It can be quick, just a drink, but I would just love to meet you before Monday.” Before James, I had talked to a few guys on Bumble, but James was the first person that I actually met up with.
We ended up meeting for a drink that Thursday night.
We started texting on a weekend and then he called me on the following Tuesday to ask me out for dinner. My job is a little bit nuts, so I had to push our dinner off until the Monday after.Besides, I was working crazy hours and had no time to go out on dates anyway.But over a few glasses of wine one night, my friend convinced me that I needed to meet someone and go out, so I signed up for Bumble. A big part of the reason that I swiped his profile was because we had so many friends in common [Bumble connects you through Facebook friends].Just last month, I met a cute guy and we went out and had so much fun together. Now it’s been a month and we’ve gone out four times.The last time I saw him, I asked him if we could define our relationship. I decided that everything was probably okay until yesterday when my brother went to a coffee shop and saw him with another girl.One of his sisters got married within four months, and his other sister was married within five months.So after three months [of James and I dating], they were all like, “Come on, what are you all doing? He told me we were going to dinner with some friends and we went walking on the beach before dinner.At the time, I lived in this condo that had gable fences, and when he picked me up, he said it was like a fairy tale.He was like, "You waved out of your window on the second story and then you came running out of this iron gate." I just remember seeing him and being relieved that he actually looked like his pictures! Our first few dates after that, we were spending three to four hours just talking.I had always thought dating apps were for people who only want to hook up, and that wasn’t what I was looking for.My thinking was that I’m not going to meet anyone that is driven and has good morals online.