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Stefan Pierre-Tomlin became famous in 2017 when Tinder stats showed that his profile was the most swiped right (an indication that a user wants to meet him) in its history. But despite those impressive stats, the 29-year-old model and pilot never found love on the dating app but did find romance the old-fashioned way.
Stefan fell head-over-heels for 27-year-old Natasha Boon, a former X Factor contestant, after meeting her through a mutual friend during a night out.
He said: “When I first saw Natasha, she instantly reminded me of Marilyn Monroe – she wore a tight red dress, red lippy and her trendy blonde hair was styled amazingly.
“She knocked me off my feet and that rarely happens with me.
“I had butterflies in my stomach, which left me thinking ‘this isn’t normal for me’!
“After we spent an hour or so hanging out and chatting that night, I grabbed her number before my manager ushered me home.
“We ended up texting all night long and the rest is history – now we’re totally in love.
“Usually people these days use modern technology to find love but Natasha and I just have that natural chemistry, so it was nice to have met her the ‘old-fashioned’ way.
“After the whole Mr. Tinder hype I kind of thought the universe would help me meet ‘Miss Right’ offline, and there we have it!”
Five years on dating apps didn’t get Stefan the love that he wanted. Over two years he did manage to land 15 dates and two relationships but they all didn’t work out because the women valued fame more than his personality.
Stefan first met Natasha at London’s Opium nightclub. Her performance was part of the Big Narstie wrap party.
While they didn’t get to talk that night, luckily for Stefan a mutual friend was performing at a private rooftop party in Croydon soon after. That friend happened to invite Natasha and Stefan was there was well.
They exchanged numbers and kept texting and had their first date and they just clicked.
There was a minor hiccup when Stefan showed up to the date directly after an engagement and had with him a “Mr. Tinder” branded suitcase. That’s when Natasha found out about his Tinder fame and a few awkward questions followed.
Natasha, from Camden, said: “At first, Stef’s nickname was weird for me because I didn’t understand why he would need to use an online dating app – he’s so handsome.
“I do get a little jealous when I think about all the women he’s matched with, but I appreciate that a lot of people fancy him and I feel privileged to be with him.
“I’ve never used dating apps myself, but I think they’re great for people who are looking for love in the modern era because these days people seem to be busier than ever before, so they deliver convenience in the mix of people’s busy schedules.”
Stefan at first thought the Mr. Tinder title, which a women’s magazine gave him, was just a big practical joke. But he thinks his TV appearances and modeling gigs helped popularize him.
One downside about meeting people through the app was that they didn’t appear interested in knowing him for him.
Stefan added: “When I was still on dating apps, I got the impression that people just wanted to speak with Mr. Tinder so that didn’t make it easy for me, in the sense of working out who genuinely liked me versus those who wanted to be a bit of a roadie.”
Following his success at finding love the traditional way, Stefan says he’s successfully matched more than 10 couples by introducing them in-person and who are either in solid relationships now or have gotten married to each other.
Natasha added: “I love his outgoing, witty and humorous personality, and his respect for people – it’s really endearing, which allows me to think of a future with him as I hold respect real high.
“He surprises me with different red lipstick all the time too, and I bought him a moonstone for his birthday which represents protection and his pure personality.
“I also love that he’s a pilot – that’s a winner for me as I love flying!”
Things have progressed quickly for Stefan and Natasha since their first date as they have now even moved in together.
Stefan said: “We’d like to start making music together and vlogging, and if things continue to go well in the future we’d like to get engaged, buy a house and start a family together.
“I love the way Natasha is so patient and that she’s a great team player, she’s kind, importantly she understands my industry and work because she’s a signed singer and been on national television.
“I also love her voice so much – it makes my hair stand on end, not that I’ve got much!”