We Fell In Love On Twitter

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.

She said: eFlirting in 140 characters.

  • The one Twitter flirting essential is using direct message. Bantering via @ is a great way to get noticed and create a bond, but switching to the private DM space will let you get a feel for your crush's true interest level.
  • Forget your expectations. Relationship dynamics are always a little different online than they are offline, and it's easy to get wrapped up in emotions if you tweet a lot before meeting. Don't think too far ahead until you've made physical contact and can better gauge chemistry.

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He said: Be your own Twitter wingman offline.

  • Since you met on Twitter, it's likely that your intentions are undefined—are you a friend or is this something more? Show interest physically by playfully flirting and verbally by complimenting their personality and letting them know you had a good time. 5 Simple Flirting Techniques No Man Can Resist
  • Make sure you set up another date. Find commonality through conversation and play it up while you're still together, like going to a concert or checking out a new restaurant. This tests the interest of your Twitter crush and signals whether you're on the same page.

A relationship can spring up from any social interaction, whether you're flirting at the grocery store, on an online dating site or through a social media network. The most important thing to remember is to open yourself up to the idea of love and all the great things that come with it. Because at the end of the day, you know you've got more than just tweets on the brain!

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