Before gay social apps like Grindr existed, and even before online dating sites like Gaydar emerged, gay men used to meet the old-fashioned way: in a bar. It was authentic, it was romantic, and it birthed the love story of Matthew Malin and Andrew Goetz, who met 20 years ago on February 12th at a gay bar called The Bar in the East Village. “It was really just a neighborhood pool bar, a remnant from 1970’s gay bars. I saw Matthew from across the room, and I thought he was very cute,” says Andrew. They had their first date and never for a minute did either predict they would later become international, household names in the beauty industry.