I have told you a little bit about me and why I think online dating is alright. You can read all about it here. I think it would be fair to share my first online dating experience as well, since I would like you to share your stories as well. To be correct, this is about my first live date after I had decided to try online dating.
As I said, I created a profile at a big Swedish matchmaking site. I look quite alright, but thought it was too scary to share my photo at Internet. Now I have got used to doing so, both at matchmaking sites and also at Facebook and Instagram. But at that time I had just ended a long relationship.
Since I didn’t get many replies, I posted a photo. And I got several messages. One of them was from a man that I actually ended up with for two years. He was handsome, being a long and blond Swedish guy. He lived quite far from me, but asked me on a date. I was very afraid that I should have to spend the night with him, since I didn’t know anything about him. For all that I knew he could be a serial killer! Anyway, I decided to meet him and he was so nice. He took me to a nice Thai restaurant and then to a movie. I started to feel things for him almost immediately. He was very calm and intelligent and during the evening we talked about politics, our families and background. He was a couple of years older than me, working in a book store and playing golf as a hobby. By the end of the night we had been talking for hours and when I looked at the time it was 02:00 AM and time to go back to my hotel. I didn’t want separate from him and he felt the same way too, he told me afterwards. But he was a gentleman and followed me to my hotel and gave me a kiss. That was it! We decided to eat breakfast at the hotel the morning after and so we did. I had to go back to my home town because of work, but already the next weekend we saw each other again. And the weekend after… And the weekend after… And the weekend after…. We spent almost two years like this, but then we realized the distance made things complicated. Since none of us wanted to move we broke up. But we are still good friends and if I hadn’t started dating online I would never have met him since we live 200 km from each other.
Perhaps destiny wants us to end up together in the future. You’ll never know… But right now I’m ready to kiss more frogs 🙂 And I actually have two now that I’m chatting with, more information will follow….