I think every single TV show has featured an episode about online relationships gone terribly wrong but none with a happy ending. Yes, You’ve Got Mail has a happy ending but it’s a movie, not a TV show. I remember seeing the movie with a couple of friends from work. We had to sit on the front row because those were the only seats available. All of the other seats had been taken. While the storyline was not very realistic, the three of us enjoyed the movie. Can’t say that we found it very inspiring, but who would’ve thought that out of us three, two would actually find love on the Internet later on. True story! My friend married someone she met through ICQ and the last time I heard from her, she already had a baby. The other person is, of course, me. I travelled halfway around the world to meet Troy, one of the most frequent commenters on my blog, and an all-around good guy, and married him a year later.
Today is the 3rd anniversary of our first real-life meeting and the 2nd anniversary of our wedding. We’re still happily married and I still let Troy tell our story to anyone who cares enough to ask about how we met because my story would be too long-winded (since I wouldn’t be able too leave out all the gory details) and full of ‘Net lingo. My favourite response from people to whom we just told our story is “good to hear a happy story coming from people who met through the Internet.” I usually just smile in response but the little voice in my heart thanks Troy for not turning up to be one of those creepy guys you see on Dateline. :)
Happy anniversary to us!