Post # 1
My fiance does not want anyone to know that we met online. He always says that we met at the restaurant where we agreed to have our first in-person meeting. I think our story is sweet and want to tell other women b/c online dating gets a bad wrap in my circle. Crazy thing is that my fiance and I attended the same high school AND college and NEVER met. Even though we are the same age we were a year apart in high school and my family moved 30 minutes away b/f my junior year. Around that same time he returned to the area from New Jersey and enrolled in my old high school – first time that we missed each other. Once we graduated, we both chose a school in West TN (our schools were 1 hour apart). We both returned to Middle TN our sophomore year and enrolled in the same university. However, we had completely different majors so we missed each other again – the second time. He remained in the area, but I moved away. Guess what? His home was less than 5 minutes away from my parents who still live in the area. Crazy!
Anyone else tell the world about their online relationship?
Post # 2
I always tell people how we met. Meeting online is so common now that I didn’t even think about it.
Post # 3
It’s 2015, I tell everyone that I met Darling Husband on Okcupid! Maybe it’s different because it’s really common where we live, but the best way to normalize something is to be honest about it.
Post # 4
neither of us have any issue with telling people we met online. Didn’t think I was still taboo.
Post # 5
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
Yep, we tell anyone who asks. Our paths would never have crossed unless we’d met online!
Post # 6
We tell. We met on a killing zombie game server, Killing Floor. Only started our relationship when we met in person in my country, after knowing each other for a little over 6-7 months.
Post # 7
So jealous of you all. I don’t know why it is so taboo in my circle. I ask my friends if they would online date and even with our happy story they still say no. If we generally discuss online dating quite a few people in our circle talk about meeting “crazy people” or “killers.” What? Guess it might be other factors like area of country, ethnicity, education on the process, etc.
Post # 8
Nope, I don’t know anyone who has met online (other than us)! We tell everyone we met at the restaurant where we had our first date. Online dating is very much taboo in my circles.
Post # 9
Sweetcece: In the UK online dating is really common, I know a lot of people who met online and are now married! It’s nothing to be ashamed about – it’s modern day life!
Post # 10
We met on OkCupid… I have a few different social circles and in one (my friends from highschool, all live in Toronto) I originally lied and said we met because we went to the same grad school (we did, but that was more a ‘filter’ on OKC, rather than how we met). My friends in grad school, however, and his friends, have mostly met other people through OKC… so we got more comfortable with letting people know how we met. Eventually I just got really used to it being a “normal” thing, so I told my friends in Toronto–they were surprised, but it turns out they didn’t care very much (even though I thought they’d think less of me, or something).
Post # 11
Everyone knows we met on OKcupid. I don’t know why we would hide it…it worked for us so what other people think about it is pretty irrelevant. Does it really matter how someone met? I’m thankful for online dating and would have never met my husband without it…we loved 50 miles apart on very different lives.
when I did online dating I got a lot of flak from girlfriends…it’s dangerous, what if you meet a psycho. I just pointed out that the guy who picked them up at a coffee shop or the friend of a friend is just as likely to be crazy. When I met someone I always had someone who knew where I was going and when, and I never let them come to my apartment until I had gone on a couple dates. There’s nothing inherently unsafe about online dating.
Post # 12
We did about 10 years ago! We say that we were mutual blog fans. People here zone out after hearing “blog”. I think they think, “oh, one of those internetty thingies”! I think meeting online is kind of a natural progression from having pen pals and SMS friends, no? That said, I’d Google stalk a person before meeting them IRL.
Post # 13
When people ask I always says that we met online, which is the truth. Yes, we had our first “in person” meeting somewhere else but if we hadn’t met online then the meeting would never have happened.
As a PP said in the UK online dating is quite common and most of my friends in relationships either met their OHs when they were young or online when they were older.
You can always say about the restaurant but then if people ask how it happened then you can say it came about from talking online. There’s nothing to be ashamed of…own it!
Post # 14
My partner and I met online and we’re pretty open about it – by which I mean, we don’t shout it to the skies, but if the question of how we met comes up, we certainly don’t hide it.
Post # 15
We also always say we met where we had a first date.