Like many modern couples, Elizabeth Goracke and Joshua Colbert met on a dating app, Hinge. Except in their case…that’s not really 100% true. It turns out, the couple discovered they’d actually first met in the hospital nursery, on the very day they were born. Yes, they shared the same birthday and birth place, and were born just six hours apart. What’s more, they also discovered they were in the same kindergarten class, the only year that Elizabeth attended that particular school.
They don’t remember each other at all from those original meetings, but they know that their reconnection on Hinge was meant to be. Just five months after that reconnection, on their 35th birthdays, September 13, 2023, the two became man and wife.
Elizabeth was careful at first, though. The mother of two used her skills as a human resources director to run a background check on Joshua before she met him. His background checked out and bonus – that’s how she discovered they shared a birthday!
Once they met up in person, things moved quickly. Joshua asked Elizabeth’s father for permission to propose just a month later. Though he gave permission, Alan Goracke did ask Joshua to slow things down a bit. Yet, as Goracke, who is a pastor, conducted the couple’s pre-marital counseling, his confidence in Joshua grew.
“As we’ve gotten to know Joshua … he’s really the kind of man that I always believed that Elizabeth would marry,” he said. “I do believe this is a divine moment,” he told USA Today.
Elizabeth herself says that it is the perfect moment in time for she and her new husband to have reconnected.