Friday, April 6, 2012

OMSquee! (I Think.) Meet the First Couple to Get Married After Meeting on Chatroulette

by Anna Breslaw

Once upon a time there was an American woman (23) and a British man (28) and a bunch of random penises (various ages and shades), and they all met on Chatroulette and lived happily ever after!

You guys remember Chatroulette, right? The random-video chat craze from a few summers ago? It blew up so hard and fast that New York bars were having "Chatroulette karaoke nights," when performers would regale whoever was on the other end of the webcam with a serenade (I totally did it once and sang "Magic Man" by Heart). But by and large, it featured troublemakers, people who cruelly pushed "next" prematurely, and, most infamously, voyeurs. In layman's terms, if you've never been on it... frankly, there are more penises on there than in a men's locker room.

Which is what renders newlyweds Alex and Siobhan Rogers so incredibly, ridiculously lucky. The two met during their mutual first visit to Chatroulette (aw, virginity metaphor) in November 2009, according to the Daily Mail.

Alex remembers, "I just really fell for her. There was some spark and it was a bit flirtatious, and we seemed very keen and interested in each other."

"We spoke for six hours!" says Siobhan.

Afraid they'd never speak again after hitting "next," the two began a long-distance relationship via Facebook and Skype. In April 2010, Alex flew to Michigan to meet Siobhan's family, which the couple admits was strange at first, but her parents warmed up to him quickly (understandably, as the charming Brit is basically human Kryptonite). Eventually Siobhan quit her job and moved to London to be with Alex, where they now live. He proposed in February. Finally, they married last year--in Michigan. (Holla at compromises

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