Linda and Brian

Internet Dating Rocks

Brian ~ having been referred to OkCupid by his sister ~ messaged me from Ireland at 5:38 am after getting home drunk and noticing I'd had a quick squizz at his profile. He had read all of my profile, including my journal (stuff to wade through, trust me!) I was told he thought I sounded 'absolutely, unbelievably adorable'. We messaged, we skyped and were basically hooked. And think what you will of this, we planned to meet up 6 weeks later for a weekend. We decided that if we hit it off, so be it...and if not, we'd have a weekend of friendship and sight-seeing. Well, we didn't see many sights. :-)

Brian invited me to visit Dublin the following month, November 2010. Then he came over to England at Christmas. Monthly visits to Dublin followed and on April 1st 2011, he went down on bended knee in a quiet corner of St. Stephen's Green Park and put a ring on my finger. We celebrated our engagement in our favourite pub, were serenaded by the house-band and ate late night hotdogs on the pavement in Temple Bar.

On December 17th 2011 we were married on the beach in Cape Town, South Africa, my home country. 6 of Brian's family travelled over for the occasion... the opening line in my speech at the reception (yes, brides give speeches too, these days!) was 'Internet dating rocks!!' ... and 7 months later we're blissfully happy. His sister was married to her OkCupid match 4 months later!

Thank you for connecting us! The 92% was spot-on!

Tagged as: OkCupid Matches, Long Distance Love, and Weddings.