Post # 62
I met my Fiance on a social media site called myyearbook. I randomly asked him if he had any music recommendations since I was running out of stuff to listen to. We talked forever by Yahoo Messenger and texting. When people ask me how we met I say online. However, when people ask him he says the Flagstaff mall. Which is try in some way. I decided to drive 3 hours one day to see if he was the real thing and we did meet in the Flagstaff mall. At first I was kind of confused as to why he said that but with some of the looks I have gotten I am tempted to say we met there too.
Post # 63
We met on Craigslist! Never ever thought I’d say that, but it’s true. I had a spare ticket to see the sold-out concert for the band of my life and put an ad on CL to find a fellow fan to go with, he was on CL looking for a ticket to see the sold-out concert for the band of his life, and POOF! We met, we laughed, we went to see the sold-out concert for the band of our lives, we bought a house, we got engaged, and almost 3 years after meeting we’ll be getting married.
Thank you, Craigslist! ha
Post # 64
In the 1990s I felt meeting online was weird. But now with all the dating sites and social networking I don’t think it’s weird at all. Those who are in their 20’s and 30’s now have been growing up around this technology, so it shouldn’t be strange. My first two boyfriends (the second became my ex-husband) met me online. First on Friendster.com (anyone remember that?) and he happened to be a 15-minute drive away. The second I met on Final Fantasy XI, a online game.
I think it’s much more acceptable now. But to the older generation I wouldn’t know.
Post # 65
I’m the same way! Fiance and I sort of did both. We were in one of the same classes in college, but never really met. We just smiled at each other a lot, and knew of each other but we never talked. I had to take a semester off after some health problems, so when I didn’t show up to that class anymore he eventually found (stalked) me on Facebook, and everything went from there.
But when people ask, it’s much easier and I feel like more acceptable if we just say “we met in college”. I’m not ashamed but I also don’t want to be judged (even though it’s probably all in my mind!)
Post # 66
Ugh -we hid the fact forever -but that was more than 10 years ago, & it was more of a stigma then. I have no problem with it anymore. My mother didn’t approve either, but the first time we met, it was in a public place with like 4 of my friends! We didn’t use a dating site or anything -he AOL instant messaged me based on a profile I forgot existed. Shhhh..I had a boyfriend at the time, and b/c of my husband’s age (he is 4.5 yrs younger), I thought it was harmless chit-chat back & forth…until we fell in love…and got married!
I have this t-shirt. 🙂
Post # 67
I wanted to meet him online, lol. I was on a dating site and saw him, but he never responded to me. I didn’t know that he wasn’t active on it so I got upset. Then one day I saw him at temple, and we’ve been together ever since.
Post # 68
I met my FH online as well. Im not ashamed to say how we met. My parents know and are okay with it, his parents dont know the whole truth. We told them we met thru mutual friends which is half true because some of my friends know his friends. I wouldnt have traded meeting him online for anything. It was the best first date I ever had and I cant wait to spend the rest of my life with him.
Post # 69
My Fiance and I met online 6 years ago…I was 14 and he was 15! I have no problem with telling our story at all 🙂
Post # 70
My FH and I met on POF as well!
he was date number 13 I think for me (over the course of a year or so) and I was date #1 for him off there.
He proudly tells everyone where he met me, so I didn’t have a choice. To be honest, I probably would have lied, but now I don’t care. It’s out in the open.
Everyone is just like “wow… you two are a walkin’ Eharmony commerical” lolol
Post # 71
I think the younger you are the more unaware you are of any stigmas. My parents’ generation freak out! My generation is a bit hesitant because of feedback from the olders but yet, its so common amongs us. The younger generation meets EVERYONE online it seems. Same and other sex friends. The internet with its present emphasis on social networking has broadened our world so much that online dating is no big deal.
We met online, and are still hesitant to let people know. We usually skim over the eharmony connection and say we met online originally and then in Florida for the first time about 3 years ago…. and keep the story going. SO far no one has probed beyond that. Once we’re married i don’t think we’ll care at all!
Post # 72
My SO and I met online- Craiglist to be exact. This summer will be 3 years together.
Post # 73
Lots of you Craigslist couples. I never thought to check that place out when I was doing my online hunt-o-man
Post # 74
I met my Fiance on MySpace, he messaged me on myspace about a song on my profile and we just sort of light-heartedly talked for a bit via message. He would message me here and there and this went on for about a month and then he asked for my number.
Once he got my number he asked me out and we went on our first date to minature golf. We have been together ever since obviously and 3 years later we are engaged and getting married in May.
Post # 75
yeah, i definitely felt strange about telling people that i met my fiance on match.com….but after a while of being bashful, I finally realized–hey its 2011 and I’m not going to feel weird about it!
Post # 76
my fiance and i met on match.com also.. we texted and im’d for two years.. he was in oklahoma and i was at college in mississippi.. i was originally from oklahoma and moved away.. we found out from our profiles that actually went to the same high school in oklahoma..he was a year ahead of me.. and later we found out we shared the same circle of friends! so weird.. because neither of us remember each other from highschool.. later i moved back to oklahoma (not because of him..i switched colleges) and then we met up on my campus… we’ve never told anyone.. we just said we knew each other from highschool ..i still feel awkward when a match.com commercial comes on and we’re with family and it says something like one in 5 relationships are a result from match.com..or start with online dating..etc. ..and here we are after 5 yrs of dating planning our wedding! its fun to look back on past im chats too where it all started