Australian woman who agreed to move 900 miles to live with her Tinder date reveals how she was cruelly dumped just two WEEKS before she was due to get on the plane
- Stephanie Gorton, from Perth, Australia, agreed to move 900 miles for date
- Gave up job of five years, moved out of flat and shipped over belongings
- Two weeks before due to move to Scotland, man decided to call it quits
A woman who agreed to move 900 miles for a Tinder date has revealed how she was cruelly dumped just two weeks before she was due to get on the plane.
Stephanie Gorton, from Perth, Australia, was 27-years-old when she decided to follow her heart and move to Scotland after falling head over heels for a man who lived there.
She first met her then-boyfriend, who has not been named, on Tinder while he was travelling around her native country a year before – and was ‘totally sold’ that he was the one for her.
The couple continued to date long distance before deciding to set up their forever home in Scotland back in 2017.
Stephanie quit her job, sold her car, and moved out of the flat she was sharing with a friend – but just two weeks before she was due to board the plane, the mystery man devastatingly decided to call it quits, MamaMia reports.
Stephanie Gorton (pictured), from Perth, Australia, was 27-years-old when she agreed to move 900 miles for a Tinder date has revealed how she was cruelly dumped just two weeks later
She first met her then-boyfriend, who has not been named, on Tinder while he was travelling around her native country a year before – and was ‘totally sold’ that he was the one for her
Stephanie claims the man went quiet four weeks before she was due to fly – adding that he eventually made the shocking announcement two weeks later.
‘In those four weeks I was always trying to chase him up… I was even contacting his mum,’ she told the publication. ‘In hindsight, there were red flags all the way through. It wasn’t like it was the perfect relationship, there were trust issues… but I adored him.
He allegedly told her: ‘Steph it’s just too hard, it shouldn’t be this hard. If it’s hard now, it’s going to be even harder later.
‘You’re going to come over and have no friends. You’ll be relying on me and I am not in a good place financially [right now]. Let’s just take a step back and give it a bit more time.’
Stephanie (pictured) turned detective and wanted to investigate further, but she told how it was like her ‘heart and gut already knew’
Not only has she found business success, but Stephanie has also found love with new partnr, Tim
Stephanie turned detective and wanted to investigate further, but she told how it was like her ‘heart and gut already knew.’
Soon, she found out he had been spending time with a South American girl.
Despite feeling heartbroken, a ‘deeply ashamed’ Stephanie says the worst part was having to go back to her job where all of her colleagues knew she was supposed to be moving to Scotland.
In a bid to keep herself busy and distract herself from the reality of the situation, she booked herself onto a three-hour flower arranging course, which then gave her the idea of running her own workshops.
Fast forward nine months and the successful entrepreneur had quit her old job and was working full time on her start-up business, House of Hobby – which she eventually sold for a six-figure sum.
Stephanie has since launched a second business coaching venture and is on track to earn around $1million in the next financial year.
And not only has she found success in her career, but Stephanie has also found love with new partner, Tim.