Jamie Frantz and Anthony Burkett, both aged 25 and from Louisiana, connected through the Tinder dating app in June 2015 and started chatting. Most people who put their trust in online matching services do so hoping that the stars will align with a prospective partner and that romance will bloom. But as Jamie and Anthony started getting to know each other, they soon realized they had an awful lot more in common than they first thought. And one major coincidence let them know that the stars had already aligned for them both – quite literally.
Jamie, a schools social worker from Mandeville, LA, later explained to WDSU, an NBC-affiliated TV channel based in nearby New Orleans, about how the couple first met. “We started messaging within that app,” she recalled. “Then got each other’s numbers and then from there we agreed to meet up.” The young woman also revealed that it had been one particular fact that made her want to see him face to face.
Indeed it was reading one of Anthony’s texts that really made Jamie sit up and take notice. His email address had popped up in the message and it made Jamie think that maybe they shared more than just a casual an interest in each other. This made her start to wonder and led to a conversation that would reveal a startling coincidence.