About six month’s after Steph’s divorce was final, she decided to sign up for Match. She realized that dating via the night scene was not working for her, so after a friend had told her she joined Match, Steph followed suit.
After reading the Cyber-Dating Expert blog, Steph decided it was time to give Tinder a try.
Here’s her Tinder love story, in her words.
I met many wonderful men who were not for me. I had a few minor heartaches as I learned more about myself and what I thought I needed. By the time October rolled around, I was feeling less than positive about all dating. I was going through the motions of keeping up my profile, answering emails, etc. I pushed back on every inquiry.
Late October 5, 2015, I swiped right and matched with Mark. At 10:45 am, October 6th, I made a move to try to weed this one out:
Mark was so nice and returned my Boston attitude with kindness. So I decided to give this a shot. We quickly moved to phone texting and talking. Mark asked me to go to dinner. On Sunday, October 11th, we met in Buckhead. He pulled up on a busy street. I looked in his car and thought, “oh boy, I am in trouble!”
Mark, newly divorced after 25 years, joined Tinder because of the safety of “virtual” vetting and the seemingly abundant options on that app in this area. On paper, Mark and I didn’t match. I thought I needed a city guy with a like attitude who can handle me. He never considered a “Yankee” as a partner.
On our own, we may have rejected the thought of dating each other. Through Tinder, we learned more about ourselves and what is truly important in our lives. We have both come to understand that the similarities we share in humor, faith, family values, mutual support and reciprocity are what drives our desire to meld our worlds, not our ethnicity or where we were born.
I couldn’t be happier to be proven wrong by a dating app. The last five months have been a joy learning to love again. We both look forward to the days to come, and we are grateful for the “right swipe.”
Congratulations to Steph and Mark who prove you can find love on Tinder by Swiping Right.
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Julie Spira is America’s Top Online Dating and Mobile Dating Expert. She’s been coaching singles on finding love online for over 20 years. Find out how Irresistible Coaching can help you find your dream date.