Dating success stories
Photos by Ann Louise Photography A Novel Connection Ariella Furman came across Dana Custer’s profile on OKCupid and was immediately interested by how much they had in common.
They both worked in the film industry and had similar hobbies, so Ariella knew she had to make a move.
But Ariella was so worried about making a good impression that she didn’t know how to start a conversation.
“When I messaged her, I didn't want it to be a shallow, ‘Hey, what’s up’ message,” says Ariella.
“I can take my grandmother’s advice and sort of ‘least expect’ my way into maybe bumping into the one [of them] — or I can try online dating,” she says.
Online dating is, in fact, the second most popular way couples meet in today’s technologically-mediated world.
But when Webb began the journey, she found it much more fraught than she’d anticipated.
“I thought, ‘This must be an OK person,’ especially when everyone else was so creepy.“To this day, those long convos never ended and we always seem to understand one-another and connect so easily,” Ariella says.When yet another romantic relationship came “burning down in a spectacular fashion,” Amy Webb sought the advice of her friends and family, including her grandmother. True love will find you when you least expect it,’” Webb recalls in her TED Talk.I hate to say that his pictures were boring and normal, but that was a rarity and it stood out.” The two chatted online a few times and then met up for dinner, then bantered for six hours straight. — her date had more going for him than the fact that he hadn’t sexually harassed her online. Martinez and her boyfriend are an online-dating success story.