In late-October, I received a Match email from her with the subject “I love your dog!” I admit, I was shamelessly using my adorable, yellow lab in my photos…
Laura found me in her “Daily Matches” section, but it turned out that we had met almost a year before at a mutual friend’s yoga studio in my neighborhood, where Laura was teaching Pilates. At the time, we were both in relationships—we talked, but truthfully, I didn’t think much of it, and forgot all about the encounter.
We set our first date for November 2nd, almost a year later, at a little restaurant in the North End of Boston, a charming Italian neighborhood where Laura was living at the time. It was an immediate connection, and over mushroom pizzas, wine, and amazing conversation, I won the right to walk her home, and kiss her goodnight.
Come March, we moved-in together, and spent a week traveling in Italy. I was in Milan for a business school trip, and I met her at the airport to whisk her away to Venice, Florence, Siena, Tuscany, and Rome. It was a magical week, and I couldn’t imagine being happier.
That is, until I proposed on our front step on Memorial Day. She said yes, and on July 4th, moved to Singapore, where I am working for a global firm, and she is teaching Pilates after launching her own Pilates studio.
Match.com, thank you. A year ago, I was out of a bad relationship, and hurting from a long, drawn-out, painful breakup. I admit, I went to online dating with my tail between my legs, and honestly, I didn’t expect much from it. But I had heard success stories from friends and family, so I knew I should give it a try. Thankfully, I did. Thank you so much for helping me meet the most wonderful woman I know.