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.

Eddy was the one who messaged me first, and initially I never got back to him.

Then he was ready to quit online dating, and as a last-ditch effort he sent me a message, like, And I actually texted him back, because I looked at his profile and saw that he was Australian, and who doesn't want to go on a date with an Australian babe?!

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.

Neither of us was looking for anything super-serious, but we kept hanging out regularly and it just kind of happened without either of us noticing.

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 went on dates with a few guys, and it wasn't good.

I was just not into it, and was about to quit, but then I saw this guy.

So we set up the date but had to push it off a couple times.

It wasn't a priority, because I was seeing so many random people at that point.

I'm 5-foot-10, and I've always had a thing about height, and I saw this guy with a really sweet, open face, and he was 6-foot-9, I was like, , and one of my favorite sentences ever, "If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of the machines that registers earthquakes tens of thousands of miles away." And he responded and said that he actually had a sweatshirt.