I love a good comeback story. The backup plan seems like a cooler dude anyways.
Breakups suck. Especially when you have already bought your ex something surprise for this birthday. A 19-year-old sophomore at Purdue University named Emma had just that issue.
Emma told BuzzFeed News that she had purchased ~surprise~ skydiving tickets for her then-boyfriend as a birthday present.
She said that the two of them are “really into adventures.”
When he broke up with her a few days before his birthday, Vowell was heartbroken but determined not to let the expensive tickets go to waste.
So, she formed a rather unconventional plan, to help her source a replacement for her boyfriend, who was “so devastated” when he learned of the surprise present he’d lost. Little did Vowell know she was about to get the ultimate revenge…
Newly single, she downloaded Tinder. But her intention wasn’t to mournfully browse the app in pursuit of a new boyfriend. Instead, she chose to use the dating platform as a way to recruit a “hot guy” to join her on the skydiving adventure above the Chicago skyline.
She said that her ex was “so devastated,” when he found out that she had bought the tickets, but she wasn’t about to take him.
“Interesting story, my ex broke up with me the week of his birthday, so now I awkwardly have 2 skydiving tickets above the Chicago skyline that expire in november,” her Tinder bio ad begins. “Deadass just looking for a hot guy to go with instead.”
The first to take the bait was Austin, who stated his interest. Not ready to simply forfeit the ticket, Vowell played hard to get. “Just need it to be someone interesting,” she replied when Austin asked what she was looking for in her skydiving partner. Clearly not shy, Austin offered to send his “resume in the morning”. Vowell, still guarded, also requested that he “attach a cover letter while you’re at it.”
The next morning, when Vowell checked her email inbox, she found that Austin had fulfilled his promise…
Dude went all in on his application. Shooters shoot!
Vowell received 50 more applications from equally persistent young men. One even found her on LinkedIn to apply directly. But she couldn’t stop thinking about Austin. So, she decided to text him the good news…