Joan and Jerome got married on their second F2F (PA-OR LDR) Married or engaged? They spent a LOT of time posting in the forums and communicating. Theirs was a unique situation....It wasn't so unique.. They knew each other in the Forums, but not with any more interest than you or I might have in a man we know from the Forums.. They began playing Scrabble online in February..Met the weekend of May 22..Marge and I were there the weekend they met.. They got married one month later during CM Niagra Falls (Pat and Dan stood up for them) Like the other couples I mentioned, there were dependent children involved so travelling was limited.
Beth and Brent got married on their first one.. (TX-MO LDR) Married on their ... F2F?? Hard to believe...They were matched on Thanksgiving weekend.. He had young kids at home and couldn't travel till Christmas break.. They got married on the 30th or so of December..
I think Bev and Harry got engaged on their second F2F and married 4mos later (CT-OR LDR) I don't claim to remember all the details but they were both VERY active in the forums, esp. the War Room. I remember the NY Love Fest - isn't that where they met initially? And didn't they spend time traveling back and forth before becoming engaged? They did meet at Lovefest, but did not begin a relationship of any kind till after it was over and he called her to discuss the weekend.. She had a son in school and I believe he only travelled once to see her in February of that year when her uncle died. He proposed when he came back at Easter..
Pat and Dan were engaged in about 2 mos (KY-MI LDR) They didn'thave their first date til after she got back from NO and were engaged in Nov.. Again, both were active in the forums. I do remember her posting that she was moving and needed help and Dan took it upon himself to drive to her house to help. He literally showed up on her front door step! She was so touched by that gesture.
I'm all for moving forward, but (at least for me) it takes time to build a relationship. I'm not suggesting that folks should wait for years, but I'm all for getting to know one another before jumping into a long term relationship. Heck, that's half the fun!
Knowing each other in the Forums is not the same thing as dating and then making a decision to get married so quickly after meeting. This couple in the blog weren't Forum posters either.