I am doing a little series this week, a daily coffee date. Today’s date is a love story, well our love story. You can check out my first post in this series visiting chronic confusion on career vs. being a stay at home mom here.
I have always been an open book, but for some reason always used to shy away from that I met my husband on Facebook.
I wrote about our love story a little bit here, and never really talked about it outside a few posts here and there on the blog.
After meeting couple after couple in our military community that connected either on a dating app, or Facebook, I have no clue why I was so sheepish to admit we met on Facebook. Thanks, Zuckerburg!
Growing up in a small town, where the graduating class average was about 100 give or take, you know your community pretty well.
I never knew my husband who is four years older than me, but was Facebook friends with his sister on Facebook. One day after one of those horrible college breakups I saw his profile pop up and added him. A few months later the same guy was getting out of boot camp, and noticed I was home from college and wanted to hang out. I nearly typed nope no thanks immediately. He may have been from my hometown, but he was in the military, and I was just not getting into that mess of life. (HA-HA-HA-HA, I am so dumb sometimes)
He and I honestly kept a friendship text only relationship. No phone calls, just instant messaging and text. Nothing relationship, no flirting really, just true 100% long distance friends. It was sort of what we both needed I think at the time.
I would disappear from our chats for a while if I met someone in real life while finishing my last year in college. I was still adamant I couldn’t be a military girlfriend and wasn’t looking for a long distance boyfriend. Later my husband told me he knew it just meant I was a super loyal person, and he admired it when he would wonder where I went, and find me “In a Relationship.” Oh, Facebook.
True love will happen if you want it to or not sometimes.
I was struggling to get a job after college, and he had so many tips for me from when he graduated from my rival school the University of Michigan. Seriously, MSU and UofM in the same household and we can make it work people. I almost could type that without laughing, it gets tense during certain sporting events over here.
My best friend pushed me to meet him. Ever since “meeting” him for that first time on Facebook. She was a military child and dating a Marine, naturally, I ignored for a year, until I finally didn’t. She was so persistent! I finally called him and met him for the first time, after having a dream that I married him in Detroit at Comerica Park. Yep, I have weird dreams, and I think I told him about it before meeting him, so he is a little strange too for accepting the invite from a crazy lady. lol
People ask us how we met, and we usually bumble around like this: well we went to the same High School, but he is four years older, and well um, yeah we met on Facebook?
They usually look at us puzzled. So from the same place, never knew each other, across the country met on facebook, and now when you take your little son home to visit his grandparents they are 15 miles apart?
I mean how lucky am I to have met my partner for life off Facebook, AND not have to split up traveling to which state to visit our family, they are all in one place! Not the usual circumstance in Military life at all.
So I would love to know, anyone else meet their partner off a dating app, social media platform, or other less traditional manner?