Woman who flew 7,000 miles for Tinder date now has baby with match
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To restore your faith in dating apps, here’s the story of a woman who flew 7,000 miles to meet her Tinder date - and they’ve since had their first baby. See how their relationship blossomed here:
Brady Elliot had been flying back to his home in Hawaii after a trip to Ireland in July 2019, only to then match with Clodagh O’Sullivan while waiting in the airport.
Unfortunately, they didn’t get the chance to meet before the 25-year-old flew back to the US state for work, but that didn’t stop them from building a connection.
After three months of exchanging messages and FaceTiming each other, Brady convinced Clodagh to make the 7,000 mile trip to visit him in November 2019.
Clodagh, a 22-year-old bartender from Dingle, Ireland, said: "Even though we had spoken on FaceTime, I was still very unsure. But I spoke to his friends and family which helped put me at ease.
"I was so nervous on the flight thinking: 'What am I doing here?' It's really not like me to do something so spontaneous.
"I did worry I wouldn't feel the same when we met in person, but I definitely felt a spark straight away."
She added: "I'm so glad I booked the flight and took the punt. As soon as we met, I knew he was the one."
Brady, a musician, said: "Meeting her at the airport was the most nerve-racking day of my life.
"I knew Clodagh was the one right there in that airport and our first few weeks together felt like we had known each other through a thousand lifetimes."
They got on so well, in fact, that Clodagh extended her trip by an extra week before flying back over once more in December 2019 to spend Christmas and New Year with his family in Florida.
Despite Covid affecting some travel plans, the couple managed to visit each other back and forth over the next couple of years.
Soon enough they made things official and, during a trip to Jamaica and the US in 2020, Clodagh fell pregnant.
Shortly after, Brady made the major decision to move his life to Dingle and the couple welcomed their son, Jamie Elliot, in July 2021.
Clodagh continued: "We didn't plan to have a baby, but it was the best surprise.
"Since Jamie was born, Brady has moved to Dingle, and we've got a house together.
"I never thought anything like this would ever happen. But things felt right with Brady, and I had to follow my heart."
Brady added: "Living in Ireland is amazing - I never would have imagined living in a different country.
"But living here with her and our little baby boy is the most surreal thing I will ever experience, and I love every second of it."