I’ve met a man that could potentially be my soul mate. I may be falling in love again! After my on-line dating fiasco, I had just about given up on love. When it was the least of my concerns, I met a gentleman that has potential. I met this gentleman through my Uncle, who had met him on his job. For some reason, he believed that we would be perfect for each other.
I was leery, but also intrigued. My Uncle had never involved himself in my love life in any way. I was curious as to why he believed this person was a match for me. He also has tons of other nieces, I wondered why he chose me. After chatting with him to get answers to these questions, he said he believed that we had many things in common and I should at least meet him. I agreed to give up my cell phone number, and I would take it from there. I received a call the next night, but I decided not to answer the my phone when the call came through.
The gentleman left a message, and I must admit his voice captivated me. I decided to wait until the next day to return his call. When I did he was unavailable, so I sent a text. He responded immediately. I soon learned that he was a weapons expert and was teaching a class. We texted off and on for the next 2 hours. We decided to exchange pictures, we both liked what we saw. We talked on the phone and texted each other for the next two weeks. We decided to meet and we’ve been inseparable ever since. We’re hitting the seven month mark. He believes that I’m the one, and he’s going to marry me. We’ll see about that, but I’ve decided to enjoy the ride.
He currently lives in the next state; however, he will be relocating to my area. I learned that he has been teaching in my area and along the east coast for about a year, and plans to relocate to my town. That was a plus. We found out that we had many things in common. He’s divorced and has 3 children and 1 grandchild, I have 1 child and 2 grandchildren. We both love seafood, wine festivals, amateur photography, travel and the Lord.
There’s a part of me that doesn’t want to get my hopes up because I’m afraid of another disappointment, but there’s another part of me that’s saying take the risk. He may truly be the one. Things have already gone better than what I encountered on the on-line dating sites. He’s a romantic, holds my hand, opens the door for me, pulls out my chair, he conducts himself like a perfect gentleman. A man who has a job and is a gentlemen, nice start. I was curious to see what was under the exterior.
I felt that I needed to do thing differently in hopes that I would attract someone worthy of my time. You may be wondering what I did. I read Steve Harvey’s book Act Like A Lady Think Like A Man and decided to follow his rules. I decided that I would not lower my standards. If he wanted to be with me he would raise his if necessary. I can’t say that he raised his, but he respected mine.
Secondly, I didn’t let my emotions get the best of me. I followed my head and stuck to my guns on becoming intimate too soon. He pressed initially, but I held my ground. I made it clear that I wanted to wait and get to know him and I wanted him to get to know me before we took that step. Becoming sexually involved too soon clouds a woman’s judgment. He backed off and actually said he respected my decision and he would wait until I was ready. Ladies, if he respects you he will wait. There’s times when we meet someone that we’re attracted to, and get involved too soon because we’re afraid they’ll go elsewhere. My attitude was go, but you won’t be visiting candy land anytime soon.
As we spent more time getting to know each other, I leaned that he has been divorced for 10 years, and has had time to heal. No excess baggage and no baby’s mama drama! He clearly stated that he has a 13 year old; however, he doesn’t allow her mother to interfere in his relationships. Another plus. He’s ready for a permanent relationship. He also stated that if I wasn’t ready for a serious relationship he would accept that, but he would have to move on. During one of our conversation, he said there were three ingredients to a successful relationship, God, trust and respect and they must be in that order. If any of the ingredients were missing, the relationship would fail. Wow, he really got my attention there.
Another thing that I really like about him is that we can talk for hours about nothing in particular. We burned the phone lines for 4 hours one night and I think we hit the 1,334th text message in a three month period. We’re still going strong. Stay tuned for periodic updates on my journey to love.
How did you meet your significant other/husband? I’m always up for a good love story.