“I ‘Downloaded’ My Husband”: Woman Shares Her Successful Online Love Story

“I ‘Downloaded’ My Husband”: Woman Shares Her Successful Online Love Story

  • A woman struck gold when she met her boyfriend, who turned into her husband on a popular dating app
  • In a Facebook post, the woman shared that she and her husband got married ten months after meeting on the site
  • Members of the online community could not believe that love existed online and shared words of positivity
  • A relationship and sex educator spoke to Briefly News about how people can increase their chances of finding love on dating apps

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Woman finds her husband on a dating app.
A woman made the right choice when she downloaded a dating app to find the man of her dreams. Images: Sinovuyo Baninzi
Source: Facebook

While not many relationships flourish when people meet online, a woman proved people otherwise when she posted about her successful online love story.

Sinovuyo Baninzi took to her TikTok account (@nkosazana_zim) to tell social media users that she used a dating app, Tinder, to meet her life partner.

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The happy wife shared a screenshot of a Facebook post providing the details of their love story. It read the following:

"From Tinder to Home Affairs. 10 months ago, on 26 August 2023, I took a leap of faith to meet up with this fine gentleman after a week of texting. We never looked back.

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"Four months into dating, he sent a letter to my parents and on the tenth month, we tied the knot. Let me reintroduce myself: I am Sinovuyo lweNtsika YamaJwarha Baninzi."

Sinovuyo wrote in her caption:

"I literally downloaded my husband."

Take a look at the screenshot of Sinovuyo's Facebook post that she shared on TikTok below:

A woman shared her successful online love story.
The woman shared a Facebook post of how she found love online. Image: Sinovuyo Baninzi
Source: Facebook

Relationship and sex educator speaks on online love

Kelley Nele, a sex and relationship expert, explained to Briefly News that people can do a few things to increase their chances of finding love on a dating website.

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First, she suggests individuals try different apps, as not all are centred around dating but rather hook-ups. It is also important for people to make a complete profile which consists of quality photos and a good bio.

Kelley notes:

"Try to steer clear of posting your pet peeves in a bio as it can make you appear bitter or mean."

The expert also suggests people consider increasing their age or distance limit, as their expectations may not always be met.

"Someone older or younger than you anticipated could be more compatible with you than your current matches, and they may live a little further than you would like. People don’t always meet under ideal circumstances, but that doesn’t mean it can’t work."

She also adds:

"Swipe on people you wouldn’t normally swipe on if they have a profile that intrigues you. We all have a clear idea of what package our person will come in, but we could be wrong. Give someone who isn’t your usual type a chance and see if the spark can’t grow over time.

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"Lastly, be patient. Don’t expect to find your person on your timetable. You may need to go on a few bad or lukewarm dates, take a break from the apps, and return to them to find your person. Take it one date at a time."

Online love story warms people's hearts

Many social media users found beauty in Sinovuyo's tale of happiness, while others could not believe that love existed on dating sites.

A bewildered @moxie618 wrote:

"Guys, which Tinder is this one? I swear it’s different from what I used."

A user of the dating app @_angelmommy said:

"Please don’t get my hopes high! My Tinder relationship is three weeks in. I’m so happy."

A heartbroken @tuya319 shared in the comments:

"Yoh. Some of us will be used as examples in women empowerment conferences."

@amandakhanyamagwa said to Sinovuyo:

"I’ve never been this happy for a stranger. I pray that God blesses your union."

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@theenobleone wished the couple well:

"Love is beautiful. Congratulations to you and yours."

Woman shares her nightmare Tinder date experience

Unfortunately, not all Tinder love stories end in marriage. Briefly News previously reported about a woman left high and dry by her date whom she met on the app.

The unlucky lady alleged that the man stole her iPhone and left her to foot the bill. She also alleged that the Tinder date ordered a bottle of Hennessy.

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Source: Briefly News

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Jade Rhode (Editor) Jade Rhode is a Human Interest Reporter who joined the Briefly News team in April 2024. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rhodes University, majoring in Journalism and Media Studies (distinction) and Linguistics. Before pursuing her tertiary education, Jade worked as a freelance writer at Vannie Kaap News, telling the tales of the community. After her studies, Jade worked as an editorial intern for BONA Magazine, contributing to both print and online. To get in touch with Jade, please email jade.rhode@briefly.co.za

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Kelley Nele (Relationship and Sex Educator) Kelley Nele is a Relationship and Sex Educator and writer. She has been coaching individuals for 5 years and edifying people on foundational and advanced topics within the realm of dating, relationships, sex and sexuality via her writing for 2 years. She has successfully written engaging and insightful content for the following publications: Reader’s Digest UK, LGBTQ+ Nation, TransLash and Metro UK.