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An Unexpected Move From Emergency Roommates to Soul Mates

  • March 03, 2021

Jiordan Castle was looking for a roommate. Instead, she found love.

“We met on Craigslist. We were emergency roommates,” Ms. Castle said. In the summer of 2013, Ms. Castle posted a “seeking roommate” ad on Craigslist San Francisco, because the apartment plans she was counting on had fallen through. Jerrod Morgan, 33, responded to her ad.

“He had just moved to the city and was equally desperate for a place to live,” said Ms. Castle, 30. “We met for pizza and decided to look for an apartment together.” They found one, also on Craigslist, and moved in a week later.

Five months after moving in together, they went on their first official date. They went to Nopalito for dinner and to see “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” because their first pick, “Dallas Buyer’s Club” wasn’t playing at an opportune time, Ms. Castle said, adding, “It would’ve been sad for a date.”

It didn’t take either of them long to know they had found their forever. “Maybe I always knew. I at least knew since the moment we met that Jerrod was going to be a fixture in my life,” said Ms. Castle, who grew up in Huntington, N.Y., and works remotely from Philadelphia as the director of marketing for Atrium, a technology consultancy in Montana. She also wrote a book of poems, “All His Breakable Things.”

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