I was visitng a friend in Chicago last week (I am from Boston), and I had the most bizarre experience in the world. I walked into a coffee shop after arriving and was waiting to get picked up, and as I was sitting there reading my phone, I saw a beautiful Asian woman walk into the coffee shop and get in line. She didn't see me, but the minute I saw her I nearly fell out of my chair, because this girl wasn't just any Asian girl. This was the same Asian girl that has dominated my thoughts for the past 3 years. I met her 3 years ago during a gap year in Japan, and I worked with dozens of Japanese people my age, but this girl always stuck out to me as different. The minute I met her I liked her, and I never once worked up the guts to tell her, perhaps because of the distance. This was perhaps my biggest regret, and so when I boarded that plane from Tokyo back to America I was devastated. I came back to America and basically compared every girl I met afterwards to this girl, and they all fell short. I couldnt find a girl as amazing as this Japanese girl. Then I returned to Japan the next year to study abroad. I messaged all my Japanese friends and none were near enough to the city I was studying in to meet up... except one. Yes I got to see her again, oddly enough her family was from the city I studied in so when she had time off from college we got to hang out, I wanted to tell her how I felt but again I just couldnt do it, the distance relationship just scared me too much. I left Japan with no plans to return in the near future, thinking I'd never see her again. And now here I was in a coffee shop in freaking Chicago sitting mere feet away from the greatest girl in the world. How does that even happen? What are the freaking odds of seeing this particular girl, in this particular coffee shop, in this particular city, at the exact time I was visiting from Boston. If that isn't freaking weird then I dont know what is. Does this sound like fate to you?
Most Helpful Girl
Well I met my boyfriend on tinder, which doesn't sound romantic or like fate but bare with me. I had been in London visiting family and my cousin thought it would be fun to look through the guys on there I downloaded it and swiped through. Orginally I was on the fence whether to swipe right or not but his smile made me fall for him. So I swiped thinking nothing of it and assuming he lived in london. We matched and I decided to say hello first something I never did. We began talking and once we started talking I realized he had gone to my highschool dated a friend of my friend's older sister, played football so when I played rugby we shared the same practice field, and the weirdest of all we used to hang out as children since he played on my best friend's brother's hockey team growing up and every weekend my best friend and I sat through her brother's games and attended all hockey parties and always hung out with her brother and his teammates when he would have them over for sleepovers. Our parents also attended the same church growing up. As immature and unromantic as meeting on tinder was we both chalk it up to fate making us decide to use tinder as a joke and then give what we had a shot0
Most Helpful Guy
i think there is no such thing as coincidence, from a scientific standpoint.
simple example. first girl i ever dated in college was a girl from romania.
what are the odds that my parents would move from the chicago area to the atlanta area, decide to move 10 miles from that college, i would enroll in that college, in that exact class... with a girl who was born 4000 miles away, her parents immigrated to new york, then just happened to decide to move to the next town over in the atlanta area, she just happened to pick that college, and just happened to pick that exact class at that exact same time?
and this happens ten thousand times a day, every day of the year. the math is defied so often is basically disproven... hence, there are no coincidences.0