Sometimes, a heartbreak can turn into a blessing. For Melissa, it did just that.
“There I was—about to turn 32 and somehow single after being with the same person for nearly 6 years. We were 3 months away from our wedding day when I found out he had been cheating on me. Suffice it to say, I didn’t think I would ever get over that heartbreak, and I definitely was not interested in dating again.
Many months later, as I was scrolling through my Facebook feed, I see a couple of my friends have ‘liked’ Zoosk. I clicked on the page and thought, ‘Eh, what do you have to lose?’ And so, I signed up for 3 months. One day, Erik messaged me saying, ‘You really are admitting to the world to be a Jets fan?! I’m sorry.’ That got my attention because he clearly read my profile (and didn’t just look at my pictures), and I liked the playful, albeit rude comment about my team. We exchanged phone numbers and spoke on the phone the next night. I couldn’t believe how smart and funny he was!
We met up the following Sunday to watch the Jets play. He walked in and when our eyes met, I had never been more certain about anything in my entire life. He was it. We ended up eating 3 meals because we were there the entire day. He wanted me to stay longer, but I knew it was time for me to head home. He refused to let me run to my car myself (even though we were parked on completely opposite sides of the parking lot) in the pouring rain. When we got to my car, I told him, ‘Thanks and bye,’ trying to hurry inside. But he grabbed me by my shoulders and kissed me softly, as though the rain ceased to fall and we had all the time in the world. I will never, for as long as I live, forget that first kiss.
Erik is my soulmate, my person, my best friend, and absolutely every single thing that one person can be for another. I know without a shadow of a doubt that when I look into his eyes, I am looking into the eyes of a man who will love me unconditionally. There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t thank God for the heartbreak that led me to finding him. We are planning a fall wedding, but we are already living our happily ever after.”
What a truly remarkable love story and couple! We wish you and Erik a lifetime of love and happiness! 🙂