First off, Travis and I had no expectations initially in our Match experience. We had both moved to the area and just wanted to try this new “dating thing” that many of our friends had found love on. Both of us were convinced that we absolutely did NOT need the help of an online dating site to find a good relationship but were we so glad we gave it a go…
My mom actually helped me create my Match site and during that first day we went boy shopping through the men in the area and had an absolute field day! We found about 5 men that we both found attractive and shot out a wink. One of those winks turned out to be the man of my dreams that then e-mailed me a few times and we ended up meeting for a drink a few short weeks later. It was his first date on Match and my second and in no way did we expect what was to come.
I walked into the bar (almost half an hour late!) looking for a single-looking guy that I hoped matched his pictures on Match and instantly got butterflies seeing that he totally surpassed my expectations already! I immediately felt comfortable as we ordered a beer at the bar as we both expressed how we were both complete novices at this online dating thing and how awkward these first dates could be. Awkward the night WASN’T, if anything it felt like I was talking to my best friend. Honestly, I couldn’t tell you exactly we talked about but I had those butterflies the entire time and a huge smile on my face. We ended the date ordering a bite to eat and a walk in downtown Arlington already with plans to see each other at the end of the week.
From our first date the butterflies haven’t stopped once. Travis is my best friend, the love of my life and the best thing that has ever happened to me. We have been inseparable for the past 6 months and do everything together. Like Travis’s Match site said, “it doesn’t matter what you do in life, it just matters who you do it with”-that is us! Neither of us have ever experienced happiness and love like this and it is incredible that it all began from an online dating site-Thanks match.com!
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