Erlinda laughed when her cousins put Tinder on her phone. She was in New Jersey, miles away from home. What did she care if a New Jersey man messaged her? She was flying back the next day. It didn’t matter. What Erlinda didn’t realize was that the App went with your location.
Meanwhile, across the nation, Hector was being encouraged to use the APP. It would take two days, but, “one like,” would turn into a screen of confetti telling them both they were a match. It would be Love at First Swipe.
One could say it was a coincidence, but coincidences are, “God’s Little Miracles.” There was divine intervention… In Erlinda’s words, “For a moment I thought everything was going a little fast, but then I had received little signs that, maybe Mommy sent him to me to help heal my broken heart, maybe the universe sent us our match because the way things were going, it was like our prayers, our parents prayers, and the prayers of those who loved us brought us together.”
They both had found the person who loved as much and gave as much as the other. Holding on to each other, being partners and growing old together was what they both wanted.
Four months shy of a year together, Hector proposed on his birthday. Spending the rest of his life with his soulmate was the present he wanted. As the sun set at a beach, Hector asked Erlinda to be his forever. Erlinda said, “Yes.”
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