Date outside your comfort zone. Karin is glad she did!
“I’d been on Zoosk for a few months before receiving a heart from Brad. I noticed he lived a few hours from me, so I told him, ‘Thanks for reaching out, but I’m looking to make a connection closer to home.’ He sent me a funny response instead of the usual, ‘Good luck to you,’ so I decided to keep chatting with him. Over the next month and a half, he became my dating coach. I would tell him what guys were saying and asked how I could best respond to secure a date. The more he coached me, the more I realized he had everything I was looking for in a partner. I then told him I was falling for him and we should meet up to see if we have chemistry. We clicked right away and it felt like we had known each other for a long time. After six months, I introduced him to my two kids. He accepted them and they connected with him.
After a year of dating, Brad took me to the Arlington Christmas lights and asked me to read a beautiful poem about us that he had posted on Facebook. I read it several times before realizing that the first letter of every sentence downward read, ‘Will you marry me?’ Of course, I said yes! It was magical. The ring is beautiful and we plan to marry on November 12, 2019, exactly two years from the day Brad reached out.
Looking back, I was about to give up–not having secured a meaningful relationship in over four years. I’m glad I didn’t! And, I will say that neither of us were each other’s type (or at least what we thought was our type). I never thought I would date a man who wore cowboy boots and lived in the country. If I had to do it again, I would definitely be open to meeting someone I may not have initially chosen. I almost missed out on something beautiful and wonderful, and I’m so glad Brad didn’t let me be the one that got away.”
We’re super glad too! 🙂