Lad Hailed As 'Man Of The Year' After Becoming Woman's Birthing Partner On Tinder Date
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A bloke has been dubbed 'man of the year' after he remarkably supported his Tinder date as she gave birth when on their fourth date. Watch below:
Last September, Alyssa Hodges, 20, and Max Silvy, 25, were supposed to be meeting up for their fourth date after meeting on Tinder when Alyssa unexpectedly went into labour.
However, Max was completely unfazed and stepped up to support her through the birth of her son Ollie.
The eight-months pregnant mum was supposed to be picking up her Tinder date from the airport but when her waters broke, she was rushed to the nearby hospital and Max ended up meeting her there.
The couple claim to have 'bonded' over the unexpected circumstances as Max amazingly stepped up and supported Alyssa during the early weeks of motherhood when she had the 'baby blues'.
So much so, the duo have been raising little Ollie together and are now planning to move in together.
Alyssa, from Brisbane, Australia, said: "I was about six and a half months pregnant when I went on Tinder, and I clearly stated that on my bio.
"I didn't want to lead anyone on, so I was being open and honest. I wanted them to know what they were getting into right off the bat.
"He hopped into a taxi when he got off the plane and came to the hospital and was there for me.
"I was contracting for those days and Max was with me the whole time. The birth itself was about seven hours."
"I felt alone and Max carried me through that week. Every time I couldn't do something, Max picked me up. He's set me up to succeed in motherhood.
"Even though I knew I liked him at the time, anything could have happened. I'd just been in a relationship where I thought it would last, and it didn't.
"So I did think 'What if this doesn't work out?', but it has and it was the best decision. I don't regret it."
For Max, Alyssa's pregnancy was not an issue for him, although he admits that being there for the birth made him 'anxious'.
Max said: "There was something that caught my eye about Alyssa. Normally I wouldn't swipe right on a pregnant girl, but there was just something about her.
"I wouldn't say the experience was overwhelming but I was anxious. I hadn't prepared mentally the way Alyssa had, so coming in late [like I did] was a rapid process.
"Anxiety was the biggest thing. There were so many unknowns, so many things that I didn't know about becoming a dad.
"There's a lot of learning that comes with being a new dad, but me and Ollie are bonding quite well."
Alyssa added: "On TikTok, everybody is asking if Max has a brother, calling him 'man of the year' and saying we were the cutest little family. It was a great reaction.
"These days, there are a lot of unfortunate stories about men who take off when the woman becomes pregnant.
"Then here's someone who comes in whilst you're pregnant and is very actively involved in raising the child. It's unheard of. I'm very lucky."