While I fell in love for the first time on a dating app, it was not the preferred way I would have wanted to meet my partner. If you’ve been following my story at all, you would know that isn’t how my current relationship came to be. Since it’s National Matchmaker Day, I wanted to show a little appreciation for my friend and matchmaker, Alex.
How We Met
When Alex and I met, I didn’t know that we would end up being friends. We sat near each other in a class, and then the class required two group projects. So naturally, me, Alex, and two or three other girls decided to form a group together because we sat near each other. We aced it, and then didn’t contact each other once the class was over.
The reason that I didn’t expect to end up being friends with Alex is because we have two different vibes. Alex gave me too cool for school vibes, and I am not cool at all. Maybe it is the fact that she is taller than me, but I thought she had her life together and looked down on me (figuratively and literally). Seems shallow, but that was just how it ended up.
Little did I know that I would see Alex again, because she ended up going through sorority recruitment, and I was in a sorority. Being sleep deprived on the inside, I met her at the door and didn’t remember talking to her yet, so I said, “Have we met before?”
Cool as a cucumber, she said, “Yeah, we we had that weird class together in the spring.” And I felt like a dummy, but it did the trick and I remembered. That was how we reconnected, she ended up in my sorority, and now we remain to be sisters and friends.
My Personal Cupid
Alex did not set out to set me up, which I think adds to the beauty of my love story. I wasn’t looking for anyone, because I was getting over a situationship that didn’t work out. So I showed up flying solo to a sorority formal. To this same formal, Alex brought a friend of hers who noticed me and apparently tried to get my attention all night long.
In my own little world, I didn’t really think about my interactions with him from the fact that he sat down at my table to being a supporting lighting guy when I took group pictures. The moment that I did start to really pay attention to him was when it started to down pour at the end of the night and he was one of the only ones who brought an umbrella, and he went out of his way to walk every girl and her date from the venue to the buses. That was when I told him he should ask Alex for my number so that we could hang out as friends some time.
That’s all I had wanted at that point, a fraternity friend, because I didn’t have any at that point. Alex foresaw something more though, and this is another reason why I credit her with being my matchmaker. Alex tells me that there were a lot of girls reaching out to her about getting info on my now boyfriend. She went ahead and didn’t give it to any of them, and I don’t know if I would be where I am in my relationship if I had to compete for attention. Luckily, I never have to find out, because Alex is my personal Cupid. It just goes to show that you’ll find love even if you’re not looking for it.
A Little More About Alex
While Alex does not run a matchmaking service, she does run her own business, and it’s one that I try and support when I can. It’s an Etsy shop, and she does scrunchies, personalized cups and tumblers, customized photo frames, and much more. From Alex, I have ordered a bunch of scrunchies, Disney themed tumblers, and two custom grad caps. While her business is on hiatus right now, I definitely think you should check her out when she resumes business in November. I also believe that her Instagram showcases the full scope of her products.
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