After a good year of dating some colorful men, my friend and roommate Casey suggested I try out online dating. I thought to myself, "Does this make me lame? Do I really have no other options?" So, I decided to give it a shot for one week...cuz after a week the site required funds.
As I was perusing the site for potential, I came across Matt's photo.
The honest truth is I saw it and thought to myself, "He looks like a surfer, blond, tan, long hair (my mom would FREAK)...NOPE" I had never dated someone with his look. The next day, he sent ME a message. It was full of deep thoughts and intellectual verbage. Ready for it? "Hi" Yep, 2 letters. Other guys had sent me messages, but O-M-G they would send me their life story. I'm not trying to read a novel about you...we haven't even been on a date, leave Something to talk about! So, for pure simplicity, I wrote him back and here we are. We started dating in January of 2007, engaged by July, and married April 2008. Hey, when you know, you know.
Shortly after Matt proposed, 2 major events tested our relationship. My brother passed away from a life long struggle with severe cerebral palsy and scoliosis. 8 days later, his mother passed away from a pulminary embolism. Somehow, we were able to keep each other strong. I thought to myself, "If we can get through this, I'm not really too worried about the future."
SO all in all, online dating, in my opinion, is the smart girls way to finding a potential mate. You get to sit in your PJ's and scroll through bio's the site sent you of men that share similar interests and beliefs. I don't know about you, but that sounds pretty efficient. I'm not one that likes to waste her time. Life is too short ;)