With Avie, I found that, even when unintended, these biases revealed themselves in subtle ways.When we began our relationship, Avie told me he was moved by the diverse community he was being introduced to.Back in my real life in the District, the men I usually dated ranged from boring lawyers to interesting-yet-flailing creatives.
My sons, Luca and Angelo, grew up in this strong, creative and accepting place.
Ali Garland wasn’t expecting to meet her husband when she sent out an innocuous tweet in the summer of 2010. “Now I just have to figure out how to set it up.” Andrew Couch, a fellow travel blogger whom she followed on Twitter but had never interacted with, was quick to respond.
Their casual exchange progressed into direct messages, which then led to a short Skype session, “and that was that,” recalls Garland.
But a couple of weeks later, she got curious and started reading through the posts on his website.
“I thought, ‘This guy just helped me out, and I feel bad I’ve never actually looked at his blog.’ ” That’s when she discovered he had moved to Europe on a whim even before getting a job there — something she had always fantasized about doing.
The intersection of finance and romance is always a tricky place.