Hernani (Groom): We met on online dating app (Tinder) just after my birthday. Yes we both on Tinder! I was just tired of the dating scene. Marlene being a working mother felt it was the only way she could meet new people. I didn’t only “swipe right” I "super liked" her on Tinder. I think she swiped right a few days later.
We spoke for about a week on Whatsapp and we had a great connection on almost every aspect. I finally asked her out on Valentines Day. Our first date was on the 16th of February 2019. At first, I thought it wasn’t going to be anything serious, but then when I met her face to face for the first time, that is when I knew this was something special and I would marry this woman
Marlene (Bride): He asked me to marry him on our 18 month anniversary at the restaurant where we first met i.e. Tashas, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton. We had talked about getting married but the proposal still came as a surprise
It was a what I thought was just a normal dinner to celebrate our anniversary. I love eating out and took the opportunity to dress up as we didn’t have many of those moments during lockdown. Little did I know he phoned ahead and planned it all with the manager. He had the waitress pretend to be taking photos and then got down on one knee. It was surreal. I think I forgot to even answer his question!
Here is a video of the proposal