“How about we… go to a Yankees game?”
Actually, the posted date that started it all was a little more silly. But it all worked out in the end.
Tell us about your first date. Why’d you choose a Yankees game?
Well, initially I [Carmen] posted “How about we… run through sprinklers.” Adam responded, “I’m not sure about sprinklers, but I do have Yankee tickets on April 13th.”
That’s all I needed to hear. After three years in New York, trying to make a name for myself, joining every dating site and convincing myself on a daily basis that “this will work,” I had yet to make it to a game in the home of baseball. Here was my chance.
But we couldn’t wait for the game. We actually had our first real date four days earlier, on April 9th. It was a week before the game, we had been talking so much on the phone that I thought, “I have to meet this guy ASAP, he can’t be this great in person.”
So I asked him out on a pre-date date, and he said yes.
We met and walked together to a bar in lower Manhattan. We sat down for dinner at 8 p.m. and stayed there until 3 a.m. After talking for seven hours without a single awkward silence I thought: “Wow. Just, wow.”
What grabbed your attention about one another’s profile?
Carmen: “The Yankee season tickets.”
Adam: “Her quirky date ideas and profile photos.”
And when you saw one another in person for the first time, what was your initial reaction?
Carmen: “He’s so tall!”
Adam: “Oh no, she’s too beautiful for me.”
How about your favorite part of the date?
Both: “How seven hours just flew by.”
Had either of you tried online dating before HowAboutWe?
Carmen: “I tried Eharmony.com — all the guys I met were pretty strange.”
Now that you’re a couple, what’s your go-to date (besides Yankees games, of course)?
Eataly — we are obsessed!
What’s been your most memorable couple experience thus far?
On July 4th, 2011, on Eataly’s rooftop, I told him I loved him, and he told me he loved me too. I moved into his place the same day.
When your friends ask for your best dating advice, what do you tell them?
Carmen: Give most guys a chance, at least a small one.
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