But that's exactly how it went down for Washington, D.C., writer and media strategist Alexis Grant, who posted the Tweet below back in 2011.
Twitter: I would like a smart, outdoorsy guy around 30yo, based near DC. Bonus points for stubble. Go.— Alexis Grant (@alexisgrant) November 10, 2011
The result? This Tweet, posted on Sept. 9, 2014, Twitter lovebirds and all. (They got married on Sept. 5.)
While Grant fully admits that serendipity played a big role in her husband-to-be seeing her post – he wasn't an avid Twitter user at the time she was asking the universe for a husband – she's careful to point out that her social media love story didn't happen as a result of luck alone.
"The reason it worked for me is I'd built up a network of people who shared my interests: travel, writing, adventure, entrepreneurship and more," Grant explained on her blog. "This is why building your own Twitter network is one of the best things you can do for yourself."
"If you’re really lucky, you might even find someone to love," she writes.