Last Friday Matthew and I celebrated our 2-year anniversary. Who would’ve thought that that rainy Friday night in London’s Southwark would’ve resulted in the happiest two years of my life? (With many, many more happy years to come I hope!) Many a time I’ve thought about how lucky we were to meet in a city as big as London, and how many things could’ve gone wrong – resulting in us not meeting. Scary.
Since the moment we met we’ve pretty much been inseparable, and there hasn’t been many days at all that we’ve spent apart. I even took my toothbrush to Matthew’s place only a few days after we met, which he finds hilarious and keeps reminding me about. But what’s the point of messing around if you know what you want? Luckily he was happy to host my toothbrush, and it worked out well as today we’re living together with both our toothbrushes.
There is actually quite a peculiar story to how we met, or should I say how we didn’t meet…Matthew put it pretty well in his Facebook post last Friday:
While living in London, I gave online dating a go. The first girl I messaged failed to even reply. I was very much aware that she was out of my league so it came as no surprise.
Three months later I started dating a hot Swedish-speaking Finn, who I met by complete chance in a bar in South London. One thing led to another and before long we were friends on Facebook. Obviously, the first thing I did was scan her Facebook photos.
But there was something strange about them – I had seen these photos before…somewhere…..on the dating site. Turned out she had been on the same dating site as me…she was that first girl I messaged.
The moral of the story is: don’t use ‘a creepy profile photo’ if you want a hot Swedish-speaking Finn to message you while online dating or you will be left praying that you bump into her in a city of 8 million.
Happy 2 years Nina x
One could almost argue that fate had something to do with this 🙂 I obviously had to look up his online dating profile too (that I remembered vaguely), and later break the news to him about why I didn’t reply to his message. It was the profile photo that was a bit weird; it was a selfie – that probably would’ve been normal had it been taken two years later haha. (I’m not as shallow as I sound btw!)
I can only be grateful to have bumped into this amazing person who has changed my life completely. We still spend most of our time together, and I can’t see that changing anytime soon.
Happy 2 years Matthew! XXX