No one could have been more surprised than me, the day I met my new love Mike.
Sure, I had started my own local dating service six months before, after losing my job back in 2004. But I was also 49, divorced, and completely disillusioned with love.
Divorce can do that to you! But I found meeting so many very cool divorcees refreshing and encouraging. Perhaps there was still hope for us all.
As a dating coach and service owner, the first challenge I faced was having too many women to match with my male clients. Men can be quite shy about admitting they need help in meeting the right woman, but I can also be pretty stubborn when it come to business success. I felt determined to find some great love matches for my women clients!
I decided to solve my inventory problem by putting my own broadly-defined profile on Match.com. I thought I might attract a few new male clients, and then tell them about the many great women I had for them to meet. Could I entice more men to join my local service?
The first man to respond was called “Tall Guy” online. He was a stand out because of his ready responsiveness, his genuine interest, and BTW, he looked pretty cute to me!
The “Tall Guy” came over to meet me on a Saturday afternoon. Nosy me, I spied on him as he got out of his bright red pick-up, trying to decide whether to hide his big bouquet of flowers behind his back as he walked up to the door.
If you have ever had the supreme pleasure of experiencing love at first sight, then you know what happened next. Ten hours later we were still talking, laughing and feeling like heaven on earth! We both felt we had finally met someone we could naturally relate to on so many amazing levels.
I will never forget the euphoria of spending so much time with Mike in those first few months after we met! We had both waited a lifetime to feel this kind of cosmic connection.
We married exactly eight months later, and to this day we acknowledge exactly how fortunate we are to be living the lives of soul mates… I mean, what are the chances?
This post is by Laura Lee Carter, and is a part of the GENFAB Blog Hop of December 5, 2012. Click on the photos below to read more real-life love stories! They are all about finding love later!
Laura Lee is the author of How To Believe In Love Again: Opening to Forgiveness, Trust, and Your Own Inner Wisdom and Midlife Magic!