A smitten couple who met on Tinder during lockdown have become engaged and bought a house together – all within eight weeks of their first date.
Emily Morgan, 27, and Jamie Mullineux, 29, began their whirlwind romance in July 2020 when they matched on the dating app and became “official” days later.
And their first date went so well that nurse Emily decided to introduce her new man to her parents the following day.
It was about to get even more serious though – when Jamie popped the question eight weeks into the relationship and the couple had a house offer accepted the next day.
“I was catching feelings quickly so two weeks prior to going away to Edinburgh I knew I wanted to propose,” the new groom-to-be explained to Manchester Evening News.
The couple are now living in their three-bed semi-detached house in Darlington, County Durham, and plan 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 says it was ‘love at first sight’ but they could easily have never met at all – only crossing paths because Jamie happened to be in town visiting a friend.
“I was in the right place at the right time. I definitely fell for Emily first, I was trying to hold back a bit,” he said.
“It was like that Robbie Williams song, I was worried about: ‘saying something stupid like I love you’.”
Jamie added: “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 try out the dating app in July 2020 and after a couple of swipes she matched with Jamie.
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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