I was really excited when I saw that Melissa over at Growing Up Geeky chose how you met your spouse for today’s Toddle Along Tuesday topic. Mainly because I love answering the question, “where did you two meet.”
I took a position at GW after finishing my masters in Student Affairs In Higher Education and moved to DC in June of 2008. I chose GW over another position because I really wanted to be in the city. I figured it would be easier to meet people and
find prince charming make friends. About a month after I moved there I realized that the guys in DC bars weren’t really what I was looking for. I had done online dating sites in the past and they ALWAYS failed miserably Even though I didn’t want to, I knew that I had to be proactive and my McDreamy wouldn’t just fall into my lap. I decided to try a newer site, okCupid, mainly because it was free.
Here were the pictures we each posted on our profiles.
I logged on one day and saw that Rob has viewed my profile and was disappointed when I didn’t have a message from him or even a poke! I decided to take a chance and and send him a message. We talked for several days and while I was visiting my sister in NY on Valentine’s Day, planned our first date.
I wanted to met him on “my turf” so we decided to meet at the Foggy Bottom Metro. I talked to my Mom on the phone the whole way there because I was so nervous! I could see him from across the street and still remember the butterflies I felt. We had dinner at Bertucci’s and then walked around the White House. It was a great first date and I am so happy he didn’t follow that macho, wait 5 days to call or whatever it is. We hung out 3 more times that week!
St. Patrick’s Day was the first time I really brought Rob our to meet my friends. It ended up being a great time and he just fit right in with everyone! Rob also came home with me a few days later to meet the family. I think he was in the room all of 5 minutes and was teaming up with my sister to pick on me.
April 2009 Rob took me to Baltimore for the weekend at a Bed & Breakfast. We wanted to spend time together before he deployed for 2 months. What an amazing weekend! I got to met some of Rob’s closest friends and party it up a little! The B&B was amazing and had breakfast delivered to our door. Who knew we would be married 2 years later and expecting our first baby 3 years later!