After several months together as friends who do stuff and hung out, if finally just happened when we kind of co-adopted a kitten. We both decided to try online dating and, within our first week, met each other. She had moved back to the city where she grew up after a spell moving around the eastern half of the country and I had just finished grad school, watching most of my friends move away while I stayed in town with a shiny new job in hand.We still both dated other people in that week, and probably had a few lingering dates that second week, but for all intents and purposes: a few days on Ok Cupid was all it took for me to find the woman I would marry. Even online dating commercials would look at us and say "that isn't believable enough". She would remember who messaged whom first, but I don't.
So, I figured before subscribing to a pay service like Match, I'd try OKCupid and Craigslist. However, one of the respondents was starting her Ph D at a university in the southwestern city, and we really hit it off.
We dated for a few years and have been married since 2011.
My wife and I met on Craigslist back before it became a creep show.
In fact, I had responded to a post and never heard back. We then talked on the phone a bit and had a real chemistry. As she would tell it, she was smitten immediately, but I was a dork and couldn't imagine anyone every loving me (which is why I Craiglisted myself at the time). And today are still married (10.5 years) with 2 kids, a dog, and that same cat. The really great part of the story, to me, was that we found each other very quickly.
We ended up at a couple different bars around the city and made out like high school kids in my car (which we were not).
When I was dating online I posted a very brutally honest description of myself.It was pretty long and it detailed who I was and what I was looking for. But they're out there, and you shared them with us. I had grown up in NJ and moved out there after college to take a job. The stories of finding true love via Tinder or your soul mate on Grindr are, understandably, fewer and further between. I had been living outside of a southwesern city in a rural area.I dated a few of the women in town, and it wasn't working out.I decided to try online dating, but didn't want to shell out cash just yet; I was working at a nonprofit, making minimal money.