After 127 Bumble Duds, Date 128 Finally Clicked

Each week we ask a local couple, ’How did you meet?’

In series How Did You Meet?, local couples tell us how they first hooked up.

When Claire moved from London to Los Angeles, she decided to try meeting men on the dating app Bumble, and quickly matched with Chris.

“I was her first date on Bumble–but she was my 128th,” says Chris, with a laugh. “I told her she was going to have to stay on Bumble and suffer through it like I did.”

But Claire’s time on the app turned out to be brief. During their first date at the Rose Cafe in Venice, they both knew that this was it. They closed the restaurant down.


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“It was love at first sight. I felt like I knew him,” recalls Claire, 38. “I looked into his eyes and there was something familiar.”

Chris felt the same way. “Trust me, after 128 dates, you know,” the 46-year-old branding executive explained.

The couple has now been together for five years. They opened a PR and branding company, Divergent Creative, together shortly after they met, and married three years ago.

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