Post # 1
For those who have met their SO online:
What site did you meet on?
How long did you chat virtually before meeting in person?
I met my FI on PlentofFish.com, and we talked for two weeks on the site before moving onto text messaging nonstop for two more weeks. It was almost exactly a month after we started talking that we met in person. Granted, we would have met sooner, but he transferring from Georgia with the military and wasn’t even living here yet lol.
Post # 3
I met mine on Plenty of Fish. We spoke on line twice, then exchanged phone #’s and spoke to eachother every day. We physically met about 2 weeks after initial contact.
Post # 4
@navybride0428: We also met on POF. He claims he messaged me a couple of times (which I really can’t remember) and that I only answered the last time. We actually met that same night after exchanging a few messages on the site and then BBMing for several hours, got engaged after 3 months, and now it’s been a couple of years 🙂
Post # 5
@navybride0428: We met on OKCupid. I think we emailed for about a month. But I was really careful not to email too much or get too chatty. I have a theory that if you tell too much about yourself before you meet, then you dont have that “getting to know you” easy, mindless talk to sort of ease into things. We didnt talk on the phone either.
I’m not a big fan of spending too much time virtually getting to know someone, so a month was a little long. But he had a death in the family and Thanksgiving.
Post # 6
We also met on POF and chatted for about 5 hours online that night. We exchanged numbers and texted and talked every day for 2 weeks before we met in person. He ended up having to stay with me the entire weekend because there was a crazy snowstorm the night he came (from about an hour away) and all the local roads were closed down.
Post # 7
We met on okcupid. He messaged me one night, I wrote back one message before going to bed. We talked all of the next two days through chat and I gave him my phone number. We talked endlessly by text for two days after that until we had our first phone conversation. We talked probably for about 6 hours on the phone the first time. It was insane. I had never been on the phone that long in my life! It felt like I had known him forever and we just had so much to “catch up” on. We met 1 week after that first phone conversation. We got engaged after 4 months, and we are getting married one year after that first inital meeting. I knew he was “the one” after talking to him though and there are no doubts. 🙂
Post # 8
We met on OkCupid. He messaged me within hours of me creating my profile, and then it was about 2 weeks of messaging back and forth. After 2 weeks, we met in person and immediately hit it off, and the rest is history. I had no idea that I would have found my FI through an online dating website, but I’m definitely a believer now.
Post # 9
we met on match.com he winked at me but i hadnt paid for the site to see any emails he sent, 3 days later i paid and got his emails, we emailed that whole day, and skyped that night and went out the next day, and we went out every day for 3 days after that. we have been inseperable ever since. i didnt even go out with anyone else on match even though i had about 50 winks by the 2nd day i signed up. we deleted our accounts maybe 2 weeks after we met
Post # 10
@navybride0428: My mother met her 5th husband on Plenty of Fish. Lovely story, really: he told her he was a corporate supervisor for a huge company here locally and she told him she came from a family with cattle and had a multiple degrees.
Reality: he works nights on the assembly line for above-mentioned company. While my mother may have more licenses than the DMV, she has never so much as set foot on a college campus. And a family with “cattle”? Well, my aunt did confirm that for one period in their childhood they owned two cows, so I guess that techinically isnt a lie.
Post # 11
I met my FI on Match. Actually, I worked at the call center for customer service there is a location in MN. So my account was free obviously to be able to help people :] I never thought I would really use it for my personal experience but, I played around a lot to learn the site and ended up meeing my now FI.
I was only on the site for a month, I had joined the company in January and we met at the very end. We talked for a couple days on the site and then moved offsite to text/call/skype. We didn’t meet for a whole month because FI was working in Cali. We got together officially the day he got home. We were just way tooo excited and it really felt like after a month of straight talking all day everyday and skyping.. we felt so connected and so sure of each other. Here we are a year later, engaged. Our wedding is next June!
He is the love of my life. I cannot imagine not having him in my life anymore. He is my best friend and my other half. We have the same values and morals, and some common interests. But we also have our own interests, which is what makes us unique and keeps uss individuals still. ah. love it.
Post # 12
We met on OkCupid. It’s kinad funny – I was getting ready to disable my account after a string of bad dates from there, and he had only signed up 2 days prior. He popped up in my “quiver” so I decided to check him out. I instantly felt like I *had* to get to know him after watching a video from his youtube channel (which he linked on his profile).
He messaged me back within a day, we talked through OKCupid then AIM for a few days before deciding to meet. I think it was maybe a week between the initial message and our first date?
Anyway, our first date was amazing and I ended up staying the entire weekend with him… and that was pretty much it.
The BEST part, though, is how many times beforehand we SHOULD have met outside of the internet. We went to college together and there are so many weird coincidences and commonalities in our histories but we never met until we both got desperate enough to date online.
Post # 13
My DH messaged me on ICQ in Sept. of 2000 just after I moved to his hometown for college. He persistantly asked me to go for coffee, but I didn’t agree to it until Jan. 2001… so, about 4 months later.
Post # 14
I met my FI on OKCupid. He had messaged me 3 months prior and I was kinda seeing someone so I didn’t write back. After that fizzled out, I found him again (luckily he was still on the site and at the top of my match list!) and the rest is history.
I believe we changed e-mails for about a week, talked on the phone, and then made plans for the next week. We have been basically inseperable since!
I had done all of the sites (eharmony, match, okcupid, POF, yahoo personals, and even craiglist) at some point of my life hoping to find someone. I almost didn’t continue e-mailing with FI because I was so sick of the BS that comes along with online dating. I am so glad I kept talking to him 🙂
Post # 15
Met my DH on Plenty of Fish. He was in Alaska and moving here to Texas. We talked for 3 months and emailed. Then on our first date he told me he loved me and I had fallen in love with him too…
We got married in January 2013. Gosh I love that man and our children.
Post # 16
OkCupid. He emailed me, I emailed back, then he switched to the OkCupid chat, which is generally malfunctioning. So we switched to Google Talk, chatted pretty much nonstop for two days, met Monday night (first started chatting on Saturday night) and, well, that was that. It wasn’t an immediate RELATIONSHIP, but there was nobody else after meeting him, even when things were casual and open. He knew what he wanted from the start, but he was very patient and gracious when I was balking at the idea of an exclusive relationship (with anyone, not just him).