Romance is not dead, people – as one Tinder romance has shown.
One woman, who identifies as Tilly, shared on Twitter how a man she met on popular dating app Tinder went to drastic measures to try and impress her.
If food is the way to your heart, you’ll certainly appreciate what followed.
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The “sweet man” (Tilly’s words) made a Twitter account simply to show Tilly how to make pasta from scratch – because the app platform didn’t allow him to send her photos.
this sweet man ..... made a twitter account to show me his pasta because you cant send pictures on tinder https://t.co/m3LMsfRW6S— tilly (@nextleveltilly) October 30, 2019
step 4: tortellini army pic.twitter.com/PnsfjS5PQa— tortellinis for tilly (@tillytortellini) October 30, 2019
step 5: enjoy the fruits of your labor pic.twitter.com/5UhZjIafV9— tortellinis for tilly (@tillytortellini) October 30, 2019
On the account, which has the handle @tillytortellini, he shared a step-by-step picture tutorial of himself rolling and flattening the dough.
This was followed by a appetising looking plate of delicious homemade tortellini nicely accompanied by a side salad, glass of wine and a sweet yellow flower).
step 6: win her heart pic.twitter.com/e1CFbKWqJ0— tortellinis for tilly (@tillytortellini) October 30, 2019
The new Twitter user, who is being dubbed “pasta man” by others on the platform, shared a selfie of himself at the end of the thread, captioned: “Step 6: win her heart”.
The internet has predictably gushed over the sweet gesture, with one person writing, “I just want to be somebody’s tilly” [sic] and another saying “Wow my heart has been captured for her”.
Even Twitter weighed in, with a representative saying they were “rooting for” the would-be couple.
MARRY HIM— 🔮 MYSTIC PIDGE 🔮 (@MysticPidge) October 30, 2019
buddy, she's yours— Nikkeh (@nikkehtine) October 30, 2019
I just want to be somebody’s tilly— Fern (@katherinefdzk) October 30, 2019
Wow my heart has been captured for her— TW FOR PROFILE PIC// Abi Lewi (@skywardabi) October 30, 2019
Rooting for you and pasta man— Twitter (@Twitter) October 30, 2019
And for those who want to know what happened next? It looks like the user snared a date.
Thank you all for the twitter likes I think I am seeing pasta man on Friday— tilly (@nextleveltilly) October 30, 2019
Dating app success
Given some 39% of opposite sex couples met online in 2017 (the figure is significantly higher for same sex couples), it’s no surprise we’re turning to apps and websites in order to meet a significant other.
Earlier this month, a pair of newlyweds spoke of their “perfect” wedding day, which occurred just two months after their first date.
Online dating has replaced other traditional dating methods.
For instance, the workplace romance is becoming a thing of the past, with just one in 10 couples (11%) meeting this way.
And while meeting through friends is still a popular means of meeting your future partner, it’s less common than it once was. While over a third (34%) of people met this way in 1990, it’s now just one in five (20%) according to the most recent findings.