13. A Wonderful Roller Coaster
I had gotten online to delete my POF profile. On the ‘Are you sure you want to delete your account?’ page, I saw his picture. My god, he was cute! Tall, skinny, green eyes, great smile.
I clicked on his profile and saw that he was a big baseball fan, as am I (go Cardinals!), and since I had just moved to the city a year before, I thought the name of his town was just one of the suburbs of the city. I sent him a message saying ‘Hey! You like baseball, we should be friends!’
I told myself I would give him 24 hours and if he didn’t message me back, I would go ahead and delete my profile. This was at 9 p.m. At 2 a.m I get woken up by my phone telling me I have a new email. I still wish I wasn’t such light sleeper, but c’est la vie.
Turns out his town was 5 hours away. We weren’t even supposed to show up in each other’s searches. We had limited to like a 20 mile radius.
We talked on the phone and texted for about 3 weeks before we ever met. He waited until I agreed to be his girlfriend to kiss me for the first time. And when he did, my heart jumped into my throat. I really liked him. We did the LDR thing for about 6 months until he found a job here,
He moved in with me in August 2010. 4 years later, we’re happily married with a beautiful 6 month baby boy. It’s been a hell of a roller coaster but I can’t imagine spending my life with anyone else.
14. It Started Fourteen Years Ago
I was waiting tables part-time as a 2nd job (wanted fun money). Had the day off but late afternoon someone offered me the shift. Said no at first but since it was just cocktail around the bar I changed my mind. The big push on that Thursday night was for patrons to do karaoke, so I was just working the crowd for drinks and divining up for cocktail. Met a girl who was there with two college friends; she was visiting from out of town. She had a really great smile. Did the usual greetings and noticed they sat near the bar. I still worked the crowd but made a lot of passes to make sure they were ok on drinks, and still pushing the karaoke. The night continues with a lot of flirtation, laughs and cheesy jokes. For some insane unknown reason, I had no thought of asking for a number. Towards the end if the night, her friend gives me a napkin with the number, she was too shy to do it herself). They left at closing and I made sure to say bye. I called her a week later, talked a lot on the phone and she came back in town to visit a month or so later. She moved to town about a year later.
That was 14 years ago, now with 10 years of marriage and two kids into the mix.