15 Tinder Stories That Prove Love Is Alive And Well
Love, marriage, and a baby, oh my!
1. Go hard or let your aunt swipe.
"After going hard in the Tinder paint off and on for two years I met my current boyfriend on it by a weird twist of fate. I was at my cousin's bridal party and a woman I hardly knew kept asking me what was happening in my life. My response was 'I bought cats yesterday' 'cause I actually had.
"So in a mimosa-drunk state I saddled up to my newly divorced aunt and showed her how to Tinder. Joe [my now-boyfriend] popped up and she said, 'Can I swipe him for you? He's handsome.' After one year of dating, he's moving in with me and my cats."
—Katherine Flaherty, Facebook
2. Put a ring on it!
"I'm getting married to someone I met on Tinder in October! We've been together almost a year and I recently moved out of state to live with him. We talked through text for about a week before we met. After meeting we clicked immediately."
—Caitlin Mackenzie, Facebook
3. What happens in Vegas...
"I matched with my current boyfriend over two years ago when I was passing through the area on a Vegas-to-LA four-hour tour bus. I had just joined the smartphone craze and my friends told me I had to try Tinder.
"The tour was rather dull, so swiping left and right was definitely a good pass time. We've now been together a year and three months and just moved in together recently."
—Jordan Smith, Facebook
4. A witty pickup line does work.
"I had a picture with a tiger (I know, I know). Instead of making an asinine comment, he started with a witty Life of Pi reference...and my heart was set ablaze.
"two plus years and going strong :)"
—Erica Shand, Facebook
5. Creeping today, husband tomorrow.
"I downloaded Tinder in 2014 to creep on my friend's boyfriend whom we suspected of cheating via online dating. He and I lived close to one another, so we wanted to see if we could find him. Sitting on my sofa, I was swiping through and showed my friend this guy I thought was SO HOT. I right swiped him and kept on with my mission.
"Two years later, I now call that guy my husband and things are better than I could have ever imagined they could be. Thank you, Tinder!"
—Steph Morrison, Facebook
6. Two for one!
"My girlfriend and I matched on both Tinder and OkCupid within 24 hours. She decided that we were clearly meant to be. She messaged me on a Monday (I was home drinking wine and watching Netflix by myself...), and met in person that Friday. We've been together for over a year now, and we're moving in together in September!"
—Lena Skelton, Facebook
7. One last swipe.
"Did I expect to find the love of my life on online dating? Nope. Had I actually given up on finding someone decent on Tinder, after a number of less successful dates? Definitely. Do I regret going on that last date, with a mysterious Danish guy who only wanted a guide to show him around in Oslo? Never.
"(As you can guess, I turned out to function as more than just his Norwegian guide.)
"Today, we’ve been together for almost a year, and we’re proud to say that we found each other on a dating app. Go Tinder, go love!"
8. Tinder baby.
"I met my fiancé on Tinder in July of 2014 and we are now expecting our first baby together in less than three weeks (July 2016)! Swiping right was the best decision I ever made!!"
9. Cliché love story.
"Myself and the Mrs. matched on Tinder about a year and three months ago. We’ve been a cliché since the start: talked all through the night, met for the first time two days later and haven’t been apart since. It wasn’t long before we did the (again cliché) lesbian thing of moving in together and buying a cat.
"I love her like crazy and am thrilled whenever our colleagues/mates tell us they want a love like ours. Tinder definitely won this round."
10. Let Tinder be your wingman.
"I had known this guy since my freshman year of college. I always thought he was cute but never really considered anything beyond friendship. We got to know each each other really well my senior year and I developed the biggest crush.
"One night on Tinder his face popped up, I swiped right, and it was an instant match. I was skeptical until a few nights later he expressed that he had feelings for me for years. Our relationship just took off from there and we’re getting married in August."
11. Tinder beginnings.
"I had been unsuccessfully dating in LA for a couple of years and didn’t have much luck with other dating apps. A couple years ago, when Tinder was pretty new in LA, my guy friend told me about this great new dating app. I told him I would check it out.
"I’m really glad I did. I met my boyfriend within the first week of using Tinder. We have been together for two and half years and we discuss marriage and our wedding plans all the time. People never believe we met on Tinder, but yes we did!"
12. From Cali to UK.
"My boyfriend and I are celebrating our second anniversary this Saturday! We met on Tinder while he was in the States on holiday (he's a Brit and I'm Californian). It was each of our first Tinder dates and he flew home hours after our first date. We dated other people for a few months but texted almost daily.
"We officially got together when he booked a last-minute flight to visit me and we've been long-distance ever since. We are so in love and plan on marrying next year."
—Kara Hasaka, Facebook
13. The ultimatum.
"I had Tinder for a long, long time, like longer than I am willing to admit. One night, I matched with this guy and his first line was "Hello Gorgeous" and I thought, Oh great, another one of those guys...we chatted for two weeks before we officially met.
"He canceled on me twice, so when he rescheduled the next date I told him if he canceled to lose my number...and apparently he liked that because when he showed up at my house he just kissed me. We've been going strong for a year and a half. We moved across the country together, travel together, and talk about marriage all the time. Thanks Tinder for introducing me to my best friend."
—Brittany Strickland, Facebook
14. When ghosting turns to marriage.
"My fiancé and I met on Tinder two years ago. We went out for about four months, and then he ghosted me. It seemed like the typical Tinder scenario. Fast-forward to last Thanksgiving: I'm on LinkedIn trying to endorse a friend, and I have a phone glitch causing me to accidentally view his profile.
"Needless to say, he got a notification that I had viewed his account and reached out. We started hanging out, and as much as we didn't want to date, it started feeling like dating again. Things progressed and now we're getting married next August."
—Hannah Day, Facebook
15. And the Tinder Winner.
"I’ve had a lot of Tinder success. The app always made it easy to spot the guys who were worth getting to know, and easy to tell which guys were there strictly for hookups. I met my last boyfriend on Tinder, and we ended up dating for about nine months. After we broke up, I met my current boyfriend and we are celebrating our two-year anniversary tonight!"
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