I think it’s fairly evident from this series that I bloody love a love story. I am obsessed with When Harry Met Sally: I’ve probably seen it about 50 times. Every time I watch it I feel a strange mix of warm fuzzy comfort and sadness that I don’t have a Harry in my life. I watched it again on Friday and it’s left me in a bittersweet mood all weekend. A mood that felt curable with another real life Twitter love story, and so here we are!
If you haven’t been paying attention (WHY NOT?), then I am on a quest to share the love after The Shittest Year Ever™ – and as such have asked couples who have met in unusual places to tell me their love story. I started with Twitter, because I LOVE TWITTER, and because people are ace, some great couples agreed to take part!
I’ve followed this couple for a while now, but I couldn’t remember what it was that made me follow, until I saw the photos of their wedding day they emailed me to accompany this piece – I followed David because someone retweeted his wedding pic into my timeline and now here the lovely couple are telling their story! What a wonderful world.
So… who made the first tweet move?
Emily – He followed me and tweeted me first (about spiders!) but I was the one who slid into his DMs 🤓
David – I don’t remember this spider business at all, but I do remember we both responded to the same tweet and got chatting. She definitely made the first proper digital move.
What were your thoughts on each other – did you fancy their online personas?
Emily – Yes absolutely. I told a friend he was my future husband… I just really liked him, I can’t be more specific or rational than that.
Oooo, I feel like this is many women’s Dream Come True. I’d bloody love a ‘he’s my future’ moment!
David – I was interested, but I didn’t anticipate anything other than being online pals until she suddenly appeared in my DMs, asking me out.
What circumstances did you first meet in real life?
Emily – After I slid into his DMs we arranged to meet, so it was a date, not just a random get together.
David – I was in pure terror at the thought of meeting someone OFF THE INTERNET. But after a lot of nervous trembling in a Costa at the beginning, I relaxed and after a while it felt like we’d known each other for ages. Which, of course, in the online world, we had.
Did you feel paranoid about your tweets after that first interaction?
Emily – To an extent. I know I tweeted certain things specifically to attract his attention and reel him in but otherwise I think I was pretty normal.
Like WHAT? Give me tips Emily. TIPS!
Okay… was it an instant attraction IRL or a slow burner?
Emily – It wasn’t BAM! YES! but it was fully formed by mid-first date for sure.
David – I can’t honestly remember but I’m pretty sure it was fairly quick. All I know is, I was gutted when it was over and I had to get the train home.
Time for the deep questions: what’s the status of your relationship right now?
Emily – We got married last year!
David – ironically enough, on the day of the wedding, I don’t think I tweeted at all.
If I ever get married, I’ll blatantly instagram story my way through the whole damn thing. This is also probably why no one will ever maz me.
Do you ever get jealous now if you see your partner tweeting other boys / girls (delete as appropriate!)
Emily – More the DMs, I barely ever DM people but he does all the time. It’s not really a big deal though.
God, this is what maturity is. This would make me SICK with jealously. Teach me how to be a grown up, please.
Is there any competitiveness between you guys in terms of the #numbers?
Emily: Not really, we do mention it like a pair of saddos but he’s way more popular than me and I have to accept that, haha.
EVERYONE!! Follow Emily! (Sorry David. Also follow David!).
Have you ever asked your partner to RT one of your tweets if you feel like it’s killer content but just not getting the love?!
Emily – Yep
David – I would never ask … but happily she usually does it anyway.
Has your partner ever posted something about you (pics or content!) that you weren’t happy about?!
Emily – No, I’m probably the naughtier one when it comes to this
David, staying very silent on this one…
So, do you ever get annoyed if your partner is ON TWITTER when you’re hanging out together?
Emily – Only sometimes when we’re out, when we’re in we’re as bad as each other
What’s your favourite quality in your partner?
Emily – He’s kind and protective and wants me to be happy and it’s very lovely to be loved 😍
David – She tolerates my myriad bad habits, which basically makes her a saint. But she’s also cool and intelligent and wonderful and I’d be lost without her.
Goodness this is adorable.
Okay, final question: if you could give me one piece of advice on how to meet a new love via Twitter, what would it be?!
Emily – Don’t try. Our meeting was a complete accident, I’d always loved the idea of meeting my future love on Twitter but I didn’t seriously believe I would so I just tweeted away happily never really thinking about it. Oh and be brave about making a move if you feel something is happening. Sorry I know that’s two!
David – Don’t inadvertently quote Four Weddings and a Funeral when you meet in the reals. You will never be allowed to forget it. Then again, perhaps it’s a guarantor of happy lifelong togetherness, so maybe give it a shot.
This advice is top notch, thank you – ‘not trying’ is absolutely my jam. Thank you so much for taking part, you win a zillion cute points! ❤