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Meet the couple who wed just five months after meeting on Tinder

Published 30/07/2015 | 08:31

Zoe Wescott and husband Taylor Brinckerhoff. Picture; Facebook
Zoe Wescott and husband Taylor Brinckerhoff. Picture; Facebook
Zoe Wescott and husband Taylor Brinckerhoff. Picture; Facebook

Sometimes swiping right can lead to true love.

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Newlyweds Zoe Wescott (29) wed her husband Taylor Brinckerhoff just five months after they first met on Tinder.

Zoe was newly single last December and wasn't looking for love when she gave Tinder a shot, but says after one week, she knew she had found The One, she wrote in a blog post for XoJane.

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Zoe Wescott and husband Taylor Brinckerhoff. Picture; Facebook
Zoe Wescott and husband Taylor Brinckerhoff. Picture; Facebook

Taylor was already a friend of her roommate's and had already been admiring her from afar before the connected on the app.

After one week, they had 'the talk' and were officially in a relationship and after that, Zoe told her housemate she knew she was going to marry him; similarly, Taylor told his aunt that week he'd met the woman of his dreams.

"I turned to my roommate and said, "I’m going to f***ing marry this guy. I don’t want to get married, but I’m going to marry him, I know it,"' she said.

Then, after two months of trying a long distance romance, they moved in together in Los Angeles, with Zoe even sacrificing her dream of moving to New York to star in California.

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Fast forward another month and Taylor popped the question with a ring made from one of his late mother's earrings.

"During our engagement, I never asked anyone what they thought of my decision, and sometimes I lied to people and said we’d been together a year. Part of me feared the judgement, or prying questions, but mostly I was confident as hell, and didn’t need to hear shit from anyone," Zoe said.

Zoe, who had been married once before and "did everything right" the first time around, said she was thrilled with everyone's support of their decision to walk up the aisle so quickly.

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"The most surprising, and humbling part, however, was the amount of support we got from people. A friend told us her parents had gotten married even faster than we were, and had been happy for decades," she added.

The pair exchanged vows on May 28th, a day after their five month anniversary, describing it not only as the best day of their lives, but the "sanest decision" they ever made.

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