A couple who met eight months ago announced they are getting married after confessing their love within hours of their first Zoom date and having been apart just four days since.
Nyasha Pitt, 43, from Coventry, and Dwain Daley, 37, from Birmingham, arranged an online first date on July 14, 2020 after matching on dating app, Bumble.
The pair soon confessed their love for each other and, within two weeks, Dwain had moved his belongings to Nyasha’s house.
In December, the father of two married while in bed and their whirlwind romance will culminate in a wedding on March 29, the first day they can get married after lockdown.
Nyasha Pitt, 43, from Coventry, and Dwain Daley, 37, from Birmingham, (pictured) are getting married at Bumble eight months after meeting
Nyasha and Dwain, who are both marketing consultants, believe the universe brought them together.
“We realize that our relationship is by no means perfectly normal and some people think it all happened very quickly – that’s a perfectly fair comment,” Nyasha explained. ‘We don’t expect everyone to get it – it came as a big surprise to us, too.
“But I asked the universe for Dwain, and then it was like,” Here you go. ” We are meant for each other.’
After being separated from her 11-year-old partner in 2008, Nyasha decided she wanted to find ‘the one’ and that’s why she tried dating app Bumble during its first lockdown in 2020.
She matched up with three men, including Dwain, who was previously engaged but not married and had been single for three months.
He has two children: a 13-year-old daughter and an eight-year-old son.
On Bumble, the woman has to start the conversation and Nyasha got into talking about all three possible dates.
Nyasha, who divorced her 11-year-old partner in 2008, had matched three men on the dating app, including Dwain (pictured) who had been single for three months
“At first, I and Dwain were missing each other – he answered and then, because I wasn’t on the app all the time, I got back to him a day or so later,” Nyasha explained.
“But it was clear we had a connection and a lot in common; he was very funny, but not as funny as me! ‘
After exchanging numbers, the couple called each other on July 13 at 11 p.m. and ended up talking until 1 a.m.
Nyasha continued, “We talked about our spirituality and I discovered its astrological signs, and it turned out that two of the three of us matched.
The next day, we were texting all morning and then we made a two-hour Zoom call at 7pm later that day.
“We had this crazy energy and such a strong bond that I knew I had to meet him.”
Nyasha was driving 20 miles from Coventry to Dwain’s home in Birmingham when the initial lockdown eased and the couple (pictured) confessed their love for each other within days of meeting.
Nyasha immediately decided to form a social bubble with Dwain when the initial lockdown eased and drove 21 miles from Coventry to his home in Birmingham that same day, July 14.
When they arrived after 10pm they watched some comedies on TV and ordered some peri peri chicken.
“I’ve never believed in all this love at first sight stuff, but I felt like I knew him all my life,” she said. “I felt so safe with him – I would never normally consider entering a stranger’s house, but here I was.”
After staying the night, the whirlwind romance continued with the couple confessing their love for each other the following evening.
Nyasha (pictured) said it felt uncomfortable being away from Dwain after meeting and couldn’t sleep well when he wasn’t there
Nyasha explained, “We were just talking about something mundane and I couldn’t concentrate because all I could think about was how much I loved him and wanted to tell him.
‘I was like,’ Oh my God, this is crazy ‘. I said to him, “I’m going to say something to you that I don’t mean because obviously it would be crazy if I did, but I love you”.
And he said, “well pff, that’s really good because I love you too.” ‘
After going through the stages of a relationship that took most people months in a few hours, Nyasha had to face reality and return home for work and feed her four cats for a few days.
She said: ‘It felt so uncomfortable to be apart. I couldn’t sleep well when he wasn’t there – it was like a piece of me was missing.
Dwain introduced Nyasha (pictured) to his two children at a BBQ just two weeks after their relationship
“What makes it even weirder is that neither of us are particularly clingy people – well, so far I guess.”
After visiting each other for a while with only four days apart in total, Dwain arrived at Nyasha’s house with two computers, two monitors, and a bag full of clothes.
The couple have been inseparable ever since, splitting their time between their homes.
Nyasha recalled meeting Dwain’s children two weeks after their relationship and said, ‘They came to Dwain one weekend and we had a BBQ in the sun, it was such a great afternoon and we could start right away. They are such wonderful children. ‘
Their next milestone came on a cold December night while they were in bed together, when Dwain casually proposed to get married – and Nyasha was only too happy to say yes.
Nyasha said her father was ‘over the moon’ when Dwain asked permission to marry her during a social meeting in High Wycombe
She said, ‘Actually I expected it because he told me he was going to marry me from day one.
‘He sang this song for me that went,’ I’m going to marry you, I’m going to marry you ‘and because we had this connection, I didn’t think it was weird at all – it just made me laugh like something.’
Dwain asked Nyasha’s father for permission to marry his daughter during a social meeting in High Wycombe.
“Dad was over the moon for us, bless him,” Nyasha explained. In general, our families are happy, we are happy. It’s nice to have good news, especially with the world as it is today.
Nyasha said her family accepts her decision to marry Dwain (pictured), but a few family members have commented on the speed.
“ I’ve had some family members say it’s a little quick and ask if I know what I’m doing – but I’m 43, not 23, so there’s an acceptance that I can make my own decisions. ”
Dwain has now officially moved out of his Birmingham home and with Nyasha and her four cats in Coventry.
Despite having previously had an allergy to cats that causes his throat to tighten and his eyes itchy, he hasn’t had any symptoms when he’s around Nyasha’s feline – which the couple think could be another sign from the universe.
To support their spiritual growth, the beloved couple quit smoking, went vegan, and even dumped tap water to ‘unblock’ their chakras – energy portals on the body for those who believe in spirituality.
Nyasha explained that they ditched tap water, went vegan, and quit smoking to support their spiritual growth. Pictured: the couple
Nyasha said, “We don’t want to put the fluoride from tap water into our bodies because it can limit your ability to communicate with the universe – now we’ll stick to bottled spring water.”
The pair have started running their own business strategy and marketing consultancy Varyah and set up social media channels DWASH1111 TwinFlameTV on YouTube and Instagram to document their spiritual journey.
Their wedding at the Coventry Register Office can only be attended by six close relatives and friends.
However, the couple can’t wait for the lockdown measures to relax so they can have a postponed party with all their loved ones and go on their honeymoon.
Nyasha revealed that she had written a list of goals to receive from the universe and meditated on them every morning before meeting Dwain (pictured)
Nyasha said, ‘I got exactly what I asked for from the universe. I wrote a list of life goals on a large A1 sheet of paper that I pasted in the hallway, and before going to bed and every morning when I woke up, I would let them exist.
And three weeks later I met Dwain.
“When people meet us for the first time, they often say we’re essentially the same person – and I can’t wait to share my future with him.”
Dwain said, “I never thought I was the marriage type, but then Nyasha came over.
‘When I saw her profile, I immediately thought,’ I’m going to marry you. ”
With all that’s going on, we can’t have all the guests we want and it’s not going to be as romantic as we want – but we both can’t wait to get married. ‘