(Closed) Met online. Livin’ a lie…

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
Post # 32
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Newbee

I’m SOOOO thankful to hear these stories!!!  My Fiance and I met on Craigslist!  I figured I’d post an ad stating EXACTLY what I wanted in a man and see what the results were.  Its so dang embarrassing 🙂  Only a couple of my good friends know.  Our first real meeting was at the dog park, so if people ask, we say we met there.  Its been 3 years now, and he is still exactly who I was looking for.  Sometimes, you get what you wish for <3  

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

we kind of told a half truth… Fiance and I met on a dating site.. not a very respectiible one like Match or eHarmony – it was actually a pretty trashy site (nothing like perverted or anything just not respectible LOL) and we tell / told people we met on facebook by clicking through a friend of a friend of a friend that of course neither of us can name so the story doesnt really make sense so I always throw in “LOL you know how facebook is with friends of friends you can find anybody”

we try to make it seem like its one of those rare things like his brother went to school with a girl whose mother sat on the bus next to my aunt while taking my cousin to school whose teacher shops at the same supermarket that my boss who brought a sweater from his mother kind of thing… see a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend LOL

Post # 34
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@Entangled: Yay OKCupid!! Me too!

I’ve been very open about how we met. I’m honest because 1) I didn’t want to have to remember a lie and 2) there was no real concieveable way we *could*  have met other than online-Mostly because we are both older, I was recovering from an illness that left me mostly home bound and it’s really, really hard to meet new people unless you are super social and have super social friends. 3) I love spreading the news about OkCupid, how it’s Free and how much fun I had on the site.

I think you should tell everyone at the reception or have the officiant mention it durning the ceremony.

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

J and I met through a friend’s Facebook.  We never met beforehand.  We talked for awhile then he decided he wanted to hang out.  I kept putting it off until one day I decided I wanted to go to Atlantic City.  He drove down, picked me up, and 30 minutes later we were enjoying a wonderful afternoon walking on the boardwalk.  We’ve been inseparable ever since.

So, when people ask, I just tell them we met through a friend.  Just not the entire story. 🙂

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I met my SO on Plenty Of Fish… I swore to myself I would never do online dating. Well there I was setting up a POF account. I was only on there for little over a week and I met the love of my life. At first I was a bit weary of what people would say when we told them but I never lied about it. I think it is the most amazing thing because not only is he the most wonderful man I have ever met but we are both scorpios ( our birthdays are exactly 2 weeks apart) our moms are both adopted and both of our loser real dads names are Dan …. if thats not meant to be I dont know what is… We love each other so much and are very happy together  and I dont care who knows how we met. We have been together now almost a year.

Post # 37
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I told a similar story in a post a couple months ago. I came clean at work and no one really cared. LOL I was so nervous about it, and then one of the other managers told me he met his wife on pof too. Made me feel better I wasn’t alone.

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We met on Craigslist and neither of us ever lied.  I have known two people who lied about meeting online and I never judged them when I learned the truth.  I can understand why someone would be embarrassed especially if they had waited so long.  I would tell them if you wanted.

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We met at a bar, but also we met when I was on vacation. I like the story better that “I was on vacation” because I don’t usually do the bar thing.

But, when asked for more details, I tell the truth. Except to his grandmothers who think alcohol is the devil. To them, I tell the story of our first date (a beautiful lookout, the beach, and dinner out).

Post # 40
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

It depends on who I’m talking to. I work at our local hospital. I was admitted into the psych ward in 2006 for suicidal thoughts and severe depression. My now-husband was brought in for the same thing 2 days later. We started dating 2 weeks after we got out. Our families know, of course, and most of our friends know. However, when I run into people I haven’t seen since I graduated high school or old teachers or whatnot, I simply say we met at work. It’s not really a lie, it just omits details. It’s not something we’re ashamed of but it is sometimes best to leave out those details when it’s not being discussed with people we see on a routine basis.

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Fiance and I met on Okcupid too. He messged me in feb of 2009 and we sent messages back and forth for about a month, then started talking on the phone…and then at the beginning of april we met for the first time.  we dated on and off the whole summer, and didnt make anything “offical” till october.  that’s when i told my family i was dating someone, until that point no one knew he existed.  when people ask how we met, i just say “online” and no one has asked any further questions.

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