To The Man I Met On Tinder


“I don’t care how, but I’ve just got to get you across a table.”

That cheesy line worked on me and we planned our first date. I trashed Tinder forever and ever and then proceeded to fall in love on it. As a writer, I love irony. I would’ve never guessed that you would become my best friend. That we would travel together. Live together. Get drunk together. Laugh together. All of this together togethery togetherness. I just wanted to be alone, get some free food and have some kick ass one nightstands & everyone can attest to that. But you have broken all of my rules. I really didn’t see you coming and I’m glad.

I’ve been saying it since I met you—you are my Zen.

Despite what you think, you’re the one piece of my life I don’t really worry about. You’re a walking irony and I love it. I’ve never met someone more anxiety prone yet still so relaxed when it comes to giant life problems. I need that, because I over think everything you don’t and you keep me calm.

You’re not trying to be perfect for me. And when I say you’re not trying, it’s not a feeble attempt at sounding romantic. I mean about 99.9% of the time you’ve just woken up and you’re grumpy as fuck for no reason and asking for coffee.

You’re the most unapologetically authentic person I’ve ever met.

It makes you intimidating. That’s a huge reason why I fell in love with you and I believe that’s why you’re going to do all the things you say you’re going to do. I really don’t know what the future holds or where we will end up, but it would be pretty great to be around when that happens.

I agree that this relationship was serendipity. All I can say so far is that I know that I’ve grown a lot as a person since you came into my life. And I know vice versa for you.

I don’t know where we are going or what’s going to happen. But as long as I’m still writing and with you throwing me around in a cheap apartment somewhere in LA, I think we are solid. I just want to thank you for being the hilarious, yelping and googling, smart mouthing, amazing man that you are and showing me that it’s actually a lot cooler to have someone to laugh with along the way.

Also, it’s your turn to do the dishes that you said you were going to do three days ago.

I love you. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

Writer. Artist. Runner. Winner. Winner. Chicken Dinner.

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