You Never Know Where Love Will Find You

With the way our society is going towards social media, it’s no surprise that more people are looking online for love. People are searching through Consumer Rankings for the best dating sites and hoping just one will lead them towards love.
Now it’s no secret that I met Match online. I hadn’t really paid much attention to the reviews. I wasn’t expecting love, I just thought, why not put myself out there for the universe? That’s the thing about love. You aren’t going to find it if you don’t put yourself out there.

At the same time, you can’t hide behind online dating and chatting. You have to still meet the person and take that second step. I think it would have been so easy for Match and me to just keep chatting and stay in our comfort bubbles but we didn’t. We took that chance and met right away. I think with online dating you have to make sure you don’t develop a relationship only online because that’s not real. Just how people can get overly attached to Facebook and develop friends solely online. It becomes unhealthy. There has to be a balance between social media and the online world and reality. I love that we have the means to meet people we might have never met otherwise. But we still have to go out and actually date them and take that dreaded (which can turn out to be wonderful) first date. You never know what can happen!

Flying Solo This Weekend

Pacey: Hey, I’ve got nothing going on now. So how about we go for a walk around town together.
Andie: Yeah, what’s the joke?
Pacey: No joke, I’ve got no plans. And believe it or not, but I’d rather spend my time with you, than than flying solo. So pinch yourself, its your lucky day. You in? –Dawson’s Creek

Tomorrow Match is leaving for the fire station and won’t return until Sunday evening. He’s done an overnight at the fire house, but it was during the week. This will be the first time we’ve been apart for more than 24 hours since last year when I went to visit my family in Oregon. With our busy schedules, we haven’t had much of a chance for quality time in the last few weeks. Between midterms, social stuff, and work, it’s been go go go. I’m really craving some one on one time with Match, where we don’t have any obligations. Where we can sleep in and just laze around. Continue reading Flying Solo This Weekend

Match and the Anniversary Date

Jim: [regarding Pam’s father] What did he say? Is it my fault?
Pam: Yeah. He said that you told him much you love me. About how you feel when I walk in a room. And about how you’ve never doubted for a second that I’m the woman you want to spend the rest of your life with. I guess he’s never felt that way about my mom, even at their best.
Jim: You okay?
Pam: Yeah. [Cut to interview room] When you’re a kid, you assume your parents are soulmates. My kids are going to be right about that. –The Office

img_55431Our anniversary date lived up to my expectations and then some. Match and I had discussed ahead of time not buying presents for each other and to just do cards and a nice meal. So when I got home, I was surprised (and oh so pleased) to see a bouquet of red roses waiting for me. 🙂 The card he gave me was incredibly thoughtful, and my cheesy homemade photo card paled by comparison. He wrote to me about how much I mean to him, and that he’s found the one.

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A Year Ago Today

The two of you have something most people search their whole lives for and never find. -Barney, How I Met Your Mother

It was a year and four days ago that I got a message in my inbox that would change my life forever. It was a year ago that I went on my first “official date” with Match. It was a year ago that we shared our first kiss on that garden path downtown. It was a year ago today that I fell completely and utterly in love with Match, that I felt a way I never had before, and I knew nothing would ever be the same. Continue reading A Year Ago Today

He’s a Member of the Family

I’ve been thinking about you. We are links to eternity. Ahead of us, family yet to come, souls to be born; behind us, ancestors — ancestors who sacrificed. We are making those sacrifices to live the principle, to keep faith. Margie, you are a valued member of this family. We weren’t complete, not until you. You made us complete. I wasn’t complete until you, and our fine sons.        -Bill, Big Love

The last time I wrote about Match, we had a minor hiccup in our relationship. Thank you all for your comments, they meant a lot. You were all right-he was just sick and feeling blue. None of his comments were really directed at me. He’s proved in his actions since just how much he wants a future with me.

This past weekend Match and I went to Portland, OR to visit my family, and watch two of my cousins graduation from high school. It was a great weekend full of late night karaoke singing, beer pong, and general merriment. I had hoped they would love Match, but I wasn’t prepared for just how much! Continue reading He’s a Member of the Family