Mr. S and I have been together since July 2003. We met through an online chat room that catered to college age students. We happened to go to the same university. We talked most of the summer through instant messaging and emails. He asked me if I wanted meet for lunch near the campus. I decided to be take a chance after all I might actually have fun. Mind you we had been talking for months and days before our date I realized I had no idea what he even looked like, but he seemed to have a great personality and he made me laugh a lot.
The day of our date I was at my parents home two hours away from campus. I left the house with plenty of time to meet Mr. S on time. What I didn’t expect was road construction that would cause me to sit in back up traffic for over an hour. At this point in time he did not have a cell phone. So knowing he was already at the restaurant, I had to call his house and leave a message on his answering machine apologizing for missing our date. Luckily I decided to continue on, I of course made an additional phone call to my old roommate to see if she was going to be around. I decided it never hurt to have a back up plan. Right before I got into town Mr. S calls be back stating it was alright that I was running late and asked what time I thought I would arrive and he would be there.
I walked into the restaurant / bar then called “The Speakeasy”and I looked around. There were several couples and other groups of people and one solitary man sitting in the corner booth reading a book. He looked up from his book, smiled and waved. Luckily he had seen a picture of me on my profile. We hit it off from the start. After a late lunch we went to a bar downtown and he had me try one of the first beers I ever liked, Lindemans Framboise. After a drink we went to played a game of mini golf. Where he learned not only do I stink a mini golf, but I’m a good spirit.
Eight years, six apartment moves including two cross-country moves later we got engaged.