because you’re just seeing him through social media.”

While their quickie courting seems too good to be true, the former wide receiver was “definitely looking for a serious relationship” prior to season 16, an insider close to Dale exclusively told Life & Style. “He was very excited to go on the show. He felt it was a good opportunity for growth and to meet somebody … I think his intentions for going on the show are just to give it a try.”

Clare’s relaxed, California-vibe seems to align with Dale’s sweet personality. “He’s definitely a lovable guy,” adds the insider. “He’s open for anything and everything. He goes into things with an open heart and anything that comes [from] it, he’s cool with.”

Production brought in Tayshia Adams as the new BacheloretteLife & Style confirmed, and Bachelor Nation is pumped to watch the former Bachelor in Paradise contestant get a chance to find love. In the meantime, Clare and Dale are moving on to their happily ever after. Keep scrolling to see their full relationship timeline!