A (Non-Creepy) Instagram DM Launched This Couple’s Romance

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

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

For this Instagram couple it was love at first like.

Brionna and Owen met on Instagram–though just who instigated the first direct message remains a little bit murky.


“He slid into my DMs, and just fell in love with me,” Brionna blurts out with trademark bravado. But without missing a beat, Owen quickly interjects, “No, she slid into my DMs, and then we started talking.”

The two discussed a range of topics before meeting face-to-face. “We talked about our past relationships, mistakes, and expectations,” says Brionna, a makeup artist, wig designer, and business student.  

Once they met IRL, everything moved quickly. “We were in a relationship in two weeks,” says Owen, an aspiring streetwear designer.

Brionna adds, “It has been one year, and it’s going to be another year, and another, and another, because he isn’t going anywhere.”   

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