Confessions of an Online Dater
“Aha” moments occur with regularity in my life. Perhaps you find yourself in that same place. You know, when sudden realization occurs. When a significant revelation bursts into your mind and/or heart with the brilliant light of dawning and immediate, deep understanding is available where you once felt blind. I confess to feeling compelled to share these insights both for the benefit of solidifying them in myself and also to offer something insightful that others will find helpful, and hopefully a bit humorous as well. I guess that is my first confession.
I have numerous and various confessions to make, but I will begin with an area that people ask me about all the time. The conversation usually goes something like this:
“So, how did you meet your husband?,” says someone I have just met.
“Online, actually.” I say this as matter-of-factually as possible, but I think I feel the mischievous twinkle in my eye because their response is usually, “Oh my gosh. No way! Really??” I confess that I love the shock value. And that it opens a way for me to tell my story – which, by the way, is amazing.
But before we get into my fairy tale telling, I have more confessions.
First, let me start with this: online dating may not be for everyone. Yes, it is the wave of the future. Yes, it can have an immensely positive outcome (I’ve been deliriously happily married for just over two years), and yes, it is a great learning experience. However, it does require patience, an open mind and some guidelines for caution.
That said, perhaps my journey can help you decide if online dating is for you. Or simply sit back and enjoy my confessions of an online dater…
3 thoughts on “Where the Confessions Begin”
OMG I am dieing to hear the whole story. I have to admit I did not know you met online. so am intrigued to hear the whole story.
Thanks for checking it out! I’m inspired to continue posts now…I can’t tell you how encouraging it is to have someone read and comment!!
are you kidding?? I have always been inspired by you and wanted to read your writings. You truly are an amazing women of God and I can’t think of anything I would like to read more than the story of how God changed your life and gave you the desire of your heart. when i found out I was just so excited for you I could not imagine anyone that deserved it more. anyway am very happy to be able to have the opportunity to read your story so Write on sister. ha ha. Love you