In the fall of 2008, this single lady joined Match.com.
Birthday Celebration, 2008
I was enjoying the life of a 20-something in the city, but hadn't met any exciting men. I was bored and needed a change. A little internet dating sounded perfect!
The second date I went on was with this guy:
He'd been on Match.com for awhile and his membership was close to expiration. I almost missed him!
On October 19, 2008, after a few promising emails, we met in person at The Rossi:
And after 2 glasses of wine, I knew I wanted to see him again. So, I did!
A pair of Mavricks, Halloween 2008
Just a few weeks into dating Matt I told my mom I thought he might be "the one." So, I dumped my other boyfriends, took down my Match profile and on December 6, we officially became a couple.
Time flew by and our relationship turned serious very quickly. We both knew we wanted to be together forever and that marriage was in our future, why waste time? In June 2009, Matt bought a house in the suburbs of Columbus.
Our home in the 'Burbs
My lease was ending and roommates were breaking up, so after some serious discussion I agreed to move in. It was the best decision I've ever made. Things have gone so well, no major catastrophes resulted from spending every waking minute (outside of work) together. He's even getting rid of all his bachelor furniture (RIP enormous, blue sectional) and letting me paint walls yellow, green and blue - woohoo!
On November 8, 2009, after 4 months of being roomies, he gave me this:
A beautiful, vintage ring from the 1920s. Perfect!
I said yes.
And now we are on a new journey, one that will end with us as a family. How beautiful is that?