Krystie and Andy
When I first signed up for OkCupid in November 2006, I didn't realize it was even a dating site until halfway through enrollment. (I don't know why the name of the site didn't tip me off, but whatever.) I just knew that some of my Myspace friends were posting results to fun quizzes on their profiles, and I wanted to be a part of it, too. When I realized it was a dating site, I figured, "Eh, why not?" and completed my enrollment.
I'd met a few guys from this site in real life, but nothing ever panned out. Then one night in July 2007, I was working late and grew terribly bored...so I decided to kill time with some quizzes here. I got an incoming chat from someone whose username was wIsDoMiSpOwEr. Now, ordinarily I didn't answer random chats (since I kept getting inane ones like "ur soo hott, lets hook up baby"), but something told me to go ahead. I'm glad I did, because it wasn't long after the chat began that I realized there was something different about this guy. When we had to log off for the evening, I knew this was someone I wanted to get to know better. He felt the same way, since after a few more chats he sent me a message saying he really liked me.
We progressed to emailing and talking on the phone, and carried on like that for a little over a month. What made things difficult was the fact that he was in upstate New York and I was in southeast Michigan at the time; he was getting ready to start grad school at Purdue, so we'd be a little closer. He emailed me one day and asked if it'd be okay to crash at my place on his way out to Indiana. Since we'd gotten to know a lot about each other already, I agreed and offered him my couch. When he drove out to Michigan (the day after my birthday, actually), it was a little awkward meeting at first, but I soon noticed there was quite a bit of chemistry at work and that this was someone I wanted to spend more time with. We had our first kiss while watching a movie, and when he left the next morning, we both knew love was in the picture. We were an item after that.
A few weeks after meeting, I was downsized from my job. I decided to move to Indianapolis, since my aunt offered to let me rent a house she had on the market there. When the house was sold in July 2008, Andy suggested having me move in with him in West Lafayette, since his roommate was moving out anyway. I agreed, and made Purdueland my new home.
We knew things were getting pretty serious between us, and the topic of marriage kept popping up. One night in December 2008, we were joking around on the couch while watching TV and I somehow compared him to Al Bundy. He said, "I can't be like Al Bundy because he hates his wife, and I don't even have a wife!" He paused for a moment and innocuously said, "Do you want to be my wife?" I said that I thought marriage was something we'd agreed upon...then stopped for a second and said, "Wait, did you just propose to me?" We both started laughing at his accidental proposal, but nothing was made official for another month. When we decided on a wedding date, that's when we announced our engagement to friends and family. We were married on October 10, 2009.
Moral of the story: OkCupid rocks!