I’m pretty sure we’ve all had the occasional rush hour crush – glancing at somebody on the train and smiling awkwardly inside your head and wondering what you could potentially become – but have you ever had a faceless Twitter crush?
Nope, me neither.
But this woman found love with the man behind Waterstone’s Oxford Street’s Twitter account, and got in touch to say so.
Over three years ago, self-confessed book lover, Victoria O’Brien posted the below tweet:
well I'm in love with whoever is manning the @WstonesOxfordSt account. Be still my actual beating heart.
— Victoria (@VictoriaOB_) November 20, 2012
Fast forward four years and Victoria is married to the man behind WStonesOxfordSt.
Quoting Jane Eyre, Victoria posted: ‘Dear reader, I married him’.
— Victoria (@VictoriaOB_) July 17, 2016
Apparently, after Ms O’Brien’s tweet, she was dared to get a date with him, and when she made a pivotal typo in one of her messages to this faceless Romeo.
Following the typo, Jonathan got in touch.
It took a couple of months – Jonathan ignored my first tweet but the second had a typo and he picked up on that.
Too many beautiful friends to name but what a bloody evening. ❤️❤️❤️ Let's do this! #lifeobrien
— Victoria (@VictoriaOB_) July 7, 2016
So if you love an anonymous Twitter user then all you’ve got to do is send a tweet to them saying so, and then another, and another, and another, and fingers crossed you’ll be wed in a matter of years – failing that you’ll get a harassment order, but it’s worth a try right.
Who says love is dead eh?
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.