With over 600 million monthly active WeChatters around the world, we are always excited to hear how WeChat has created and strengthened connections among our users. Through our new series, WeStory, we plan to highlight a few of these standout stories.
This week, we feature Melisa and her boyfriend, Mickey – two lovebirds from Israel who are a living example of the modern fairytale, with WeChat as their fairy godmother.
It All Began With A Chat
Melisa first learned about WeChat and its robust features at a work meeting. For business reasons, she and her colleagues downloaded WeChat and began sending goofy selfies to each other.
Mickey, on the other hand, was more familiar with WeChat and used it as a way to communicate with the people he met while traveling and studying in China. When he returned to Israel, he often used the “People Nearby” feature to meet new friends and other Chinese speakers.
But one day as he activated this Discovery feature, there was a particular person who stood out among the others.
“Chatting with her felt very natural and I knew right away that I struck gold,” Mickey said.
As a newcomer to Israel from Argentina, Melisa was also looking to make new friends in a new country and began using the “Shake” and “People Nearby” features to help her with this mission. After the first few times experiencing “People Nearby,” she met her special someone.
Melisa and Mickey eventually added each other and kept in touch every day. After chatting for two weeks, Mickey asked Melisa on a date and they hit it off. It wasn’t long before they began seeing each other.
The two now live happily in Israel with their Tabby cat, Yuki, and continue to use WeChat for day-to-day communication. They especially enjoy sending stickers. Their favorite sticker set? Sweet Love, of course!
“I keep wondering what would’ve happened if either of us hadn’t been on WeChat,” Melisa said. “When I ask Mickey what he thinks, he reassures me that he would’ve found me anyway. But between you and me, I think WeChat saved us a couple of steps.”
From all of us at WeChat, we wish Melisa and Mickey the very best.
Mickey and Melisa’s story is one example of how WeChat makes it easier to connect and stay in touch with the people in your life who matter most. Do you have your own story to share? Let us know on Facebook or Twitter and you could be featured too!