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Bitten by the Love Bug!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Yes, the title is true; I have been bitten by the Love Bug!
At the beginning of December I decided to take one more stab at online dating, took my profile out of hiding on one site and checked the matches chosen for me. There was one that struck my fancy so I typed a simple “Good Morning” to him. He responded almost immediately, and we struck up a conversation online. From there we began emailing, talking on the phone and texting – one phone conversation lasted 7 ½ hours! Because of my hectic work schedule in December and obligations that he had, we would have to wait until after the holidays to meet in person. We continued to talk every night before going to bed, and emailed or texted throughout the daytime.
After what seemed like forever, the day we were going to meet was just around the corner. Then out of the blue, a family matter came up that he had to take care of and it looked like we would have to wait two weeks longer. He lives about 90 miles from me, and I felt it was best to meet when my youngest son is with his dad, and because of work, weekends work out better. Well, he was able to get everything straightened out and drove up last Friday. I was a nervous wreck. We had been feeling such a strong connection and I was worried that it wouldn’t be the same in person; or that he wouldn’t like my looks. Until that point we had only see pictures of each other’s faces.

As soon as he walked through the door, and we looked in each other’s eyes, we knew the connection was real. That first hug was amazing – he said that I was shaking like a leaf. We were able to spend a lot of time together over the weekend, had some amazing conversations, laughed a lot (from day one he has made me laugh like I haven’t in a very long time, and we have found that we have the same sick sense of humor), snuggled and cussed throughout the Vikings football game! We are both amazed at how fast we connected and came to the conclusion that we must be soul mates – something neither of us really believed in before. I have always been one who over-analyzes everything (he says he does the same) but I haven’t been doing that now – I am just letting this relationship happen and hoping it continues to blossom.
The nightly phone conversations, daily emails and texts have continued and I have to admit that I get butterflies in my stomach when I see it is him, while at the same time feel so comfortable telling him anything and everything about my life. He is so sweet and amazes with me at how he remembers the date I first contacted him, and how he goes back over our written conversations and brings up things that I wrote to him. When I told him I was removing my profile from the dating site, he asked me to wait until he was able to copy down our conversations. How is that for romantic?
It is so wonderful to be able to share this news with all of you. You have encouraged me, comforted me when things haven’t gone so well and told me that my time would come. If what he and I have shared to this point is any indication, I see him in my life for a very long time. And, I can’t wait until next Friday when I get to feel his arms around me again.

I have another favor to ask of you, my Spark Friends, please keep your fingers crossed and maybe say a prayer or two that things continue to go well for us.
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  • PCOH051610
    Wow, that sounds like great news! So happy for you
    1845 days ago
  • LEXIE63
    I really hope it all works out for you this time. Sounds like you are off to a good start. :-)
    Lex xxx
    1861 days ago
  • AKA639
    Love it! Best of luck!
    1862 days ago
    Aww yay! That's wonderful. I met my boyfriend online as well. I never really believed in the whole online dating thing, but after going through a horrible breakup, my friend suggested I try it. If nothing else, I figured it would get my confidence back up.

    I came across this guy's profile and it intrigued me because not only was he adorable, he actually took the time to really fill everything out. I felt like I got to know him just through what he'd written there! I sent him a simple message, he replied back right away, and we talked non-stop for two months. Turns out he lived within walking distance from me, and it still took that long to meet! All those talks were worth it because once we finally met, it felt like we'd known each other forever.

    I felt the same way as you upon first meeting him in person, I got in his car to go out to lunch and literally within 10 seconds I knew he was my soulmate. This feeling of bliss and calm just enveloped me as soon as I met him, and I couldn't wait to see him again.

    We just celebrated our 2-year dating anniversary, and are currently looking forward to moving across the country and starting our lives together later this year. :) I hope your new relationship brings your just as much happiness!
    1862 days ago
    I really hope this all goes well fo you, Leanne! You deservesomeone great in your life!
    Let us know how it all unfolds!
    1862 days ago
    How wonderful.
    1863 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Wonderful news on the romantic front. Will keep my fingers crossed and say a few prayers that this romance works out for a woderful gal who deserves some great joy.
    1863 days ago
    I'm happy to channel all the positive energy that I can. You are worthy of an amazing relationship and I'm thrilled to help!!

    1863 days ago
    Yay! I'm so happy for you! That is so awesome that you have found someone you have such a great connection with!

    1863 days ago
    Leanne!! I am so very happy for you!!
    I hope and pray this is all it is meant to be my dear friend.
    Hugs and love,
    1863 days ago
    So, so, so, so happy to read this!!!! Wow, your happiness and emotions for this wonderful man are just jumping off the page! You deserve this and I'm so glad the love bug has bitten you! :)
    1863 days ago
  • OTEN36
    Wow....I'm so happy for you. That first hands on meeting must have been terribly nervous. I can't even imagine. I'm so glad it turned out so romantically for you...
    Yeah! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Best of luck....this is your year!
    1863 days ago
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