I knew there was something special between us.
The rest of the date was even more catastrophic.
Starting a relationship with someone you already trust, have things in common with, and care about can create a solid bond for the long haul, but there needs to be an attraction there as well.
Tortured artists, power-hungry maniacs, sports bros — they tend not to become drastically different people.
Maybe marginally — maybe she has a better fashion sense now; maybe a more impressive career.
The couple now have a two-year-old daughter together, Wyatt.
There are lots of cool people out there.
Personality, which is such a huge factor in attraction, tends not to change drastically.
Compatibility criteria apply.