A 27-year-old woman who’d packed her whole life to move to Scotland for a man she met on Tinder was laid off after quitting her job and apartment.
Australian Stephanie Gorton had her whole life completed when he dropped her just two weeks before moving around the world.
She even shipped some of her belongings around the world after deciding to build a new home with her ‘Mr Right’.
She met her boyfriend, who was not named, on Tinder while he was traveling through her home country Daily record.
They were far away when she flew around the world to visit him while he continued his travels.
The couple decided to build a home together in Scotland and had even discussed the names of their future children – leading Stephanie to leave Perth in 2017.
But just four weeks before she was supposed to fly, the mysterious man fell silent before dropping the bomb on her two weeks later. Mamamia Reports.
She said, “During those four weeks I always tried to chase him … I even contacted his mother.
“In hindsight, there were red flags all the way. It wasn’t like it was the perfect relationship, there were trust issues … but I adored him.
“I thought it was love, and love shouldn’t be easy, but you fight for it. That was my mentality.”
Stephanie decided to dig deeper into it, but it was like her “heart and stomach already knew”.
As it turned out, her husband actually spent a lot of time with a girl from South America.
Finally, he called her two weeks before the flight to drop the bomb on her.
He said, “Steph, it’s just too hard, it shouldn’t be that hard. If it’s hard now, it will be harder later.
“You will come over and have no friends. You will rely on me and I am not in a good place financially [right now].
“Let’s just take a step back and give him a little more time.”
After Stephanie did more digging, she found that her boyfriend had spent a lot of time with a South American girl.
She also found that he had lied about other girls he had seen and with whom he had traveled.
A shamed Stephanie returned to her old job but was ashamed to face her colleagues.
She explained, “The worst part was, cock between my legs, back to my job and all the people who knew I was going to be moving to Scotland in two weeks.
“I was deeply ashamed.”
Stephanie decided to learn from her heartbreak and change her life before deciding to set up her own workshops on the weekends after trying a flower arrangement class.
Nine months later, she quit her job and worked full-time in her startup company House of Hobby.
Now, months later, she has 14 employees in three locations who run 10 weekly workshops.
In the end, she sold her hobby shop for a six-figure sum and now earns “five times more” with her second.
And something even changed for Stephanie in the love department when she met a guy named Tim, with whom she has been happily ever since.
She is glad she never got on that plane as she hit rock bottom because she found herself.