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My online love story

Updated on July 9, 2013

The One Who Seeks Will Always Find!

It was love from the first chat

I have never thought of online dating as of a tool to meet a man. I have spent in marriage almost all my teen and adult life, so the option of meeting people through internet sounded a bit weird to me. But life is unpredictable, you never know what can happen today or tomorrow, I have never thought that I would be divorced in my 40s, but unfortunately this awful situation occurred in my life. But this story isn't about my divorce it's about how I met my perfect man, my soulmate.

We met on a dating site 5 years ago. I was a divorced mom of two teenagers and he was a single dad of a boy.

Neither of us had ever done internet dating before. It was something new for both of us. I Have friends who met online, they have friends who met through internet too, so I was familiar with this way of meeting people but never thought I would try it myself.

There are so many sites for singles nowadays that it was not easy to choose the right one, after I made a little research I chose dating site for mature singles, as it turned out later it was the right decision.

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Our first communication

I was genuinely seeking for Love, for a nice man, for a healthy relationship and commitment. I made a honest profile, described my situation, what I was looking for, my interests, goals and expectations from life. I downloaded a few good picture, the hardest part was to make a screename, I didn't want to sounds silly, or vulgar or desperate, after a few hours of brain storm I made up “inspired_byLove” name and frankley it was a state of my soul at that moment, I always believed in true love.

It was he who send me an e-mail first. It was short but sweet, he said “I've browsed your profile and I think you're amazing woman, It would be an honor for me to know you better”. I immediately read his profile he was a tall brunet with blue eyes, fantastic smile, decent job, active lifestyle, a son of 14, without any doubts I sent him an e-mail back “ok, I don't mind”. In an instant I received one more e-mail from him with a proposition to chat later in the evening.

That night we've chatted till midnight, first few minutes were a little awkward but within an hour I felt like I have known him for ages. He was so nice, we talked about our previous marriages, hobbies, kids, as it turned out we had similar tastes in music, food and movies, we agreed to stay in touch as we both enjoyed our first chat a lot.

Our first date

We went out the first time to a lunch, the chemistry was there, we liked each other so much that we decided to meet for dinner the next day. I new that he was my perfect match from the first minute I saw him, he was everything I was looking for in a man.

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Meeting with children

After a few months, we decided that it was time for our children to meet and see how they would get alone with each other, because me and Jim were so excited about our relationship. We had the children meet up at a park and he day could not have gone better, to our surprise they found common language pretty fast.



A year later, Jim proposed to me, it was my Birthday the happiest day in my life!!!

Now we're a happy family of 5 online dating brought back joy and happiness in my life.

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      Amanda Jones 4 years ago

      Thank you so much KoffeeKlatch Gals, I appreciate your comment. Sometimes love finds you in a most unexpected time, this is so sweet, I'm happy for you!! Thanks again.

      You are welcome to read all my hubs, some of them can be very interesting for you.

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      Susan Haze 4 years ago from Sunny Florida

      What a wonderful love story. I was introduced to my second husband by his sister. I wasn't looking for anyone at the time but we both seemed to know from the start. We've been happily married now for 16 years.

      I have a friend who met someone on a dating site and is happily in love. They do work. Great hub. Up and happily awesome.

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      Amanda Jones 4 years ago

      Thank you Cashmere! I think it works for those who truely believe in love and want to find a someone special.

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      cashmere 4 years ago from India

      So nice to read about your happy love story! I guess online dating really works.

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      Amanda Jones 4 years ago

      Thank you ReneeDC1979, I'm sure you'll find your perfect man, he's somewhere out there waiting or looking for you. If there is a hope then there will be a happy end, never give up on love.

      Good luck in your search.

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      Renee' D. Campbell 4 years ago from Gaithersburg, Maryland

      Congrats - I have tried the online and in person dating scene - hasn't worked yet-but I still have hope. Thanks for your hope and stay in love!!!

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      Amanda Jones 4 years ago

      Hi Sueswan, thanks for read my hub I appreciate it a lot. I know that a lot of people have met online nowadays it's a common thing, there there are many nice people who use online dating to meet their potential dates. I'm very happy for all people who met their love online, and for those who haven't I suggest to give it a try, you never know who you can meet in cyber world.

      Feel free to read my other hubs hope you'll enjoy them.

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      Sueswan 4 years ago

      Hi Amanda,

      I am happy to hear that you found your perfect love.

      Funny, I was chatting with an aquaintance earlier today on facebook who asked if I ever tried online dating. I told him no, Would I ever consider it, maybe.

      My brother met the love of his life online but not on a dating site. They will be celebrating their first anniversary in September.

      Voted up and interesting

      Take care

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      Amanda Jones 4 years ago

      Thank you so much Pamela! I really appreciate your kind words. I am very happy that this method really works and and another happy couple met online.

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      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      A love story with a happy ending is always nice to hear as so often that is not what people are talking about. My middle son met his wife that way and they have been happily married for about 8 years now. I enjoyed your hub. Voted up!

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      Amanda Jones 4 years ago

      Thank you, truthfornow - for stopping by and leaving a comment. Hope you enjoyed the article.

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      truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA

      It is nice to read a story with a happy ending.

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      Amanda Jones 4 years ago

      Thank you so much. I am very happy for you, I repeat my words " Who seek will always find", we believed in love and we found it. Anything is possible!

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      This is a sweet story. I am a divorced woman in my 30s, and also found my fantastic boyfriend online! It definitely works for some people. I'm glad that you didn't completely give up on love, and it worked out for you.

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      Amanda Jones 4 years ago

      Thank you so much. I'm sure you'll find your significant one and you will be very happy together. I'm glad I you believe in love, wish you all the best in your search!

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      Sheila Varga Szabo 4 years ago from Southern California

      What a wonderful, inspirational story. Thank you for sharing and may you both spend many joyful moments together. I am hopeful about finding love and this gives me courage to face the future with an optimistic view.

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      Amanda Jones 4 years ago

      Welcome. I'm very happy, maybe my story will inspire other single people to believe in Love and Dating over 40.

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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Congratulations! Glad you found what/whom you wanted. Thanks for sharing your story.

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      Hailey 4 years ago

      Lovely story Amanda, nice said "Who seeks will always find" totally support you. I'm very happy for you.

      Awesome and voted up!