The first thing I noticed about Joe’s Zimbomingle profile was that it was terrible. He had three or four stupid pictures (weird faces, sunglasses, groups of people) and hardly any text. He’s lucky I put some effort into my profile because he found me by typing “hiking and biking” into the search box, and I mentioned in my profile that I had lived in the countryside when I was younger and that I liked biking. He messaged me and said that he also had lived in the countryside, and I remember thinking to myself, “Fine, I’ll entertain this person with the terrible profile because maybe we’ll have this ‘Kumusha’ connection and can be friends.”
We spent the next three days messaging, and then we met for a drink. We had actually gone to the same High School—just at different times—so we spent the whole time talking about living in Masvingo and the people we had in common. At the end of the date, we said our goodbyes and I kind of panicked because I didn’t know the protocol—we’d only communicated via Zimbomingle.com, I wasn’t sure if he would be doing this with other people, etc. But it all worked out. After that date, we both deactivated our Zimbomingle profiles and started communicating like normal people. We engaged in June and getting married in December.
– Tatenda & Joe