‘WE HAVE A TIN­DER TOT’

Four years af­ter swip­ing right, Jade, 29, and Lach­lan, 32, are en­gaged and have be­come par­ents to son Spencer

Cosmopolitan (Australia) - - Sex & Relationships -

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’

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