They found love through ‘swipe right’ in a dating app
- Two couples meet through a dating app, get to know each other, find love, and marry.
Many couples often start their love story with a face-to-face encounter, introduced by friends, meeting at work, or school. Today, there’s also the internet where people meet their life partners through online dating applications.
Two of these couples—Dwight and Pamela Joy Tagapulot and Nico and Angelu Rey-Hipolito—found “The One” through the Bumble dating app. They are now married.
A breakup from long-term relationships brought PJ and Dwight together. PJ, 28, from Pasig City, had ended a four-year relationship when she started to use the application in June 2018. After a series of unsuccessful matches, she decided to give it a final shot, and stumbled upon Dwight’s profile. PJ, an engagement manager at Globe Telecom, said it was Dwight’s mention of the American series “Friends” in his profile, which attracted her attention.
Meanwhile, Dwight, 27, from Antipolo City in Rizal, used the application in July 2018 for the same reason.
HOW THIS WORKS
In Bumble, individuals create a profile by uploading their photos and writing short and appealing biographies. Then they go to the swipe deck to search for matches. A ‘swipe right’ on a profile expresses interest, while a ‘swipe left’ is for ‘pass.’ A match is made when two people ‘swipe right’ on each other’s profile.
Their match was “born” on Aug. 19. And a conversation started. “The conversation started like friends because we both came from a breakup,” she told Manila Bulletin in Filipino.