It’s true what they say that people pay close attention to the relationship status feature on Facebook. Meet Tyler and Alan and find out how his crush came true in real life with a little help from Facebook.
Alan first discovered Tyler when she was being interviewed as an up-and-coming pop singer on television in Fall of 1989. “I’m glad my first exposure to Tyler was her answering questions,” said Alan. “Otherwise, I would have just emphasized her gorgeous looks and sex appeal. Instead, because of the interview scenario, I was immediately smitten by how intelligent, articulate and down-to-earth she seemed. She was my first true ‘celebrity crush’ from that point forward,” added Alan.
Later, in 1995, Alan worked in Beverly Hills, California with a friend named Robert whose girlfriend, Tamar, just happened to be best friends with Tyler. Robert offered Alan the opportunity for a formal introduction, but Alan respectfully declined when Robert informed him that Tyler was already romantically involved with another gentlemen.
Fast forward to 2009. Alan noticed Tyler on the friends list of an acquaintance on the popular social networking site, Facebook. Alan sent Tyler a friend request, and Tyler accepted. Once again though, Tyler was categorized as “in a relationship.” To Alan’s pleasant surprise, her relationship status changed to “single” approximately two months later, and Alan did not waste any time expressing his interest and attraction for Tyler. After exchanging phone numbers, the romantic chemistry between Alan and Tyler took off immediately.
After close to six months of constant phone conversations and endless emails, Alan and Tyler finally met face to face on December 29, 2009. The two shared their now solidified love affair with all their Facebook friends and made it “official!”
Even though the new couple is maintaining a long-distance relationship for the time being (Alan resides in Northwest Indiana while Tyler lives in Southern California), the two plan on being together permanently before 2010 comes to an end!
Congratulations to Tyler and Alan, proof-positive that sometimes the best things in life are worth waiting decades for.