Internet dating leading to marriage

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We decided quickly after that night that we wanted to be together, and within a few months Darren had moved across the country to New York!” Brendan: “We’ve been together six years and had gone on countless online dates before we met each other.Back in 1995, only 14 percent of single American adults had Internet — much less dating profiles.These days, according to an April 2015 study, “nearly nine-in-ten Americans are online.” That’s a pretty impressive change in 20 years.I think the stigma on that has changed some, as people connect with others more and more via the Internet.But a few years ago, it was a weird thing for sure.

We got engaged April 2014 and married November 2014. Meeting him was worth every terrible date I ever went on — and I’ve been on a lot!I was gay and just trying to figure that out, and the easiest place to do that in a small town was to use the Internet.Now, online ‘dating’ back then was not the same as today.We’d been following each other for a while, and had chatted on Tumblr before because we had a lot of similar interests — mostly obscure horror movies, which really brought us together.I was living in Brooklyn at the time, and Darren was in Oakland, but he had friends who lived in NY, so when he was coming to visit them, he told me he would be in town, and asked if I’d like to meet up!

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