Life has a way of throwing you curveballs when you’re least expecting it. It doesn’t matter how much you plan for something or wish for something, there are always going to be things that you have no control over. Love is often considered to be one of those unexpected things.
A woman on Twitter, Katie, learned this lesson in a great way when she found her future husband through social media.
Asking The Important Question
Tale as old as time, Katie was feeling unsuccessful in love like many other women and was looking for a little advice. When the men at her office failed her, she turned to the internet to share her story.
An Unhelpful Response
Unfortunately, some of these men on Twitter weren’t any more helpful than the ones in her office. This one suggested she recreate some sort of fantasy scene in a grocery store that seems to be straight out of an early-2000s romantic comedy.
Fairly Certain That’s A Joke
While this suggestion was probably a joke, it wasn’t helpful even if he did legitimately suggest that Katie aim to find true love at a piercing shop or seedy tattoo parlor.
Why Didn’t She Think Of That?
I suppose she was kind of asking for this response, considering she was asking the Twitterverse for assistance. Some smart aleck was bound to come along and make the obvious suggestion.
Well, At Least He Tried
Katie, however, disagreed. If only she knew at this moment just how right Terry’s suggestion would turn out to be. It took a little while to get there for these two, though…
Keep The Ball Rolling
Katie probably thought that was going to be the end of the conversation, but boy was she wrong. Terry decided to do a little brainstorming and see what he could come up with.
But Wait, There’s More
He didn’t stop at just five, either. Terry was deeply committed to Katie finding love, and was determined to come up with a long list of places where she could meet her Prince Charming.
Katie Vetoed All Of Them
While suggestions like “Hooters” and “shooting range” maybe aren’t the vibe she was going for, some of them weren’t terrible. Despite Katie shooting him down, Terry wasn’t giving up.
She Can’t Get Rid Of Him That Easily
A man with a plan, Terry decided to be methodical about it. Women in Hallmark movies are always finding love at their lowest point, after a fiancé leaves them or they’re passed over for the big promotion. There’s got to be a formula in there somewhere!
Katie Thinks She’s The Side Character Of Her Life
She took the bait and was willing to play along with whatever plan Terry seemed to be forming, but Katie wasn’t going to be so easy to define. The witty friend could still be lead material for the right person.
A Side Note For The “Side Character”
Though Katie apparently sees herself as playing the role of the best friend or the funny side character in her own life, this kind of thing wouldn’t happen to anyone who wasn’t the main character.
We’re Running Out Of Movie Tropes
Running through all the movie tropes he can think of, the only one Katie identifies with is the role of the man-hater—something you might have guessed based on her previous responses.
She’s Exhausted All Her Options
Even the classic enemies-to-friends-to-lovers ploy hasn’t seemed to work out for Katie, though maybe she and Terry were engaging in their own version of that without even realizing it…
You Can’t Fit Katie Into A Box
As hard as he was trying, Katie wasn’t going to make this so easy for him. Nothing worth having ever comes easily, right? Nobody puts baby in a corner, and no one fits Katie into a stereotype.
Ready To Throw In The Towel
We’re tired after reading this back-and-forth Twitter exchange as part of Katie’s search for love, so we can only imagine how tired she must be feeling. Terry had another move up his sleeve, though…
Sliding Into The DMs… Respectfully
Realizing it was time to take their conversation out of the public eye, Terry decided the moment had come for him to slide into Katie’s DMs. Lucky for him, it was received well.
The Story Doesn’t Stop There
That could have been where the story ends, but there ended up being a lot more to it than that. Fate decided to prove Katie wrong, and prove Terry to be right.
Wedding Bells Are In Their Future
We don’t know how long that Twitter conversation went on, but three years later, the couple came back to Twitter to give everyone an update: they’re engaged! Their love story continues.
Terry Knew What He Was Doing
There are quite a few men out there who could take a lesson from Terry on how to slide into a woman’s DMs in a way that doesn’t make her want to throw her phone into the ocean.
And They Lived Happily Ever After
Considering that Twitter has been there for the couple since their relationship started, hopefully, we’ll be privy to an update once Katie and Terry tie the knot, cementing the social media meet-cute story forever.