Aly Raisman might be a two-time Olympic gymnast, but she’s still millennial of the digital age. The 22-year-old lives in a time where her food, transportation, and even a new boyfriend are all supplied as a result of tapping her phone. Case in point: on Tuesday, Raisman confirmed with People magazine that she has been dating NFL tight end Colton Underwood since August. The couple made their first public appearance at the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Monday.
Raisman saw Underwood for the first time in a video he recorded for Yahoo! congratulating her and team USA for their Olympic medals. He casually asked her out andshe took to Twitter to accept. Welcome to dating in the age of the Internet.
The web is a portal of infinite possibilities, but it really goes “Down In the DM.”
Check out the tweets that sealed their relationship's fate below.
@Colt3FIVE thanks for the sweet video.... looking forward to meeting you :)— Alexandra Raisman (@Aly_Raisman) August 21, 2016
Anytime! Looking forward to meeting you too. Safe travels back, see you soon! https://t.co/vWRhhqR5up— Colton Underwood (@Colt3FIVE) August 21, 2016