Matt messaged me, and we talked a little bit, and just kind of got everything big, all of our baggage, out right away so we could see if it was even worth continuing to talk. We just talked nonstop from that point, and we went on our first date a week later.
I gave him my phone number and he texted me, "Hi, Hannah, it's Matt." And I said: "Which Matt? We went on a hike, and we put wine in water bottles and had a little picnic at the end of the hike.
I had not changed my location settings or my age settings from the default, so Matt kind of snuck in there, because there's a 13-year age difference and we lived 50 miles apart.
So we got a match, but neither of us was really taking it seriously.
But I met a bunch of really interesting, great guys, who I still keep in touch with — it's hard to be real friends with them, but we're pretty friendly.
I've set up some of the guys on dates with my girlfriends.
It wasn't a priority, because I was seeing so many random people at that point.Eddy was the one who messaged me first, and initially I never got back to him.Then he was ready to quit online dating, and as a last-ditch effort he sent me a message, like, And I actually texted him back, because I looked at his profile and saw that he was Australian, and who doesn't want to go on a date with an Australian babe?!Both our siblings and my mom know and are happy for us.My father will have a difficult time with it, but I believe will accept him in time.But [I] get panicked when I think about the fact that he lived literally one mile away and we had no friends in common. Six months after moving to New York, I started online dating.