~~Torin and I had our first communication on December 1st, 2013. Actually, it was a month before that, but I had just signed up on a whim and didn’t notice his “Smile” until a month later when I decide to actually become a paying member.  We texted and talked for two weeks before deciding to meet for coffee and attend my church’s live nativity. I think that helped us feel really comfortable when we met in person for the first time, and I would recommend taking the time to get to know someone before the first meeting.

We hit it off right from the start.  I had been on a few other dates with guys through the site, but none felt like this.  After those dates my head hurt from trying to keep the conversation going for two hours.  With Torin and I it was just effortless. 

Our first date lasted eight  hours, coffee turned to dinner and when the restaurant kicked us out because they were closing, we found our way to a 24-hour diner where I drank a pot of coffee while talking and laughing with the man who would someday become my husband.   A week later I went to his family Christmas party and we’ve been going strong ever since.

Life has thrown us a few curveballs, including the unexpected death of his father in February, but I feel like God has used each challenge to bring us closer together.  We figured life is short and we didn’t want to spend any more time apart. Torin proposed during an afternoon hike on March 9, 2014 and, of course, I said “Yes!” 

We were married June 1, 2014 and can’t wait for the rest of this amazing journey!  We are so thankful we took a chance with ChristianMingle!

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