This Couple Got Married After They Met On The Photo-Sharing Site Imgur


Sarah Schaaf


At the first official meetup of the image-sharing site Imgur in San Francisco, head of community Sarah Schaaf says that people started running up and wrapping each other in huge hugs. They had never met in person before, but had been exchanging jokes and photos online for years.


The giant outdoor picnic had a bounce house, lots of games, and "Imgurians" flying in from as far as Georgia.

Schaaf, the wife of founder Alan Schaaf, has been working with him on the site since the beginning, and says that she's found that Imgurians have this undertone of niceness that you don't see on other sites. Even though people usually come to the site because of some sort of negative feeling - like boredom or loneliness - they get hooked because of the positive, close-knit community, Schaaf says.

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Right now, Imgur is getting 130 million monthly unique views, making it bigger than Reddit. People upload more than 1.5 million images every day, and, on average, Imgur users leave more than 5.5 million comments each month.

"We want to get people off of the internet, and into the 'outernet,'" Schaaf says.


And when they do, it can sometimes even lead to falling in love ...