Online dating has been around for a long time. And more recently social media platforms like Facebook have made it easier to connect with potential matches. But there is another, unlikely social platform that is making love connections. A true social media love story that started with a picture and a “like” on Instagram.
But how does love blossom on Instagram? What started this social media love story? It began when Elizabeth Wisdom posted a picture to her Instagram feed in 2012. Her (yet unknown) prince charming, Denis Lafargue, “liked” the photo and commented that he had been there earlier that year.
Denis continued to like and comment on Elizabeth’s photos.
Elizabeth told Business Insider: “I started looking forward to comments I’d get from him.”
So what happened next? They decided to meet of course. Elizabeth made the 7 hour journey from her home in Texas to New Orleans to finally meet Denis. (Brave woman!)
A few days into her first visit, things change and Denis announces via Instagram that Elizabeth is now his “Instalady” (Awww)
Fast forward to October 2013, the instacouple has been dating for roughly a year. And Denis is ready to take the plunge. He got on one knee and popped the question to Elizabeth!
Denis posted the image below on Instagram with the following message:
TODAY IS AN IMPORTANT DAY, YALL!!! •#oneyearagotoday Elizabeth came to visit me for the first time, and we began dating! • Who knew I’d fall so hard for a girl that I barely knew anything about from@Instagram! And that she would be brave enough to come visit some strange guy in New Orleans (7 hours away) after only talking to him for a few short weeks, AND that within 9 months of dating we would be engaged! • I thank God for the way He takes care and blesses us. He consistently wows me as He reveals more and more about Himself as well as more of his plan for my life. His ways are higher than ours (and his thoughts too!) • I am also thankful for the community and platform that Instagram has been for me to share my/our story. Through Instagram I’ve made friends with folks I’d never meet otherwise (such as Elizabeth!), and I’ve been able to share precious moments from my life on here. Y’all have been so encouraging to Elizabeth and I over the past year as we have journeyed together, and I’m looking forward to this next year as we plan out our wedding! Yall rock! • AND SO, To celebrate this weekend we are going to do a bunch of the fun stuff we did on our first weekend together! It’s gonna be a blast!
We wish Elizabeth and Denis the best in their new life together and we’re happy to be able to share it with you. What do you think of this social media love story? Romantic? Luck? Crazy? Share your thoughts in the comments below!