6 True Stories of Finding Lasting Love on a Dating App

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If you think dating apps are just for casual flings, think again. These true love stories show you can find your forever partner on your phone.

"I met my current boyfriend on The League. I messaged first. I will never forget his response — he commented on the weather! 'It's drizzling,' he wrote. But it worked! We are currently living together. The League makes the entire app-dating experience far less overwhelming. Usually the matches are people I very well could have met socially or through friends." — Brianna

"As a liberal Jewish woman living in Bible-belt North Florida, I decided to just have fun with dating and not stress or worry too much about finding anything serious. I joined Tinder and had a blast. I met tons of cool guys, and collected some hilarious stories. I was finally getting a little tired of the whole scene when I matched with this handsome guy with a pretty weird, irreverent sense of humor. I walked into the restaurant for our first date and my eyes immediately found him — sitting pretty on a bar stool, the most attractive guy in the room. We talked for hours. And then we went on three dates over four days. I was done. He checked everything off my must-have list, and I even started adding qualities to the list that I didn't even know I wanted until I met him. We moved in together a few weeks ago. We cook dinner together every night, laugh every day, and challenge each other to grow in so many ways — and the whole marriage thing is around the corner." — Lindsey

"I've had a lot of luck in terms of meeting nice men through Tinder. And last year, around this time, I started messaging a new man. We went out on four dates, but despite the fact he had been so sweet and put so much thought into each date he planned, I was feeling pretty iffy. He was handsome and smart, and had a great job, but for some reason I felt a friend vibe. I told him how I felt and we stayed friends for about eight months, when I finally realized I had feelings for him, too. We decided to officially start dating last September, and have been going strong ever since. While it's soon, he is moving in and we have already begun to plan our futures together, which doesn't feel strange since we've known each other for more than a year. I've never felt so sure of anyone before and know we will get married within the next few years." — Laura

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"I found my husband, the total love of my life, on the dating app for OK Cupid. I messaged my now-husband and, weirdly, he received the email on the night of the one-year anniversary of his late wife's death, just as the fireworks were going off at Disney World, where he had taken his kids as a sign that they were moving on to a new life. It was so jarring that he didn't get back to me for a month. Then, when he was feeling alone, in the parking lot of the elementary school waiting for a back-to-school night that he was attending alone for the second time, he decided to email me back. We had our first date and in an hour I knew he was the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. Now that we're married two years, we still find amazing similarities in our backgrounds or life goals. He's wonderful and I couldn't ask for a better husband." — Faith

"We met on Tinder when my now-fiancé messaged me, 'hi there.' We started chatting and what was so great about our conversation was that it was natural. We talked like we've been friends for years. Things moved quickly, because about a week later, we met in person and we've been together ever since! Last February, he moved in with me and in December, he proposed! We are now planning to buy a house." — Carrie

"I was feeling the exhaustion of meeting new people and keeping my heart and mind open, and I was considering taking a break from Tinder when I logged in one last time and saw George's profile. I super-liked him and we were an instant match. We communicated primarily through messaging for almost a month before meeting in person. In only a few short months, I am 100 percent confident I have found my husband. We spend more nights together than apart, and have booked our flights to visit France this summer so I can meet his friends and family. We have openly discussed when and where we will get married, how many kids we want, and what we want our life to look like together." — Tiffany

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