When We Met
Macie and I first met online. While I (Nick) was living in La Mirada, CA, with the Virgin Islands post–college, some of my single friends decided to sign up for dating apps. It didn’t take long for me to join the bandwagon. Bumble, Hinge, Coffee Meets Bagel… none of them did the trick. It wasn’t until I downloaded a Christian app called Crosspaths. I created a profile and it didn’t take long for me to spot the very pretty, joyful, exotic–looking girl, Macie LeLaCheur. Immediately, I was drawn to her smile and goofiness. So I clicked the heart and we were a match! Then I continued to make sure she was a real human. I messaged her and found her favorite food was Italian. Then I made a reservation at Centanni’s in Burbank. It was September 9, 2019 I was early for the reservation and very nervous to meet her. The moment I saw her, I thought she was beautiful. I gave her a gift: apple juice. Our date from there was amazing. We bonded over John Mayer, Missions trips, and the enneagram and the night lasted much longer than I expected. I had nothing but good feelings for this woman.