Before I met my husband, I spent about five years as a single mom. Oh, I had boyfriends and dates here and there but nothing serious. At about the five year mark of my divorce, I started to believe that I would spend the rest of my life alone. And to make things even worse, I’d been going through what one might call a dry spell.
No phone calls.
Being a Christian, I wasn’t going to meet someone in a bar or some crazy place like that (and really, how long do we expect those relationships last anyway?). I was an adult finishing my degree in Medical Assisting, and I spent a lot of time at the gym.
School. Gym. Church. That was where I went. That was what I did.
In a bit of desperation I decided to create an account on Christian Mingle. There had to be tons of great guys on there, right?
Like I said, I had given up on finding the one and was really just looking for someone to take me out to dinner.
Very slowly I went through the steps of creating an account. Finding pictures that actually looked like me was the hardest part. Once that bit was done, it was time to peruse!
I was a member of Christian Mingle for all of two days before spotting a gorgeous Brazilian man by the name of Renato who happened to live less than 10 miles away. He was so handsome and exotic. I can still see that picture in my mind. He had a giant fish tank behind him and he was wearing very sexy glasses. Yes, I just called a pair of glasses sexy.
Swallowing my pride and taking a leap of courage, I contacted him. The next day he responded and we exchanged phone numbers. Our first phone conversation lasted 8 hours!!!
We met in person the following day. We met at Starbucks, went to a library, got some ice cream, went to a cook out (with his family!) and that evening went salsa dancing.
I was smitten.
We met June 9th, 2010 and got married on October 2nd of the same year.
This year will be our 5th anniversary.
In four short years we have had three children, and who knows, maybe we will have more. 🙂
I always enjoy telling our story when the how-we-met talks come up with my friends. While we aren’t the only success story from Christian Mingle, our story is unique.
It’s hilarious. It’s about a 30-something named Gwyneth, who like me was tired of meeting people the conventional way. You can only go on so many blind dates!
She meets a great guy, Paul, and hits it off immediately. There’s only one problem… Gwyneth isn’t a Christian. Through books like Christianity for Dummies and The Bible for Dummies, Gwyn fumbles her way through meeting his friends, family and her first Bible study.
Eventually Paul discovers her deception and ends the relationship. It is through that heartache that Gwyn discovers the One she has been searching for isn’t anyone who can be found on a dating site but in the very Bible she’s been pretending with.
Over time Gwyn finds Jesus and her happy ever after.
It’s a great chick flick or one to watch with your sweetie.
Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this honest review and post.