Lara & John, Married
I opened my laptop, ready to delete my profile when a message popped up that caught my eye. It was from John. He had written a casual yet humorous message, which responded to many of the comments I had included in my profile. After bonding over our awkward tendencies, mutual love of Swiss Chalet and equal disdain for celery, we began to text back and forth.
His sweet nature and love for his family were some of the first things that stood out to me. Even through emails and texts, it was clear John was a genuinely good person.
We agreed to meet a week or so into chatting and decided that Jack Astor's was the place to go. John being an artist, it seemed appropriate that we go somewhere he could draw on tables while getting to know each other. I also assumed my stick figures would be sufficient enough to win him over should conversation dwindle or awkwardness prevail.
As soon as I saw him leaning against the door outside the restaurant, I knew he was the one. After a casual yet fun first date, we walked out to the doors ready to leave. At this point I was convinced I would never see him again because he was leaving the next day for a week in Cuba. As he gave me a hug goodbye, I tried to keep my chin up and tell myself he couldn't possibly be as great as I was thinking. He had promised to get in touch when he returned but I was determined not to get my hopes up.
Luckily, he did get in touch when he returned and proved to be as wonderful as I had originally thought and more. After two years of mutual awkwardness, friendship, love and laughs, on March 23rd, 2015 in the Distillery District, he asked me to be his wife.
Neither of us ever thought our love story would begin on Plenty of Fish but we couldn't be happier we took the risk to join and took that leap of faith.
We later discovered we had worked around the corner from each other for two years but if we had never joined POF, we never would have crossed paths. So to those of you considering joining, remember; the love of your life could be right around the corner. Sometimes you just need a little help noticing they're there.