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  1. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member

    Geez, I WAS gone for a while. Congrats on the BF, BB. :) May it be the beginning of a beautiful love story like my own. I "met" my husband in a chat room 13 years ago, and we've been married for 7 years this September.

  2. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    Those are the kinds of stories that give both of us even more hope that we aren't off our rockers in this. :)
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  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    BB, you may still be off your rocker, but hopefully not on this.:)
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  4. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    "Met" my wife on an online Christian dating/community site and from the day we first met to the day we said "I do" only 8 months had elapsed. Been married almost 3 years now. If you didn't know us, you would think we had known each other our whole lives and were high school sweethearts.
  5. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven -.. --- - / -.. .- ... .... Moderator

    My first two dates with my wife we watched Disney movies and had pizza with her two sons (9 & 5 at the time) in her living room. Third date we got fancy and went out for chinese food with the kids. I think we were together for a few weeks before we had an actual date with just the two of us.:)
  6. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Well-Known Member

    I know some of you remember a few weeks ago that my company had decided to release salary info to a newspaper but at the time they only published the managers and upper execs....well, it's official now, every employee's name, position, and salary is up on their website.

    At first I hated the idea of it, but now I see it as a negotiation tool for my next promotion which is supposed to go through in June. I now know what my fellow co-workers make at that position and have a tool to negotiate that, lol. Still sucks that anyone that knows me can go look up what I make now though.
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  7. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member

    Eh, it's a new age...meeting someone online is as common as meeting them at church these days. As long as you have a regular "real life" courtship for a while before you settle down. Loving someone that is in your face every day is sometimes more challenging than it was when they were two states away. We were lucky - we lived within 30 miles of each other, so once we met in person (a couple of months after we started talking), we had a regular, in-your-face-every-day relationship...for a long damn time. :D
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  8. NCTurner

    NCTurner Well-Known Member

    Well, since we're sharing dating stories (lol), I'll contribute. I met my wife via eHarmony. Honestly, I knew immediately, when I met her on our first date, that it was completely, totally different than it was with anyone else! 100% interest only in her from that day on, after only 1 date. We married about 18 months after we met, and couldn't be happier! I was reluctant to try eHarmony, but my daughter encouraged it, so I tried it. Of course, after we met in person, it was normal, regular dating, but it was nice to kinda weed out people you know you wouldn't be compatible with. I think God can bring people together in many, many ways, including this ol' internet thing. :)

    BB - keep us posted on how it goes! We won't say a word to Darth, promise! ;)
  9. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    I really couldn't ask for a better group of friends!
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  10. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member

    I was the same way with my husband, and if it's possible, I love him even more now than I did then.
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  11. IHateMyTreo

    IHateMyTreo Well-Known Member

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  12. HanSolo

    HanSolo Well-Known Member

    Prior to meeting my wife, I began chatting with a lovely girl on Myspace. She had beautiful pictures and her phone voice was very appealing. Kind of smoky, like that girl Haley from last year's American Idol. We didn't even have nasty conversations. It was wonderful.

    I flew to Miami for a job (investigation) I had to do before I got full-fledged into law practice, and decided to surprise her (I knew her address because I had mailed her a few gifts).

    I was very nervous but figured what the hell, I'm in the city, and if I catch her with some guy, well, it won't be THAT big a deal since we hadn't even met in person (even though we had talked every day for about 4 months!). So I went by a florist, picked up a dozen roses and some candy crap, and made my way over. I called her as I pulled onto her block and asked what she was doing.

    "I'm gardening," she said cheerfully.

    "That sounds very peaceful," I said, smiling. The weather was perfect for it.

    "I wish you were with me," she said, which made me smile even more.

    "I've got to go now, but I'll talk to you really soon," I said, and we hung up. I walked up to her house and rang the door bell. The door bell didn't work (I couldn't hear the chime). I knocked, and no one answered. "Must be in the back yard," I thought, since she had told me she was gardening.

    I walked to the side of the house towards a wooden fence leading into the backyard. I wasn't going to trespass, but I didn't feel out of place, since I really thought she'd be thrilled to see me. I peeped over the fence as I heard her voice, talking on the cordless phone with a friend. "Yeah, we just hung up," she was saying in a cheerful voice. "I hate being so far away from him," she said. This made me smile even more.

    I peered over the fence and looked at the woman who was speaking on the phone. I was devastated. She was not the woman in the picture. Her back was toward me, and she was at a patio table stubbing out a cigarette (she had told me didn't smoke). She couldn't be more different than the woman in the photos.

    "Michelle?" I said. She turned around and when she recognized me, her face turned white. She got up and ran in the house and slammed the door. I left.

    I called her a few times after that to try to get her side of the story, but she never picked up. I left a voicemail but she never called me back.

    That is my internet love story. I was shattered, devastated.

    But hey, everyone's experience is different, BB!

    Chin up!
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  13. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Waiting for the bus after work. Listening to the new Andrew Bird album. I implore everyone to check it out. He's probably my favorite artist right now.
  14. halon

    halon hakuna matata VIP Member

    I've been meeting people from the internet since 1996.

    Congrats on the internet bf, BB! :) You'll be fine on the first meet!
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  15. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member

    WOW! I can't help but wonder what she expected to happen? Was she just gonna hire a stand-in for when you DID meet? Or have plastic surgery to match the picture?? That would scar me for life, dude. Glad you survived...and look....you ended up meeting your perfect match anyway. :) It all works out in the end.
  16. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    That was my thought! I don't understand why people would do that.I can understand putting up the best picture of yourself as a profile picture but to pretend to be someone completely different is insane.
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  17. dawnierae

    dawnierae Well-Known Member

    Kinda like idiots that embezzle money, or run from the police...you know your ass is gonna get caught eventually!
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  18. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

    Okay, I'll play along :rolleyes:

    I was stationed in Italy and assigned to a barracks as my new home for two years. I got on the WRONG side of this one woman who worked there (BAD IDEA). She eventually assigned me to the smallest room in the building and I rebelled by breaking every rule in the barracks and basically making her life a living hell. We hated each other's guts.

    Well, we met by chance in a bar off duty one night and - on a complete dare to myself - I asked her if she knew anyone "good enough" to road trip Southern Italy with me. She grabbed her drink and, fully ready to throw it in my face, said "yeah, ME!" to which I replied "Okay" and threw off her whole groove. Now she was stuck... road trip with me or look like a complete coward.

    On the road trip I learned that she was divorced from a total louse and her new fiance' had recently called off their wedding within days of the event. I suddenly felt pretty bad for making her life miserable, and apologized for doing so. She, in return, apologized for making MY life miserable.

    We started hitting it off over great food, great vino, long drives... and the hotel rooms with one bed in them didn't hurt.


    Two kids and 21 years later, we're still rockin' along together. If I can give you young-uns any advice at all, I'll say this:

    Love is not a noun. It's not a hole you fall into or an emotion you feel one day and not feel the next. Love is a VERB. It's something you CHOOSE to do, one day after the next; it's a conscious decision you make continuously. Remember that and you will have a long and satisfying life.

    And guys: Remember to say these FIVE simple words, as often as you must, to have a long and satisfying life:

    "Sorry Honey, I was wrong."

  19. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! VIP Member

    This. ^
  20. AntimonyER

    AntimonyER AF Addict VIP Member

    Wow, some awesome stories, so I will share a couple. First, my parents. They met on my Mom's senior class trip to Florida. He was her bus driver. That is all.

    The first time I laid eyes on my wife, it was a picture of her on cupid.com. My roommate had been chatting with her and was going out on a date with her that night, and wanted to know what I thought. I read her profile, and said, "Jon, she seems like the perfect girl, for ME." anyways he went out on the date had a good time, and invited her to our place for a BBQ we had scheduled the next day. We all got to talking, and true to her profile, I was immediately smitten. That night my roommate had concerns, as she wasn't really his type. I tried to stay out of it, didn't feel it would be fair of me to speak my mind, and he chose not to continue to date her. Unfortunately, he didn't keep her number, so I thought I was out of luck. Anyways about two weeks later I received an IM from her, out of the blue. She had felt the same way at the BBQ, and while borrowing my computer to "check her email", secretly wrote down my SN. She is still just as sneaky in getting what she wants, but I love her for it.
  21. jmar

    jmar Nexican VIP Member

    I'll bite...

    I met my Wife while she was dating some "loser" about 2 years before our first date. I was on my way to meet a friend and she was living at the same house, though moving out that day. When I saw her I knew that I had to know her.

    Fast forward about a year and a half...

    We are both working for the same company just down the street from each other at different stores. I got off my shift to go to her store to work another shift and there she was. I didn't know at the time that she was working there. Before my shift started we sat on a curb and flirted. I mentioned how she was out of dress code and she couldn't believe it!

    A few months later we were hanging out with a mutual couple that we knew and I finally asked her on a date.

    From that date in the summer of 2009 we were inseparable. I proposed a mere 3 months into our relationship. We were married May 16, 2010. And on October 26, 2010 we had our son Jonathan Cooper (no we didn't marry out of pregnancy!). It will be 2 years in May and we couldn't be happier.

    And yes...

    I'm sorry, you were right...key phase if I ever knew one.

    @BB: Can't wait to hear your date story with Darth!

    @Everyone else: Thanks for your stories!
  22. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Alright, alright. Mine's pretty boring, but I'll share nonetheless.
    I met my wife in high school :eek: I moved from MA to NC when I was 16. We were in most of the same classes (mostly the AP ones), and had a lot of mutual friends, but we were never really friends in HS. I was dating another girl at the time who was the complete opposite (ironically, both of them "tied" for saluditorian when we graduated).
    Well, all three of us went to UNC, and my gf at the time had some revelatory trip over the summer and decided our relationship was over. So, when we started college I started hanging out with my wife since our group of friends from HS all went to UNC. We became good friends (shared just one class). About halfway through the semester I decided college wasn't for me, and that I would go to culinary school instead. Because of that, I knew grades didn't really care and I'd keep convincing her to ditch class and come out for coffee or lunch with me. (both of our GPAs plummeted. Of course, once I left hers went way higher!)
    When I left after the semester, it was kind of a bummer, but we never did really start dating. After that, it was basically a couple years of trying to visit eachother. I'd be in DC, she'd be in NC, I'd be in NY, she'd be in NC, I'd be in CA, she'd be in NC, I'd be in KS, she'd be in Paris(!) on and on. Once I graduated and moved to KS, she came to stay the summer with me. It was an amazing experience. Finally she graduated and we knew we had to be together. We moved to DC, and after a few years of being here, one night we were watching tv, and I just said "hey, do you want to get married?". She looked a bit stunned and then smiled and said "yes, of course". Guess the rest is history. We got married last June, and have been working like dogs ever since!
    Thanks everyone for the stories. :)
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  23. CheriRives

    CheriRives Active Member

    Hi there everyone, I apologize for lurking around here for awhile now (kinda feel like a voyeur, lol). Just wanted to say I really like your "how we met" stories! And thought I might add my own by way of introduction...

    First, I'm not married (but I've lasted longer than all 3 of his ex-wives put together!)! My significant other is significantly older than I am, but that has rarely worked against us. We met around 16 years ago, I began working as a Police/Fire& EMS/9-1-1 dispatcher. He was a Sgt. for one of the police departments we dispatched for. For 2 years, we interacted in person only a handful of times (mostly radio/phone). Actually up until my last day at that department, I didn't think he knew me from any of the other part-time ladies there!

    My last shift I had to call and wake him up for a supervisory question, and during the phone call I decided to tease him about not calling me on my last day. Surprisingly, he responded that yes he had every intention of calling and wishing me luck at my new job! I was stunned, but not enough to miss asking if he cared that I come do a ride-a-long with him in a couple of weeks! (wink, wink)

    Needless to say, the underlying emotional tension during the ride-a-long almost ended in a good night kiss at the end of his shift! But neither of us stepped up to make the move. I was disappointed, and thought that was the end...

    A little under a week later I received a phone call to stop by for dinner. We hit it off! That was 14 years ago last November! And even though we've had our problems (including a separation), I have realized in this last year that this man is my rock and I will always be grateful for the many, many things he's taught me and the love he's shown me over the years. No one else would ever be able to deal with my crap, Lol!

    It's funny how some of you guys have mentioned the all important phrase, "I'm sorry, you're right dear". I've found it's much harder for ME, as the female to say I'm sorry and he's right (because ladies, let's be honest, sometimes they really really are!), BUT by me admitting it when I can (it's getting a tiny bit easier) it goes a lot longer towards keeping the peace!

    Thanks for letting me share and I look forward to getting to know more about all of you soon!

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  24. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

    Some great advice right there :)
    Compromise and admittance to wrongdoing is sooo important to a healthy relationship. Wife and I are super laid back (hey, I can get heated at work) and it's just not worth it to stress over the small stuff.
    This is my favorite clip from Good Will Hunting about relationships. (NSFW, a bit of cursing)
    Sweet Imperfections - Good Will Hunting - YouTube
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  25. Thats

    Thats That guy is This VIP Member

    Good morning everyone!!! Today I have PRK surgery!! A little nervous considering the facts it concerns my eyes. Have a great day everyone!!

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