After 16 years of marriage, my husband left me for another man – yes, he was gay. Thankfully, our friendship survived, but obviously the marriage did not. Suddenly, at the age of 39, I was back in the dating game – a place I hadn’t been since my senior year in college. I decided to try online dating, and Match.com seemed like the best fit.
My first date after my marriage was a man I met on Match.com in 2008. It didn’t exactly work out, but I had a great time dating and meeting new people. I met some great guys and some not so great guys. To be honest though, after awhile, it got a bit tiring and discouraging.
In April of 2009, 13 months after I joined Match and started dating, I winked at a guy had looked at my profile. He was cute, but oh my gosh he actually had WORDS in his profile! (So many men don’t say anything in their profile, and I always hit the Back button…) We went on our first date in April 2009, and he was the 19th guy I had gone out with since my divorce.
We knew immediately that we were meant for each other. From our first date on, we were inseparable. We were married in July, but then he left for Iraq for a yearlong deployment the first week of September. We’ve been keeping our marriage strong and alive every way that we can!
This man is my perfect match in every single way and is the absolute love of my life. He makes me happier than I ever could have imagined, and I never would have met him if it weren’t for Match.com.