Tinder is a snake pit of confusion and horniness. But, on rare occasions, it can also be the breeding ground for amazing and bizarre coincidences.
19-year-old West Virginia University student, Mark Kowalczyk, was swiping around around on Tinder (that’s the proper verb, right?) when he noticed something weird about one prospective date: setting for her profile pic mirror selfie look remarkably similar to his own bathroom.
Upon closer inspection, he realized that it was indeed his bathroom …
… right down to the sparse decoration and the pile of dirty laundry in the corner.
The girl’s name was Jenna, and she apparently also attended West Virginia University. But that still didn’t explain why she had been in Mark’s bathroom. Was she a former resident of Mark’s apartment complex? Had she been in his apartment without his knowledge? Or was it merely a different bathroom with a similar layout?
It soon became clear, through the power of Twitter, that the girl in question was named Jenna Zagrodniczek — and it turned out that she had actually attended a party at Mark’s house, without knowing who lived there.
Jenna supplied a photo of herself on his balcony as proof:
Naturally, this answered the baffling bathroom question, but soon the Twitterverse was clamoring with demands that these two bathroom-crossed lovers should meet. Because the internet is a collective sucker for any kind of kismet love story.
Jenna revealed that, since Mark’s tweet has gone viral, the attention she gets on Tinder is significantly different — namely, everybody recognizes her from Mark’s tweet.
But it’s all well and good, because Jenna may not be needing Tinder for a little while: she and Mark actually set up a date together.
They even took a dual mirror selfie in the very same bathroom, to appease all of their online cheerleaders.
(It’s almost Halloween, which is the only explanation I have for why Mark is dressed up as … Che Guevara, I guess?)
So, there you have it. Despite the massive amount of sh*t, occasionally something magical can happen on Tinder.
And we should probably all take mirror selfies at the next house party we attend, just to be on the safe side.