Andrew wasn’t excited about the dating scene when he moved to Los Angeles. “Already weary of how “fake” this town is, I could only imagine how vicious the gays of West Hollywood would be.” Andrew says. Really, he was in search of a true and meaningful connection, one that he believed internet sites and dating apps wouldn’t be able to provide for him. “The stereotypes surrounding the internet hook-up culture are true,” he laments, “dating apps and websites instill a sort of instant gratification for our generation that sadly allows us to cheapen the interactions we have with one another.” Andrew wasn’t the type to scroll through an endless database of torso shots. It was apt, then, that he found Coffee Meets Bagel.
He describes the meditative pace of the app. He liked that he was able to practice patience and to wait to receive his answers. “I think it was the waiting that seemed to kind of bring everything back to a normal pace,” he says. The ability to focus, reflect on decisions, and take things slowly in the age of fast-paced internet hook-ups was invaluable.
When he met Will through Coffee Meets Bagel, his eyes opened up to LA. It’s easy to tell that he contains an excitement and passion for their relationship that is simultaneously lovely and infectious. Andrew says:
“And when I saw Will… I think I could just tell. I’m not going to pretend like it all made sense the moment I saw his photograph. But it did all make sense very quickly. There were no games and no facades. He was a genuine man from the moment I met him. And while our aesthetic tastes can be excruciatingly opposed, I honestly wouldn’t have it any other way. The world he’s opened me up to, his world, is refreshing, playful, and relaxing. Will was born and raised in Los Angeles, and over the past 10 months he’s taken me all over this city. On the weekends we’ll explore Little Tokyo and Chinatown or roam Los Feliz and Silverlake before having dinner at his family’s house. He has so many siblings, I swear there’s a birthday cake every other week… For Will, Los Angeles is home, and he’s taught me that there’s a lot more human here than I thought. We even join in the West Hollywood nightlife together; every monday night when there’s a new episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race, the bars fill up like it’s monday night football for the gays! ”
They’ve just celebrated their 10 month anniversary, by preparing a homemade meal and watching Netflix– how many would describe a perfect evening. They’ve “become so accustomed to one another’s habits and mannerisms,” Andrew says, “it’s hard to image I didn’t even know this man a year ago, let alone that I met him through an app.”
And we’re so happy that you did, Andrew.
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