This Woman's First Date Over Skype Will Melt Your Heart
We told each other intimate details of our lives: my Southern Baptist upbringing, her dream of opening a restaurant. I insisted to my friends that I was just making a new pal. But after a few weeks of messaging every day, I realized I was lying to everyone, including myself. We scheduled a first date via Skype, and I fretted over lighting and camera angles—I wanted to look perfect when she (re-)saw my face. I worried she might lose interest entirely. But when Steph answered my call, she was smiling, holding a bouquet of flowers she'd drawn on a piece of paper. We talked for almost four hours. I moved to L.A. that fall, and we've been together ever since. We still like each other's posts, only now we share our stories in person.