May 13, 2016
According to Tinder, that’s the day that I first met The Swede.
Some of you have been asking how I met The Swede and the truth is I met him on Tinder.
He was on a business trip to the Bay Area from his home in Stockholm, Sweden and was looking for a tour guide.
I was online looking to meet someone cool.
I agreed to take him to Santa Cruz.
I love going to Santa Cruz and playing tour guide to people who are unfamiliar with the area.
We ate on the wharf, played air hockey (he won), and I made him take off his shoes and dip his feet in the Pacific Ocean.
I taught him to eat raw oysters, though he wasn’t a big fan.
He was soft spoken and shy, unlike me.
He left for home the next day and I thought I’d never see him again.
But of course I did see him on his next trip.
And his next trip.
And then I got on a plane and flew to Stockholm to visit him!
It took 3 dates to get him to kiss me, but now that we’ve kissed, the trick is getting us to STOP KISSING.
Well, the WHOLE reason why I’m writing this post is because it’s May 2018 – which means I have officially known him for TWO WHOLE YEARS!