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.
So we set up the date but had to push it off a couple times.
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 have a son from a previous relationship — Jackson, he was 2 at the time — and they met and just really hit it off.
I knew from the first date that I really, really liked Matt.
I signed up for online dating with a friend, almost like signing up for a marathon together.