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A Guy From Tinder Wanted To Send This Woman A Pic Of His "Gundam" But Don't Worry, It Wasn't A Dick

They're now married!

Posted on August 7, 2019, at 2:50 p.m. ET

via Elizabeth Howley

When a guy Elizabeth Howley met on Tinder offered to send her a picture of his "Gundam," she thought exactly what you're thinking: She was sure she was about to get an unsolicited dick pic.

It all started when they matched based on her bio, which said β€œbuy me anime figures and let me cuddle your pets.” They chatted about anime before switching to Instagram, which is when he dropped the Gundam line.

"I'm bitter and not straight and I was like, oh man, this is going to be some kind of euphemism," Howley told BuzzFeed News.

Elizabeth Howley/Twitter

She tweeted about it at the time, which was back in 2016.

Well, much to her and everyone else's surprise, the guy actually wanted to send a picture of his Gundam, from the anime franchise.

"I joked about it on Twitter and it turned out to be a really well constructed Gundam figurine," she said.

Elizabeth Howley/Twitter

Her tweets picked up hundreds of likes and people became very invested in her relationship with Gundam Guy, as he became known. They had their first date at a food and wine festival and found out they had actually attended the same school and had some friends in common.

Elizabeth Howley/Twitter

"We ended up having an incredible time together and the rest is history," Howley said.

She continued tweeting updates on her relationship with Gundam Guy, whose real name is John.

Elizabeth Howley/Twitter

Finally, last fall while on a trip to Boston, they went skating and Gundam Guy got down on one knee on the ice and proposed. And on Aug. 1, they became Mr. and Ms. Gundam.

via Elizabeth Howley

They got married in a small ceremony in San Francisco, with an officiant they found on the internet that day.

Elizabeth Howley

Howley recapped their whole journey in a tweet, which quickly went viral.

i’ve never been so happy to have been right about something in my whole life

Elizabeth Howley/Twitter

Turns out they're not the only ones to have found love with Gundam figurines.

@mitsurutenma That's awesome! Got my wife in to Gundam when we started dating. She proposed to me last year by building her first ever gunpla. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

There's someone out there for everyone.

@mitsurutenma @MiddleConcept Ladies, hmu 😏

"People are just wishing us the best and the most touching thing is when they say they saw our tweet a couple of years ago and are really happy to see we got married," she said. "It’s just really amazing to see people following along with us."

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