“I never did online dating– it was right for some people, but not for me.” says Phoebe. She describes a preconceived notion that online dating was for those who might be too timid to meet people in real life. Yet, despite her reservations, she signed up for Coffee Meets Bagel in solidarity with a friend. Just a few weeks into her membership, she found Logan.
“I like’d Logan because of his pictures, but not for the reasons you might think.” Phoebe recalls. “His last picture…was him in some sort of homemade costume, clearly referencing something pop-culture-y…it told me that he didn’t take himself too seriously.” The part that caught Logan’s eye was, “where I said that I appreciate when my date ‘texts with complete sentences and punctuation,’” Phoebe says. These quirky details may have sparked in them similar longings for uniqueness and light-heartedness. Exactly twenty-four minutes after their mutual like, they became involved in a virtual tête a tête Phoebe describes as witty and intelligent.
On their first date, she recalls an anxious stream of thoughts as she waited outside Hungarian Pastry Shop. To the outsider, it sounds like butterflies. Her first time meeting an individual she had met online turned into the buds of a relationship. “A few hours [after the date] something sunk in and I had that deep, uncomfortable, hot, happy feeling of possibility.” Phoebe says. Despite previous experiences where she had been “deeply hurt” and “…cast aside by a series of ‘good guys’” they became official about a month after their first date. Her advice to Coffee Meets Bagel members looking for love is to “be straightforward,” and to most importantly “release your expectations of how things should happen.” She didn’t expect to have to, but when she signed up for Coffee Meets Bagel, she took her own advice. “Open yourself up to the romance of the everyday stuff.” Phoebe aptly says. She did, and she found her Bagel.
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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.