Stories about online dating

10 Nov

This was around 18 months ago, and he still messages me from time to time with a "hey," or my favourite, "I miss you." Met a guy who seemed to be decent.

He had met my son, so we had to ask: Do we have a future? I don't know what I did to deserve this, but I'm just going with it. But I liked him back, and he messaged me right away. If he seemed normal, we'd have a drink, rather than building up this idea of who he is. On the site we used, they have a question that asks the things you can't live without, and I wrote was bad for the eyes and something about the evil eye. I actually forgot his name — I only remembered that he was no. When I got home, he texted me that he was deleting his account, and I was like, OK. It was the beginning of summer in New York, and every weekend was busy.

"I live life to a soundtrack in my head." My life changed forever when I read those nine words, only I didn't know it at the time. I was still in college, so I wasn't quite ready to pay for a dating site yet.

I didn't even think about deleting the profile I'd made because -- false impression #2 -- I thought that without a payment, nobody would be able to see it.

Neither of us was looking for anything super-serious, but we kept hanging out regularly and it just kind of happened without either of us noticing.

I have a son from a previous relationship — Jackson, he was 2 at the time — and they met and just really hit it off.