When This Couple Met, He Kind of Worried He Was Being Catfished

Each week we ask a local couple, ’How did you meet?’
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In our series How Did You Meet?, local couples tell us how they first hooked up.


Neither Thuyen nor Albert were looking for love when swiped on one another a couple of years ago. In fact, Albert had just deleted a bunch dating apps but decided to give Tinder one more try. After swiping on Thuyen, he wondered if he was being scammed because she seemed too good to be true.⁠

“I was the persistent one. She rejected my first date idea,” says 29-year-old Albert who owns Ino Jewelry. “I wanted to take her off the app as soon as possible, but I wondered if I was being catfished.” He was pleased to find out she was real and was, in fact, the woman in the pictures. ⁠

Thuyen wasn’t ready to plunge into anything serious. “I just wanted to meet friends,” the 26-year-old artist explains. “We were both cautious in the beginning and took it slow.” But as they got to know one another the relationship began to pick up steam. ⁠

After dating for a couple of years, they decided to get hitched during the pandemic. They married in what they describe as a “shotgun wedding” ceremony in the Orange County last summer.⁠

⁠For more head to @howdidtheymeet.⁠⁠


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