Three Years Happily Married!
Dana and I met in Septmeber 1999, by June 2000 we were married. Now, nearly three years later, we are far happier than when we first met and we thought we were in love then. We are an example of how valuable and good this site can be.
After we met, we went through the usual problem of hearing how such a way of meeting just couldn't lead to a relationship that could last. How wrong they all were. Not only are we still married but a life apart is no longer an option.
Our story is typical of those who meet here. We started out writing but quickly started phoning nearly everynight. Our phone bills went through the roof, but we didn't care.
After 3 1/2 months of writing I finally went to Kansas (from Washington State) to meet Dana. Our families were far more worried about how things would go than we were. We had already spent so much time getting to know each other that we saw our meeting in person as a formality.
The only time I thought maybe I'd done something terribly worng was when I had to wait at the airport for 1/2 hour for Dana who was very late. I figured she'd gotten cold feet and was thinking about my trip back to Washington State. But, she showed (turns out she was lost in the parking lot) - we kissed - and during the next week we were inseperable. That's right, our first in-person date lasted 1 week and I had to travel 1800 miles just to get there. Talk about a leap of faith.
It took some time for those around us to accept that this would be a permanent union. But, as we knew already, we have truly found our soulmate and life has taken on an entirely new meaning.
Good luck to the rest of you looking for that special someone. Take it from us, it can be done online and your life can be all you want it to be. As for some advice (if you're interested in any) go in to a relationship not expecting perfection or with a chip on your shoulder. I'm one of the lucky people who had met someone who is understanding and patient. But, had I to do it again I'd try harder not to let the injustices of the past to interfer with future haopiness. It's just not worth it. Good luck.
Mike and Dana Sear
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