When someone logs into my Facebook, I usually end up finding a juvenile status update or two, along with a playful warning to not forget to log out.
But the actual act of logging into the social network has never resulted in a date.
But that’s not the case for Schuler Benson and Celeste Zendler, a pair of lovebirds who got married after meeting due to a random Facebook glitch in 2009.
Benson was living in Arkansas at the time, and tried to log in to the Facebook mobile site on his flip phone, he wrote in a Reddit post. But when he typed in the URL to the site, it somehow logged him into the Facebook account of Celeste Zendler, who lived far away in Colorado.
The pair tried to troubleshoot the issue using status updates from each other’s accounts, and eventually Benson sent Zendler a friend request, which logged him out of her account.
Zendler accepted his request, and the two just kept chatting. They figured out they had a lot in common, and decided to met in person in June of 2013.
When they met up, the sparks flew, and Zendler ended up moving from Boulder, Colorado to Arkansas to be with Benson — which was quite a change.
They got engaged a year later, in June of 2014, and then moved to South Carolina, where they married this June.
“I found my partner, my best friend, my great love via a simple glitch in social media,” Benson writes. One Reddit commenter suggests this as the title of their rom-com: “Glitch, the story of two account-crossed lovers.” Not bad.
Benson shared the screenshots with Business Insider of the initial, confusing Facebook interactions between the two, which you can see below.