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?!
It wasn't a priority, because I was seeing so many random people at that point.There were points where I was going on dates with two or three people a week.Dating people casually, I didn't really meet anyone that I was interested in for a while.And when I finally met Eddy for our first date, I had been going on so many of these, and was so busy, I didn't even know his name.I walked into the restaurant where we met, and I literally had to check my phone, like, He took me out to dinner, which is a really bold first-date move, and it ended up going really well.We had such a great time, we went to about seven different bars afterward.About three weeks into things, we were eating dinner at a restaurant in Brooklyn when I realized I was just so infatuated with him.Our families don't know about us, because it's kind of a taboo.We're thinking about how and when we'll tell our families.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.