‘WE HAVE A TINDER TOT’
Four years after swiping right, Jade, 29, and Lachlan, 32, are engaged and have become parents to son Spencer
Why did you go on Tinder? JADE: ‘My housemates were on it and it looked like fun.’ LACHLAN: ‘To meet the right girl. It’s much faster chatting to 10 girls over text than going on 10 dates, not to mention cheaper.’
What attracted you to their profile?
J: ‘He was cute but I thought he was too good looking and would probably be a player.’ L: ‘She was the hottest girl on there.’
So, who made the first move? L: ‘I did, but I’m not sure what I said. I don’t think it was very convincing because I didn’t get a response for a while.’
J: ‘We chatted for a month or so before I finally gave in, but then I cancelled our first date. Luckily, he was persistent and rescheduled before I had the chance to back out again!’
Where was your first date?
J: ‘We shared tapas and drank far too much red wine at a bar. I remember thinking it was cute that he was going to such an effort trying to impress me.’ Lachlan, what was your first impression of Jade?
L: ‘That she was the perfect girl for me.’
Did you kiss on the first date? L: ‘Yes, I clumsily asked for a kiss goodbye.’
J: ‘He was a gentleman!’
When did you go on your second date?
L: ‘The following Saturday.’ J: ‘We ended up having three dates in a week and I bought him a watch on date three. Did someone say stage five clinger?!’
When did you become ‘official’?
L: ‘About two weeks in, I emailed asking her to be my girlfriend.’
What was the moment you realised they were The One? J: ‘Instantly! We moved in together within six weeks – when you know, you know.’ L: ‘End of the first date when we kissed goodbye.’
Tell us about your son, Spencer. J: ‘Spencer arrived in March this year. He’s the funniest little thing and has turned our world upside down! We know how babies are made so it wasn’t exactly a “shock”, but we certainly didn’t expect to be having a baby before our wedding!’
What do you love most about your partner?
L: ‘She’s beautiful, intelligent, caring and the best mum that Spencer could hope for.’
J: ‘He’s kind, generous, caring and ambitious. He’s also a huge family man, and a wonderful dad. Watching him with our son makes my heart explode.’
Do you tell people that you met on Tinder?
J: ‘Yep! We’re proud that we #swipedright. In fact, a girlfriend of mine joined Tinder after seeing how happy Lachlan and I were. She’s now married to her Tinder date too.’
What is your advice to someone looking for love on Tinder?
J: ‘Have zero expectations – you may be pleasantly surprised.’
Where do you see yourselves next year?
J: ‘Married! We’re making Spencer legitimate in March.’ L: ‘Driving through Italy and Paris on our honeymoon.’
‘I REMEMBER THINKING IT WAS CUTE HE WAS GOING TO SO MUCH EFFORT’