Meet Rachel and Jason who fell in love on the Tinder mobile dating app. She shared how the two met with some heartwarming details about their courtship.
When Rachel first saw her now-husband on Tinder, she said, “I thought he was handsome! Initially, all I had to go off of were his pictures. One in particular, of him standing in a park in a navy hoodie got me. He was good looking but there was also something warm about his smile. To be honest, he seemed out of my league but I went for him anyway.”
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How long did it take to meet “IRL” (in real life) and when did your courtship begin?
“Interestingly, we agreed to make plans almost right away as we had initial good banter back and forth and enough in common that I felt comfortable meeting…. but we scheduled the actual date a couple of weeks out. I had just moved to L.A. and wasn’t free for a couple of weeks for what would end up being my second Tinder date ever, and on his end (while I didn’t realize it at the time), he had been out on so many Tinder dates prior to meeting me that his expectations were not exceedingly high, so he was totally content to wait.”
When did you know or become exclusive (how long before?) and how did you know he/she was the one?
“I would say we went from 0-60 very quickly. Our first date was February 13th, 2014 we both went strategically radio silent on Valentine’s Day and then we made plans and went out on our second date on February 15th. I think we were formally exclusive within the first 2 months, although truthfully, I was probably a little slower than he was to get the memo.
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I had literally just moved to L.A. from New York a month and a half prior, and was going out of my way to meet new people. And I was coming from Manhattan where people just didn’t seem to take dating quite as seriously as they do in L.A. My husband claims he had worked his way through half of Tinder before meeting me and was a little burnt out on the process and thus ready to be serious. It was so refreshing to actually meet a guy who was interested in getting to know me, spending time with me and who was not looking to play games.”
Rachel and Jason have been together for 3.5 years now. They’re married and have a 7-month-old baby girl.
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Congratulations to Rachel and Jason, our Tinder Love Story.
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