Aloha Friday: Ten Years With My Angel
Ten years ago tomorrow, I was just getting back from Rosh Hashana services. I wasn’t tired enough to go to sleep, so I decided to log onto Yahoo Chat and talk with a few people. Little did I know that B was in the same chat room. Actually, B didn’t even know she was in the same chat room. She thought that the window was closed. When she saw it was open, and that I was signed in, she checked my profile. A change I made a few weeks back – adding the text “Nice Jewish Boy looking for Nice Jewish Girl” – led B to contact me. Right from our initial chatting, we clicked. I didn’t know at the time that I would fall in love and marry her, but I definitely knew that there was something special about this “Angel Forever.”
My Aloha Friday question is: Have you ever met anyone in person that you had first met online? Do you feel that meeting people online lets you get to know them better than meeting them in person?
Thanks to Kailani at An Island Life for starting this fun for Friday. Please be sure to head over to her blog to say hello and sign the MckLinky there if you are participating.
I just got back from a blogging event so yes LOL! Everyone there I meet online first. Other then that no. My husbands best friend just married a girl he met on Match.com though
.-= Jennifer @ J. Leigh Designz´s last blog ..9-11-01 We Shall Never Forget! =-.
I have a blogging friend that I recently met at a blogging event with the circus. It was fun to meet in person.
.-= Cathi ~ The Way I See It Too´s last blog ..Aloha Friday – Flying =-.
.-= Ave @ Made In Canarias´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #9 =-.
I have, but I don’t think that online really allows you to get to know people. There is alot to be said about face to face communication. Body language, awkward pauses, etc… you don’t get to see all that online.
.-= Drahdrah´s last blog ..Aloha Friday ! =-.
Yes, I met my best friend online! She loves everything Hawaii and teaches hula out of her studio home! We go out to lunch regularly as well as parties, hula shows etc!
.-= East Coast Wahine´s last blog ..Baby/Wedding Week! =-.
That is too sweet!! I hope your wife reads this post. 🙂
I have never met anyone romantically online, but know of three couples who have met that way, and all have been together for several years. Since I’ve never met anyone I know online in person, I can’t answer part 2 of your question!
.-= Andrea @ ChocolateFingerprints.net´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday: Where it All Began =-.
I met my best friend online about 14 years ago. We did not get to finally meet in person until I moved geographically closer. We still speak more on the phone then online. 😉
.-= Jennifer´s last blog ..Aloha Friday =-.
I have never met any one face to face. I don’t know if I ever will, when you are behind a computer screen you can be who ever you want to be.
.-= pam´s last blog ..Aloha! =-.
I’ve never met any of my online friends, but if I ever get to Blogher or other conference I’ll finally get the chance.
.-= Elle´s last blog ..Aloha Friday~Tales from the ER =-.
I’ve met many of my online friends in person. It’s always been fun and always had a happy ending 🙂
.-= Audrey´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #17 =-.
Hey! I know who you are! Atleast I visit your wife’s blog alot, lol.
I’ve never met anyone online first. Yet.
.-= Sheila´s last blog ..My Yoga Diary – Where did I put that Twinkie? =-.
No I haven’t but there are many I would like to meet.
.-= Pamela M. Kramer @A Renaissance Woman´s last blog ..Freebie Friday – Week 24 =-.
Aside from you (EWWW!) I have met a few people from my mommy group that is local and not. We also just met two people that we knew on Twitter first. I can not wait until we go to BlogHer ’10 and meet a lot more people 🙂
.-= TheAngelForever´s last blog ..Never forget – 8 years later =-.
No, I haven’t – but I can understand how you could know someone better through conversing online first. It seems to remove a lot of the social restraints we feel, including the time it takes to get to know someone. My husband and I wrote letters while he was living abroad before we dated, and I kind of miss that. It’s a different kind of interaction.
.-= Mika´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #5 =-.
I’ve never met anyone in person that I met online first. But, since I started blogging, I feel like I’ve made a lot of friends that I would love to meet in person someday.
.-= Kari´s last blog ..Aloha Friday – Fall TV =-.
I have met many online people in real life and am still friends with most of them to this day 🙂
.-= Becca´s last blog ..Aloha Friday #18 =-.
Yes, I’ve met two people in person that I found via the Internet! One of them I’m friends with-the other is history! 🙂