But after a while, her initial approach of putting up a profile and waiting for guys to find her seemed too passive, and she began doing some searching of her own. I thought, OK, he knows his way around a kitchen, and at the very least maybe we can see some bands together." She got in touch and, lo and behold, it turned out that Ryan had seen her profile some time back but decided not to contact her.
"He said I looked corporate and businessy in the picture because I was wearing a suit. I just had on a blazer and jeans" (which goes to show that a photo can be deceiving).
Not up on the hometown dating scene, she decided to sign on to Spring Street Singles, a site that aggregated personal ads from various media outlets, such as and The
"I just wanted to meet people, go out and have fun," she says. "In a list of five things he said he couldn't live without were live music and a Wüsthof knife.
"I was much more emotionally needy than I would have been otherwise," admits Crissy.
But in a way, she says, her father's illness made her approach to the relationship more stripped down.
The couple met on e Harmony after a friend persuaded her to sign up, believing it was the best way for a busy single mom to meet a mate.