So after my post yesterday I got a few requests to give more details on how Kristian and I met. Well you ask and you shall receive! I've written about how we met before but here's the story again for those that have recently joined the party I like to call my blog.
I wish I could say we had some movie worthy meet-cute type of story but that's not the case. Though how many people actually have that nowadays?? Kristian and I met the same way most people meet nowadays....online....specifically match.com...or what I like to call the 21st century version of meeting in a bar. Surprisingly it does work.
But it wasn't an easy or pain-free process. At least not for me. See I had been doing the whole online dating thing for a while. About 3 years on and off. What can I say, it was like shopping for a boyfriend from the comforts of my house while wearing pajama's.
I had had a few relationships here and there thanks to the Internet but obviously nothing that stuck. Well in August of 2008 I signed back up for match for like the billionth time after taking a few month hiatus. It was easy to get burned out on match, especially after a series of ridiculous dates. Shortly after re-activating my account I got an email from Kristian. Honestly I don't totally remember what it said. But I do remember thinking he was cute in his pictures and let's be real that's the main thing people look at anyway.
I must say I came very close to not writing him back....but only because he was geographically undesirable and lived about 45 minutes away...thankfully I said what the hell and did respond, much to his delight. We wrote back and forth a few times before finally setting up a date. I was/am not a fan of talking on the phone especially to strangers so we hadn't spoken on the phone prior to meeting.
When I walked into the restaurant for our first date I definitely thought he was cute though I admit it wasn't love at first sight for me quite like it was for him (his words not mine!). But then again I was horribly cynical and jaded back then. We had a fantastic date and the rest as they say is history. I left for the beach the next day with my family for a week but we texted everyday until I returned home and had our second date and we've been together ever since.
The "cute" part of our story I guess could be the fact that Kristian claims he emailed me via match earlier in the year around January but I never responded. I think it's because I was sort of dating someone else at the time. He said he was very disappointed because I was the one girl he wanted to hear back from (obviously). So when he saw me online again in August he couldn't wait to contact me and was super excited when this time I did in fact respond. I was the third girl he met from the site (he was like the 300th guy I had met) and I guess for him third time was the charm.
It's true what they say about timing, because if we had met back in January it probably wouldn't have worked because I was still not 100% over my ex at the time. By August I free of that mess and ready to move on and what do you know, THAT's when I met my husband.