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"
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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.
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