July 11, 2015

How I Met My Husband On Twitter



In my last post, The Versatile Blogger, Or That Time You Learned Random Facts About ME!, I mentioned that I met my husband on Twitter.

And that he was normal AND awesome. 

This caused several of you to be like:


It really is an interesting story.

And it really is a long ass drawn out story, so you may need a martini. Or the entire bottle of vodka. If it is before noon - no judgment.


You see, in 2012, I had a rather lively social media life.  One of my friends actually called me the "queen of social media."  I had at or around 5-6,000 followers on Twitter at one point, and about the same on Instagram. People sort of knew who I was in the online world.

At this point in the story, you are probably all:


Right. BUT, I had absolutely no exciting personal life outside of the Internet, unless you count going to eat sushi with my dad every Friday night. 


I had my reasons. I was on a dating sabbatical after having some rather bad long term relationships, that I would rather not re-live on this blog, or anywhere for that matter. Also, I had been screwed over treated poorly by people I thought were my friends. I was simply living by the life mantra of Agent Mulder, you know, "Trust No One." I went to work and came home everyday, alone, repeat, repeat, repeat - ad nauseam.


On the day after Memorial Day 2012, around 2 a.m., my dad had a stroke. As we waited in the hospital ER, a nurse told my mom and I that my dad might never be the same. When you are a child, you sort of think your parents are invincible. Since I am a perpetual child living in the body of an adult, I still believed this to be true and the thought of losing my dad changed my perspective on life. I realized my parents would not be around forever and I could end up alone. I also realized I needed to make some life changes and start being more responsible with decisions I made in my life. I could have never guessed only a few months later I would meet the man I was going to marry.

Over the summer of 2012, I was watching one of my favorite shows on CBS, Big Brother.


For those of you not familiar with the show, Big Brother is a reality game show with contestants living in a house together, completely isolated from the outside world, playing both mental and physical games to win a prize of $500,000 (also, you can watch the houseguests play the game inside the house via 24 hour live feeds). And for those of you who do watch the show, you know how easy it can be to get caught up in the houseguests, the show and live feeds.

(Editor's Note: That's Dan Gheesling, the greatest Big Brother player of all time.)

I desperately wanted to talk about which houseguests I could not stand and none of my Twitter followers watched Big Brother. Thus, I ran a Twitter search for "Big Brother 14" to find tweets of other people who were watching the live feeds.  I came across a tweet written by a man about Danielle, a Big Brother 14 houseguest I loathed.   I favorite'd his tweet and he tweeted me back "nice to know someone agrees with me." We tweeted back and forth a few times, and ended up following each other.

One Sunday, around the end of September, he and I began tweeting about a Jets game. This continued all day. As the night approached, we began talking in DMs.  By the way, for the "Twitter impaired," a DM means direct message and is the Twitter version of Facebook chat. Since DMs have character restriction and can sometimes be a bit slow in sending/receiving, I asked him if he would like my number to text me. He immediately replied yes, and we texted each other for awhile.

Then, he asked if he could call me and I said, without hesitation, yes. And I am sure by now you are all:


I know some of you might think it is weird or dangerous to give a complete stranger your phone number, but is giving a stranger you meet in a bar your number really safe anymore? I have made some great connections online, and he and I had so much in common that I thought we could be, at the very least, awesome friends.

From that evening on, he and I talked on the phone every single night, and pretty much texted all throughout the day, every.single.day. We had everything in common and we connected on so many levels.  He quickly became my best friend - the best friend I had ever had in my life.

This communication went on for six months.

And yes, I have seen Catfish and these two buffoons:


I saw pictures of him and we often talked on Skype.  And I saw pictures of #MaddiethePug.

One of the first pictures I received from him of #MaddiethePug.

I also knew he was in the military and had a very honorable career of service. I thought he was extremely genuine and a good person - probably even a little too good for me.

As time passed, he sent me Christmas presents, flowers.....

He always sent lilies. We had lilies at our wedding.

Wrote me love letters. Yes, I said love letters. And, you guys are going to think this is REALLY crazy, but he even got a tattoo on his arm for me.

I designed this - our astrological signs intertwined.

Finally, he planned a trip to meet me on February 22, 2013.  I met him at the airport in my hometown for the first time and I can honestly say it was love at first sight. I knew he was the one. We had a truly magical weekend together.  Before he left, he made me a promise: that he would come back and marry me.

And obviously, he kept that promise.

This was taken the day we got engaged - July 1, 2013.

Our wedding cake - January 11, 2014.

Instead of posting my usual obnoxious gif overload with love quotes and such, I thought I would share with you something rather personal. Something I have never shared with anyone before.

The texts my husband sent me from the plane on his flight home after the first weekend we met....




And that is how I met my husband on Twitter.

How did you meet your husband or wife? Let me know in the comments below, or post your own story on your blog!

As always, I am still,

57 comments:

  1. OMG amazing!! What an awesome story!! And such a beautiful text message! I have many a lovely ones from B... ;)

    I hope your dad is ok!! xx

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    1. He's doing better, thank you :)
      And thank you for inspiring me to write our love story! Hugs to you lady-sending you a virtual sushi roll haha!

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  2. that is a wonderful story indeed and you are so lucky to have each other - but no doubt that is how it was meant to be :)

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  3. What a LOVELY story. THANK you fur sharing it with us.

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  4. What a great story! When it works, it works!

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  5. Wow, you two have quite the tale to tell of how you got together. Thanks for sharing it. Made us smile. :)

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  6. OHHHHHH we love stories with happy endings.
    Hugs madi and mom

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    1. Aw thank you so much for reading! Hi Madi! Xxoo

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  7. That's actually very cool! Sometimes, I think by meeting people through social media, you actually communicate MORE than when you meet someone in person. If that makes sense.
    KZK

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    1. I totally agree. We were forced to get to know each other the old fashioned way, too, by letters and phone calls. Obviously it all came down to how it would be when we finally met each other face to face, but when we did, it totally clicked. We both didn't want to be apart ever again.
      Thanks so much for reading!

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  8. I've known my husband since I was 4 years old. He was my older brother's best friend forever. My daughter met her husband (he's Army) online too. They are very happily married. ♥

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    1. 4 years old! Omgosh that is a great story. You two were born to be together. I'm so glad for your daughter too. It's great to hear success stories! I practiced divorce law for 10 years and I heard enough drama and disasters to last a lifetime. Our generation needs to shape up and take marriage more seriously! Thanks for commenting as always!

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  9. I laughed at all your gifs then got choked up at that text message!! What an awesome story!! Oh...and did he get that tat before you met??

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    1. It was before we met! He swears it was right after our first visit but I think not lol. I can't find the original picture with the date on my phone to prove him wrong lol lol. I remember the first night we were together asking to see it!
      Thank you for reading!! Xxoo

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  10. Oh what a FABulous story!!! Okays, I got to admit, Ma is not a Big Brother fan, butts loves how you guys met! I thinks connecting with someone who loves what you love is half the battle! Ma sounds like you were before you're wake up call, so maybe she needs to gets off her arse and start tweeting! BOL Okays, I guess she would furst need a twitter acct.! ☺
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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    1. Lol! I hope your mom meets her special someone soon! You never know where he might be hiding...might even be out there in Blogville in the future! Thank you for reading!! Xxooo

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  11. Oh I think this is so sweet! He seems great! Also I hope your dad is doing better!!

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    1. He is!!
      And my dad is ok. He just has to take better care of himself! Can you believe he had never been to the doctor before this happened? He was in good health! Crazy.
      Xxoo

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  12. What an awesome story! I have never met anyone who met their husband on Twitter! You guys were definitely made for each other! I look forward to reading more. I am glad to hear your Dad is doing better! Happy Sunday!
    Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

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    1. Thank you so much! Right back at you!! Xxoo

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  13. Cookie's mum here: I met the guy I was living with for a few years and who is still a good friend here in Tucson online playing Scrabble on msn gaming zone. I was a Tournament Host/SYSOP and he was a Ladder Op and he had a problem on the site where he was playing (msn had two different Scrabble sites at the time) that he could not fix and he asked me to help. We got chatting and discovered we were both from the UK!!!! One thing led to another and I visited him in Chicago (I was in Connecticut at the time) and we went to a Scrabble Tournament in Battle Creek, MI. Anyway, to cut a long story short -- I came to Tucson in June 2002, and he came down at the end of the year. We do not live together but we visit all the time and are there for each other when necessary.

    BTW -- I was a legal secretary for many years and worked for a Divorce Litigation attorney in NYC for a few years!!!

    Toodle pip

    Cookie and her mum

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    1. That is an amazing story! See, the connections we make online are real and genuine. It's so cool we live in a time where we are able to connect with people all over the world. I should have mentioned my husband was in New Jersey and I was in the southern part of the country. But for the internet I might have never met him!
      Ahh you might know one of my friends who works in the county clerks office in New York. She's been there forever working in the judges office.
      But yes! I was in law for nearly 10 yrs! I'm currently on sabbatical lol. Xxoo

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  14. That is a pretty amazing story. The gifs made it awesome too. Imet my husband in college, so our story is pretty boring.

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    1. Oh that's cool! I didn't meet anyone in college or at least I didn't meet the one.

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  15. Wow, I LOVE this story. True love for sure. My husband and I met in 9th grade and dated for eight years before we got married - so it's a REALLY long story. Thank you so much for sharing this - it made my night!

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    1. 9th grade! Wow! That's awesome!!
      Thank you for reading!!! Xxooo

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  16. that's a great story! it's so nice to hear stories that work out. my husband and I met in college - no big story there!

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    1. Hey that's great! I wish I had met my husband when I was younger! Hate that I had to wait this long!! Thanks for reading! Xoxo

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  17. Well you already know that I met my husband on Twitter because I think we talked about this similarity on my blog but my gosh, you and I live such similar lives except I am not cute, short, and blonde. LOL
    I love your story. That is just so darn sweet!

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    1. Yes! I love your story too!!!
      Thank you sooo much!! Xxoo

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  18. Aw this is the sweetest story every! My husband and I went to the same elementary school so we've known each other forever. Sometimes I wish we had a better "how we met story!" but I guess it worked out for us! :)

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    1. Oh I think that's a great story! You've always had your husband. That's incredible!
      Thanks for reading!! Xxoo

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  19. I am so glad you shared this with us. That is amazing. It's funny to think about the people out there in the world that are perfect to fit into our lives that without social media we would never know. I have made some really sweet friends from blogging, too.

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    1. Exactly! I would have never met him if it weren't for the Internet. We lived different lives in different areas of the country! He's such a wonderful person and I'm so glad we are together. His "friends" thought he was nuts to move here and be with me and I wasn't going to be what he thought blah blah. Jokes on them!

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  20. What a great story! I believe everything happens for a reason and people come into our lives at exactly the right time. I know several people who've met their SOs online before getting married. Love it!

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    1. Aw yeah! Fate is crazy like that! Thanks for coming by my bloggy!! Xxoo

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  21. Awesome story! Glad it worked out for you.
    My husband and I met online too, through ICQ. It's an online chat messenger tool that is pretty much used only by the Russians anymore. It wasn't love at first sight for me but it was for him. He was persistent and I grew to love him. We will be married 13 years this October.
    We're testaments that the "online dating" thing can work.
    By the way, I tried to sign up to your email feed but it didn't work.
    Also, if you don't mind sharing, where do you get your GIFs for your posts? I'd like to possibly use GIFs sometimes in my blog pots.

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    1. I'll have to figure that out today! It might be the bloglovin code. It went a little haywire when I transitioned to my own domain.
      I know what ICQ is. I used to use it years ago!

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  22. I loved reading this story. Have you read GOODNIGHT TWEETHEART by Teresa Medeiros?
    This is how I met my husband: http://merrylandgirl.blogspot.com/2013/03/bowling-for-besherte.html

    I actually met my first ever boyfriend on the Internet though. It was on a newsgroup for Seinfeld fans. He could have been anyone from anywhere, but it worked out that we were close in age and proximity and that he was Jewish too. Crazy how things happen that way.

    I'm here because of your comment at my blog. Thanks for visiting. I'm guessing you found me from Airing My Laundry? (She's a military wife too.) If not, I'm curious as to where you visited from. :) Nice to meet you!

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    1. Yes I found you through Amber!! I always look for new people to read!! :) xxoo

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    2. Cool! I love her blog. :) And I love connecting with other bloggers too. :)

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  23. Side note, I can't seem to find your twitter handle. Feel free to follow me: @eema2emma.

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    1. I don't have a Twitter anymore! :)

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    2. I noticed from your slang blog. Are you on FB?

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    3. Nope! I might eventually branch out but for now just here. I thought about Instagram for the pugs but I hear you can chat on Instagram now and that seems weird to me. Twitter Dms were weird enough.

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    4. LOL! Well, I tried sending you an e-mail via Blogger, so I hope that works. Might be easier than trying to communicate through comment replies. Thanks for your latest one, btw. I used to love X-Files too.

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    5. My email is militarywifeandpuglife@yahoo.com

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