Vancouver singer-songwriter Leah Barley found a connection through I Saw You
“It was the summer of 2010. I had just moved to Vancouver earlier that year in February to study at CSNN [Canadian School of Natural Nutrition] on West Broadway. We had class through the summer because it was a one-year intensive course. On our breaks, we would all go outside and sit in the sun. One day a group of us were standing on the sidewalk and two guys were walking toward us. As they came closer, one of them locked eyes with me as he walked past. He was rugged, tanned, and tattooed. Total babe.
“A few weeks later, I was heading to class and read the I Saw Yous and he had written about me. He described the group of us outside the school and what I looked like—cute girl with blond dreads and glasses—and I knew it was him.
“I was sort of freaking out when I got to class; I was laughing so hard and was really excited. When I got home, I logged on to the website so we could connect in person.
“It turned out that we were both fire spinners, so we hung out at different beaches to play and spin together. Nothing serious came of it, but we’re still friends to this day.”