Thank you DuoLingo
This isn't like the typical thank you posts on here I wouldn't think, but if there are other similar posts before, then great! :D
I'm not thanking the moderators or course contributors or anything like that, although yea, the site is pretty good, so thanks :D
Instead I'm thanking the community and their love for sharing things to help others. You guys are just awesome!
Back in January I signed up for a website called italki, a place you can speak to natives to improve your language; I only found out about it through someone on here posting the link. Although the site wasn't actually very helpful for me with German, it did have one good thing for me:
Although we only spoke a little bit at first, it gradually built up going from italki to WhatsApp to Snapchat to Skype, to finally meeting in person last week. She stayed in London for a week... and is now my girlfriend :)
So yea, that's the joys of language! Honestly never expected this to happen; didn't sign up to there to meet someone, but it somehow just happened and I'm so grateful for it! And it could just as easily happen to someone else on here, languages bring people closer together and open your eyes to new things, so here's hoping!
And once again, thanks DuoLingo community! Would never have met her if it hadn't been for you!