They both worked in the film industry and had similar hobbies, so Ariella knew she had to make a move.But Ariella was so worried about making a good impression that she didn’t know how to start a conversation.At their first date at Harris Grill, the couple talked for hours about everything from film to favorite colors to what superhero power they wanted.
Photos by Ann Louise Photography A Novel Connection Ariella Furman came across Dana Custer’s profile on OKCupid and was immediately interested by how much they had in common.
Ariella knew it was best to take things slowly, but it was hard to deny her feelings.
“I remember having to tell myself to slow down, like, look, this is still the beginning stage, chill out,” she says.
And her pitch was straightforward: Looking for a life partner …
successful, spiritually minded, intelligent, good sense of humor, enjoys dancing and travelling. In those first weeks, she exchanged messages and a few calls with men, and even met some for coffee or lunch.
“When I messaged her, I didn't want it to be a shallow, ‘Hey, what’s up’ message,” says Ariella.