Man finds true love thanks to Facebook glitch

When a man accidentally logged into a stranger's account on Facebook six years ago, something incredible transpired

Entertainment Desk October 05, 2015
When a man accidentally logged into a stranger's account on Facebook six years ago, something incredible transpired. PHOTO: MIRROR

Would you have ever guessed that a Facebook glitch could start a love affair? Probably not, but this tale tells a different story.

Six years ago, Schuler Benson switched his phone on to find he was logged in to a female stranger's Facebook account. The woman, a Celeste Benson, had no mutual friends with him and he had never seen or even heard of her before, reported Mirror

Schuler took to Imgur to explain his story: "In 2009 while living in South Arkansas, I used a flip-phone to log into my Facebook account. I opened the browser, went to, and wasn't even given a chance to enter any login information. I was already logged in.

"I had to make several posts in order to find out I wasn't logged into my own account," he recalled.

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"Turns out, I was on the account of a nice lady named Celeste, who lived in Boulder, Colorado. She and I had never met, never lived in the same state, had no mutual friends in real life or online, and shared no Facebook interests," he said.

Schuler says that after some "understandable confusion" he was able to log out -- but then Celeste sent him a Facebook request.

Later, Celeste admitted that she intended to delete him after a few days, but it turned out they had a lot in common.

"Like, a LOT in common. We became close friends online, and finally met in person in June 2013. In the fall of 2013, she relocated from Colorado to live with me in Arkansas," he added.

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A year later, the couple got engaged and moved to South Carolina where they married on June 21, 2015. Ending the story of their romance, he said, "I found my partner, my best friend, my great love via a simple glitch in social media."

PHOTO: Schuler Benson

"There are awful things in this world, but sometimes there's beauty, too. This is my beauty," he concluded.

PHOTO: Schuler Benson


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