Love for Eternity
After my divorce and a change in the course of my life, I felt ready to move on. I had taken many steps to put myself onto a better course for my life and career. I had been going to college and had friends my own age, but everyone at school was younger of course. Since I was ready for a relationship, I thought that if I dated I would certainly find someone to love and to love me back. I had even had boyfriends, but none seem to be committed to a long term relationship with me. My attraction was working but for the wrong purpose. This caused me to really think about what type of person I should date. I tried a dating service and had a couple of dates that were too strained and awkward to be successful.
Eventually I was set up on a blind date by my sister and brother-in-law. They had a friend whose wife had died and left him with a young child. They told me later that attraction was the only reason they weren't sure how the date would go. I had concerns about the guy wanting to be in a relationship after losing his wife, but it had happened more than a year before and he was a very stable and likeable person they assured me. I thought it could be the perfect situation for me because I strongly desired to have children.
Well, we met and went on the best date ever. It was not a typical dinner date, so it began well from the start. He made a very good first impression and continually stood out as a huge improvement over others I had dated. I was unsure whether he was attracted to me even though I knew I was attracted to him. But after several dates he made suggestive comments and we were able to move on.
That was more than 20 years ago and I have had the exact life I had hoped for. We had many challenges but supported each other and will be happy for our entire lives together.