Finding ‘The One’ can take a long time, and after several failed dates it's just natural to feel worn out. That's the best time to read some online dating success stories. Not only are they a good read, but they're also perfect for putting your head back into the game. If other people were able to meet their significant others online and if those relationships are thriving, surely you'll also have your opportunity. An excellent place to find these kinds of stories is Reddit. There are even dedicated threads where dozens of Redditors share their experiences. Throughout this article, you'll find some of our favorites.
A Well-Written Profile Matters
User natvonbrat had pretty much given up hope on finding a match due to the time spent on the platform and their age – 34. One day, a guy appeared on their feed, and even though he was over the Redditor's age parameters, they felt they had to reach out after reading such a well-written profile. Fast forward to the present, and they both are getting ready to marry and are perfect for each other. This beautiful story shows that it may take a while, but love will find you no matter your age.
A Family Created by Online Dating
Is there more proof that online dating works than EnteringManhood's story? His brother met his wife on Tinder, his best friend met his wife on Hinge, and the user met his wife on OkCupid. Basically, almost everyone in his family got to know their partner because they matched in one dating website or app. But how did they do it? Well, from EnteringManhood's experience, a combination of dedicating time to put together a solid profile, reaching out to others, and answering messages is the key to finding love. Of course, personalization is also a crucial part of it all since you want to show interest in more than just people’s looks.
It Was Meant to Be
On a thread dedicated to successful love stories that started on Tinder, potatopancakehead shares her unique story. She was dating a guy for a few years that she met through his sister, which unfortunately ended on a bad note. They both changed numbers and moved to different places. After one year without communication, potatopancakehead was scrolling Tinder when her ex-boyfriend appeared. As a joke, she swiped right, just to discover that he also had swiped her. They started talking again, and after a few months decided to meet up. Three years of dating later, they're getting married. This incredible story just shows how some people are meant to be together. Moreover, the Redditor swears that if it weren't for the dating app, they would never have met again.
Starting With a Left Foot
Ghostsinthegraveyard got swiped by a cyclist because she had a bike on her profile picture. The thing was: that bike was not hers. Moreover, after talking for a bit, she was put off due to differing political views. In other words, the relationship didn't start on the best terms. Nonetheless, after some persistence from the guy, she eventually agreed to meet for a morning coffee. What was supposed to be a half-hour date ended up in six hours of conversation and they’ve been together ever since. This is an excellent illustration that just because something can start a little rough, it doesn't mean you can't put your small divergences aside and live in a thriving and long relationship.
Success Doesn't Always Mean Love
The main reason people use dating apps is to find someone to spend their life with – there's no question about that. However, successful stories don't always mean finding love. While going on dates, you meet a lot of different people. Sometimes there isn't a lack of conversation, but the chemistry is just not there. These people can end up being great friends for life, and even though it's not a romantic relationship, it needs to be considered a success. One example is Jubie1, who dated someone from Tinder for a month until they realized they weren't meant for each other. However, they became close friends, and three years later he was attending his friend's wedding.
If you've been feeling bummed out because your online dating isn't going that well, we hope these success stories made you smile and recover hope that your significant other is out there somewhere. Until you find them, be patient, take time to work on your dating profile, and who knows? You may find great friends while you’re at it and invite them to your wedding a few years from now.
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