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Madison O'Neill and Charlie Dohrmann have just got engaged – but the story of how they got to this point isn’t your average 'boy meets girl' scenario.

The couple, who have been dating for two years now, originally met when O’Neill asked Twitter if anyone would be her date to a wedding.

Her reason for crowdsourcing a date? She had just broken up with her ex and had already RSVP’d for a plus one. No one wants to sit next to an empty chair at a wedding.

She tweeted back in the summer of 2015:

So hmu if you wanna be my date to a wedding tomorrow

Speaking to BuzzFeed, she explained:

Once we broke up, I realised I was dateless and I didn't really want to go alone. I figured if anyone responded it would be a close friend that would come with me just for fun.

She and Dohrmann went to high school together, but didn’t really know each other. She added:

He thought I was cute in high school but never had the courage to talk to me, but he saw that tweet as an opportunity and thought, ‘Hey why not?’

In fact, she didn't have the best first impression of poor Charlie:

He messaged her asking when the wedding was.

Picture:Picture: Picture: Madison O'Neill‏ 

Knight in shining armour much?

O’Neill told BuzzFeed:

I ended up saying yes because I figured that having one awkward date wouldn't be the end of the world, and I might as well go for it.

She did, of course, have some reservations:

But the date went so well the couple are now engaged!

The modern-day fairytale has ignited passions on Twitter:

And people are people are now very invested in their couple:

Let's hope one of their wedding guests is in need of a plus one...

HT BuzzFeed

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