A couple who decided to move in together during lockdown after one date say their relationship has worked thanks to a “daily audit”.
Francesca Elizabeth Williams, 33, and 31-year-old Jack McGarey, from Berkshire, have caused an online debate after revealing their strict lockdown habits.
The couple first met on dating app Bumble and went on a socially distanced walk before teacher Jack invited marketer Francesca for dinner at his home.
Two days after their first encounter the lockdown began which led to Jack inviting Francesca to move in with him telling her to “grab your gym kit and laptop”.
Now almost three months after their quick decision, the couple ensure they meditate, listen to a podcast, cook and have a “deep chat” about their families and childhoods.
Marketer told the Guardian : “Obviously, the night started with social distancing but as the night wore on and we had a few glasses of wine, we didn’t keep our distance.”
Speaking about when Jack asked her to move in, he added: “I suppose, at the back of my head, I thought: ‘If it doesn’t work out, she can just go home.’”
But what sparked a discussion on Twitter was when Jack admitted the couple do a daily audit to make sure they’ve ticked everything off their list.
Members on social media commented on the couple’s “very Type-A relationship” after an extract of the article was uploaded online.
Journalist Eimear McGovern shared a screenshot of the article writing “thank God my relationship isn’t like this” with others leaving their opinion.
One added: “I’m obsessed with their audit at the end of the day.”
Another commented: “Jesus Christ that’s exhausting.”
A third joked: “He told her to ‘grab your gym kit and your laptop’ and come over. Gym kit? It’s a global pandemic lockdown. The only thing I’m grabbing is Jaffa Cakes.”