I told my family and friends that I was moving for adventure, social mobility, and connections.
However, I purposely neglected to mention that I was also moving to improve my love life.
We talked about our interests, college experiences, and pop culture, and sat on a bench near Morningside Park until around 1, 2 in the morning.
About an hour or two after having our first conversation on Tinder, Kelvin asked if I wanted to go out to dinner that same day and it was a Sunday so I didn’t have much else planned.
We met on the Upper West Side and had a great date at a Thai food restaurant.
Just when did dating become a game of Russian roulette?
I drove home, crying all the way while contemplating wearing a hairnet on all future dates.