Facebook Glitch Results In Total Strangers Getting Married

05/10/2015 11:09 | Updated 05 October 2015

A glitch in social media has succeeded in bringing two people together in holy matrimony.

Schuler Benson was left puzzled back in 2009 when every time he tried to log into his Facebook account, he was already logged in as a woman named Celeste Zendler.

Schuler, who was living in South Arkansas, and Celeste, in Colorado, had no mutual friends and shared no Facebook interests, presenting something of a mystery as to how the profiles became connected.

Fast forward six years and the couple of now married. Schuler told their story on Imgur:

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    "In 2009 while living in South Arkansas, I used a flip-phone to log into my Facebook account. I opened the browser, went to, and wasn't even given a chance to enter any login information. I was already logged in. I had to make several posts in order to find out I wasn't logged into my own account."
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    "Turns out, I was in the account of a nice lady named Celeste, who lived in Boulder, Colorado. She and I had never met, never lived in the same state, had no mutual friends in real life or online, shared no Facebook interests. For some reason, I was unable to logout of her account. And every time I logged in from my phone for the entire week, I found myself in Celeste's account."
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    "After some understandable confusion (and a little panic on both parts), I was able to log out after she sent me a friend request. She's admitted that she intended to delete me a few days later, but it turns out we had a lot in common. "
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    "Like, a LOT in common. We became close friends online, and finally met in person in June of 2013. In the fall of 2013, she relocated from Colorado to live with me in Arkansas."
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    "In June of 2014, we were engaged, and subsequently moved to South Carolina, where we were married on June 21, 2015."
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    "I found my partner, my best friend, my great love via a simple glitch in social media. There are awful things in this world, but sometimes there's beauty, too. This is my beauty."
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