By: Jennifer Armel
Posted on: August 10, 2016
Part 3 of #LoveOnTheGO
Over the span of about a month, I kept seeing train boy at the gym. And still, I couldn’t bring myself to say a thing.
Then, I was on LinkedIn one evening (as per usual) and there he was. He was no longer train boy, but Jonathan Slobodsky, summer intern. Is this actually happening? How do I know him?
LinkedIn showed that my connection, Rachel, had added him…and there he was, bam, on my timeline.
Naturally, I was curious, so I clicked on his profile and began to read more about this guy. Hmm…he appears to be a few years older. Educated, check. Ambitious, check. Cute, check-check (but I already knew this, thanks to the GO train and the gym).
I wanted to find out more.
So I opened a new tab on Chrome and said ‘hello’ to Facebook and typed in his name.
- Yes! No privacy settings on his profile (this has changed since meeting me, of course).
- 15 mutual friends.
- Ugh, he’s so cute.
Do I message him?
Am I going crazy?
A few more weeks passed by.
I told my mom and a few friends about Jonathan/train boy and they all told me to message him. What would I say? “Oh hello, I see you everywhere. How’s it going?” “I’m not stalking you, but I see you all the time.”
My friends weren’t too much help either. “Jen, you’re in communications, you can figure out something to say.” OR “Jen, you never have a problem speaking to anyone, just do it!” Thanks guys…
One evening last October I found the courage, perhaps thanks to a glass of rosé.
I was going to do it – message Jonathan.
Here’s what I sent, genius, I know:
“Holy shit, it’s you. This will quite possibly be the strangest Facebook message you will ever get…but I feel like I see you everywhere in real life.”
The best opening line you’ve ever heard right? Ha…
Stay tuned for Part 4 (finale).
Questions that will be answered:
- Did Jonathan respond?
- If yes, what did he say? Did he recognize me too?
- Where are we now?
Missed out on the previous articles?
Part 1: Step Aside Tinder, I found love on the GO train
Part 2: From train tracks to the treadmill