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I went on Tinder after an eight-year relationship ended. Shirtless selfies – swipe left as fast as possible.
I hadn’t really dated as an adult and thought it was a great way to learn; Tinder required little effort, unlike websites that asked you to write a big profile, and you’d chat for weeks before getting asked out. I wanted to date people with a good sense of humor, so I looked for guys with a description or pictures that made me giggle.
We decided to go to a gig, although I turned up an hour early and had to go home and come back again. Then I said I’d buy him a drink but didn’t recognise the Euros in the dark, so he ended up paying. I’m in something new and wonderful thanks to the Guardian Soulmates app.
We connected over Christmas so couldn’t meet, but spent hours on the phone and texting. We’ve already been to Copenhagen and I am totally smitten. She initially cancelled because she had food poisoning and when it came to finally meeting I was so nervous I ate a whole bag of Percy Pigs beforehand.
I met my boyfriend on a dating app and I am not alone: there are thousands of us, loved-up thanks to a single swipe.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, maybe these stories of dating app success will restore your faith in swiping. I first saw my now boyfriend on Tinder: rugby kit, gorgeous dreadlocks. I contacted a mutual friend who sent him my Tinder profile picture and he said he’d ‘look out for me’ so we never officially matched, and my friend did nothing to set us up. Fast forward to 2015, and I see this cute guy on Happn with short hair, wearing a suit; it wasn’t until we matched and he messaged that I realised it was the same guy.
We had dinner the following week and that was it – two-and-a-half years and counting, and I love her more every day.
little did I know I was swiping right on my future husband. Me: Don’t you want to get to know me a little better before meeting in person? I had actually come from another Tinder date but we met at a bar and talked for hours.
We now live together and have a crazy amount of weird connections and mutual friends – we had probably been at the same parties but never met.
The moral of the story: apps make things happen and, as well-meaning as friends are, sometimes you’ve got to make the connection yourself.
We dated for a year before we moved in together, got engaged shortly after and have now been married for two years.
We both acknowledge that Tinder can be superficial: all you know is that you are attracted to the person and it is a leap of faith that you will hit it off.