Step aside Tinder, I found love on the GO(train)

By: Jennifer Armel
Posted on: June 10, 2016

Part 1:

I wouldn’t say commuting into Toronto is fun. With delays, our cold winters and a crowded Union Station, it doesn’t make for the most enjoyable morning experience.

With that said, if I didn’t endure the commute each day, I might not have met my current boyfriend, web developer of, and seriously the greatest guy, Jonathan.

It was “one of those mornings” when I was taking the Maple line down to Union and walked to my Lakeshore West transfer platform which I took to exhibition each morning. As I proceeded to get onto the train, I noticed him. Tall, SUPER TALL and handsome. I was used to seeing the “regulars” but never noticed him.

He intrigued me. I stepped on the train and made my way to a seat. He ended up sitting right in front of me, peering down at his phone. Being the observant person that I am, I began to analyze him. His clothes were casual – student? Tech company employee? I felt my heart starting to beat a little faster. Who is this guy, and why am I all flushed?

As the weeks went on I kept noticing him. We would arrive on the platform at the same time every morning. Glance at each other, occasionally smile, then look down at our phones. I wanted to say something: a ‘good morning’ or ‘how are you’ but I could never bring myself to do it. This was completely out of character for me, as I typically don’t have a problem chatting with anyone, especially the opposite sex. There was just something different about him…

A few weeks later, I noticed he was no longer on the platform with me. Seeing him each morning made my commute so much more tolerable and now I was left with my “regulars” yet again. Several questions popped into my head: “Is he on vacation?” “Did he get laid off?” “Is he alive?” I wanted answers…about the guy who I now dubbed “train boy” to my friends…

Stay tuned for part 2 coming next week!

Questions will be answered:

  • How did Jonathan and I start talking?
  • Who made the first move?
  • Why did he leave the Lake Shore West train?


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