You’d be damned wrong to think that most boyfriendless ladies you know or see on the streets are somehow schizophrenic because this lucky woman broke patriarchy when she sought any male online to accompany her to a wedding.
It was her sister’s wedding day, but it turned out to be Lila Apostolous‘ happiest moment.
Barely three years ago, the lucky girl was single and seriously searching for love. Then she took a wise decision.
Instead of waiting for love, Lila sent out an SOS call on Twitter, asking any kind and interested male to accompany her to a sister’s wedding.
The requirements or standards weren’t high, but there was so much to gain.
“Are you a man? Can I borrow you for a wedding next weekend? Bonus points if you can source a baby that I can pretend is mine too,” the desperate girl asked.
Phil Gibson, a perfect gentleman, volunteered on Twitter to be by her side on that memorable day.
“I can do this, I’ve got a suit and everything!” he wrote in his response to Lila’s message.
“See you at the altar,” she replied, and Phil followed up with a question to clarify his position.
“It’s a date! Just a date though, right?” he asked.
“Is this how internet dating works?” asked the surprised Lila, who couldn’t believe there’s been someone out there waiting for her all those years.
The same day, Phil wrote a message which reads: “My Grandma already wants to meet you.”
In the unfolding drama, Lila felt it was too early to discuss such matters with a grandma when she’s yet to meet the prince charming. Besides, they had no intentions of falling in love.
It was just love for hire, and only a few hours job, right? What were they thinking?
“That’s nice and all, but I didn’t invite her to my wedding. No, wait, THE wedding. Slip of the tongue,” she wrote in her response to the invitation.
Let’s fast-forward to three years later from 2014.
Lila wrote in a Twitter post last Wednesday, “Almost exactly three years later, I can say… Reader, I married him.”
Almost exactly three years later, I can say… Reader, I married him. https://twitter.com/Llia/status/485924627714437120 …
How love works! Lila went further to explain that Phil ended up being unavailable for her sister’s wedding, but the bond was already forged.
Twitter love is no joke.
Should clarify, we didn’t go to that wedding together (it was my sister’s, imagine!) but Phil & I did meet IRL for the 1st time that week
“But still – I jokingly wished to marry him, having not even met him, and it happened. Still blows my mind,” she added in her confession.
A Twitter user @Elbaporlacresta wrote, “This is the cutest thing I’ve seen today.”
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