Bizarre Facebook Glitch Leads Woman to Her Future Husband

All you singles frustrated by Internet dating apps, you are not going to believe how Schuler Benson and Celeste Zendler found each other. Facebook brought them together ... but in the weirdest way.


It was through a bizarre Facebook glitch. Six years ago Schuler tried to log into Facebook on his flip phone. (You can do that?) Strangely, he was already logged on -- as Celeste, a woman he had never met, had zero connections with, and who lived on the other side of the country. A woman he had no reason to get mixed up with. And he couldn't log out of her account until she sent him a friend request.

Long story short, they found out they have a lot in common, remained Facebook friends, fell in love, and just got married this summer. Schuler shared the stunning story on Reddit. (Click "read more" below to get his whole story.)

Six years ago today, a glitch in Facebook mobile logged me into the account of a woman I'd never met. We were married this past June.

Crazy, right? Was it meant to be? Were there unseen forces bringing these two together? Or was it just an extremely happy coincidence?

P.S. Schuler proposed in a really cute way via Facebook, of course.

I don't know what to think. I'm skeptical of things like fate acting as a matchmaker in your life. I believe if we're open and looking we pick up on promising opportunities and we follow them through. So sure, it's unusual to be introduced via a Facebook glitch. But once you are, and you both happen to find each other attractive, you'd be inclined to pursue that, wouldn't you? 

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Except I've never, ever heard of this particular Facebook glitch. No one I know has ever been accidentally logged into someone else's account, friend or stranger. And that Celeste had to send a friend request to Schuler in order for him to log out of her account? That's even more intriguing.

So maybe it's fate working through technology. Or! Maybe Schuler and Celeste are the successful outcome of a covert Facebook dating project. As one Reddit commenter put it, "Meanwhile, faraway in a darkened room, Mark Zuckerberg sips his coffee, and whispers to himself, 'Experiment 471 was a complete success.'"

However it happened, I think Schuler and Celeste are simply grateful it did.


Image via Schuler Benson/Imgur

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