A Couple Who Met on Twitter Get Engaged The Same Way
In messages of 140 characters or less, an Atlanta couple fell in love and got engaged thanks to Twitter.
Anuj Patel and Sumita Dalmia met randomly on the social networking site, an introduction Dalmia blames on her obsession with all things on the Internet.
Their relationship started in 2013, when Patel posted on Twitter that he had an extra ticket to a sporting event. Dalmia responded saying she was interested, but Patel had already given away the ticket.
@SumitaDAL Hey sorry, I gave my extra ticket to a friend so we could both go. If something changes I'll be sure to let you know!— Anuj Patel (@apatel120) September 13, 2013
And thus began a Twitter friendship that progressed into direct-messaging that morphed into emails, phone calls and ultimately, meeting in person.
And then Cupid took over.
Dalmia, 27, is an attorney. Patel, 26, works in sports marketing. Both share strong interests in social media and marketing. They seemed to never run out of things to talk about.
In December, in an elaborate series of Twitter clues, Patel led Dalmia on a scavenger hunt that culminated with a rooftop marriage proposal, she told InsideEdition.com.
Dalmia climbed to the helipad of an Atlanta hotel, as instructed.
"I headed up there, and there he was, waiting for me at the top. Anuj is deathly afraid of heights, so the fact that he chose this spot to propose blew me away," she said.
"Not only was he waiting with the ring, but he had one more tweet for me! He held up a tweet sign that said "Will you marry me?"
"It was perfect. He had the entire day timed so that this last tweet would be at 5 p.m., right when the sun was setting over Atlanta," she said.