Some peoples' New Year's Resolutions in 2020 were probably to take more risks.
Maybe to jump into things without overthinking it more and more.
And some people have taken that to its truest extreme, such as Tim Wright, from London, who went overseas to meet a guy he had just started talking to--on Grindr.
Tim Wright started talking to his anonymous Grindr sweetie on the morning of January 22nd.
"It was boilerplate Grindr fodder, 'what do you do?', 'what are you into?', exchange with a couple of pics," Wright told PinkNews.
"He told me that he lives in West London and was free to meet tonight, or after he gets back from his weekend away in Helsinki and jokingly said: 'Unless you wanted to come to Helsinki?'"
Wright decided now was the time to put his hypothetical New Years' Resolution into effect.
"Twenty minutes later and I've booked my flights with Finnair. Another five minutes later and he gave me his name and number!"
A blind date to Helsinki—no name required!
I applaud this man going all the way to Helsinki for a date. I won’t even go to zone 3. https://t.co/9boSnIUvwg— Lee Peart (@Lee Peart)1579710994.0
@itsleepeart 😂😂😂 https://t.co/yjIqRhs9fX— Joshua Zitser (@Joshua Zitser)1579711183.0
@itsleepeart I went to Seattle once. Was a good decision— Paul Fleming (@Paul Fleming)1579774971.0
I can't meet guys I know are good guys and have been speaking to forever because I get anxious they won't like me e… https://t.co/dqtbx4PIXh— Joshua Masson (@Joshua Masson)1579710566.0
@Joshua_Masson disagree this is psychotic— tom barton (@tom barton)1579711778.0
@tomsbarton I mean, I did say it was crazy I just appreciate the bold choices, even if I don't necessarily agree wi… https://t.co/HTt4KtYR00— Joshua Masson (@Joshua Masson)1579711924.0
But go to Helsinki and enjoy his blind date, Tim did.
He posted all over Twitter about it while it was happening.
So though it didn't become the romance meet-cute (and meet-without-knowing-anything-about-the-other-person) that we were hopeful for, it's still a great story.
"It's...a better first date than getting too drunk in a Wetherspoons and making out in a back alley," concluded Wright.
Yep....definitely classier, at least!