Dear Sweet On Geeks:
Hello! My name is Cherese. I had been through a difficult divorce and was lonely. I really wanted to meet someone that I could share my love of books, science fiction and comic books with. I really wanted to meet someone who would appreciate me for me. I was disappointed by the traditional dating scene- blind dates, set ups by friends and *gasp* the club scene had become stale. Having grown bored and frustrated, I had almost decided to become a "cat lady."
One late August evening in 2007, I was visiting my grandmother after work. We saw the news story about Sweet On Geeks on ABC's "World News Tonight with Charles Gibson." I turned to my grandmother and said, "I'm going to join that web site and find my soul mate." She smiled and said, "But you aren't a geek." I laughed and replied, "You have to say that because you are my granny. I'm as geek as they come."
A few days later, I took a chance and created a profile. I began receiving emails and "winks" from some really interesting users. Then, on September 30, 2007, I received a "wink" from a user named Christopher, AKA "Raintree." I immediately took note because it was a Holy Hand Grenade from "Monty Python's "Holy Grail," one of my favorite movies. I decided to email him a reply.
Christopher and I began emailing each other regularly and soon, those emails turned to phone calls. We discovered that we were very similar intellectually and spiritually. We had so many things in common- including our birthdays, our hometown and even a mutual friend! I could hold conversations with Christopher that were interjected with "Star Wars" quotes and he didn't scoff. We became instant best friends! Soon, we decided to meet face. A two hour drive south for me and a two hour drive north for him and we met. The chemistry was instant! That was October 12, 2007.
Fast forward into the future...
I relocated and we spent the next couple of years falling in love and building a wonderful relationship. On September 10, 2011 at noon (Yes, 9/10/11 @12), Christopher and I were married in Cleveland, Ohio. My daughter, gave me away! We had a wonderful ceremony that was as unique and memorable as the way we met. My grandmother danced at our reception!Having just celebrated our one month wedding anniversary and the fourth anniversary of the day we met, Christopher and I agreed that it was time that we shared our story. Thank you, Sweet On Geeks for creating a place where two people who, were often misunderstood or out on the fringe of the social scene, could have a place to meet just for them. When I created my profile, I said that I wanted to find, "...the dork of my dreams." Not only did I find my dream geek but, I found my best friend, my soul mate and the love of my life. Christopher and I are very happy and we are looking forward to our future together. Thank you so much for being that catalyst that lead us to one another.
Cherese & Christopher
Thank you Cherese and Christopher from the bottom of our hearts for sharing this. Stories like yours help give life to the reality that online dating is a beautiful, romantic and effective option!!! Give your granny a hug from me. I have a special spot in my heart for Grans. Congratulations!
Live long and love!