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Words With Friends “Love Letters”: Random Opponent Leads to Overseas Love Connection

by on February 12, 2014

Zynga Love Letters_Feb 12

Every day, millions of players connect and compete through word-play in Words With Friends.  Our third annual Valentine’s Day in-game survey asked our players to share their stories of how they’ve connected with their family, friends and even random opponents.  We’re inspired by the hundreds of stories we’ve received showcasing how our players thrive on competition and use their word-rivalry as a meaningful way to stay connected with one another.  We can’t think of a better time than Valentine’s Day week to share players’ “love letters” in their own words.  We hope you’re inspired by their wordie connections as much as we are!

Dear Words With Friends,

It’s funny how love works. Sometimes the person you’re meant to be with lives right down the street, and sometimes they’re halfway around the world just waiting to be found.

In my case, it was the latter, and Words With Friends helped us to connect. I started playing about a year ago and was enjoying competing with new people. Then, I connected randomly through Smart Match with the man who is now my boyfriend. After playing for a few weeks, we started chatting through the game. We hit it off – it was instant chemistry. I decided to take our chatting a bit further, and gave him a call on the phone. I then realized that we had so much in common that this was a man I needed to meet, even though he lives in the U.S. and I live in Australia. So, I took a leap.

I took a flight from Melbourne, Australia to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee this past September to meet him. I had such a fantastic time, I returned only a few short months later for New Year’s. While I was there, I fell in love with the area and this wonderful guy, and realized this was the place for me.

I’m currently in the process of applying for my Green Card. Fingers crossed for the paperwork to go through so that I can move to Tennessee in the near future. We still play Words With Friends together every day, whether we’re on different continents or sitting next to each other on the couch…and hopefully we’ll be playing many more of our games from the same room soon!


Sharon Harris

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