Friday, February 10, 2012

My Online Love Story

Did you meet your significant other online? 

Come link up with me and Jessica to tell us your online love story!

Here's our story...


It all started in March of 2008... 

I took the plunge and joined Match.com. After a very hard called off engagement the year before, I was ready to reach out again and working in a field with nearly all women, I wasn't getting anywhere at work. And the guys I was meeting at the bars just weren't up to par. (Are they ever??) 

Somewhere in the middle of March, I got a message from this boy named John. We messaged back and forth a few times, but I really wasn't sure about it since he was 23 and I was 24. Younger guys had never been my thing. Once we started talking, I learned his birthday was the next week so I'd let the 23 year old thing slide. He was only 6 months younger than me. 

We finally exchanged AIM screen names and spent hours after hours on AIM chatting. It then lead to phone numbers being exchanged and AIM conversations turned to text conversations. We talked on the phone a few times (neither one of us like to talk on the phone and still don't) and all of this went on for about 2 weeks. I was smitten and hadn't even met the boy yet. 

We finally decided to meet and set our first date for March 29, 2008. 

He picked me up at my apartment complex, but NOT at my apartment door. I met him up at the front. Don't worry, I didn't take risks like that! My apartment sat right on the Metro Rail that runs through Houston so we got on the rail and went and ate lunch at a small Italian place downtown than took the rail to the zoo. 

I was so nervous, but it honestly felt like I had known John for a long time by the time we actually met.

We had a great day... 

We took the rail back to my apartment, said our goodbyes at his car and he went on his way. 

I got on AIM as soon as I got in the door, hoping he would get on as soon as he got home and message me. 

And he did... 

We talked on AIM the rest of the evening and somehow the subject of Cherry Limeaid's from Sonic came up. He told me he was going to come get me and take me to get a Limeaid. About 30 minutes later he was back at my apartment and we were in the car going to Sonic to get a diet cherry lime aid. This time I let him come up to my apartment. 

This is where it gets good. 

When he walked in to my apartment, his eyes started watering and had horrible allergy symptoms. 

Yup, he was allergic to cats. 

Y'all know my cats are my babies. I told him, sorry, but if you're allergic to cats, this isn't going to work. 

He suffered through and went and bought Claritin so he could come over more! 

That right there told me he was here to stay awhile and there was something special about him. 

We really were inseparable after this.

Some old pictures from our first few months of dating....










It really has been an amazing *almost* 4 years and I can't believe it all started from an online profile both of us started. 

Some advice for any of you thinking about starting the online dating scene...

Get to know each other online first. Don't immediately jump in to meeting each other. Our first date was so much more comfortable because we really felt like we already knew each other. I'm really glad we decided to wait a few weeks before actually meeting. 

And incase you were wondering about how the rest of our years together have gone, last March on our 3rd anniversary I wrote this post.  

I went through a lot the year before I met John and I am so thankful he didn't run away when he knew what happened and he didn't walk away from me on those hard days. 

And now, here we are, fixing to GET MARRIED!! 

All because 2 people decided to make that online profile one day....

Amazing isn't it? 



Now come link up and tell us your story!!






16 comments:

Michelle @ The Vintage Apple said...

I seriously LOVE y'alls love story. It is so cute how he picked you up for some Limeaids!!!!!!! Priceless. These stories are my favorite kind!!!!

So happy for y'all!!! xoxoxo

Michelle said...

Aww such a sweet story! I love that you met on match! Gives me hope! :)

Heather said...

Limeaids?! So sweet!!!

Courtney Johnson said...

This is so sweet!!! I love reading these stories.

Katie said...

You two are absolutely adorable! I posted my link up, but had a similar story with ending an engagement a few months before I "met" my now husband. At first, he was pretty freaked out by the fact that I had been engaged. He'd been in a "difficult" relationship prior to our "meeting" and he definitely had some trust issues for a while. Now he's a very different person, and I'm glad our relationship had been able to help us both work through those trust issues. We were able to heal together, and grow together.
Great link up! Congrats on finding your love!!!

Katie said...

You two are absolutely adorable! I posted my link up, but had a similar story with ending an engagement a few months before I "met" my now husband. At first, he was pretty freaked out by the fact that I had been engaged. He'd been in a "difficult" relationship prior to our "meeting" and he definitely had some trust issues for a while. Now he's a very different person, and I'm glad our relationship had been able to help us both work through those trust issues. We were able to heal together, and grow together.
Great link up! Congrats on finding your love!!!

Ashlee Miller said...

What a cute love story! You two are adorable and I'm so glad you found each other!

tara said...

awww!! i love love LOVE this story! yall are so cute!

Amanda @ Click. The Good News said...

Great story- i love(d) online dating- it is such a better way to meet people. I'm allergic to cats too, but I'm glad he found some great meds to work through it. Love the old photos!

Christina said...

You guys are too cute! I love your story. And I love that he takes allergy meds for you and your kitties!

Savannah said...

What a sweet, sweet love story! I'm so happy for you and your man and look forward to following the journey to your big day!

Allison Ladd Scanlan said...

Great story! Oh, so sweet!
Happy Valentine's Day!

Carolyn said...

Such a cute story!!! I love that he bought medicine so he could be around the cats (AND YOU!) :)

Jenny said...

Loved reading this! I've actually thought about trying online dating- I'm so damn picky! You give me hope!! :) Great story Savannah!

Adrian {Happy girl} said...

I'm totally creeping through your blog reading your story, so don't be surprised to get a bunch of comments on random posts from me ;)

You two are adorable. Hands down, so sweet. I love that you got to know John online before meeting in person, AND that he came back to take you to Sonic after your first date. The fact that he suffered through the cat allergies is just perfect, what a good guy!

xoxo
Adrian
happygirlsareprettygirls.blogspot.com

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