We’ve all heard the line on the commercial “one in five relationships begin online,” but typically we expect them to begin on sites like eHarmony or match.com. However, there’s a couple of avid Boston Red Sox fans who are proving that love can blossom almost anywhere online – including Twitter.
The couple’s relationship began after the official Boston Red Sox Twitter account tweeted at an avid fan, Shannon, on August 10, 2011 to wish her a happy birthday. The tweet caught the attention of fellow Red Sox fanatic, Cody, who began following her on Twitter. Cody tweeted at Shannon six days later calling her “beautiful” and “positive.” From there, the two began a Twitter conversation.
Well, that Twitter conversation led to an exchange of text messages, which led to a budding relationship. In May of 2012, Shannon made the trip from Massachusetts to Illinois to meet Cody. By July of 2013, she had settled in Illinois permanently.
And, like any good fairytale, this couple’s story ends in a marriage. The couple wed this past Friday at Fenway Park, right before the Boston Red Sox team received their World Series rings. The couple created a hashtag for their big day: #DoubleRingCeremony.
So, what do you think? Would you be afraid to start a relationship with someone you only know via Twitter? Would you be so bold as to ask someone out, publicly, with only 140 characters? I’m not sure I would, but this is 2014 and with technology all around us, I can’t say I’m surprised that people have met and fallen and love on Twitter. And more power to them! Congratulations!