My husband Gus and I met online in 2005 a couple of months after my
ex-husband and I separated. We emailed back and forth for a few weeks and then he disappeared – only to resurface again in October of 2006. I was
dating someone else. I contacted him in March of 2007 and we met. He had
been dating online for about 4 years and I was into my second year. We were
happy to have finally found a match.
Happily Blended asked Brina, what was the most romantic thing Gus did?
Gus cried his eyes out when he read aloud our wedding vows and had the entire wedding in tears. It was beautiful.
Happily Blended asked Brina, how long have you been together?
We married in 2008 and had our first child in 2009. Our second was born last September.
Brina wanted to share some tips for those looking for their true love online:
- It’s a numbers game. You need to meet lots and lots of men before you find a match. Most people, whether you meet them online or off, have issues. It is a bit like finding a needle in a haystack. But, the beauty of dating online is that you can meet much more singles in a shorter period of time than relying on being set up or randomly.
- Never meet someone without speaking on the phone first. If you can have a nice phone conversation, it will be a pleasant evening, even if there is no chemistry.
- But, don’t allow yourself to fall in love over the phone. You need to meet face to face before you know if there is a real connection.
- Be positive, be courteous, be punctual. Let the other person know if you are interested in seeing them again.
Brina is the CEO and owner of The Younique Boutique, an ecommerce store that sells personalized gifts.