‘I MADE THE FIRST MOVE’
Candi, 28, ‘Super Liked’ Andy, 30, and had him at hello. They now live together after dating for nearly two years
Why did you go on Tinder? CANDI: ‘I’d just moved here from the UK so it was good to meet people.’
ANDY: ‘I was heartbroken from a longterm relationship and was finally ready to get back out there.’
How many dates did you go on before seeing each other?
C: ‘A lot! I was on Tinder for two and a half years before I met him.’
A: ‘Around four.’
What attracted you to their profile?
C: ‘He had a dog in his profile picture – works every time.’ A: ‘She Super Liked me so her profile jumped to the front of the line.’
Who made the first move?
C: ‘After Super Liking him, I said “hello”. Why not? Girls can make the first move.’
Where was your first date?
A: ‘At a bar on a Saturday.’
C: ‘Typically I have a rule that I don’t date on weekends ’cos that’s time for my friends, but I made an exception. When the afternoon rolled around I couldn’t be bothered going, but my roommate made me.’ A: ‘A couple of drinks in, I realised I really liked her and gave her a kiss. We didn’t want the date to end so we went for dinner and then had breakfast the next day. It was raining, so I lent her my favourite jumper and she wore it home. That way she had to see me again!’
What was your first impression? C: ‘Great, he’s not short!’
A: ‘I thought she was cute.’
Where did you go on your second date?
C: ‘A different bar, about a week after our first date. I was really excited to see him.’
A: ‘I actually thought she was standoffish. I left thinking I’d totally blown it and wouldn’t be getting another date.’
C: ‘I didn’t realise I was being like that, I had a great time.’
When did you become official? C: ‘Around eight weeks after we first met. We went to the Hunter Valley, NSW, with my friends and I realised we had something pretty great.’
A: ‘She pulled me aside and said, “I wouldn’t hate it if you wanted to be my boyfriend.” She took the lead again! From that day on we were a couple.’ Candi, when did you realise he was The One?
C: ‘In the UK you always buy a hat when you get invited to a wedding, so my best friend and I would text each other “buy a hat” if a date was going well – and I messaged her that during our very first date just after he kissed me.’
What’s your advice to someone on Tinder RN?
C: ‘Don’t be afraid to make the first move.’