Steve and Darrell
Darrell and I met last year while I was browsing OkCupid for potential roommates in Seattle. Because of OkCupid's rating system, I thought I'd have a better chance of finding a compatible roommate here than anywhere else. I really had no interest in finding a boyfriend either, but our OkCupid ratings were fairly high when I clicked on Darrell's profile, and we both had a lot in common just from our About Me boxes. I messaged Darrell and got a response pretty immediately.
Though we were thousands of miles apart and we really were from almost two different worlds, our friendly web chats quickly turned into daily telephone conversations, and then even hours long video calls! Darrell and I shared a love for all things video games, cartoons, Futurama, music, and general nerdity. We would sit for hours watching the same TV shows via web-cam (a lot of DVR involved due to the time difference) and pretend like we weren't so far apart.
Our general need just to be e-hanging out quickly blossomed into a near addiction to each other, involving blowing my IRL friends completely off to hang out with somebody purely on the interwebs. (Who says the internet is bad for you? At least we weren't playing WoW...)
After 2 1/2 months, Darrell called me up on my birthday in July 2009 to tell me that he'd fallen in love with me. A few weeks later I flew out from Michigan to Washington and the rest is history. Darrell left his job and packed his things and moved all the way to Michigan, so I could focus on my great career here, in February of 2010. If you count the day we met in the airport, we've been together for just over a year now. I call that a personal OkCupid best (I've been with this site for over 5 and a half years, with never this kind of success ((though that had a lot to do with the local choices...))) It should be noted for historical purposes that I showed up in the airport dressed like Fry from Futurama. I don't normally cosplay, but this was a special exception!
Well, the end of the story is Darrell and I are famously perfect for each other. We have plans to move back to Washington, and it really looks like it's a win. Now all we need is OKCupid to pay for our wedding and we'll be all set....
THANK YOU OKCUPID!
- Steve S.