It’s not uncommon these days for people to meet in more sophisticated ways than our ancestors did.
It’s no surprise that Cupid’s arrow has gone digital, with dating apps and a myriad of social media sources at our fingertips.
Rob Mills, a singer and a contestant on Dancing With The Stars: All-Stars, says that the convenience of digital contact has aided him much in his amorous endeavors. He decided to slide into ABC presenter Georgie Tunny’s Instagram DMs after seeing her on TV a few years back.
“I had been living the single life and going on lots of horrible Tinder dates. Then one morning in 2018 I flicked on the television to ABC News Breakfast and went ‘Who is that?!’” the performer told the Sydney Morning Herald in July 2020.
“She was beautiful and articulate. I needed to know her. I Googled ‘Who is the new ABC sports presenter?’, and Georgie’s name came up. I sent her a direct message on Instagram, which opened with, ‘I promise I’m not crazy’.”
Fortunately for Rob, Georgie recognized him from his time on Australian Idol, a show she watched religiously throughout his season while in high school.
A passionate relationship has evolved since that initial DM-slide, and in 2020, the former Neighbours star told Now To Love what he believes is the key to their success.
“I read somewhere once that if both people think that they’re batting above their average, the relationship is in a good place,” Rob said.
“I think she’s just a sensational human being. She’s funny, a lot smarter than me, she inspires me with her work ethic and who she is as a human. I think we worked because we talk and we talk a lot about what works, what doesn’t work for us, the monthly reviews [laughs].”