We see so many blogs about online dating, usually disaster stories or the how to’s of online dating. For all you online daters that are starting to lose hope here is the story you want to read. This is my story.
Online Dating – My Story
I started online dating in my late 20’s. I will be honest i think over my 10yrs of online dating i only actually dated 3 or 4 of the men i met. Online dating sure was a roller coaster, many ups and downs, loops and going backwards.I always believed there was the perfect guy out there somewhere for me so i never really gave up on online dating.
In 2014 i started chatting with a man on Oasis. He was the same age as me, no children, stable job and didn’t live with his mum. The conversation wasn’t super thrilling but he did continue to chat with me a couple of times a week. By the third week i was starting to think this guy wasn’t interested because of the lack of conversations. Then one night he asked me if i would like to go on a date. I was so surprised i instantly agreed. We arranged to meet at the entertainment/ restaurant area at a shopping center to have dinner and perhaps a movie afterwards.
We were both on time and he was exactly where he said he would be. My first impression was a bit mixed. I did not feel an instant spark but i also didn’t think he was unattractive. Dinner went well, the conversation flowed nicely so i agreed to see a movie. We had no issues picking a movie that we both wanted to see and it was nice having company at the cinema. We walked out after the movie and stood near the car park chatting for a good hour afterwards. He finished by saying he would like to see me again. He was a lovely, well mannered and respectful guy so i agreed to see him again even though i didn’t feel a spark.
The following weekend we arranged to see fireworks and have a late dinner. This date was much like the first. No spark but i enjoyed his company. I felt a bit awkward watching the fireworks but when we finally found somewhere to have dinner it was a lot more relaxed. This man was such a gentleman, he walked me to my ride home even though it was out of his way and he never put any moves on me. I really wanted to like this guy but i was thinking i was going to have to give him the old ‘sorry luv there just isn’t a spark’. He asked me for another date and i just couldn’t say no, i had to give it one more chance.
He was picking me up and taking me to see a concert in the park about an hour from where we lived. I met him outside my place and as went to get into his car i looked in and fireworks went off in my head. There was the spark i had been waiting for. We had a great night of chatting and getting to know each other. This was followed by a very romantic moonlit walk on the beach.
We continued to date and now 4 years later have a beautiful baby girl together and are very happy.
I may have met a lot of Mr Wrongs but it only took one Mr Right for me to change my whole view of online dating. Don’t give up there is someone out there for everyone.