There’s a slight stigma that comes with meeting someone online and before I met my partner over the internet I would have held some sort of prejudice towards online relationships. I joined a dating website on a complete whim after an author friend wanted some really funny online dating stories to include in her next novel. I decided to join the dating website, sure that it would just be an exercise in demonstrating how silly online relationships really were. But, what I didn’t expect was to find someone who I very quickly fell for.
From the first message I sent him, I felt like I’d known Mike forever. It felt so natural and normal to be talking to him and despite the fact I’d never met him and knew very little about him, I still was keen to meet him. The first time we met (he was late by about half an hour!!!) was the best ‘first date’ I’ve ever had. I didn’t feel any nerves when he picked me up and instead felt like I was with a friend I’d known forever. I loved getting to know him over the next few weeks and the nicest memory I have of our first few dates is when we sat in a pub garden after a country walk and the owner of the pub came outside and said ‘did you know you’ve been holding hands for over an hour?!’
Over a year later we’re still dating and we’ve been through so many things together and I honestly cannot picture my life without him in it. Despite the fact we sometimes drive each other mad, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m so lucky to have found him and I’m so thankful to online dating for bringing Mike into my life!
Many thanks to Laura for sharing the story of her and Mike's meetcute. I highly recommend her fantastic book blog. You can find out more about Laura by following her on twitter, @blabberingbooks.