Samantha & Craig, Married 11/2012
I decided after a bad relationship to have the summer to date new people and see what it was that I wanted after being in serious relationships since I was 17 years old. At the grand age of 25 I had never really dated. I was tired of the boy chats up girl in bar situation so I decided to try internet dating where someone had told me that there are like minded people searching for the same thing. I went on POF because it was free and seemed to have lots of users. After 5 months of being on there I met some interesting people. Whilst it was fun meeting new people all of them were not quite what I was looking for. I was very specific about the type of person I wanted to be with and I swore to myself the next boyfriend I have will be the one I marry. If this person did not tick all the boxes then I was simply not interested! Then in July 2011, Craig Drew messaged me and was whitty, fun and had banter! Great! We spoke for three weeks and added each other on facebook and then I went to his area for a weekend. I knew instantly he was something special. We continued to see each other for a period of 6 weeks before he had to go away to the Falklands as he was in the military. We decided to make our relationship official before he left and I had to wait 4 months until I would see him again. I waited four months for him and after he came back in December, he asked me to marry him on 5th February 2012! It is now June 2012 and we are planning our wedding which is happening on the 3rd November 2012!