‘We’re so happy’: Minneapolis couple shares dating app success story – WCCO
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – If you or someone you know is single, Sunday is the day to do something.
The first Sundays of the New Year are called Singles Sundays. It is the most popular time of year to download dating apps.
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These apps cater to all ages, 19 to 90, and online dating is the primary way people meet these days. At least 30% of American adults have dated online.
A couple from Minneapolis told WCCO how downloading a dating app has really changed their lives.
Every love story has a beginning, and it is theirs.
âI had just moved from Florida to Minnesota and the pandemic hit about three or four weeks after I moved,â said Austin Morris, from Florida. âSo I thought the best thing to do to find or meet new people was to look on dating sites. So I finally bit the ball, logged in and started to slide.
Beckah, 29, from Minnesota and responsible for travel insurance, has been sliding for some time.
âI think the first thing I downloaded when I was 23 was Tinder, and I was there for about 20 minutes and immediately deleted it because I was getting fragmentary messages. And so I was like, maybe it’s not for me, âshe said.
But after the friend setups didn’t work out, she thought it over again and made her profile and intentions clear.
âI wasn’t looking for anything casual, I was looking for a committed relationship,â she said. âI’ve been on several dating apps and several first dates. I really don’t know how many first dates there have been, but there were a lot.
The couple shared what they remembered from each other’s profiles.
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“So I remember her profile picture was chin up and I was like, ‘Oh, she has a great jawline’, then she had these funny glasses on and she was like riding a boat, and I was like ‘ Wow, she’s a sailor, “Austin said.” She looked really fun. “
“I thought some of his answers were really funny, but I also saw that he has pictures where he is traveling and I love to travel and wanted it to be of mutual interest with myself and my significant other.” , Beckah said.
After logging into Hinge in July 2020, the couple got together for a walk. It turned out that they were stepping directly into their future.
They realized things were clicking at a friend’s wedding, where they danced and laughed the night away. This marriage in fact turned out to be a forerunner of theirs. Six months after they met, they got engaged on a trip to Jackson Hole.
In May 2021, they tied the knot at the Grain Exchange, the very place where WCCO interviewed them.
They say they probably wouldn’t have met without using an app.
âNo, the odds would have been very, very low,â Beckah said.
After all, they lived across the metro and had no friends in common. This is why they encourage others to market themselves and online.
âYeah, we’re so happy,â Beckah said.
WCCO also spoke with an expert – Alex Merritt, the Engineer of Love – who uses logic to clarify relationships. She explained how to successfully enter the world of online dating. Watch the interview below.
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