Post # 1
Fiance and I met online and chatted for weeks before actually meeting in person, so we had a few 100 hours invested already and before we met I already felt an emotional attraction so I wasn’t paying much attention to his physical features when we met in person.
But I have to be honest I don’t think I would have given him the time of day if we would have say met in person. He by far is the most attractive man I have ever been with but he’s shorter than me, has a bad boy appearance (he’s a teddy bear at heart) and not typically my type.
Just curious would you have dated your SO if you would have initially met him in person rather than online?
Post # 3
My boyfriend and I met online like seven years ago and met in person in 2009. To be honest, I don’t think the relationship would’ve worked for me if it hadn’t been online but, we”ll never really know. I still would’ve gone for him though, he’s a pretty good looking guy (a bit out of my league, I think) and has a very laid back feeling about him.
Post # 4
I would def. have dated my Fiance although I did think his pictures were a little too “look at me” ish. We talked online for about a week and found out that my mom subbed music for him at the school, so to was a small world. We met up at the local DQ where he lived and the rest is history!
I will admit something although this has nothing to do with this post…we never told anyone except my parents that we met on EHarmony because he was afraid of what his parents would think. We tell them that we met through my mom, which isn’t really a lie it’s more of a fib (because he did get info about me from her before our official date). Fiance and I are sick of not telling the truth so at our wedding we plan to announce how we really met. Really nervous but relieved! I kept this secret for my Fiance, but there is nothing to feel shameful about. There really isn’t.
Post # 5
We met online and yes I would have dated him if we had met in person.
Post # 6
@megz06: Don’t feel bad/embarrassed or anything about meeting on eHarmony. My guy and I met while playing World of Warcraft! Only our friends and a couple of family members know and to everyone else we just say, “We met through a gaming thing.” and leave it at that. This is mostly just to avoid the whole stereotype of what meeting through something like an online game is.
Post # 7
We met through eHarmony, and I don’t know if I would have dated him had I met him elsewhere. I like to think I would because he’s such a phenomenal human being but it’s hard to say.
Edit: And that’s what we tell people, but he starts off by telling people we were matched by “Skynet” and that we were chosen for the human breeding program. *sigh, SMH*
Post # 8
I met the Boyfriend or Best Friend online. I wouldn’t have met him any other way because I live in the city and he lives in the suburbs…just for another month though — moving in together in August!
However, had we met in person, I still think I would have dated him. Interestingly enough, he is the complete opposite of my ex who was very artsy, musically gifted, and not at all into “manly” things. The Boyfriend or Best Friend was certified as a mechanic, dresses preppier than the ex, and was in a frat (which I always tease him for). When people found out we were dating, they were a bit surprised. Eh, whatever. I don’t really have a “type” anyway…As long as I’m treated well!
I always feel a little embarrassed when people ask how we met though. Oh well. A lot of people these days are meeting online. I am SO GLAD I met him too — so I guess it doesn’t matter. We’re waiting to get engaged until I am done with grad school 🙂
Post # 9
@LD: Yup, Craigslist Personal Ads 🙂 Never thought in a million years I would find my husband on there.
Post # 10
Meet on OKC (OkCupid). If we met in person, still a guy I would have dated. Maybe not the type I immediately go for, but maybe that is why I am so happy this time around.
Post # 11
Myspace. We talked for a month before we met each other in person. that was almost seven years ago.
Post # 12
Pof. I would have fallen hard with his smile and deep blue eyes!! He wouldn’t have given me the time of day because he typically didn’t date younger, and I’m 5 years younger.
Post # 13
I met my Fiance on OK cupid. I don’t think we would have given each other a second look in person. We are the complete opposite of our usual types but hey it worked out and we couldn’t be happier.
Post # 14
I think it’s more of a case of HE wouldn’t have ever even talked to ME had we not already had the online friendship going. lol
Post # 15
We met on POF and I don’t think he would have approached me. He typically dated women that weren’t black (he’s black) and his family was really surprised when he brought me over. But we were pretty much inseperable once we met. I think we talked via email and text for like a month or so before we went on our first date.
People are shocked when I say how we met but it worked for us! And I’m not the only person I know that met their SO online.
Post # 16
Met on Eharmony.. and I don’t think we would have met if not for that since he lived about an hour away. Now we’re happily engaged and we have no problem telling people that’s how we met since 2 other couples in our group of friends met on-line!