Virtually Friends. And Spouses. 


I'm a Millenial. And while some people love to hate on us as a generation, I think there are some amazing things about us. Everybody complains that we're addicted to our phones but let's face it, our phones make our lives better-or at least mine does.

These days, meeting online is extremely normal. Even your grandmother probably knows what Tinder is. I'm always amazed when I think about how less than a decade ago, Google Maps didn't even exist. As a Millenial, I don't want to live in a world without live traffic data. 

When Charley and I met about six years ago, there was a certain stigma about having met online-like you were this loner loser who couldn't meet people in "real life." That wasn't the case for either of us-we'd both dated plenty of people and were social but he wasn't into meeting girls at bars and I was looking to just meet new people since I was moving back to Atlanta and only knew my aunt here.

Over the years, I've met several friends on Instagram-connecting over our dogs and eyebrows mostly. I'm somewhat surprised that I've had such good luck. I've had dinner with three of them, canoed with another and am in the wedding of one of the girls I met on Instagram. It's crazy, right, but I'm so grateful for Instagram. A picture really is worth a thousand words and all these little pictures have helped me cultivate some pretty amazing friendships. 

Last week, I went canoeing with my friend Meg, ie. @shopmargaretvera. We only met once before, earlier this summer, but have been friends for years on Instagram. We had so much to talk about and turns out she's a great paddler too. She makes amazing leather goods-if you haven't checked her out-do it by clicking here, ya shut in. 

There's something to be said for making friend as an adult. It's freaking hard sometimes. At my age, people have become who they're going to be. They've already planned their life, they know what they like. It's all about finding people that you mesh with well and can embrace you and your life choices. 

So, if you haven't tried it, reach out to someone you find interesting. The worst that can happen is that they ignore you-but then again, you could become great friends. It's worth a shot to take the chance. 

Ps. Stay sexy and don't get murdered because there's always those Bundys out there.







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