The one that got away.
Meet Sabryna Salazar. The college student from Austin, Texas, recently matched with Olympic swimmer Joseph Schooling on Tinder – and then forgot to text him back. The 20-year-old realized her mistake on Friday, when she shared the duo’s short exchange on the dating app.
She tweeted: “my tinder match just won the 100M butterfly final and beat Michael Phelps. this is my greatest accomplishment”. Schooling – a 21-year-old swimmer from Singapore – won the gold medal in the 100m butterfly event, ahead of Michael Phelps.
Salazar’s post quickly went viral, and it has been retweeted more than 37,000 times since August 12. The psychology student says: “I didn’t know who he was when I matched with him. I figured he was a swimmer here at UT though based on his profile.”
She explains: “I was watching Michael Phelps in the 100m butterfly race and then Joseph won. I noticed the name sounded familiar and the announcers kept saying he was a Longhorn so I looked back through my Tinder matches and found out it was him.” Salazar and Schooling matched earlier this year, and had a short-lived conversation between April 7 and April 8.
The college student concludes: “Honestly, I just thought it was hilarious that we had matched at one point. It’s pretty crazy to think you’ve had an interaction with an Olympic gold medal winner.”