A couple who met on a dating app during lockdown got engaged and bought a house – all within eight weeks of meeting.
And as far as whirlwind romances go, this one is pretty up there.
Emily Morgan, 27, and Jamie Mullineux, 29, matched on Tinder back in July 2020.
Within a few days the pair went on their first date and quick made things ‘official’ – with nurse Emily even introducing Jamie to her family the next day.
Things got even more serious when Jamie popped the question eight weeks into their relationship in October 2020 and the pair had an offer accepted on a house a day later.
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The couple are now happily living in their three-bed semi-detached house in Darlington, County Durham, and are planning to tie the knot in January 2023.
“It’s been an absolute whirlwind,” Emily said. “From the moment we started talking we had such a great connection.
“I knew as soon as I met him that he was ‘the one’.
“We’re living proof that dating apps can really work.”
Emily, who was living in near Wigan, Lancashire, says it was ‘love at first sight’ with Jamie but there is a chance they may never have met at all.
“We only matched because I was visiting a friend at the time,” Jamie said.
“I was in the right place at the right time. I definitely fell for Emily first, I was trying to hold back a bit.
“It was like that Robbie Williams song, I was worried about: ‘saying stupid like I love you’.”
He added: “I was catching feelings quickly so two weeks prior to going away to Edinburgh I knew I wanted to propose.
“I had to ask her twice because she was busy reading a plaque on a bench and didn’t hear me!
“Emily is mad as a hatter on a high all the time – I need that positive in my life.”
Emily decided to go on the dating app in July 2020 and after swiping through Tinder, she matched with Jamie, who was visiting in the area.
The pair hit it off instantly and arranged a date a few days later in August 2020 and within a few hours of meeting the couple made things ‘official’.
“Jamie lives in Yorkshire so usually we would never match,” Emily said.
“It just so happens he was in the radius on my Tinder – it was pure luck.
“We met for a meal in Blackpool we just knew it was meant to be.
“He ended up meeting my mum the next day – it was crazy but felt right!”
Within a matter of weeks nurse Emily relocated 100 miles away to North Yorkshire to be closer to Jamie and the pair put an offer in on a house.
The loved-up couple took a trip away for Jamie’s birthday to visit Edinburgh, Scotland, in October 2020 and while out for a walk Jamie proposed.
The day after the proposal they discovered their house offer had been accepted.
“Jamie hinted at proposing l but I thought he was joking,” Emily said.
“He took me for a walk around Colton Hill and proposed – it was so romantic.
“I can’t wait to start my life with him.”
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