Almost two months ago I met a wonderful man on this site. He exemplified every quality I was looking for in a partner: respectful, kind, funny, intelligent, family-oriented, accessible, hard-working, ambitious, outgoing, polite, and of course honest. We made plans for our relationship and always followed through. Two weeks ago I motioned to cancel my subscription, as he had done. After all, we found what we were looking for. Our commonalities were endless. This man was better than the proverbial 'man of my dreams' because this time he was real! We were supposed to celebrate our birthdays together since they are a day apart but due to unforseen circumstances our plans were postponed. But it didnt stop him from making my day as special as he could from afar. I couldn't wait to reciprocate, in kind, the following day for him. On the morning of his birthday I received an early morning call. Excitedly, I answered the phone thinking it was him. Instead, it was his wife.
I will spare you the rest of the details. When getting to know 'potentials' I always ask the question "Is there anyone that would be hurt by us being together?" This time I forgot. And now I carry the burden that my "happiness" was the cause for another's "sadness".
I have met some lovely people on here. And to each and every one of you, I thank you, for your greetings, "smiles", kind words, compliments and conversations. I was skeptical about online-dating and hadn't entertained the idea until my best friend urged me to 'give it a shot' after my last relationship. So I did. I stepped out of my comfort zone and gave it an earnest attempt. I am grateful for the learning experience. It's been three months...three strikes...I'm out!
It only seems fitting to part ways with Ellen Degeneres' famous salutation..."Be kind to eachother!"