I had not changed my location settings or my age settings from the default, so Matt kind of snuck in there, because there's a 13-year age difference and we lived 50 miles apart.So we got a match, but neither of us was really taking it seriously.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 had been so conditioned to be blown off, I thought he was politely breaking up with me.

So we didn't really talk for a couple days, which felt like a long time. I realized he wasn't trying to end things; he did want to keep dating.

Both our siblings and my mom know and are happy for us.

My father will have a difficult time with it, but I believe will accept him in time.

An ex refused to take me skiing with him and his buddy because "I'd just slow him down." I said "His wife and I can take beginners classes and meet your for lunch and then hit the bunny trails." Oh no. Months later, and many lessons later, I ran into him at Windham Mountain (upstate NY). I had just gotten off the chair lift that was going to drop me off on the green (beginner) trail.

However, you take that very chair lift to transfer to another chair lift to go up to the black diamond (expert) trails. His parents are more traditional and it would be hard for them to accept me, without hurting his relationship with them.I signed up for online dating with a friend, almost like signing up for a marathon together. It sure looked like I could have skied down from there. " as I pointed to the top of the black diamond mountain. Eddy was the one who messaged me first, and initially I never got back to him.