Online dating services are now extremely common — from websites like Match.com to Christian Mingle to eHarmony, there is no shortage of online avenues to help you find love.
In current times, a large amount of people depend on these sites to help them discover their “ideal” relationship.
They set up a profile, write a bio, and search through a database for matches. Some of these findings turn out to be successful, but others, not so much.
While these digital services might be the easiest ways to obtain instant relationship results, there are other ways to date online.
Using social media, for example, is another way many hope to find potential matches apart from conventional dating.
Take this love story for example. In 2014, Torey Stachowicz of Cleveland, Ohio grew quite fond of a guy she was following on Twitter.
His name was Ben Axelrod, and he was a sports writer and digital producer. Stachowicz had apparently never met him, but still had an attraction toward him.
One day, Stachowicz, a personal trainer, decided to take a chance at asking her crush out. So she tweeted, “I want to go on a date with @BenAxelrod.”
I want to go on a date with @BenAxelrod
— Torey Stachowicz (@toreydanae) December 4, 2014
Flattered by Stachowicz’s offer, Axelrod tweeted back with a response. He asked, “You buying?”
Stachowicz said “yes” and that she would take him to his favorite spot. But Axelrod was willing to let her pick the place since, after all, she was buying.
@toreydanae nah, if you’re buying, you can pick. Just make sure they have chicken fingers.
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) December 4, 2014
We can assume that the date went as planned because fast forward to four years later and the couple is still together.
It only took one tweet to bring these two lovebirds together, and it would take yet another tweet to seal the deal!
On Feb. 10, Axelrod popped the question but did it in the most romantic way ever. In his proposal, he posted a statement similar to Stachowicz’s original tweet in 2014.
I bent the knee. She said yes! pic.twitter.com/nVwPHtpxOx
— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) February 11, 2018
Just minutes after that, Axelrod posted a photo confirming that the two were making plans to get married.
The tweet was an instant hit among more than 8,900 admirers with one person calling their relationship a “Twitter love story.”
I guess this couple is proof that online dating is worth a try. It may be an unconventional way to find love, but it does work for some, and it has definitely become a success story for these two sweethearts.
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