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Online Dating – Couples Who Met Online – part 2

I recently shared the stories of 5 couples who met online.  I am genuinely surprised at just how many people have replied saying they also met their other half online!  There are also couples my parents age who met online – leading me to believe this could be the future of dating.

So if you are considering the successes of online dating, read about these lovely couples who met online.

 

Renee and Daniel; Tagged

Daniel and Renee
Daniel and Renee

Name & Age:  Renee 24 and Daniel 30

Where online did you meet?  Tagged

When did you first make contact?  2011

How long have you been together?  5 years

What were your opening lines to one another?  His first ever message was ‘helloooo XD’.  I’m pretty sure I just replied with ’hey’.

Where did you go on your first date?  We had our first date/the first time we ever met at Starbucks (I know typical) but I didn’t really know who he was so I wanted something public.

As a couple, do you have any milestones coming up?  Yes!!  We are moving into our first home together in September, and I’m so excited!  Mainly to decorate but also to be alone.

Do you have any advice for someone thinking of trying online dating?  Do it!  Just be careful, make sure you see photos and all that so you know they are legit, don’t get catfished!!  It changed my life and I managed to find the perfect person.

 

Megan and Liam; Tinder

Megan and Liam
Megan and Liam

Name & Age:  Megan 20 and Liam 24

Where online did you meet?  Tinder

When did you first make contact?  We first made contact around the 10th of October 2015 and met in person on the 18th of October.

How long have you been together?  We’ve been seeing each other for a year and 9 months, but we’ve officially been girlfriend and boyfriend for a year and 7 months.

What were your opening lines to one another?

Where did you go on your first date?  We didn’t have our first proper date until a month into seeing each other, we went to a restaurant called Buddies.  Before that, we’d just stay in and watch films.

As a couple, do you have any milestones coming up?  Our next milestone will be our 2 year anniversary, but that’s not until January!  We’re also getting our own house next year, so I suppose that could be one!

Do you have any advice for someone thinking of trying online dating?  I’d say just be yourself over message, don’t meet up until your comfortable with it.  When you do meet up, make it somewhere in public so you know there’s people around!  But overall, I’d just say have fun with it!  It’s a great way of meeting new people!  I don’t regret a thing about how I met Liam!

 

Skylar and Stacy; Tinder

Skylar and Stacy
Skylar and Stacy

Name & Age:  Skylar 29 and Stacy 26

Where online did you meet?  Tinder

When did you first make contact?  November 2014

How long have you been together?  3 years and married for 2 years

What were your opening lines to one another?  Hi, how are you?

Where did you go on your first date?  An Italian restaurant

As a couple, do you have any milestones coming up?  Our second wedding anniversary!

Do you have any advice for someone thinking of trying online dating?  Be honest and be careful.

 

Em and Dan; Tinder

Em and Dan
Dan and Em

Name & Age:  Em 20 and Dan 20

Where online did you meet?  Tinder

When did you first make contact?  We matched on a Friday and went on our first date on the Saturday.  I was home from uni for the weekend so it was either meet up quick or put it off until Christmas!

How long have you been together?  It will be 8 months in August (but it feels like I have known him forever!)

What were your opening lines to one another?  We literally both have memories like sieves, so I can’t quite remember.  But he definitely kicked it off with something about me looking lovely, and knowing me I probably replied with a gif (but a nice one!)

Where did you go on your first date?  We went to 2 local pubs for some drinks and – if I’m honest – I had one too many gin and lemonades.  Dan was a gentleman and waited for my bus with me (even though it meant he missed his own bus home!) I was like a little giddy child that whole bus ride home, I couldn’t stop smiling.

As a couple, do you have any milestones coming up?  Our 1 year anniversary is actually coming up pretty soon (better get planning)!

Do you have any advice for someone thinking of trying online dating?  Online dating is only dangerous and dirty if you make it like that!  Just be sensible about only meeting up in public places, and if you don’t want to send/receive a nude then un-match and keep on swiping (it really is that simple).

 

Zara and Craig; Tinder

Name & Age:  Zara and Craig

Where Did You Meet?:  Tinder

When Did You First Make Contact?:  16.11.14 – we met up for lunch and went to Craigs house to watch a movie and meet his dog Bonnie.

How Long Have You Been Together?  3 years this November (2017)

What Were Your Opening Lines to One Another?  I (Zara) was complaining about an older man being rude.  Craig pulled up to pick me up and said something about me being trouble already.

Where did you go on your first date?  He took me shopping in a gorgeous shopping centre during the Christmas period and we bought gifts, saw pretty decorations and shared food.

As a couple, do you have any milestones coming up?  Our 3rd anniversary is approaching this winter and we’re both very excited.

Do you have any advice for someone thinking of trying online dating?  Make sure you know enough about the person before meeting up.  I met a few weirdos before meeting Craig and thankfully I was in public so I was safe.  If you do meet up with someone, make sure it’s a public, neutral place where you can be safe and enjoy yourself.

 

Kayleigh and Ross; Plenty of Fish

Kayleigh and Ross
Kayleigh and Ross

Name & Age:  Ross 22 and Kayleigh 22

Where Did You Meet?:  Plenty of Fish

When Did You First Make Contact?:  January 2016

How Long Have You Been Together?  A year and a half

What Were Your Opening Lines to One Another?  Ross said he liked my smile

Where did you go on your first date?  Went to an Italian restaurant in Glasgow for lunch.

As a couple, do you have any milestones coming up?  Our second holiday together to Poland.  Also, we recently celebrated Ross graduating from University!

Do you have any advice for someone thinking of trying online dating?  Be careful of who you talk to, and find out as much as you can about the person before you go and meet up with them.  Also tell people you are going to meet up with them, just for extra security. 

 

Written by Laura McLuskey

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