Anything For Love: All Nighters, Steep Climbs And 13 Hour Time Differences
What started with a bottle of Prosecco and a box of canolis has evolved into yet another beautiful coffee meets bagel relationship! Ehsan and Leanne were both looking for someone that they really clicked with, not just a casual hook up or one night stand. We’re happy to report that they finally found what they were looking for.
Leanne heard about Coffee Meets Bagel in an VentureBeat article “5 Dates In 5 Nights.” The (very smart) journalist promised exactly what CMB delivers: high quality, well-matched dates, so Leanne signed up. It was Ehsan’s roommate who told him about Coffee Meets Bagel; He wasn’t interested in swiping through endless profiles and never hearing back from anyone he messaged, so CMB sounded right up his alley.
Easily one of the more adorable things Ehsan told us about getting Leanne as a match was that he “actually laughed out loud” because she was so “stunningly gorgeous.” She had to have been a ploy by the app to keep him interested. There was no way he was going to match with this beautiful woman… at least that’s what he thought. Contrary to what he thought, Leanne was not a ploy, was indeed a real live beautiful woman and she thought he was “adorably handsome!” She liked that his pictures and bio portrayed him as an outdoorsy, smart, genuine person. They soon learned that they’re both really active people, and it was important to Ehsan that he find someone who could keep up with him. Little did he know what Leanne had in store for their first date.
This is where the prosecco and canolis come into play. Leanne told Ehsan to meet her in North Beach, San Francisco on a (soon to be fated) Saturday afternoon. She then proceeded to “drag” him up 400 steps to a park at the top of the hill. She took note of his ability to keep up, and that was just the beginning of the things they came realize they had in common that day. They spent the afternoon walking around the neighborhood, just talking. Ehsan told us that, despite the fact that he had a bike race to prepare for the next day, he hung out with Leanne for the rest of the day. He ended up pulling an all nighter fixing his bike, but said he had a smile on his face the whole time.
Unfortunately, life gets in the way sometimes, and the day after their second date, both Ehsan and Leanne went on trips abroad for several weeks. He was in Asia and she was in South America, a 13 hour time difference, but they still managed to catch each other on Facebook messenger every day. Leanne says she would lie in her hostel bunk talking to him and note how ridiculous the location stamps on their messages were. “sent from Shenzen”, “sent from Buzios” they would say. Leanne also told us that their daily chats were never planned, “they happened organically because we enjoyed each other’s conversation so much.” Ehsan even said he actively tried not to think about Leanne while he was away because he knew it would only make his trip seem to go by slower.
In Leanne’s words, “I got back to San Francisco on a Sunday afternoon, and Ehsan came over the same night. :) The rest is history.” Bottom line is, Ehsan and Leanne are now engaged!
There is some kind of beauty in the act of pining for another person. Leanne and Ehsan’s story about their time apart, after only having been on 2 dates, is a classic example of the curveballs life will throw your way. BUT when it’s right, it will work. We are so happy for you Ehsan and Leanne! Congratulations!
About Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB): CMB is a free dating service that helps members make meaningful connections. It’s designed for busy singles who want to find something real with little or no effort.