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Introducing Matt and Louie: Engaged Couple Making the World a Better Place

Introducing Matt and Louie: Engaged Couple Making the World a Better Place
Introducing Matt and Louie, @mattandlouie, a New York based couple who use their influence to make the world a better place. By showcasing their authentic selves, they connect with their followers and create an accepting space for the LGBTQIA+ community. We had the chance to ask them a series of questions about their ability to spread positivity while offering advice to other couples in these unprecedented times. 
 
 
Gay couple quarantine gender neutral comfy sweatshirt  
 
I read about how you two met in high school, it’s amazing how you were able to find each other. Could you tell me a little bit more about that?
We met in a Catholic high school in Staten Island, NY. We were both super closeted, but both knew that we were meant to be together. We used to sneak kisses in quiet hallways!
 

Also congratulations on your engagement! I hope the pandemic hasn’t created any stress, do you have any upcoming wedding plans? 

We were actually supposed to get married in Sorrento, Italy last August. We are waiting for the world to heal a bit before getting back into wedding planning!

 

I love how your both able to connect with your followers and able to showcase your authentic selves! What gave you the idea to launch @mattandlouie?

We really wanted a forum to meet other LGBTQIA+ people. Growing up in a very conservative place, we didn’t really have too many friends in the community. We got that and SO much more.

 

How would you describe each others sense of style?

Louie’s style is effortless, European fast fashion for sure. He’s more into neutrals, lots of black, with clean lines. Matt’s style is more laidback, somewhat preppy Americana - definitely brighter and not afraid of a good pattern!

 

Do you share clothes with your partner? If so, do you feel like it brings you closer together?

Ha - we definitely share clothes, and since we’re the same size, it’s super easy to! Since we share one closet, what’s mine is mine and what’s his is mine too! I wouldn’t say it always brings us together, but it definitely is an experience!

 

What is your favorite clothing piece to steal from your partner?

I am guilty of stealing Louie’s shoes - especially his brown boots that are so damn comfy!!

 

Did you face any obstacles during quarantine, being around each other non stop?

We actually just moved into our first apartment at the start of quarantine. I don’t think it would be considered an obstacle, but it was definitely a learning experience to live together while also being forced to stay home. It definitely made us stronger.

 

What’s your favorite moment you shared together throughout the pandemic/quarantine?

Definitely the opportunity to become doggy daddies! Watching each other becoming the most loving parents is such an amazing experience.

 

You’ve both been together for a while but is there anything new you’ve learned about each other throughout quarantine?

Matt: Louie is way more indecisive than I thought!

Louie: Matt can’t finish anything, he does everything 95% and then forgets to finish it!!

 

We love astrology here! What are your zodiac signs?

Louie LOVES astrology. If you ask Matt he’s a Gemini and Louie is a Capricorn. If you ask Louie he is a Capricorn sun, Aquarius moon, cancer rising, and Matt is a Gemini sun, Taurus moon, Pisces rising!

 

What are you listening to right now? (Music or Podcasts)

Louie is eternally listening to Troye Sivan, Matt has had Lady Gaga’s Chromatica on repeat since last May!

 

What are you watching right now? (Movies or TV shows)

We just finished watching Bling Empire on Netflix! We loved it and it was such a quick binge!

 

Favorite date spot in in the Jersey/NYC area?

Our favorite date spot is the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We haven’t been since before the pandemic, but miss endlessly wandering the halls filled with so much art and history.

 

What’s some advice for couples who are quarantining together you’d like to share?

As fantastic as it is to be together so much, definitely take time individually. Self care is so important, even when you’re stuck at home.

 

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