Thank you Military Singles Connection from "balletchick" and "watchchief" for bringing us together. We have found our soulmate in each other and are now engaged and getting married next summer. Neither of us really believed that meeting people online could really work. We were only members for about 3 months. As soon as we met online, I knew right away he was the one! And, when we met in person, it was re-confirmed. I never knew someone so amazing and special even existed and there he was online!! Without web dating services, we would have never met! Thanks!
**UPDATED DECEMBER 4, 2005**
"Watchchief" and "balletchick" met online in late August 2005. We had both been members only since July. We only chatted briefly a couple times and then something would come between us, we would lose contact, then later he would pop up again. This happened a few times and we never chatted long enough to really get a feel for each other. We even tried to meet a couple times just for casual friendship but it fell through. But there was something about each other that kept us re-contacting again and again. Then we discovered that there were no more windows of opportunity in the weeks before he deployed to Iraq to be able to meet. He was very disappointed and said he really wanted to meet me but that if I was still single when he got back, we could meet then. We hadn't connected yet anyways so I said good-bye and good luck and told him that it wasn't meant to be. Then Friday night in Early Sept. I saw him pop online after he was supposed to be gone! Turns out he took emergency leave to go to his Grandmother's funeral several states away. We connected, truly connected, for the first time. We chatted a long long time and instantly felt a connection. We had both, up to this point been chatting with many other contacts on a regular basis. We even had met a few. They were very nice but just didn't do it for us. Then that night we made that connection online. There was something different, something very intriguing, something deeper than what had transpired with anyone else. The next day he called on the phone for the first time and that pretty much sealed the deal. From that moment on, we were on the phone constantly and already knew this was it before the weekend was up. It was all we could do to not say "I love you" over the phone. Things were moving so fast and so intensely that we wanted to at least meet in person to make sure this was real. We were able to finally arrange a meeting on Saturday, October 8th. That was the longest 8 hour drive he has ever made. That day, we knew, we looked into each other's eyes and said the magic words. Two days later, he took me to the jewelry store and got me a huge engagment ring! We told all our online contacts goodbye. Two weeks later, he came back and asked my parents permission for my hand in marriage. The next day we left to drive accross several states to meet all his family where the funeral was and on the way in the car, we stopped at a beautiful overlook in the great smokey mountains and he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. We are getting married on our anniversary of our first meeting. October, 7 (the 8th is on a sunday) 2006. He is now in Iraq and I get love letters from him every day. He returns in May. We are both in our 30s and have been married before and dated before but we both know in our hearts that this is unique and like nothing we have ever experienced. We have never been in love like this. Never knew something like this was possible or even existed.
I Thank God for many things, for bringing us together by perfect timing of events such as: our exes dumping us when they did, for Military Singles Connection to be there and for us to sign up on it at the same time. For his grandmother dying just in time to stop him from being deployed giving us that one more chance. Had she not passed away, he would have went over seas and I would never have seen him online again and therefore probably met someone else and never had the happiness he and I share. Thank GOD for Military Singles Connection because that is how we connected. Without it, I would never have found him. The man of my dreams. We are so in love and cannot wait to start our life together. I never believed in online dating. I thought it was just for losers but I met so many really super nice men who will make great partners to the right person. I didn't meet any losers. The website really did allow me to meet a lot of very nice guys in a very short time. It is easy to get to know them online. Easier than I would have ever thought. And of the 3 military sites I was a member of, this one was by far the best and the one I recommend to everyone, I still think it is the best for meeting people.
Thank you for allowing us to share our story and thank you for being there and being so progressive.
balletchick & watchchief
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