When you tweet for love, you might just find the one!
You’ve probably heard your pals, complaining on dating apps like Tinder and Bumble, about the person they have a crush on not responding to their texts. But those apps are SO yesterday. These days, other social media platforms, like Twitter, have improved their offerings to become a venue where individuals may connect and up their dating game.
After enduring the new normal over the last three years as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, Malaysians have turned to Twitter to maintain ties with old friends and forge new relationships. Twitter has emerged as a hub for Malaysians to interact and make new memories, whether it’s by sharing innovative takes on regional specialties, a sentimental message about spending time with loved ones, excitement over childhood favourites, banding together to support a disabled man’s business, or simply cracking jokes.
Now, Malaysians also visit Twitter to find love. Launched in 2018, @TwtJodohMY has gradually grown to become the go-to account for many Malaysians looking for spouses or “cari jodoh” through Twitter, while simultaneously ushering in new ways of match-making. According to the founder of the account, finding a partner is not as easy as it seems. For @TwtJodohMY’s role accounts for only 10% of matches – the rest depend on the candidates themselves.
Successful Love Matches
Here are three successful love matches on Twitter; and how the Malaysian couples created meaningful lifetime bonds through the service:
When tweeting about looking for eternal love turns to reality…
Alhamdulillah, finally found my ZAUJ!! @MohdNajmuddin15. My crush from University. We never talk n meet in person until end of degree. Allah is the best planner. You found me first at @TwtJodohMY. pic.twitter.com/eiE0NCdnX7
— Haerin⁷ 🐰 (@haerin_shii) May 18, 2022
Nureen had no idea Najmudin would become her husband when she was admiring him from a distance when they were in college. God, however, works in mysterious ways, and it was a remark Nureen made in a tweet at @TwtJodohMY that drew the attention of her future husband, and convinced him to follow her account.
“It was unbelievable that I got to reconnect with my old crush on Twitter. During our uni days, we never once spoke to each other.”— Nureen.
Who needs a love song when you can just send a Direct Message to someone and ask for their favourite tune?
From this, to this.
140522 ✨ pic.twitter.com/jZDpfOU8jd
— Kimauu (@FakhiraNisaMF) May 16, 2022
Syahmi’s “meet cute” began when he published his now-famous post on Twitter in November 2020, and messaged @TwtJodohMY to help spread it to others. As fate would have it, it caught Fakhira’s notice, and instead of liking his post, she replied to it by saying that she loves to sing, which is a trait that Syahmi likes.
Several Direct Messages later, sparks flew. Surprisingly, the couple had actually met each other in 2011 during an event at Syahmi’s school. Syahmi was very glad they were able to re-connect, even though it was entirely online. After so many failed relationships, he finally gave Twitter a shot since he’d seen a few success stories thanks to @TwtJodohMY. The account enabled him to skim through every profile that had been thoroughly screened and vetted. He enthusiastically encourages single men to use the service and be creative while staying true to themselves.
“Assalammualaikum, Bismillah” was THE perfect opening line for this couple…
From this: To this: pic.twitter.com/BZDz20EZnQ
— fermoso (@hslndhmdn) May 7, 2022
This couple’s “meet cute” happened two days after Haslinda posted on @TwtJodohMY. Her now-husband Direct Messaged her at 1am and simply said: ‘Assalammualaikum, Bismillah’. Haslinda, who was still awake at the time, teased him by replying ‘Waalaikumsalam, Sadaqallah’ just to see if he’s the type of guy who gets triggered easily. The self-proclaimed goofball also said that their most romantic moment on Twitter was when Haslinda’s future husband told her honestly about how much he makes!
Even someone as upbeat as Haslinda had previously failed to find the right partner.
“I’m done meeting suitors who only wanted to test their marketability and played around. I was inspired to go on @TwtJodohMY after seeing so many success stories. There are so many open-minded people on Twitter, so I guess that’s why my husband could find me so easily?”— Haslinda
Love knows no age…
I said three, but here’s one more: a special surprise for the single dads out there!
Dutiful daughter Raa (@qtpieyra_) is helping her single, awet muda (youthful)-looking mom to find the right partner to spend the rest of her life with through @TwtJodohMY. So, if you’re a single dad or if YOUR dad is single, what are you waiting for?
How To Use @TwtJodohMY
Malaysians who want to look for love through @TwtJodohMY will have to tweet their personal details, share the criteria of the partner they desire, include a photo of themselves, and tag @TwtJodohMY’s account. They must then send a Direct Message to @TwtJodohMY. Their tweet will then be retweeted.
In addition to arranging dates, @TwtJodohMy gives Malaysians the chance to express their crushes. A few requirements must be met by all applicants in order to utilise the love-matching service, such as maintaining an active Twitter account, and using their own or original profile images.
Love is a four letter word that is easy to spell, yet harder to find. Through this unique match-making experience by @TwtJodohMY, you may find your life-partner. And if you do succeed, don’t forget to tweet about it and let fellow Malaysians on Twitter know!
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