I joined ChristianMingle at the suggestion of my cousin. I wanted to meet a Christian man in my area. On July 16, 2013, Doug sent me a smile. Later that evening he sent me an email, introducing himself. We emailed a couple of times, before agreeing to meet in-person. Our first date was on July 29th at Applebee’s. It was wonderful. It lasted two hours and we didn’t want the date to end, so we went to Cookout for a milkshake and talked for another hour and a half. Our first date was awesome. From there we started dating once a week and Doug began attending my church with me. I would also attend his church. We are now together almost every day, and falling more in love each day.
On Christmas Eve, Doug asked me to meet him at Applebee’s so we could, “take a walk down memory lane.” We even sat at the same table that we did on our first date. After we ordered our food, he reached his hand into his pocket and brought out a little black box. I was so surprised and incredibly happy! We had been together for five glorious months. Inside the box sat three little pieces of paper; one that I had snuck in his car that said “I love you,” one from a fortune cookie that said “your beauty is worth beholding,” and a piece of paper that said “Please marry me!” It was perfect!!! We are planning a May 17th wedding!