When Ann & Meade marry, that will make 9 couples I know or that I've had some online contact with who met online and got married.Theobromophile said:
Ann, if it helps with all the naysayers, the other 8 are all happy and three have been married more than 10 years now....
Ditto to Sara. People meet online all the time. I know a bunch of eHarmony folks, and my mum met my stepdad on Match.com back in the '90s. At least a comment section of a blog presumes a common interest.Yes, we need to make a big distinction between the on-line version of what was once the personal ads in the newspaper. I think what is getting attention in my case isn't that we "met on line," because that's not unusual at all. In fact, I don't even think it would get a reaction if 2 commenters got together. (Why not email a commenter you like? You might end up in love in real life.) What is stirring people up is that a blogger is marrying one of her commenters, perhaps especially where the blogger is the woman and the commenter is the man.
Hoosier Daddy said:
I met Mrs. Hoosier in a bar while we were in college. We did a couple of tequila shots together, danced to The Fine Young Cannibals got engaged and married two years later. It's been 18 years of wedded blitz ever since.AJ Lynch said:
80-90% of married couples met in a bar. Many have trouble admitting it.Hoosier Daddy said:
Not only do I admit it, I wear it as a badge of honor and distinction. We had a rockin good time, made out in the parking lot and 20 years later we're still together.Yeah, how are you supposed to meet somebody? What is the officially approved-of way?
All those fairy tales about romantic hookups is bullshit. Two years later she's telling the judge what a cocksucker he is and she ends up with the house, car and is banging the pool boy.
Michael Hasenstab said:
Gosh, you youngsters and your interwebs, meeting online and all.Ha ha. By the way, from my experience, I'd say that the conviction that singlehood is best and I'm never getting married is, oddly enough, breaks through to the shortest path to a decision to marry.
I'm so old school that I met my wife inline. We were lined up (in person, not via computer queue), waiting to get into the same place early one Saturday morning. We talked (in person, not via some electronic thingie, this was pre-email), exchanged names (using pen and paper, this was pre-PDA) and telephone numbers (to our home phones, this was pre-cellular).
One of us called the other, then the other called one of us a few days later. Then we met once and both explained why we had no, zero, nada, bupkus, zip, nunca intentions of marrying because we both greatly preferred the single life.
We met a second time and part way through that date fell in love and decided to marry as soon as practical. And we did. And decades later remain blissfully married.
When the sparks are ignited, the method or media doesn't matter. A great match is a great match, no matter how it was achieved.
And a few friends and relatives did ask "Does he/she know the guy/girl?" Their questions didn't matter. We already had the answer.
Peter hoh said:
I like the way that "commenter" sounds a bit like "commoner."Paul Zrimsek said:
It sounds like something out of a Victorian comedy of manners. "She's marrying a commoner? Oh my!"
"She's marrying a commoner? Oh my!"
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single blogger in possession of a good vortex, must be in want of a husband.