Remember when meeting someone from the internet was considered taboo? Meeting a friend or worse, a significant other was so embarrassing and nerdy, that you made up some sort of lie, that each of you agreed on, in case anyone asked.
I went through a period of time, where that’s all I did, was date people from the internet. I mean, christ, I HATED the area I lived in, and I knew what the guys were like. There was just no way in hell, I was going to end up tied down to someone local. And of course, most of my close friends I’ve met through blogging. I love that social media has made meeting someone online the new “normal.” And these days, I only have a handful of friends I met the conventional way. And even THEY still think it’s weird that I met the Meester online.
I remember meeting my ex-husband and my in-laws being truly weirded out that he was bringing a girl he met on AOL, home to meet his parents. I can’t blame them. They were pretty old school and if someone asked how we met, they would kind of mumble under their breath “oh they met online.”
I have no idea what sparked this random thought, but if I think about it, I would have never met the Meester, and my kids wouldn’t exist. And I’d probably still be single and have lots of weird animals.
Anyone else meet their significant other online? Or am I just odd for thinking this is trendy now?