Simon Savidge and Chris Burton met on Twitter way back in 2012. They first connected over after a mutual love of cheese and beards.
“I work in cheese and have a beard, so two out of three isn’t bad,” Chris initially tweeted to Simon after seeing that that he loved books, cheese, and beards.
The two spend the next week exchanging DMs before agreeing to meet up for a sexy first date… moving some bookshelves at Simon’s apartment:
“Some family and friends have thought it was slightly unusual to find love through social media,” Simon says. “However Twitter was, and still is a really interesting platform to meet like-minded individuals.”
He adds, “I loved that I could see from Chris’s tweets that we had some similar passions, but most importantly get a gist of his personality. He was hilarious over DM and I thought life is too short to not to see where it could lead.”
“Six years later, we’re getting married!”
The guys got engaged back in December. This week, they exchanged 280-character vows… at the Twitter headquarters, naturally!
“Meeting on Twitter is really important part to our story, as without it we probably wouldn’t have met,” Simon says, “so it’s great if slightly surreal that we can exchange 280 character vows at the actual Twitter HQ.”
The couple will have an official wedding ceremony next month in Liverpool.
I love you @ohchrisburton. I love you more today than yesterday & tomorrow I’ll love you even more. I’ll support you, enable you and retweet you. I’ll take care of you, I’ll cherish you and I’ll even share your badly lit selfies. #280CharacterVows #WeMetOnTwitter pic.twitter.com/mpYDWUDmeD
— Simon Savidge (@SavidgeReads) February 14, 2018