"I Found My New Dance Partner"

I found my husband on LDS Mingle. He is "ThanksJr" and we were married Dec 6, 2003.
I might have met him eventually, since we both attended some of the same regional LDS Singles functions, and remember being at the same Halloween party. We both like to dance and were always each busy with our own group of friends and just never crossed the room and made the connection.
A year ago last November, I was browsing the men's profiles in the region and his picture popped up. I hadn't seen him before, so I took a look. I admit I wasn't terribly attracted to his profile right off; he is not the most expressive writer, and I didn't especially like his picture, but he did have characteristics I was looking for. I didn't send him a flirt, but apparently he caught me peeking at him, so he messaged me, several times. I was out of town so it took me a week or so to respond. When I finally did, we started writing back and forth, then we went online with instant messaging and the digicams. I saw right off that his profile picture didn't represent him well at all; he was much cuter than that, and really did have an interesting personality. He asked me to meet him at the Christmas dance and then he asked if he could take me to dinner beforehand. I agreed, so we met at the restaurant. He was cute, sweet, and he brought me flowers! We enjoyed dinner, then went to the dance, and he was telling the truth when he said in his profile that he loves to dance. He is a ballroom dancer! I never had so much fun in my life!! By the end of the evening, we were both saying, "I found my new dance partner!" People there were asking us how long we had been dating because we danced like we had been together forever.
That was just the beginning. We dated for a year, long-distance, 4 hours apart, weekends only; went to alot of singles conferences together, spent alot of time together just doing ordinary, everyday living type stuff, and sometimes things have been tough, but we found we really were extremely compatible and like-minded. We have similar styles, similar values, and similar goals. He inspires me and supports me and motivates me, and sometimes he drives me nuts, but he is the most wonderful husband in the world and I look forward to growing old with him. I feel so safe with him, and more loved than I ever thought was possible. He fulfills every detail of what I said I wanted in a man. I know this sounds terribly sappy, but he is the man I prayed for.
Who would have guessed? The bottom line is, first impressions aren't always accurate; so don't skip over someone just because his or her profile doesn't grab you and knock your socks off. You might find a real jewel if you dig a little.

Thank you for providing the connection that brought us together. We will always be grateful.


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