Yep…that’s right…I met my husband on the internet…yahoo.com to be exact.
I had been doing the online dating thing for awhile. Let’s face it, meeting random strangers on the internet is somewhat fun and entertaining. Luckily the only “bad‘ thing that ever happened to me was someone had a picture posted that upon meeting them in person didn’t resemble them in the slightest way. Not…even…close.
I had been dating someone for a short time and we had agreed not to seek any further “companions” on our dating sites. Well he pissed me off one night…yeah it’s not really hard to piss me off…but none the less it was bad enough that as soon as I got home I booted up the computer and onto my dating pages I went. I was curious to see what had been going on while I was away.
I scrolled through the photos of “page peepers” when suddenly one caught my eye. He hadn’t left a message or anything but had simply viewed my profile(an option which you could deactivate if wanting to do so). So in turn I viewed his. Although profiles are never very in depth about who they are pertaining to his answers and “about me” section was enough to attract my attention. The photos of his good looking mug were just a bonus…although they are what got me to stop and look in the first place. I didn’t leave a message or even a hello…I just simply let him know that I too had looked at his profile.
A couple days passed and I decided to once again check my profile status. And there he was again. Still no comment or hello but simply just stopping by to take a peek at my profile. WTF? Why doesn’t he just say hello? Is he dating site handicapped? Is he waiting for me to make the first hello? So being the straight forward person that I am I decided to take the initiative and send him a note. It simply read: “I noticed that we keep looking at each other’s profiles so I thought I would just say hello“. I pondered hitting the send button but I did it anyway because quite frankly I think he was just a chicken shit.
Low and behold he wrote back! We began chatting online and the fact that he could make me laugh just through words in a chat message registered in my mind that I surely wanted to meet him in person. We had a lot of similar interests, one of the biggest being that we LOVED the same football team. Yes this was a keeper! ((hears ringing in her head))
Meeting him in person just confirmed all that I knew was already true. He turned out to be exactly as his profile described him….AWESOME. It didn’t take us long to realize that we were done with the dating pool and now 6 1/2 years later he still holds the key to my heart.
So if you are single and have been pondering the idea of online dating, I say go for it! Because sometimes stepping outside the box can lead to amazing new adventures!!!