As an introvert, it is an unusual deed to message random people on Twitter (or any platform) and ask for a coffee date. Specifically so, when there is no evidence for a positive outcome of these meetings, and you might put yourself at risk. But: you won’t know until you try.
After meeting Benjamin in 2019, I started to list a few people I’d like to get to know. Those were mostly designers based in Germany from whom I hoped to get input on my path after graduation (spoiler: I decided to not study anything).
“Life is beautiful not because of the things we see or do. Life is beautiful because of the people we meet.”
I have now met plenty of great people in person who I formerly found online, even from other countries. With many I nurture occasional contact, but some have become very close friends.
The web is an extremely powerful tool to build connections—but it is of unmeasurable value when these connections turn into fruitful friendships to guide you and inspire growth; To allow you to spend life with people who give you perspective, emotional support, memories, a feeling of belonging, and—most importantly—love.
I am thankful for everyone I’ve met so far, and look forward to joining more adventures. If, for any reason, you want to meet, I'm happy to arrange something.