IT HAPPENED TO ME—I Found True Love on match.com, which was a true blessing in disguise.
Back in my early twenties, I was a serial dater who could have made the Sex and the City character’s blush and even fell in love once upon a time ago with the bad boy.
You know the type. This is the boy that could make you swoon and your panties wet just by flashing his gorgeous bad boy smile.
Foolishly, I thought I was going to live happily ever after with this capital “L” loser.
Of course, that didn’t happen, because the bad boy isn’t the boy that is the settling down type.
Yet another doomed and failed romantic relationship, I knew I wanted more for myself.
However, never did I envision that I would meet Mister Right, let alone online of all places.
But I kept hearing great things about online dating and finally decided to take the plunge in late June 2003, joining Match.com.
Immediately, I was contacted by a few different guys who were members of the online dating community site.
I am not going to lie, a few I didn’t even bother responding to, because they weren’t my type and a few others seemed to be out for one thing and one thing only – sex. Again, don’t get me wrong, I wasn’t a prude, but I also wasn’t a tramp either. At this point, I was looking to date and get to know someone with hopes that if we clicked we could get a bit more serious.
There were two different guys that contacted me, that I did indeed talk to a bit further through e-mail, instant message and then on the phone.
One of the two, I actually met and found out the hard way, that he was more only looking for a sexual relationship.
The second was seemingly a nice guy, but something was lacking as far as a deeper connection was concerned.
In the 3 weeks since I had joined, I had all but given up.
That was until, I found a profile of a guy on match.com that stood out and downright intrigued me.
I figured I had nothing to lose at this point and drafted a message to send to this member, who’s username was: cunningham77, which was a nod and reference to the sitcom hit series (one of my favorites and still is), Happy Days and Ron Howard’s famous character, Richie Cunningham.
Within in less then 24 hours, Cunningham77 had contacted me back. We eventually spoke through instant message, then telephone and even made a first date about a week later.
Our first date consisted of a movie (Pirates of the Caribbean), a walk on the beach afterwards and non-stop, great all around conversation.
I am not a girl to kiss and tell, but I will just say that by the end of that night I knew we not only were compatible conversation-wise, but also on a physical level with having gotten that first kiss out of the way.
That was over 12 years ago and we have been married for 9 years now today.
Definitely a huge blessing in disguise to say the least.Kevin and I – Summer 2014
Happy Anniversary to my better half today. Couldn’t have asked for a better or more happier ending our fateful meeting all those years ago. Also huge congrats to him, as he was just promoted last week after working so very hard for the last five years. So very proud of him!
This post was written for the One Word Blog Linkup that is hosted by Lisa of The Golden Spoons, Marcia of Blogitudes and yours truly, too.
The words for this week are: Absurd or Blessing; Please feel free to linkup and join us this week.
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