How We Live Now: Newly-Engaged Couple Met on Instagram


“Where would I be without Instagram?” Dennis Lafargue asked on Good Morning America Monday. Dead? KIDDING! He just wouldn’t be engaged to Elizabeth Wisdom, a woman who lived states away from him and who he met through the photo sharing social media service known as Instagram, or, to the cool kids, The Gram.

You heard it here: selfies -> love. Lafargue and Wisdom first came into contact when he found a photo she’d posted of a trip to Crater Lake, Oregon on her feed, and commented on it. (He also told GMA that he’d looked at a photo she’d posted of a tattoo she’d gotten of some scripture and liked that she was a Christian.) They followed each other and started to comment back and forth, eventually taking the relationship to the next level and deciding to meet in real life. They were together for nine months before Lafargue proposed in June, by using 30 Instagram photos they’d taken while together to lead a path to a barn at Wisdom’s grandmother’s house that she’d always wanted to be married at (and where they will get married).

Lafargue and Wisdom definitely aren’t the first Instagram love success story; earlier this year, Molly Erman wrote a piece for The Cut about dating a man she met in a similar fashion. For Instagram, this is a commercial waiting to happen, especially because all the work has already been done for them, good-looking couple and all.

[via Business Insider, though the subheader for Adweek‘s story on the pair is notable the pair because it reads “Love has no filter.” What?]

Images via Instagram of course

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