When her boyfriend moved into her Austin apartment, Michelle Kowalski found her own niche: the home-based web developer.
Kowalsi had an office job in New York, but when she moved back to Texas in 2014, she realized she was a different person, and that her online dating profile was being misrepresented by the man who’d once been her boyfriend.
She called his website, “The Web Developer,” and, in response, he sent her the site’s username and password.
Kawalsi wasn’t expecting a response.
“It’s just this weird, ‘What’s your name?’ kind of thing,” she said.
Kowinsi never saw her new boyfriend again, and he didn’t respond to her messages.
“I’m like, ‘No, no, no,’ ” she said, “I don’t know how to say this, but I’m like ‘Oh my God.’
After several attempts to find a match through OkCamps, she found her match: a man named Mark “Mack” Brown, who had been posting to OkCabes and OkCats, too. “
Her search to find the right online dating partner continued until she found someone on OkCupid who had a similar experience.
After several attempts to find a match through OkCamps, she found her match: a man named Mark “Mack” Brown, who had been posting to OkCabes and OkCats, too.
Brown was in his early 30s, with an online resume that listed his age, occupation, and hometown.
He’d also had multiple extramarital affairs, a history of domestic violence, and had been on multiple dating sites, Kowalesi said.
Kowan, now 31, was one of those women Brown met online.
Brown had dated her for about six months, she said; she didn’t know him by name, and she’d never met him before meeting him.
“He had no real interest in me.” “
We just talked about making money,” she recalled.
“He had no real interest in me.”
Brown seemed like someone who could work with other women, she thought.
She wasn’t the only one, either.
She told her story to her parents, who also had an online dating history, and they found out about it.
“I’m the one who went to his apartment, and I was like, oh my God, this is the guy that I thought was my boyfriend,” Kowalis said.
“And I felt like I was missing out on something.”
Kowalis and Brown have since reconnected, and the relationship is thriving.
They’re married and have a daughter together.
“He has a real understanding of what women want out of relationships,” Brown said.
And he’s been supportive of his daughter.
“She’s not going to say, ‘Daddy, why are you on OkCrabs?’
But he is the best mom that she could ask for,” Brown added.
“The best dad that she’s ever had.”
Brown’s OkCabs profile says he “builds websites for the web, for the people that need them, and for the businesses that need their help.”
He also said he is “the best web developer” on Okcabes, and Okcamps is his favorite dating site, too, because he’s a “good guy who is kind and supportive.”
Brown said he’s “kind and supportive” because he doesn’t have a problem with his ex-girlfriend.
“As long as you’re in good standing, he doesn.
I’m kind of like, this doesn’t bother me, this shouldn’t bother you, so it’s not a problem,” Brown told The Daily Beast.
Kawan and Brown met on Okcas and Okcats, but they never had a date.
Brown’s profile on Okcats said his wife and children had left for New York.
“When they returned home, I was trying to find him and was like no way,” Kawan said.
She thought he had moved out of state, but he told her he was still living in Austin.
Kwan has been dating Brown for six months now.
“They have been in love for five years,” she told The Guardian.
“For six months together, it’s been amazing.”
Kowan said Brown is also a good example of a “kind man” who’s been working to help others.
“Because he’s so supportive and kind and respectful, I think that’s what helps him so much,” she added.
Kannas relationship has been “great,” Brown says.
“A lot of people can’t even get along, but we just get along.”