Erynn & Bryan, Married 4/2013
"Setting Sail in Love"
Neither Bryan or myself were on POF much and had originally joined just for the heck of it. But I kept seeing his picture pop up in the Meet Me section, and I just kept thinking, "Wow, he's pretty cute! But he's so far away!", so I didn't do anything. But over the next few weeks, I kept seeing his picture, and thought, hey, what the heck, I'll at least check him out. And boy was I happy I did!
I messaged him first, and that started a long series of emails that exceeded the depth of any other conversation I'd ever had. We talked about everything from beliefs, to family, to favorite types of food or even food we want to try, and so much more. After two weeks, we exchanged numbers, and the talking continued for a couple more weeks before he asked me out on a date. I agreed, and we scheduled the date for the week after, since he was moving up from Georgia.
His first day in WA, we had our first date. This was to be not only the first time we had met in person, but had heard each other's voices. He was new to town, and I STILL ended up being the late one! And boy were we both nervous! But it dissipated quickly, and we both knew that something was different about this date. We'd both come up with escape plans if things started to flounder, but it ended up being the opposite. We extended the date beyond dinner, driving to Seattle and walking the streets after the market had closed, and eventually ended up at a small Cantina, where we talked for hours before heading home.
Since then, we have been inseparable. We are a good 2hrs apart from each other, but we make the time to spend the weekends together, no matter what. We have been through thick and thin, good and bad, even long military deployments. But it seems that no matter what the circumstance, our love has grown more and more.
Just over a year after we met on POF, Bryan asked me to to be his wife, and we are now due to be married in less than a month, making me the happiest girl in the world.
So thank you POF, for helping me find not only the love of my life, but my best friend and my everything. We couldn't have done it without you!