What really got me to reply to David's message to me was the fact that he said I looked like a personal trainer in one of my profile pictures. I was quite flattered and amused. After a few messages back and forth we exchanged phone numbers. Three nights of 3-4 hour phone conversations, we both were looking forward to our first date. We planned to meet on a Patio for a casual drink and I was hopeful that the chemistry we had on the phone would also happen in person. The first time we saw each other we were both shocked. David showed up in his motorcycle gear with helmet head, unshaven and a little sweaty. I on the other hand wore a nice summer dress, new sandals and cute little handbag. At that moment we both knew our version of 'casual' were quite different. We had amazing conversation and by the end of the night we both wanted to meet again. Two days later we had our second date, David dressed up and I went more casual. We both had a little giggle about that. Our conversation over dinner was amazing, we talked about our dreams, goals, values, fears, and shared embarassing stories and it felt so easy to talk to each other. We had our first kiss in the parking lot between our cars, a kiss that I will always remember because as that moment, I knew that David and I had something special. He proposed to me 9 months later on a romantic walk downtown and I was the happiest girl in the world. We know that the love we have for each other is precious and one of a kind. We're bestfriends, each others support system and we are so thrilled to start the rest of our lives together. Our wedding will take place this fall in a beautiful building overlooking the city skyline with a view of the river valley. We also will have a fish tank for one center piece to honour our meeting on POF. Our families and closest friends will witness our special day when we say our vows and begin our journey together as husband and wife.
What was the biggest hurdle you’ve faced as a couple?
We adopted a rescue dog together and after a month of having her, she was hit by a vehicle in front of out house and she passed away.
What are you planning for your big day? Wedding details?
A beautiful fall wedding surrounded by close family and friends at a venue over looking our city skyline and river valley
Is there a moment or shared experience that still makes both of you laugh out loud?
Whenever someone asks us how we met! We both say online and giggle... most people are shocked that the internet brought us together.
What advice would you give other POF members looking to find that special someone on POF?
Honesty is key if you want to fall in love. As a man, tell something that leaves you vulnerable. For women be open to finding love and follow your gut . Take things slow and if in doubt go on a second date.