Today marks James’ and my three year meeting anniversary! In honor of that wonderful event I thought it would be fun to share our very exciting meeting. Yup! Get ready for on-the-edge-of-your-seat action! Well, maybe not that exciting but it was one of the best days of my life.
I accidentally met James on an online dating site in the beginning of November 2010. By accidentally I mean I wasn’t intending to talk to him. I am pretty technologically challenged and was using the dating site through my Iphone.
The Iphone app was pretty cool and would alert you whenever you had a new email, message, or interaction. I had just finished checking an email from another “loser dude” (you know the kind of guy that is only looking for a hook-up) and as I was exiting the site it brought me to the home screen. The home screen is kind of like Facebook in the sense that you can see what other people are doing on the site however those people do not have to be your “friends” they are just people in the area.
Anyway, on the home screen, I saw that this guy was answering a Christian type question and I wanted to answer the same question. I was new to the site but was already getting tired of those “loser dudes” and wanted to ensure that the guys who were emailing or messaging me were going to be of the same values. So I tapped (clicked) on the question. Well, I must of done something wrong because it opened up a screen that looked like a chat/messaging room and I FREAKED out.
I quickly exited the site, threw my phone on my bed, and tried to quiet the pounding in my chest. Then after I calmed down I thought “oh that poor guy! He probably saw me enter into the messaging area, then leave and now he thinks there is something wrong with him.” My conscience couldn’t let him think that, after all, I had no idea IF anything was wrong with him.
I logged back in, went back to the messaging area, and sent him the coolest, most awesome message he has ever received. I said “Hi.” I didn’t even include an exclamation point or period just a plain old “hi” and then I quickly exited the site again. Yup! I am so cool and have the best opening line *ever*.
Then I sat on my bed with my heart beating out of my chest. I have never, ever in my life been the first person to talk to a guy in a dating scene. I was so scared. Wouldn’t you know it, he was on his computer when I sent that opening chat message so he quickly responded. That is when I noticed that it was an email not a chat message! He had no idea that I had been there, exited and then came back!
Anyway, we emailed back and forth that night. All the while we were emailing I never read his profile. Until he mentioned something about me knowing what his job was because it was on his profile. Of course, I quickly read his profile. After reading his profile I knew I wanted to meet him.
Towards the end of our conversation, he made some super, lame, cheesy joke about steaks and stakes. Basically, the joke was how he could have gotten my phone number if he had set the stakes (for a bet) but he could just settle for steaks (the kind you eat). Yes, that was his awesome way of asking for my number which I, of course, gave him.
James, being the true gentlemen that he is, called me the very next night! A few days later we meet at the West Oaks Mall to go see Megamind. James was the first truly chivalrous man I had meet in a long time. He opened all the doors, escorted me by offering his arm, and even walked me to my car at the end of the night. I actually had happy butterflies floating around my stomach all the way home and until the next day. He made my heart go pitter-patter and by the second date I knew that he was the one.
A couple weeks later he said we should get married and I said the courthouse would be open on Monday. We, of course, waited until I met his parents in January of 2011. He had already met my mom and sister by that time. A few weeks after I met his family, we were engaged, and a couple of months later in March we got married in the church he grew up in.
There you have it. My accidental, so glad it happened, love story. How did you and your sweetheart meet? Tell us about it in the comments below. I love hearing about love stories!
Have a blessed day!
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