Tinder, being a seedy cesspit that provides you with ab endless barrage of unwanted nightmarish requests and comments, is a dating app that destroys women’s faith in men. However, this particular tinder match is the ultimate modern day meet-cute to have ever happened.
Thomas Gallagher, a Reddit user under the name Lagger wrote:
“6 months ago I opened a tinder convo by telling a girl I would take her to China. Yesterday we landed in Beijing.”
“They are not all robots. I was killing time swiping while traveling for work in a city (Chicago) 700 miles from where I live. Just out of curiosity/boredom I messaged a girl about one of her travel photos. Subsequently I told her I would take her to China if she took me to New Zealand. She agreed. We have been flying to see each other each weekend for the past 6 months and landed in Beijing yesterday. We’re booked for New Zealand in February.
She hasn’t tried to murder me yet and still has not revealed any signs of being a bot. I honesty have not been happier.”
Despite Tinder’s stigma of being a time-wasting, meaningless and shallow dating portal, there is now hope and proof that genuine romance is possible! You’ve just got to wade through the rubbish before you find your gem!
Gallagher wrote on his thread, “I would have never expected anything like this. We both laugh at it still… that this is “our story”. I guess everyone wants some “princess bride” story about their relationship. But some people meet on tinder. As terrible as that sounds.
We spent over 1 month talking before we actually met in person. Like I mentioned, I was there for work and wasn’t even able to meet her when we matched. I probably wouldn’t have even if I was able. Honestly tinder was more of a “hot or not” validation / confidence booster but I never was expecting or wanting to actually meet anyone on there. I’m so happy I did though.”