Jonathan and Amber

12 Miles To Love

Well I guess this is where I say "Thank You OkCupid!"

I came out to Oregon from my home state of Maryland knowing no one and having a void in my heart. Through OkCupid, I started chatting with a certain girl and we didn't seem all that into each other. This being said for about 2 week we didn't talk at all and just went on our ways.

Then, one day at work, I saw this blur of blond hair as a woman I'd never met strolled past me. I knew it was the girl from the internet but didn't want to call her name out and be embarrassed if I was incorrect. So I did what most guys do: sent her a text message.

I was right. It was her. We made plans for me to visit her place later that week. I didn't have a car at the time and she lived 12 miles from my house. I had told her I would visit and I wasn't gonna let a little walk get in the way. So I headed out to walk 12 miles to met this woman face to face for the first time.

It was well over 90 degrees and miserable (as Oregon summer are most of the time) but I finally arrived at her place and by the end of the night we were officially together. We've had several ups and down and our fair share of fights. But, we've made it through, and after 18 months we are engaged and with plans to marry on our 2 year anniversary. This actually works and I couldn't be more glad.

So: Thank you, OkCupid.

Tagged as: OkCupid Matches, Second Chances, Blinded with Science, and Weddings.