Monday, October 15, 2007

FUN MONDAY: How we met

Mark and I lived just 30 miles apart and we were both joining internet dating sites hoping to meet someone. I met A LOT of nice guys, many of whom I really liked, but most didn't like me. A couple did, perhaps.

Mark also was 'playing the numbers' -- going out with lots of people hoping to find the right person.

I hadn't seen Mark's ad and, really, neither one of us knew we were looking for each other. But he found my ad and sent me this romantic note:

"We live in the same neighborhood. Might as well have dinner."

Man, that's romance. But we met and on the first date, we decided to go to a karaoke bar the next week. Mark loved singing karaoke and I loved listening. And that was that. A year later, we were married. I've never been happier in my life with my wonderful, dependable husband, friend, and partner.

22 Comments:

Blogger Robinella said...

Sometimes love is as simple as that! I always love the internet dating stories. I'd be too chicken to try.

9:33 AM  
Blogger Blue Momma said...

Sounds like it was meant to be! and with a short commute, too. So many people meet via the internet. Love hearing the stories!

10:38 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

"We live in the same neighborhood. Might as well have dinner." LOL! Sounds like a great guy. Says what he means and doesn't ramble.

My husband is rather quiet too. When he does talk, people listen. :)

10:42 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

I had visions of him sweeping you off your feet by serenading under your window and throwing roses at your feet. Sigh.

Mark: "We live in the same neighborhood" What is this???? bwah ha ha ha ha

10:42 AM  
Blogger Karina said...

"Might as well"...hey, it worked for him, right? ;-)

11:26 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

"Might as well..." God, I love that comment. So glad that it worked for y'all.

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Karmyn R said...

You probably "met" numerous times and didn't even know it - at the grocery store, passing each other in the streets....fate was bringing you together.

12:24 PM  
Blogger AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I love how casual the email was. It was using the most basic logic ever. And, obviously, it was the right decision.

1:08 PM  
Blogger her indoors said...

ah such a romantic, sounds like my fella, glad the post wasnt where he proposed as it was on the back of a bus!
you can see the love you have for each other, wonderful

1:58 PM  
Blogger Tiggerlane said...

How cool is that? I am finding that the musicians make good marriages today. And that you CAN find someone decent on the 'net!

2:14 PM  
Blogger ChrisB said...

Nothing to beat a simple love story :)

5:06 PM  
Blogger AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

I couldn't reply...dumb non reply. But, Pup & I grew up in a parish with Latin Mass. I love it, too.

5:20 PM  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

Give me practical people over mushy romantics anyday. Good for you.

6:25 PM  
Blogger Fish-2 said...

We met when my wife to be jumped over me.

10:29 PM  
Blogger willowtree said...

Short and sweet, thanks.

10:32 PM  
Anonymous dawn said...

A very romantic note. No illusions involved makes for an honest relationship and it sounds like you have a great one. Thanks for sharing your story.

10:52 PM  
Anonymous Sirdar said...

There have been a few internet dating success stories on this Fun Monday. Awesome to hear the good ones. Sometimes, fate just happens.

11:29 PM  
Blogger mjd said...

Great story, our nephew and his new bride met on the Internet. I am glad that you found each other; the Internet just made it easier.

11:51 PM  
Blogger Kaytabug said...

"might as well." That is so funny! This short and very sweet! ahhh love!

10:35 AM  
Blogger The Conservative UAW Guy said...

What a great story!

8:12 PM  
Blogger kevinwillis.net said...

Bah! You don't need (and shouldn't want) a man! Men and masculinity is what's wrong with our country (the the human race, generally). You shouldn't be an independent woman, spit on men when they try to do nice things for you, and damn them for their evil testosterone! There wouldn't be wars if women ruled the world. Just ask Margaret Thatcher!

Nah, seriously, awesome to here. You guys keep on rocking in the free world. Nice to see a woman in this day and age (of any political stripe, to be honest) that can say nice things about her man.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Walker said...

Thanks Kevin and everyone. Karmyn, I always wondered if we did pass each other in the past.... Just don't know.

9:29 AM  

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