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The following is a Bumble conversation between Eric and a new match.
[11:13am]: You matched with Diane! Don’t be shy, make a connection.
Diane [2:15pm]: Heyy! I love the picture of you at the lake. Do you own a boat?
Eric [2:45pm]: Hey thanks! it’s like my favorite place to be. It’s actually my buddy’s boat, but the amount of time we spent wakeboarding on it this summer, I like to think it’s at least partly mine haha. Are you a lake person or an ocean person?
Diane [5:34pm]: Oh, too bad. I’m only looking for guys that own a boat.
Diane [5:35pm]: Just kidding! That’s cool that you wakeboard, I would probably drown trying haha. I’m more of a “sit on the beach and tan” girl lol.
Eric [6:41pm]: Haha well maybe we can teach other. I can show you how to stand on a wakeboard and you can…teach me how to lie on a towel for a few hours? Put sunscreen on like a pro? I’m not sure lol. So what else do you do for fun other than rock an awesome tan?
Diane [7:22pm]: Hey, don’t underestimate the skill it takes to lie on a towel for a few hours! It’s just as hard as standing on a board attached to a speeding boat *angry emoji* Hahah well I like to hike, travel, go to concerts, and sometimes knit, because I’m a grandma lol. And I enjoy going to restaurants and bars like everyone else, so I’m not a total grandma I guess haha. How about you?
Eric [8:51pm]: Wow, between knitting and lying on a towel, I don’t know if I’d be able to keep up with your fast-paced life…hahah just kidding, that’s actually super cool, I’ve never met anyone who knitted before. I also like hitting restaurants and bars like everyone else our age, and I love traveling. I’m actually trying to figure out where to explore next, do you have any ideas?
Eric [8:59pm]: P.S. messaging through this app sucks haha. If you’re cool with switching to phones, you should text me at 555-647-0908!
Unknown number [1:38pm]: Hiiii. It’s Diane. From Bumble lol. I don’t think I’ve ever texted a guy first before, so you should feel pretty special! Haha
Eric [1:44pm]: Haha, I guess we’re just super progressive with our switching of gender norms. Don’t worry, I’ll still be the one to ask you out, so you can stop planning the date I know you had in mind for us… *smirk emoji*
Diane [3:13pm]: Wowww a little cocky aren’t you? Lol how do you know I’d even say yes? I mean, you don’t even have your own boat. Maybe that’s all I care about…
Eric [3:38pm]: I guess I’ll just have to wait and see…or maybe I’ll just steal a boat and you’d have to say yes haha. Anyway, what does a marketing coordinator do? I actually have a friend who works for your company, but she’s on the sales side of things.
Diane [4:11pm]: So I basically help run our social media, marketing events, and advertising. Tbh, it’s a lot of calling and organizing things. I’m looking around for another job actually. Don’t tell your friend! Haha.
Eric [5:02pm]: Oh so you’re probably big on Twitter and stuff huh? Wait…are you an Instagram model? That would explain your exceptional tanning skills…
Diane [5:08pm]: Hahah shut up! I wish I was an Insta model, then I could just hang out on the beach my whole life. I wonder if they’d pay me for pictures of me knitting? What do you do for work?
Eric [6:36pm]: I think they only way they would is if you were wearing nothing but yarn or something hahah. I manage a team for a tech company. Basically just dealing with socially awkward engineers and wrangling them to finish stuff on time haha.
Diane [8:18pm]: Yeahh idk about that. Ooh nice that sounds interesting. Managing people must be fun.
Eric [8:24pm]: Haha yeah, it’s always interesting at least. Anyway, I think it’s time we meet up and get to know each other more in person haha. Are you free for drinks tomorrow evening?
Diane [8:40pm]: Yeah I think so! Where were you thinking?
Eric [8:42pm]: Great! Why don’t we do Molly McGee’s at 7?
Eric [10:47am]: Hey, how’s your day going? Also, just checking that we’re still on for Molly McGee’s at 7 tonight?
Diane [11:42pm]: Sorry I fell asleep early last night. I think that works.
Eric [1:12pm]: That’s good! Ok, well let me know if you have to stay late or whatever and can’t make it.
Eric [5:45pm]: Hey, I’m just finishing up work and I’ll head to the bar soon. See you in a bit!
Eric [6:35pm]: Hey, sorry for all the texts. I haven’t heard from you and wanted to confirm that you can make it tonight haha. Let me know!
[7:33pm]: Diane has unmatched..