Before you write someone off for their overused or even cringeworthy pickup lines on Tinder, you might want to take a look at the love story of Mercedes Javid and Tommy Feight, who turned a casual online fling into a real, lifelong romance.
“It was ‘Great minds swipe alike.’ Then it was, ‘You’re very, very attractive,'” Feight explains of his tactic. “They always say thank you, and then I would say, ‘Don’t thank me, thank your parents.'”
It was evident that Feight wasn’t on the app for the same serious reasons that Javid was, but she says she didn’t have a problem with pursuing him and making all of the first moves — even though she wasn’t sure it would last.
“I was the one who said, ‘Why don’t you ask me for my phone number?’ And he said, ‘Whenever you’re comfortable, honey,'” Javid explains. “OK, I’m comfortable. We’ve been talking for a month.”
Following the exchange of their phone numbers, the pair continued to chat, until Javid ultimately invited herself over to a house where Feight was cat sitting. The quick visit turned into Javid staying the night, before what she calls the morning-after “walk of shame.”
“I’ll never call him back, I’ll probably block him,” Javid thought at the time. But it was only a few months later that the pair were sitting at their first date, alongside Javid’s mother and father.
“She loved me from jump,” Feight says of the date, while Javid corrects him saying, “I was still thinking: This is a fling.”
It seemed that in the back of her mind, however, Javid knew it was evolving into something longterm. Within a year of that date, the two were engaged, which Javid looked at as an opportunity to continue getting to know each other before marriage. By the time the couple got married in April of this year, Javid confidently says it was all love.
“He is super romantic,” she says of her hubby. “Exactly what any girl would ever want.”
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