It’s been nearly five years since Will and I met, and I still remember all of the little details of our first date. As some of you may know, I met my husband all thanks to the world of online dating! That’s a secret we kept from a lot of people for a long time, because it wasn’t really a popular process when we used it. I only had my account for a few months before meeting him, so the entire process was quite the whirlwind for me.
My best friend was at my house one day, and I was telling her about some of the unfortunate dates I had recently been on. I then decided to show her my dating account and some potential candidates to get her opinion. After nixing every last one of them, she started to browse other profiles and started to ‘swipe right’ on a few she liked for me. Little did I know, that was the moment that would change my life for the better!
The next day, I got a message online with a link to my favorite scene from my favorite movie at the time: Zoolander. Was it a sign? This told me that he at least read my profile description, something that very few men tended to do. Fast-forward a few conversations later, and I finally agreed to meet him.
Since most of our conversations were filled with jokes, we thought that a great first date would be at Yuk Yuks in Ottawa, ON. I thought that this would be a great idea, mostly because there would be plenty of time to just be around him without worrying about running out of things to say. This was a very good thing because I remember getting so nervous because I thought he was so handsome when I first saw him.
Luckily, the performers were fantastic, and we both were in tears from laughing so hard by the end of the show. I was still really nervous, and wanted to say all the right things to keep him interested in me. My mom had recently told me that I shouldn’t talk about my dog when meeting new people, and this comment was stuck in my head the whole show. Don’t talk about Keira. Don’t talk about Keira.
We decided to grab a drink afterwards to get to know each other a little better. Soon after sitting down at the bar, I remember him asking me if I wanted to see pictures of his dog. I immediately loosened up, and started to feel more like myself. We talked for hours that night, and he asked if he could see me again the next day. Of course I agreed, and I decided to de-activate my account that night. We’ve been inseparable ever since!
What caused you to de-activate your account? Was it love? Did you meet someone organically instead? Or was online dating just not for you? Let me know in the comments below!