...to still be a bit embarrassed DP and I met through a dating website?

(69 Posts)
CinnamonSwirl31 Fri 11-Jul-14 16:59:43

We have a beautiful baby daughter and are really happy, but I don't always admit to people how we met! It still seems stereotypically not a cool thing to do. Have a feeling I'm being a bit silly! Any other dating website success stories from 'normal' people? grin

ICanSeeTheSun Fri 11-Jul-14 17:03:32

What's to be embarrassed about.

Now DH and I just tell the DC about the first date, we was FB

Weathergames Fri 11-Jul-14 17:03:57

OH and I met 5 yrs ago on a website.

The embarrassing bit is it was POF blush

YouTheCat Fri 11-Jul-14 17:04:59

I met my dp playing World of Warcraft. grin

RedPony Fri 11-Jul-14 17:05:11

I met DP thorough POF. We have just bought a house together and have a 2 day old Ds smile

Theselittlelightsofmine Fri 11-Jul-14 17:07:34

OH and I met on a blind date and my friend and her OH met on an internet dating site and class themselves as proof that internet dating can work out.

CinnamonSwirl31 Fri 11-Jul-14 17:08:01

Just googled pof as hadn't heard of it! Nice one

I met DH on MySpace (So much better than FB of course)

thanks Congratulations RedPony

HavantGuard Fri 11-Jul-14 17:08:45

envy RedPony

Sniff his lovely newborny scent for me.

You could always tell people you met at an S&M club when your whip got caught in his nipple ring. See. The dating site thing doesn't sound so bad now.

CinnamonSwirl31 Fri 11-Jul-14 17:08:49

Congrats on your DS Red Pony!!!

CaptChaos Fri 11-Jul-14 17:09:09

YouTheCat that's how I met my DH. In Molten Core to be exact, while killing Lucifron.

Nothing to be embarrassed about.

CinnamonSwirl31 Fri 11-Jul-14 17:10:21

How did you know he had a nipple ring wink

Bue Fri 11-Jul-14 17:10:24

I'm not embarrassed at all about meeting DH online. It's completely normal these days! I think it's a very boring way to meet but people usually love to hear about it.

I think it's completely normal these days isn't it? I read somewhere that a third of recently married couples met online, or maybe that's in America. One day people will say, 'Oh we were childhood sweethearts', or 'We met at work' or whatever, and people will say, 'Oh how QUAINT'! Don't be embarrassed at all!

ImpatientMissW Fri 11-Jul-14 17:11:21

I met my amazing DP on Match 5 years ago, we are expecting our first child in October. Don't be ashamed - so many more people than you think have met their partners this way! What else do you do when you have no single male friends, or friends of friends, left? Why is hookng up in a bar any better!

He messaged me first because he liked my picture. I went on the date to get a free dinner and we've been inseperable ever since. grin

CinnamonSwirl31 Fri 11-Jul-14 17:12:39

Feel better now! Knew I was being silly

AnyFucker Fri 11-Jul-14 17:12:47

I met my DH in a spit'n'sawdust pub grin

ImpatientMissW Fri 11-Jul-14 17:12:48

hooking

YouTheCat Fri 11-Jul-14 17:13:20

Aw CaptChaos, happy times. grin

He joined the same guild as me and we just got on really well. Many, many bosses smote later, and here we are.

Brickshed7 Fri 11-Jul-14 17:13:59

It's the modern way of meeting and every bit as valid as any other way of meeting a partner. You have nothing to feel embarrassed about. I didn't meet my DH via a dating website but we were the result of a holiday romance that worked out. So long as you are happy together that is what matters not how you met.

We didn't meet online but DP says he's going to embellish our story for DS when he's older because I was pregnant within weeks of meeting DP for the first time blush

ChelsyHandy Fri 11-Jul-14 17:16:26

Well, call me shallow (and you probably will but its individual choice) when I man I knew through a mutual hobby that I really liked became single, I was keen until I found out he had done a lot of internet dating. I was never able to look at him in the same way again. I found it really off-putting and although we went on a couple of dates and he was keen, I couldn't stop thinking about why he had done internet dating in the past instead of asking me out then, how many women he had dated and whether he would go on it again or was even on it now, looking around to see if he could find someone better. So I just let it fizzle out.

Knottyknitter Fri 11-Jul-14 17:17:18

DP and I met on match.

No probs with that whatever; I met a lot more weirdos with traditional dating than online! We've been together nearly 3 years now and expecting dc1 at Christmas.

Everyone knows now anyway, we were never cagey about it in the first place.

MammaTJ Fri 11-Jul-14 17:19:05

I met DP in AOL chat rooms. They don't exist any more, I don't think!

CinnamonSwirl31 Fri 11-Jul-14 17:19:25

chelsy I can understand where you're coming from, I think some men do use it to meet lots of women. But I reckon they're the men who would do that in real life anyway if they could. I was DP's second (and hopefully last!) date

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