Dating and social media have been synonymous for years. Think about all the times you entered AOL chat rooms against your parent’s advisory and got hit with the A/S/L line. Or, when we were all on MySpace cruising through stranger’s profiles. Time flies when you’re trying to find perspective love interests on social media, am I right? It seems as though when we talk about our “love interests” on social media, there’s a .1% chance it’ll really go anywhere, especially when your love interest is semi-well known. But for Torey Stachowicz, it’s as though the social media Gods were looking out for her.
Torey Stachowicz, according to Mashable, is a personal trainer in Cleveland, Ohio, with a specific love interest with a local sportswriter. She tweeted in 2014 to the writer, Ben Axelrod, that she truly wanted to go on a date with him. Thinking nothing would really happen, she probably forgot about it–never thinking he would answer.
I want to go on a date with @BenAxelrod— Torey Stachowicz (@toreydanae) December 4, 2014
But, surprisingly, a few hours later, he simply replied: you buying?
@toreydanae you buying?— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) December 4, 2014
Not waiting too long (get it girl), she responded yes, at his favorite place, too.
Ben cleverly responded that she could pick, as long as the place had chicken fingers.
@toreydanae nah, if you're buying, you can pick. Just make sure they have chicken fingers.— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) December 4, 2014
The rest…well, it seems is history. We don’t know what happened in the four-year gap of Torey and Ben’s relationship, other than that it went extremely well because four years later, Ben tweeted:
Along with an adorable photo to match.
I bent the knee. She said yes! pic.twitter.com/nVwPHtpxOx— Ben Axelrod (@BenAxelrod) February 11, 2018
And, Torey was clearly stoked.
And, strangers on Twitter were extremely excited for them, too.
I don't know who you guys are... But congratulations! pic.twitter.com/0g2nEit2gH— Lincoln Maurice (@sumolincoln) February 11, 2018
So smooth pic.twitter.com/ATGgh7oiwX— Paul Riley (@Riles400) February 11, 2018
Twitter love story ❤️— Piper (@resist_sister) February 11, 2018
Holy crap this is just too unbelievably cute! Mazeltov !!???— Mortified American (@ferociousfuz) February 11, 2018
I’m shutting down for the night because i won’t find a better tweet than this. Go out on a high note. Congrats!— Megan LeBlanc (@msmeganl) February 12, 2018
This is so awesome.— Shithole Nation (@lauraevf1968) February 12, 2018
Will there be chicken fingers at the wedding?— jenjen (@Yankeejen1) February 12, 2018
I don't know you. But I wish you a happy life together ♡♡ Best wishes from Spain 🙂— Carmen .·. (@Carmen87825114) February 12, 2018
Oh my god. Congratulations. So romantic ?— Eduardo Hernández (@bonocarmiol) February 12, 2018