Couple who have never met in person get married over Zoom

Couple who have never met in person get married over Zoom

A couple who have never met in person got married over Zoom.

The couple - Ayse, 26, and Darrin, 24 - started a transatlantic relationship during the pandemic.

They met online thanks to a Facebook group aimed at pairing up pen pals from around the world.

Ayse initially started talking to Kenda, 56, who introduced her son Darrin.

She said he was a similar age and would love to chat to someone from the UK – he was based in Detroit, Michigan, US.

So the two began chatting as friends in July 2020, but were soon inseparable and spoke on the phone to each other every night.

The five-hour time difference didn’t stop them and they quickly became official.

Ayse began planning a trip to the States to meet her boyfriend for the first time in July but travel restrictions to the US made this impossible.

The couple continued their weekly date nights via video calls and would do sweet things like order each other takeaway food and treats as a surprise.

On May 21, 2021, Darrin proposed to Ayse.

With restrictions preventing them from meeting for a long time, the couple decided to get married via Zoom, in a legal ceremony officiated in Utah, US.

On August 19 this year, Ayse and Darrin became husband and wife, with a small number of friends and family there to see it through video call.

Months after their wedding, they are yet to meet face-to-face. They speak multiple times a day while waiting for Ayse’s visa application to be accepted.Latest Post