“We Met Online”

17973931_10212995270139141_1678998254431073646_o.jpgI’m wonderfully in love.

I’m dating a man that is charmingly masculine, full of character, godly, gentle, quirky in the best sorts of ways, smart, and haaandsome!

I love talking about him and our compatibility and our relationship. I am very happy, and God is very good πŸ™‚

However, I do feel like there is a little bit of a stigma when I mention to people that we met online. Maybe it’s just me-but I feel like there is an unsaid “weirdness” of this way of finding love.

I know I felt weird about signing up online late last year. It felt like “the last resort”. There were no men at my church, at work, in my friend group, or community-that caught my eye, and so I had to bite the bullet and go online. I heard that nearly 60% of relationships now start online, and since I believe God’s rule and authority touches even something like eHarmony, I gave it a shot!

AND I AM SO GLAD I DID!

I actually really liked online dating! It was a joy to be able to “refine” my search to men that are x,y, & z. The rejections I both handed out and received were easy to bear. And as someone who loves to communicate through written word, who is introspective, and a conversationalist-being known by someone through an online profile and subsequent dialogue wasn’t difficult.

My boyfriend and my communication is probably one of my favorite thing about our relationship. I feel magnificently understood and steadfastly pursued. I’m thankful for the foundation of communication and intentionality that meeting online aided us in establishing.

What about you? Thoughts on online dating? Experiences? Questions?

Much Love,

Betty

12 thoughts on ““We Met Online”

  1. How lovely. Nice to see you so happy. I met my husband online, and I continue to love him more every day. Funny aside: I rejected him 6 months before and he had to try again (I don’t remember but think it’s funny)

  2. My husband and I met online as well. I still feel some uncomfortableness when I tell people how we met. The stigma is real. Which is unfortunate. I love him so much and our communication is my favorite thing about our relationship as well. I think if we hadn’t started out the way we did, being forced to communicate, even though not by mouth, made us get to know each other on a level I had never reached with anyone else. Happy to relate to someone πŸ™‚ congrats on your happiness πŸ™‚

    • It is so weird to me that there is a stigma! It is such a safe and great way to get to know each other! And I am so glad that you and your husband have such great communication–and in such a deep way! That is SO important! πŸ™‚ Praise the Lord for your happiness too πŸ™‚

  3. I met the love of my life almost 40 years ago online. She is so beautiful and I love her so very much God has blessed me with a wonderful life that I met online 40 years ago. I met her standing on the line along the side of the road. I have not found the same stigma you had I guess it just depends on what line you find your love. Happiness to you all and God bless everyone of you communicate forgive love unconditionally. Put God first in your relationship see him daily pray together encourage one another and prosper.

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