Hot Clicks: Mistaken identity and Facebook glitch leads to love

It literally took years to go from Facebook friends to a romantic relationship. I’m not celeste and i have no idea how i got on here, ‘ he posted the same day.


In a recent post on Imgur, Schuler describes how back in 2009, he used his flip-phone to log into Facebook only to notice that he was already signed into a complete stranger’s account. “I had to make several posts in order to find out I wasn’t logged into my own account”, Benson wrote in a post to Imgur Sunday.

Zendler finally sent a friend request to Benson on Facebook, ending the login glitch. Schuler had simply been thrown together with what turned out to be “a nice lady named Celeste, who lived in Boulder, Colorado”.

The pair had no mutual friends or common Facebook interests and lived 1,000 miles apart, with Schuler in Arkansas and Celeste in Colorado.

No logout button, no way for Schuler to get out of her account, no way to kick him out.

Eventually, the situation was resolved and Zendler and Benson became Facebook friends. “And she was standing in the front porch in June 2013 and it was incredible feeling to see her right in front of my eyes.”, Benson shared.

And, as a few would say, the rest is history. After they both realized what was going on, the two started chatting via status updates on Zendler’s Facebook page as they tried to figure out how to get Benson logged out of Zendler’s account. They figured out they had a lot in common, and made a decision to met in person in June of 2013. Benson admitted his feelings for Zendler in 2012 after she ended her previous relation.

Fast forward to June 21, 2015 – that’s when Benson and Zendler were married.

Schuler added: “I found my partner, my best friend, my great love via a simple glitch in social media”.


It’s annoying when technology doesn’t work in the ways we want, but as the band Frou Frou so eloquently tells us in the song Let Go, sometimes “there’s beauty in the breakdown”.