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2 Years Together


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

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Nina Äikäs

<p>I’m a Swedish-speaking Finn who left Finland for the lovely and thrilling London town in 2011, but after meeting an equally lovely and thrilling Scotsman I somehow now find myself in the beautiful city of Edinburgh. In February 2015 our gorgeous little girl arrived and made us a happy family of three. Follow my blog and get to know us!</p>

  • thenarcissistwrites

    Adorable! 🙂

    April 21, 2014 at 8:53 pm
    • ninaaikas

      Thanks 🙂

      April 21, 2014 at 9:45 pm
  • freebutfun

    Vilken love story och vilket sammanträffande, grattis på årsdagen!

    April 22, 2014 at 7:29 am
    • ninaaikas

      Tack! Ja det ar en story vi kan beratta till barnbarnen 🙂

      April 22, 2014 at 10:53 am
  • Monica Äikäs

    Det är kanske inte ödet utan nån annan som haft sitt finger med i spelet … Grattis till er båda!

    April 22, 2014 at 8:30 am
    • ninaaikas

      Tack! Ja, vet inte vem som fixade sa att vi skulle traffas, huvudsaken ar att vi traffades!

      April 22, 2014 at 10:51 am
  • shazzarob

    what a great way of meeting ~ like a plot for a rom com. 🙂

    April 22, 2014 at 12:16 pm
    • ninaaikas

      Hmm, maybe I should try and sell the story…;)

      April 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm
  • Geo

    No way!!incredible story!!tons of happiness!

    April 22, 2014 at 2:51 pm
    • ninaaikas

      Thanks! 🙂

      April 23, 2014 at 10:45 am
  • Leena

    Vilken story, held härligt! Ni är supersöta! Grattiskram♥h. Leena

    May 2, 2014 at 12:12 pm
  • Zain

    I never saw this before 🙂 Love it <3

    November 16, 2015 at 9:34 am
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