We are Aaron and Amy. We met on JDate in February 2000. We were engaged in August 2000, and we married in Walterboro, South Carolina, my hometown, on March 24, 2001.
I joined JDate in 1998, which was during my second year in grad school and about a year after I moved to Austin, Texas. Over the course of the year, I had a good number of JDates, most of them only first dates–nice boys, no chemistry. Poor Aaron, who joined only a few months before we met, had little luck; he met one woman who decided she just wanted to be “friends,” and otherwise, I was the only one who responded to his message. I could tell from the picture on his profile that this was a guy who was nice to his mother. After talking on the phone once, we set up a date.
He showed up, not with flowers, but with the current issue of Cooking Light (I had told him that it was my favorite magazine but didn’t have a subscription). A few weeks later, after a trip to Disney World, he brought me back a tiny glass frog because he had seen a frog print in my living room and the frog shower curtain. Here’s a man who notices details in a very thoughtful way. I knew right away that I wanted to marry him. Once he took me to a company party, and I told a coworker of his that he didn’t know it yet, but I was going to marry him. Months later, after we had set a wedding date, he ran into this coworker, who jokingly asked when the wedding was. “March 24,” he replied immediately. She did a double-take and told him what I had said so long ago. We still laugh over it. And now, we even work at the same company, he as an engineer in Research and Development and I in Technical Communications. It’s a nice set-up.
Amy & Aaron