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How did you meet your significant other?

I was a single mother of two, had two failed relationships and had resigned myself to never getting involved with another man ever again. I swore I was just going to be happy being single, being the best mother to my two children that I could be. No man was going to be in my life ever again!

Then I joined in the autumn of 2007. I found a few friends I knew, added them and was playing around with some of the different applications on there. I came across a request to play one called Human Pets. Sounded like fun so I started playing it. In the game you could buy and sell your friends (sounds weird huh?) and you could also be owned by another person. All in the virtual sense and I was quite enjoying playing the game when I started chatting to a guy on there with a V for Vendetta mask. I couldn't even see what he looked like as his profile didn't show anything on photos other than the mask! We got on really well and decided to add each other and discovered we had a lot in common. There was just something between us, even before we spoke to one another on the phone for the first time, and by the time we met up in real life, approximately 6 weeks after we started talking to each other online, the attraction between us was amazing. He lived on the other side of the country and we could only see each other at weekends due to his job, but we soon knew that we couldn't be apart... so after 2 months, he moved here to be with me. I can honestly say, for all the concerns I had about meeting someone online, all of them were unfounded. We clicked. We were inseparable and it has remained that way for the past 7 years. We now have a 5 year old son together and have been very happily married for 2 and a half years. He is a wonderful stepfather to my other two children and I love him very much :)


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Kat- wrote on January 4, 2015, 8:10 PM

Glad you were able to find someone special after resigning yourself to being alone and now you have a happy family. I met my husband in high school, we got married two years after graduation and have been married for almost 30 years now.

SteveW68 wrote on January 4, 2015, 8:12 PM

I'm sure he loves to just as much, possibly even more!

SarahW74 wrote on January 4, 2015, 8:22 PM

It's second marriage for both of us, 6 children between us, and I cannot imagine being with anyone else ever again. I can imagine growing old with this one, something I could never envisage with my ex!

maxeen wrote on January 4, 2015, 8:22 PM

That is so great for you both,congrats to you both for being brave and going for it..We met in a wimpy bar,an hour earlier I had been asked to have my picture taken in a flash club with 2 famous football stars,they asked me to go to their party,I didn't. If I had we wouldn't have met !

SarahW74 wrote on January 4, 2015, 8:23 PM

Oh I doubt that. He knows that he cannot possible love me any more than I love him. ;)

SarahW74 wrote on January 4, 2015, 8:25 PM

Now that is an 'almost' claim to fame there! I often wonder what would have happened if we had made a different decision at a point in our lives. Hmmmm that might be the inspiration for another post :D

maxeen wrote on January 4, 2015, 8:39 PM

I was talking to my Daughter yesterday about all of those 'what if ' things...

BodieMor wrote on January 4, 2015, 9:04 PM

What a romantic story! I have friends in the UK who also met via Facebook, one in Scotland and one in England. They too are enduring a long distance romance, but are engaged to marry and settle in Edinburgh.

ElfenLied21 wrote on January 4, 2015, 10:10 PM

I am glad you were able to find love again! I met my fiance at a New Year's Eve party four years ago. The funny thing was that I had just gotten out of a bad marriage and the last thing I was looking for was to get into another relationship. Funny how things work out in life sometimes.

Feisty56 wrote on January 5, 2015, 12:07 AM

I do love happy endings -- or happy middles. : ) It's strange how sometimes love finds us when we aren't even looking.

j2401 wrote on January 5, 2015, 2:20 AM

That's lovely, I know several couples who would probably have never met if it hadn't been for the internet

ison1 wrote on January 5, 2015, 3:34 AM

That's wonderful. And may you have happiness together for years and years and years

YourCountryCourlan wrote on January 5, 2015, 10:02 AM

I met my ex-husband online. The ex is only in there because we both decided we were better off friends. No harm done and we both have a beautiful daughter. My boyfriend that I have been with for 3 years now was in elementary school with me. We both moved away but some reason we always remembered each other. We met again, as you, on Facebook. When we finally got to see each other in person due to work and other commitments, we were inseparable.

JeanC wrote on January 5, 2015, 8:09 PM

I met mine at a science fiction convention. I had planned on spending the weekend with someone else, but thanks to a friend's magic coffee pot I ended up with my honey :D 21 years and going strong :)

WordChazer wrote on January 16, 2015, 7:22 PM

I met my husband online too, via a Christian dating website. We met 10 years ago, 6 weeks after starting talking online, and dated for a year before I moved to East Anglia to be with him when I was made redundant from my job. We married 7 years ago in New York (because we wanted a flyaway wedding) and he's currently sitting across the room from me yawning his head off and nattering to his mates on FB while I find new friends on here.

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 20, 2015, 12:06 AM

We met at the college we both were attending. We didn't get together until a year and a half after we first met, but when we started dating , we knew we were meant to be.