Would ANNA GOLDFARB’s marathon texting relationship ever turn into a romance IRL?
Imet Matt backstage at a summer music festival in my hometown of Philadelphia in the US. Wearing retro sneakers and a plaid shirt, he looked like Clark Kent’s cooler, younger brother. ‘You from around here?’ I asked. ‘Nope, Brooklyn,’ he said. When he casually mentioned adorable guy I’d seen in ages live two hours away, but he was also taken. Our burgeoning romance did not look promising. ‘Let’s be friends,’ he said, and asked for my soon lit up my phone with a steady stream of witty texts. Within days, we had graduated to online messaging sessions. Because I typically date artists and musicians,
Our texting ramped up to a whole new level AS WE TRIED TO OUT-DIRTY EACH OTHER