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Couple finds love while learning a new tongue via a language learning app

Tinder who? Grindr who? Bumble who? Hinge who? Step aside, Duolingo is the dating app to beat.

Duolingo, as everyone probably knows it, is a popular language learning app that allows its users to, well, learn a new language. Language learners have so many languages to choose from—Spanish, French, German, Greek, Finnish, Esperanto, (and more) and even constructed languages such as High Valyrian and Klingon. According to their Q3 report in 2022, there are around 56.5 million users all around the world.

And of course, everyone knows why this app is so popular. Apart from it being one of the most used language learning apps out there, its mascot, the iconic green owl named Duo, is famous for being “too” aggressive in his daily reminders for users to open their apps and learn for 15 minutes.

Now, Duolingo has just added “certified lover finder” in their resumé, and it’s thanks to a successful couple that found love in the app.

So, the story begins with Amanda, a woman from the Philippines (yasss queen itaas ang bandera natin) who was using Duolingo to learn Italian, German, French, and Mandarin. Whilst learning Mandarin, she saw that a fellow learner kept pressing the “send congratulations” button for her streak on Duolingo. That fellow learner was Rob.

She checked out his profile on Facebook, hit him up with a “thank you” message and after he had replied to her text, the rest was history.

They both fostered their growing relationship, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve come quite a way, from calls to video chats to care packages sent halfway across the world to virtual family introductions. And where our relationship is now will only continue to expand”, said Rob as quoted by Duolingo in one of their blogs.

Amanda and Rob got married in January this year, and even put “Duolingo-inspired multilingual greetings” for their wedding guests and for those looking for some lovey-dovey inspiration.

Duolingo even tweeted about it with the caption, “how it started 🦉 how it’s going 💒”

Congratulations to the newly-weds! O diba, talo ang dating apps niyo sa green owl app.

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