Briana and Mark
My Man from Mars
Mark and I talked on the phone for an entire week before we decided to meet. Two days before our first date, I told my best friend that this was the man I was going to marry. It's good to be right. Mark proposed to me on September 23, 2009 by jumping out of our bathroom wearing a suit, scaring the shit out of me. We will be married September 24, 2010.
I knew the minute we started talking that he was different than anyone else I had ever met. Before trying online dating, I always went for a certain type of guy who liked the same things I liked and was basically from the same pop-culture-loving mold I come from. I never ever thought I could date someone who didn't listen to Tool, couldn't quote Boondock Saints, or wouldn't know a Goonies reference if it came up and bit him in the ass. Yet, Mark is all these things. He is from Mars.
But it works! He showed me that everything I ever looked for in a man is bullshit. Mark and I are similar in ways I never even considered but have come to value more than anything. If it weren't for OkCupid, I would have never learned that your match is more than a laundry list of interests. Thank you so much for opening the door to such an amazing person, my future husband. :)