We meet a lot of engaged couples. It’s our job. And it’s awesome. We love talking to couples full of hope, full of love, full of laughter, and full of dreams for their future together. They’ve survived the cynical world full of marriage-bashing and they’ve decided that their choice is to be determined to succeed in their relationship. Their choice is forever.
One of the questions that often comes up in our talks with those engaged couples is, “How did you two meet?” We get a variety of answers ranging from “We have mutual friends” to “We met in college” to “We met while working together” to “We met randomly at the bar one night.” One answer is really common and the sad thing about this particular answer is the way that it’s usually delivered by the couple. When we ask the “How did you two meet” question, they kind of glance at each other, drop their eyes to the floor, and say unenthusiastically, “Nothing exciting. We just met online.”
That makes me so sad! Because you know what? It IS something special! Did you ever sit back and think that a couple who met online probably had to weed through a TON of duds. I’m sure a few awful dates were had before they finally met each other. Â And out of all of the people online. . . theyÂ met each other. They found one another in a sea of sooooooooo many people in the world! They connected. TheyÂ met. They fell for each other. And it’s wonderful. All because of modern technology.
Sometimes I think that people feel like their story isn’t interesting because they didn’t meet “the old fashioned way”- a.k.a. in person. But that’s just NOT TRUE! If they would’ve left it up to meeting in person, they probably never would’ve met each other at all! And wouldn’t that be sad? To not meet the person they want to spend the rest of their life with because they wanted to meet someone the “old fashioned way?”
So to all of you couples out there who met online, tell your story with pride & confidence knowing that it’s very special & that if you hadn’t met online you probably never would’ve met & that would be the saddest story of all!