I was initially apprehensive to initiate conversation with a guy first because I didn’t want to seem too forward. However, I stumbled upon Ryan’s profile and saw that we had gone to the same small university, same years, same program and I thought we’d have plenty in common. So I sent him a message, and sure enough he invited me to coffee that same week. We got coffee by our old university, and ended up sitting on a park bench talking for hours. It was just so insane to me that this handsome funny guy went to the same small private school as me, started the same semester, ended the same semester, went through the same small business school and we had no idea each other existed. I was floored, and we haven’t left each other’s side since.
What made you try online dating?
Two of my best friends are big time match.com fans. I always had been curious but never had the nerve to try. I got out of a pretty bad break-up, and wanted to get out and meet new – different kinds of guys. I felt like I was dating the same person just over and over, so I needed to get out of my usual social circles. Sure enough, it worked!
How did you and your significant other find each other on Match?
I found him through reverse matches.
Who reached out to who?
I did, but he asked me out first.