Before we met, I tried out several dating website, and did not find anyone that meshed. My mom noticed an ad for CatholicMatch.com in a church bulletin and suggested I give it a try. I told my mom, “Okay, I suppose it doesn’t hurt to give it a go.” I became a free member, which means you can only have minimal interactions with other people.
He opened the car door for me. He had my heart already.
Kimberly, in reference to meeting Rob
He picked me up from my job at PetSmart and, boy, was I nervous. I worked all day with the dogs, but made sure to change and get ready to try and impress. He opened the car door for me, and he had my heart already. We went to Mindy’s Ribs, and I ordered a grilled cheese sandwich so I wouldn’t have BBQ sauce all over my face on our first date. After dinner, I thought it was the end of the night, but we didn’t want the night to end. We drove to a Starbucks far away so we could spend more time talking with one another. Eventually, he had to get going because it was pretty late. I was sad when we parted ways for the night, but I realized that not only was he absolutely gorgeous and dreamy, but he was the perfect gentleman, he was funny, and we had a whole lot in common. I was smitten.
We continued to text with one another, and I attended one of his work events, but over time our texts became far and few between. Soon after, I noticed he was in a relationship with another person. I thought God led him to me, but it wasn’t the right time. Both he and I dated other people, but soon enough realized these were not the people for us. One day, I received a message on Facebook and, when I saw it was from him, I told my mom and we were both excited. She also felt he was “the one” for me.
We went on out our “second first date,” and he blew me away when he went for his car so I wouldn’t have to step into the rain. When I got back home that night, my mom could see that I was on cloud nine. One night, he asked where I saw our relationship going and told me that he really liked me, and I was glad to hear that we felt the same about each other. We couldn’t read one another as well as we can today. The rest is history – I’m with my other half and couldn’t be happier – happier than any words could ever say.
My job is pretty demanding, so my dating life was put on hold – it had been a few years since I had even been on a date. Over time, I started feeling a bit depressed at my state of thing, until one day I noticed an advertisement for CatholicMatch.com while I was at church. I created an account and was pretty active initially, but couldn’t find anyone who would be a match. Feeling disheartened, I was inactive on the site for quite a while, but gave it another go.
One day, I came across a photo of a girl with an asymmetrical haircut with super cute bangs and gauged ear plugs (similar to mine). I was stopped dead in my tracks! I thought to myself that there was no way she was Catholic – she was too cool for the site. I did what anyone 21st century gentleman in the digital age would do – I reached out to her through the site. She didn’t respond very quickly so, in the meantime, I found her Facebook profile and couldn’t believe how cute this girl was! Once she got around to responding, we communicated back and forth, and eventually settled on meeting after work. As I was sitting in the dark PetSmart parking lot, I couldn’t see much, but I felt like I was seeing a celebrity for the first time. She was even more beautiful in person.
I remember thinking she was even more beautiful in person.
Rob, in reference to meeting Kimberly
I went on to date someone else, as did she. After things didn’t work out in my relationship, I checked up on Kimberly to see if she was still taken, but she was not! I sent her a message, and she responded immediately. We talked back and forth again, and eventually had another first date. We went mountain biking, stopped off at Portillo’s, then watched humorous YouTube videos at her house to close out the day.
As time went by, I realized I had found my soul mate. Kimberly is my very best friend, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with her.