Matt grew up in NYC and then moved to the suburbs in Westchester County, NY. Andrea was raised in a suburb along the Hudson River, also in Westchester County. We both happened to buy apartments in the same town before we eventually met years later.
Andrea came across Matt’s profile on a dating website. With a mention of taking dancing lessons in Matt’s profile, Andrea invited him to a local dance studio for their first date. Amazingly, we had lived across the street from each other in opposite apartment buildings for 9 years without ever meeting!
Matt was immediately drawn to Andrea’s fun and engaging personality. We can talk about any topic for hours, learning from each other and always laughing along the way. For Matt the thrill of that first date has never ended.
We are not only husband and wife, but best friends. We respect one another and our differences, ask each other advice, have deep, meaningful conversations and most importantly, laugh. A lot. When we are together you will almost always hear laughter.
Our home in Connecticut is in a great suburban neighborhood with good schools and extra space for our future family.
We both grew up in neighborhoods with mixed cultures and believe it’s important to know how people live different styles of life. Our community is diverse and provides urban, suburban and rural-ish areas which make it culturally varied and a fun place to live and play. There are many multicultural festivals and restaurants that we enjoy attending.
Our street has a close-knit family vibe where parents feel safe to let their children play outside and hang out with neighbors. We often have summer parties or backyard fire pit gatherings. Halloween is especially fun in this area - some people from other neighborhoods come here to trick-or-treat. We know that your child will be welcome here.
Andrea’s mind is always flowing with creativity, from designing the look and feel of a room to picking the perfect gift. She lights up any room with her bright personality, engaging everyone around her. I’ve never met anyone else who will put so much thought and care into learning about someone’s soul and gain deep empathy for each person.
Matt has the patience of a saint and is one of the most thoughtful people I know. Every day he does little things for me that prove his love. He is smart and enjoys educating himself. He goes with the flow and doesn’t stress about small things. He gives great hugs. Oh yeah, he’s funny, too.