Tinder’s ‘most sought-after’ man is officially off the market after finding love in lockdown – by ditching the app to rekindle with a model he first met at a photoshoot two years ago.
Stefan Pierre-Tomlin is the most right-swiped man on the dating app - with more than 14,600 hits - but hadn’t had any luck finding love until he 26-year-old Egle Damulyte.
Stefan met Lithuanian stunner Damu two years ago during a photoshoot, but decided to keep their relationship professional, until they went on a date in June last year, after the first UK lockdown.
“It’s very cool to have found love outside of Tinder again because it’s quite unexpected, given my title,” Stefan said.
“I quite liked her but I didn’t think anything would happen between us.
“It was more of a professional relationship and we exchanged Instagrams so I kept seeing her pop up and I started to really fancy her.
“I reached out to Damu after the first lockdown and asked her on a date when we were allowed to do things together and we just clicked.”
Male model Stefan has had quite the rollercoaster of a love life, after splitting from X Factor star Natasha Boon last year, before confronting his ex Aisleyne Horgan-Wallace of Big Brother fame in MTV’s Ex In The City recently.
He decided to jump on Tinder during the first lockdown and ended up chatting to people from all over the world, but couldn’t find anyone he had a genuine connection with.
The couple are now living together in Greenwich, southeast London, during the current lockdown, and Stefan now admits that prefers finding true love the old-fashioned way, rather than on modern dating apps.
“We went on a date where we pedalled a boat on a canal and the chemistry was perfect,” he said.
“She’s gorgeous inside and out and I’ve been really lucky.”
Stefan is now looking forward to a great year ahead, saying he sees a “bright future”.
“We’d love to move to a different country together or travel to different countries with our modelling careers, as soon as it’s safe to get around again,” he said.
“We’re looking forward to a better 2021. And if things continue like this with Damu, we’re going to be a power couple for sure.”
Despite having more luck dating in real life, Stefan still recommends dating apps to others, claiming that chatting to women during the first lockdown did wonders for his mental wellbeing.
“I’ll always like Tinder and I have nothing against it, it was great for my mental health in lockdown to speak to people,” he said.
“But if you’ve had your eye on someone for a while, now is a good time to try and talk to them online and get to know them a little better while we all have this free time.
“It’s much easier to get a strong connection and it’s definitely worked out for me with Damu.
“However I do think dating apps are fantastic for your mental health and virtual dates are still fun.”
Reporting by Caters News.
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