Wow, it's been over 3 years since I have used this site. When I first signed up for this site I was hoping to meet single guys who shared similar interests and it was a free way to do it. I got tired of all these expensive online dating sites, so I turned to social networking and blogging sites in hopes of finding an eligible bachelor. When that didn't work, I quit using many of those sites and gave up looking and came to terms with the fact that I just wasn't that desirable a girl and men would never see me as a good catch. I mean why was I still single 5 years later? (and that was 2006)
Well 3 more lonely single years came and went. So now it wasn't 5 years that I was single but now 8 years almost going on 9. At the beginning of 2009 I was starting to think I would end up alone for the rest of my life. The year before I signed up for 3 different different online dating sites and I even paid for them. I was already signed up on about 20 or more free ones. A year after being on those paid dating sites and 265 poorer, I was still single. I started thinking what on earth is wrong with me? Do I have a sign that says stay away this girl is not worth your time????
What made things harder was the fact that in 2008 I actually had quite a few dates but new years came and I was still single. I just didn't get it. Then my only male friend, actually my best friend, died in a car accident and there was even a more empty hole in my heart and bigger void to fill. I was on my quest to find a man to fill that void once again. Spent another Valentines day without anyone. Well at least I spent it with my son, so I wasn't totally alone, but I was reminded that again, men just didn't find me attractive or interesting because I hardly got any responses to any of my online dating profiles in 2009. I was ready to just give up and come to terms with the fact that I may end up alone the rest of my life and needed to learn to be able to come to grips with that and try to lead as positive and productive life as I could as a single woman..... When something funny happened on the way to the con!
I caught someone's eye! Me! I couldn't believe it! Here I was at a gaming convention not there to look for single men but there to play games and see old friends that I met at other gaming cons, when a tall dark and handsome guy paid a lot of attention to me during the whole con. I pulled out a game and was looking for some people to play with me, and saw this tall dark and handsome guy come into the game room and he looked bored. He looked like he needed a cute girl to walk up to him and say, "hey wanna play Cineplexity?" Well the rest is history! We had dinner together after the game and I had a real good time talking to him. We played more games together that night, and he pretty much followed me the rest of the weekend. I was stupid and totally oblivious to the fact that this guy was interested in me, but hey I was single for 8 long years and men never gave me the time of day, so I figured he was just being a nice guy. I decided to give him my phone number and email address anyway. I wasn't expecting anything to happen, like I said, I wasn't there to try to find a boyfriend. Anytime I meet someone interesting at a gaming con I get their contact info so I can keep in touch with them, so if we happen to be at other cons at the same time, we can connect there and play games together.
I ended up calling the guy 2 days after the con when I got my new cell phone and we just started texting each other everyday and talking online at night. After a few weeks of this we both discovered that there was something there and we both shared a connection when we met at the con. I was flabbergasted. A guy interested in me?? Not just any guy but an intelligent tall dark and handsome guy wanted to be my boyfriend? I was very slow about starting anything, mainly because I tend to jump into things to fast only to end up hurt in the end, so I just wanted to be friends at first. After 2 months however it was pretty obvious that we were in love with each other and I knew he wasn't going to hurt me, cheat on me, or disappear, like all my other ex boyfriends. I knew I really wanted to be his girlfriend, so we finally made it official. It's now been almost 7 months since we met and 5 months since we started dating and this has been the best year of my entire life! I have never felt so loved! It's been an amazing summer and this fall has been pretty amazing too. I can't wait to see what winter will bring!