Till Tweet do us part: Online dating sites find 140-character foe in Twitter

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Remember when the only way to meet your significant other was through a blind date or an awkward introduction at your friend’s favorite dive bar? Well, times have changed in the social media driven world that we live in, especially with the presence of online dating sites like Match.com and eHarmony.com.

Does embarking on the dating site route seem a bit daunting, though? Fear not. Instead, try Twitter: the newest and easiest solution to finding your romantic counterpart in 140 characters or less. Using Twitter could — the operative word being could — provide an easy way to get over some usual awkward subjects to make your first date less stressful, while its SMS text-message appeal will keep both users interested in wanting more.

Skeptics of the Twitter’s 140-character limit on romance should think again, and look at some cold, hard facts. Ask NFL star Chad Ochocinco and reality television star Evelyn Lozada how they began their romantic courtship, for instance, and their resounding answer would be “Twitter.” It’s only fitting that the world found out of their engagement through the social network site when Lozada recently tweeted, “I’m no rabbit but 10 carats looks good on me!! Let the hating begin.” From the looks of it, this couple is in it for the long haul.

With the ability to type your feelings to a potential romance instead of having to muster up the courage for a face-to-face catastrophe, Twitter may once again revolutionize the level of social media in people’s personal lives.