Thursday, March 18, 2010

If I could turn back time....

It was a chilly January night - I was sitting in my car blabbing away on my cell phone trying to watch for his silver Impala to pull into the parking lot. I could feel my voice starting to shake as the time got closer to 6pm - then a text came into my phone.

"Hey, I'm here where are u."

I quickly hung up the call with my friend Jessica and scurried to shut off my car and find him in the parking lot. He was a few cars down, standing out in the parking lot with a tan hoodie and jeans on and suddenly I was even more nervous. He walked towards me and instead of going to hug him I started blabbing on about being too early and we started to walk to the door of the restaurant. He looked better than his picture and his good looks were 90% of the reason I was so nervous.

This was the night I met Andrew. After months of talking online, in texts and on the phone we were finally going to dinner. We had planned to meet a few weeks before but oddly enough got sick at the same time - him with strep and me with a sinus infection. I suppose I'd like to relive this night because my memories of it are somewhat blurred. I know that we talked the whole time and there was never an awkward moment. He never made me feel uncomfortable and we had a lot in common. After months of dates that sucked, this one seemed like it was the real thing. Maybe the two margaritas I had made me feel differently but it was wonderful. I knew that eventually I was going to find that "instant connection" with someone and I would love to go back and relive all the moments when I felt that way with Andrew - comfortable, well liked and loved. I knew on that first date that it was meant to be.

Andrew later told me he was sad that I didn't hug him, but he must have liked me at least a little bit since he stuck around for the rest of the date.

I still don't care that we met through online dating, no matter what anyone says it worked for us and for millions of other people according to those E Harmony commercials. I didn't want to get my hopes up after that amazing dinner that he would call me but the next day he texted me and asked me out that weekend and as they say the rest is history.

I'm participating in Writers Workshop over at Mama Kat's and I chose prompt one: If you had to relive a day in your life what day would it be?

Mama's Losin' It

9 comments:

Heather said...

Great story! So glad it worked out for y'all. Who cares how you met. The important thing is that you DID meet :)

Life with Kaishon said...

Awwwwwwwwww. That is great : ) My best friend met a man online and they are all happily living together now. I guess it really does work : ) Any way you can find happiness is awesome in my book!

Stephanie said...

you're kidding!! you met your husband online too? LOL. i swear we have wayyyy too much in common! i met my hubby online.

great story!

Amanda said...

We actually aren't married yet, but yes we did meet online...lol. And it is insane how much we have in common! blonde, admin assistants, meet significant others online, about the same age! insane!!!!

Jen said...

When I met my husband, I didn't let him kiss me and now, if I could relive it, I totally would.

Great story.

Emmy said...

I think you relieved the moment a little just now :) But you are right, those first moments would be so great to relive. I was just so glad that my first official date with my husband was actually a big group date so I brought along my camera and have a picture of the two of us on our first date together.

Jeanette said...

I love a good love story. So sweet! Glad you got your happily ever after.

Jenners said...

My husband and I met through match.com so I totally believe in the whole online dating thing! We are married and I know two other couples that met and married the same way.

thanks for the visit earlier.

paige said...

What a sweet story. I love it! I don't think it matters how you meet - the fact that you do is what counts.