A couple who met eight months ago have announced they’re getting married after confessing their love within hours of their first Zoom date and spending just four days apart since.
Nyasha Pitt, 43, from Coventry, and Dwain Daley, 37, from Birmingham, arranged an online first date on 14 July 2020 after matching on dating app, Bumble.
The couple soon confessed their love for each other and within two weeks, Dwain had moved his belongings into Nyasha’s home.
In December, the father-of-two proposed while they were in bed and their whirlwind romance will culminate in marriage on March 29, the first day they can wed after lockdown.
Nyasha Pitt, 43, from Coventry, and Dwain Daley, 37, from Birmingham, (pictured) are getting married eight months after meeting on Bumble
Nyasha and Dwain who are both marketing consultants, believe the universe brought them together.
‘We realise our relationship is by no means perfectly normal and that some people might think it’s all happened very fast – that’s a completely valid comment,’ explained Nyasha. ‘We don’t expect everyone to get it – it came as a huge surprise to us as well.
‘But I asked the universe for Dwain, and then it was like “here you go.” We’re meant to be together.’
Having divorced from her partner of 11 years in 2008, Nyasha decided she wanted to find ‘the one’ and so tried out dating app Bumble during the first lockdown in 2020.
She matched with three men, including Dwain, who had previously been engaged but not married and had been single for three months.
He has two children – a daughter aged 13 and an eight-year-old son.
On Bumble, the woman has to start the conversation and Nyasha got talking to all three potential dates.
Nyasha, who divorced her partner of 11 years in 2008, had matched with three men on the dating app, including Dwain (pictured) who had been single for three months
‘At first, me and Dwain kept missing each other – he’d reply and then, because I wasn’t on the app all the time, I’d get back to him a day or so later,’ explained Nyasha.
‘But it was clear we had a connection and a lot in common; he was very funny, but not as funny as me!’
Having exchanged numbers, the couple called each other at 11pm on July 13 and ended up chatting until 1am.
Nyasha continued: ‘We talked about our spirituality and I found out his astrological signs, and it turns out two of the three of ours matched.
‘The next day we were texting all morning and then we did a two hour Zoom call later that day at 7pm.
‘We had this crazy energy and such a strong connection that I knew I needed to meet him.’
Nyasha drove 21 miles from Coventry to Dwain’s house in Birmingham when the first lockdown eased, and the couple (pictured) confessed their love for each other within days of meeting
Nyasha instantly decided to form a social bubble with Dwain when the first lockdown eased and drove 21 miles from Coventry to his house in Birmingham that same day, July 14.
Arriving after 10pm, they watched some comedies on TV and ordered in some peri peri chicken.
‘I never believed in all this “love at first sight” stuff before, but it felt like I had known him my whole life,’ she said. ‘I felt so safe around him – I’d never normally contemplate going into a strange man’s house but here I was.’
Having stayed the night, the whirlwind romance continued with the pair confessing their love for each other the next evening.
Nyasha (pictured) said it felt uncomfortable being away from Dwain after meeting and she couldn’t sleep properly when he wasn’t there
Nyasha explained: ‘We were just talking about something mundane and I couldn’t focus, because all I could think about was how much I loved him, and wanted to tell him.
‘I was like “oh my God, this is crazy”. I told him, “I’m going to say something to you I don’t mean because clearly it would be crazy if I did, but I love you”.
”And he said, “well phew, that’s really good because I love you too.”‘
Having gone through the stages of a relationship that take most people months in a matter of hours, Nyasha had to face reality and return home for a couple of days for work and to feed her four cats.
She said: ‘It felt so uncomfortable being apart. I couldn’t sleep properly when he wasn’t there – it was like a piece of me was missing.
Dwain introduced Nyasha (pictured) to his two children at a BBQ, just two weeks into their relationship
‘What makes it more weird is that neither of us are particularly clingy people – well, until now I guess.’
After a period of time visiting each other with just four days apart in total, Dwain arrived at Nyasha’s house with two computers, two monitors and a holdall full of clothes.
The pair have been inseparable since, splitting their time between their homes.
Nyasha recalled meeting Dwain’s children two weeks into their relationship, saying: ‘They came over to Dwain’s one weekend, and we had a BBQ in the sunshine, it was such a lovely afternoon and we immediately got on. They’re such wonderful children.’
Their next milestone came on a cold December night while tucked up together in bed, when Dwain casually suggested they get married – and Nyasha was only too happy to say ‘yes.’
Nyasha said her dad was ‘over the moon’ when Dwain asked him for permission to marry her during a socially-distanced meeting in High Wycombe
She said: ‘I was kind of expecting it, because he was telling me he was going to marry me from day one.
‘He’d sing me this song that went “I’m going to marry you, I’m going to marry you” and because we had this connection, I didn’t find it weird at all – it just made me laugh if anything.’
Dwain asked Nyasha’s father for his permission to marry his daughter during a socially-distanced meeting in High Wycombe.
‘Dad was over the moon for us, bless him,’ explained Nyasha. ‘Generally, our families are happy we’re happy. It’s nice to have nice news, especially with the world as it currently is.
Nyasha said her family are accepting of her decision to get married to Dwain (pictured), however a few relatives have commented on the speed
‘I’ve had a few relatives say it’s a bit quick and ask if I know what I’m doing – but I’m 43, not 23, so there’s an acceptance that I can make my own decisions.’
Dwain has now officially moved out of his house in Birmingham and in with Nyasha and her four cats in Coventry.
Despite previously having an allergy to cats that makes his throat close up and leaves him with itchy eyes, he has had no symptoms when he is around Nyasha’s feline – which the couple believe could be another sign from the universe.
To aid their spiritual growth, the loved-up couple have quit smoking, gone vegan and even ditched tap water to ‘unblock’ their chakras – energy portals on the body for those who believe in spirituality.
Nyasha explained they’ve ditched tap water, gone vegan and quit smoking to aid their spiritual growth. Pictured: The couple
Nyasha said: ‘We don’t want to put the fluoride from tap water in our bodies because it can limit your ability to communicate with the universe – now we stick with bottled spring water.’
The pair have begun running their own business strategy and marketing consultancy Varyah and set up social media channels DWASH1111 TwinFlameTV on YouTube and Instagram to document their spiritual journey.
Their wedding at Coventry Register Office can only be attended by six close family members and friends.
However, the pair cannot wait for lockdown measures to ease so they can have a delayed celebration with all their loved ones and go on honeymoon.
Nyasha revealed she had written a list of goals to receive from the universe and meditated on it every morning before meeting Dwain (pictured)
Nyasha said: ‘I got exactly what I asked for from the universe. I wrote out a list of life goals on a big, A1 piece of paper that I stuck in the hallway, and before I went to bed and when I woke up every morning I’d will them into existence.
‘And then three weeks later, I met Dwain.
‘When people meet us for the first time, they’ll often say we’re essentially the same person – and I can’t wait to share my future with him.’
Dwain said: ‘I’ve never thought I was the marriage type, but then Nyasha came along.
‘When I saw her profile, I immediately thought, “I’m going to marry you.”‘
‘With everything that’s going on, we can’t have all the guests we want to have and it won’t be quite as romantic as we want it to be – but we both just can’t wait to be married to each other.’