How to make the first move when dating
After matching with Ben, we talked for about a month.
I was very much starting fresh and embracing new experiences. I'm pretty shy, and it's not really my nature to make the first move, but I decided since I was already so far out of my comfort zone with all the changes in my life, why not just go for it?
When we finally met, we went to a little barbecue joint and it wasn't awkward at all.
Like a lot of women, I complained [about being single], but now my theory is, "I was opposed to online dating for a long time, but I just wasn't having luck meeting people organically.
I loved that Bumble was started by a woman who was sick of being bombarded with a lot of messages, and, for me, being able to reach out when I felt comfortable was a relief.
It allowed me to really think about whom I wanted to start a conversation with.