We Fell In Love On Twitter

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Finding 'The One' in 140 characters or less.

Some people fall in love at first sight. For me, it was first tweet. I joined Twitter as an entrepreneur to connect with consumers, but when I searched for other possible followers my cursor hovered over one particular avatar. Click.

It's been said that the eyes are the windows to our soul, but in the digital age, a Twitter stream can be as equally enlightening. Scrolling through this eligible bachelor's 140-character thoughts, my heart pitter-pattered. He was insightful, witty and a little raw, saying things that not everyone would. And though there was a computer screen between us, I got him. One Simple Way Twitter Can Help You Find Your "One"

To catch his attention, I retweeted his words of wisdom and blushed when he replied—he was talking to me! Our conversation fizzled quickly, but I had another move up my sleeve: a direct message asking him out for a drink when I visited his city next. We met under the guise of talking business, but the chemistry between us was as sweet as a Hershey's kiss. He wooed my IRL two years ago, and now, we're happily engaged, aiming to tie the knot next year.

Ironically, Thomas and I are both dating coaches. While I give online dating advice to singles, Thomas is a professional wingman, focusing on relationship dynamics in person. But there's much more than just our careers that make us compatible: it's our shared obsession with Lucky Charms, the way we listen and discuss (rather than argue) and that tingly feeling he gives me that I can't quite describe. And of course, the words that have the most meaning are still those sweet nothings we tweet to each other when we're apart.

For those seeking real life x's and o's, here are tips for facilitating your own Twitter love story from @eFlirtExpert and @URwingman.

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Laurie Davis

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Laurie Davis is an online dating expert and the author of Love @ First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating. Her company, eFlirt Expert, helps singles navigate flirting and relationships via technology by writing their online dating profiles, decoding their dates’ text messages, managing their digital dating lives, and helping them transition to meaningful, offline relationships. Laurie was nominated Best Dating Coach in the 2013 and 2012 iDate Awards and her advice has been featured in over 200 international media outlets including The New York Times, Good Morning America, Forbes, Men’s Health and Elle. She is engaged to her tweetheart who she eFlirted with in 140 characters on Twitter. Connect with her on Twitter and Facebook!

Location: New York, NY
Credentials: Other
Specialties: Communication Problems, Dating/Being Single Support, LGBT Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)
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