“[Younger men] don’t have the weight of the world [on their shoulders] yet.” But initially, Wipp held off on dating Sutherland because she was wary of the numbers on his driver’s license. I really had a mental struggle dating someone younger than me,” she says.When they began a romantic relationship in 2006, they faced judgment from family and friends.Siegner says they bring out the best in each other.“Even with the age gap, I’ve never quite met anyone like him,” she says.But when he was set up with Siegner by a mutual friend, matchmaker Sameera Sullivan, he says his life turned around.“It was love at first sight,” Angal says of meeting Siegner, a buxom blonde who was a successful account executive at a graphic design company at the time.Almost 3 years to the day from our first DMS date, I'm typing this note one-handed because I'm currently holding our 10 day-old daughter in the other. Michelle and I are also now highlighted in an undergrad sociology textbook in a chapter profiling online relationships.Thanks again for your genius idea that brought us together. As our conversations continued, I began to slowly realize how cool this girl "Hallie" was and I don't know if it was just me wanting to find someone, but I continued to find myself falling back into talking with this girl, even with all of my other daily activities going on.
He now works as a personal trainer, and the couple lives in Portland, Ore.
They plan on getting married on her family’s farm in August.