Love dating mail
While the age gap had initially made me hesitant about pursuing him romantically, I had grown so comfortable talking to him, I felt like we’d known each other forever. His reply came almost immediately, and it was decided that we’d meet the next week.
When our brunch date finally came, I saw the same slightly shy, smiling face right where I’d last left it.
I never really imagined I’d meet my boyfriend of four years in a random, mom-and-pop antique shop in Brooklyn.
Meanwhile, I was still on dating apps and meeting suitors in real life — without much success.
While our courtship was unconventional in the age of dating apps, I’d argue that our long emails let us express ourselves and be honest in ways we wouldn’t have been able to otherwise, had I just taken his number that day in the store and started texting and dating him in the same week.