About Us

Matt and I met online. There, I said it!!  In the beginning, I had a hard time telling people that when they would ask how we met.  I feel online dating still has this "I'm a dork" stigma, but it made perfect sense to me.  (Fun Fact:  In 2010 - 1 in 5 singles were currently in a committed relationship with someone they met on a dating site).  Unfortunately, it's not always like the movies...you know, you run into the love of your life in the grocery store while accidentally grabbing the same piece of fruit or literally running into them while out for a jog then he helps you up, your hands touch, and BOOM! You suddenly see a future with a big house, picket fence, and babies or to be even more dramatic, he saves your life from some near death experience.  I was never much into bars and I can honestly say I don't think there were many single men at the church I attended back then...I'm pretty sure they were all married or engaged. That's the way my dad always wanted me to meet a guy - church.  My mom on the other hand wanted me to marry someone like Doogie Houser, a young doctor.  She loved that show when I was growing up.  I didn't have the heart to tell my mom Doogie prefers boys. So what was a girl to do? 

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  ;)
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