Yes! Fiance and I are a Match.com couple!
I had been divorced/single for about 7 years when, last year, my girlfriends finally talked me into doing a dating profile, for no other reason than to just get out of the dang house once in awhile!!! So, I reluctantly posed for cute profile pics and had help putting together a VERY straight-forward no BS profile!
Fiance was fresh out of divorce…a 25 year marriage!!! He hopped onto match just to polish up his ego and to move on from the divorce. He says he NEVER thought he’d “capture lightening in a jar” so quickly. He too, had dated several women, but nothing particularly special happened for him.
I dated several men…some very nice, and quite a few freaks n toads!! It was a long arduous process, and, after dating one particular guy for awhile, I took my profile down and we decided to be exclusive…or so I thought…turns out, he was a cheater, liar, and actually STILL MARRIED!!! So, that burnt me BAD and I left my profile down for a long time.
Literally, THE DAY my girlfriends talked me back into turning my profile back on, my now Fiance winked at and emailed me 😉
His first email was so gentle and sweet and forthcoming. My first impression was “wow! He thinks and talks like me! I coulda written this!” we began a phone, text, email relationship and logged soooooooo many hours just talking and talking, slowly becoming part of one another’s days and nights. This went on for WEEKS (actually about 2 months) We only live like 2 miles apart too 😉 our kids go to same schools, we’ve attended the same church….always so close but so far these last 15 years or so.
By the time we were both pretty sure this could go somewhere, we agreed to meet in person. It was soooooo surreal, and out of this world! To have gotten to know the deep “guts” and absolute fabric of a person but not have met them in person yet!!! But when we first laid eyes oneach other it was absolute majic, and we both just knew. I remember texting my girlfriend from the bathroom, giving her an update, my words were “yep. This is even better than I could have ever hoped or expected…I’m in BIG TROUBLE here!!!!”
So, here we are all these months later…we will be marrying on approx the date of our first live in person meeting. This has absolutely been an answer to my most heartfelt prayers. He is the miracle of my perfect partner, perfect mate.
I keep telling him, seriously, we totally need to do a match.com commercial!!!!