Back in July 2014, Llia Apostolou decided to go on Twitter to help find herself a date to her sister's wedding.
Are you a man? Can I borrow you for a wedding next weekend? Bonus points if you can source a baby that I can pretend is mine too.— Llia Apostolou (@Llia) July 6, 2014
Her post ended up getting the interest of Twitter user Phil Gibson, whom she’d never even met.
@philgibson01 See you at the altar.— Llia Apostolou (@Llia) July 6, 2014
@philgibson01 is this how internet dating works?— Llia Apostolou (@Llia) July 6, 2014
@philgibson01 that's nice and all, but I didn't invite her to my wedding. No, wait, THE wedding. Slip of the tongue.— Llia Apostolou (@Llia) July 6, 2014
Llia later noted that Gibson didn’t actually end up accompanying her to her sister's wedding, but that they settled on meeting in real life later that week.
This week, almost three years to the day since their first virtual encounter, Llia tweeted that her and Phil GOT MARRIED!
Almost exactly three years later, I can say... Reader, I married him. 😎 https://t.co/4Gldzbbsw2— Llia Apostolou (@Llia) July 5, 2017
But still - I jokingly wished to marry him, having not even met him, and it happened. Still blows my mind.— Llia Apostolou (@Llia) July 5, 2017