Woman’s Day – First date bombshell: ‘My online soulmate grew up in Gloriavale’
By Chloe Willetts – Woman’s Day – 13/02/2020
”When I met Joe I wanted to be upfront from day dot because you either accept it or you don’t,” explains Tendy, who was born in the West Coast religious community.
Joe Evans was new to online dating when he walked into a café in Christchurch almost four years ago to meet a beautiful blonde he’d matched with on Tinder.
The tiler had casually chatted to a few women on the dating app, but they weren’t like Tendy Cooper.
Joe was attracted to the solo mum’s independence and drive, and the fact she was as happy single as she was ready to commit.
But he hadn’t expected to be hit with a bombshell about her past on their first date. Tendy – named Tender-Joy at birth – was born in Gloriavale.