As you know my blog is about dating and relationships. But it's also about my life and my experiences. Over time I've definitely had to figure out a way to strike a balance between my personal and public life. But life is also about change, growth and adapting to the things that are happening around you.
When I began my adventure into the world of online dating I was both nervous and excited. I was at the point in my life where I wanted to meet someone who was ready to go the distance. Someone who was willing to match my effort and put in the time and energy needed to maintain a lasting and fulfilling relationship.
But as time went on I quickly realized that the dating scene had drastically changed and I was lost in a sea of men who were only looking for hook ups and hangouts. I was frustrated and sad because I wasn't finding what I wanted which was a relationship.
As you know when it comes to relationships, you have to be on the same page. And the men I was meeting weren't only on a different page, they were in a completely different section of the bookstore altogether. While I was leisurely browsing the travel section, they were jammin' out to tunes with their caramel macchiatos in Starbucks.
However once in a great while, there's that one individual tucked away in a corner, quietly reading to themselves. And as luck would have it on my way out the door I spotted them.
When Chris and I met there was definitely a connection and mad chemistry. But what set us apart was an instant familiarity and level of comfort that neither one of us had ever experienced with anyone else before. And it's been nothing but smooth sailing since day one.
Our lives had naturally fit together. Seamlessly
There are no worries or questions about how we feel about one another because we tell each other all the time. It's never been work nor did it ever feel complicated. We're madly in love and respect one another, we're supportive and caring and we bring happiness and joy to each other's lives.
It was never about someone else completing the other because we were already complete people on our own. For us it was about being with someone who added to your life, who made you want to be a better person and who will be there for you no matter what life throws your way.
Aside from all of the qualities I love about Chris such as integrity, loyalty and kindness, one of the things I love the most is that he lives his life by his own set of rules, however, he always takes my thoughts and feelings into consideration.
Never once has a"good morning beautiful" text shown up on my phone. Does he think I'm beautiful? Absolutely. He tells me several times a day but he has also said to me that should never be a replacement for my name. And while pet names can be cute and it may seem a bit formal for him to address me by my name (when we're together he seldom does) but what it's really saying to me is that see me as a my own person not just a nickname or something that he owns.
Yes he's told me that he loves that my face is the last thing he sees before going to sleep and the first thing when he wakes up every morning. And while it's an amazing sentiment to hear from your significant other, it's his actions that have proven to me without a shadow of a doubt that he's 100% all in with me for the long run.
When Chris and I are together time becomes irrelevant and the days and hours simply bleed into one another. We text throughout the day while our nights are spent running errands, cooking dinner and relaxing. Our weekends are spent sleeping in, playing with our pets, doing stuff around the house and enjoying a nice dinner out now that the weather is nicer. We truly value each and every moment we get to spend together because we genuinely enjoy each other's company over anyone else's.
We cannot wait to see what the future holds but we know whatever it may be it's going to be awesome.
Because it's US
My online dating journey has reached it's final destination and I'm so happy to be home.