My man and I don’t really celebrate much other then Christmas…so there has never been ANY sort of anniversary celebration. Which is why there will be no big celebration today which marks three years since our first date.
Chris and I met online. It took me a long time to admit that to anyone because three years ago it wasn’t too common yet. However, it turned out to be the realistic way to meet someone when you live in a new town, work only with girls, and don’t go to the bar. I found it also gets the preliminary deal breakers out of the way immediately. (i.e. I knew he wasn’t divorced, a smoker, or had kids…which at the age of 20 were all deal breakers for me).
Our first date went well, but I would be lying if I said it was love at first sight. But it must have been something at first sight since we saw each other two more times that same week. Within the month we were “Facebook official” girlfriend and boyfriend.
Before meeting Chris, I had dated jerk after jerk after jerk. I honestly had a hard time understanding that Chris did not play games and he was honest. It was a brand new experience for me.
As time went on, I realized my boyfriend was my best friend. I have never loved anyone this much before, and I have never had this much fun with someone before. We laugh. We laugh every single day. I can count on one hand how many times we have fought. And most importantly: he gives me butterflies and makes me feel beautiful. Every. Single. Day.
Having someone who believes in me, supports me, and loves me no matter what ridiculous things I say and do is the biggest blessing in my life. I’m also glad that I had the past experiences I had so that I can truly appreciate him the way he deserves to be appreciated.
I think what has been key in our relationship being successful is that we share many interests, yet we live separate lives as well. He is more then welcome (and encouraged) to have guys nights, and same for me with my girls. It is not reasonable to spend every waking second together. He would kill me. 😉
Before I stop with the overload of love and go kiss my boyfriend….I will share a funny story which makes it apparent that it is a wonder he continued to date me. During one of our first few dates, Chris was explaining to me about man made islands. Call me whatever you wish, but I had NO idea any islands were man made. Without really thinking, I asked if Vancouver Island was man made. Now…for anyone not Canadian, you may not appreciate how ridiculous of a question this is. Vancouver Island is over 32,000 square kilometers. Clearly not man made. Worse then that? Up until two weeks before meeting Chris…I had never lived anywhere BUT on Vancouver Island. How he shook this statement off is a wonder 😉
Other fun fact: I was a total hussy and kissed him first.
So although we don’t celebrate anniversary’s, I am taking the time to acknowledge that three years ago today my life changed for the better. My life changed for the best.
How did you meet your significant other? If you are a fierce and fabulous single lady/man, what are your deal breakers in a “love interest” :)?