Lindsay, the cosmetology student in the Dallas area wasn’t happy with what she was getting out of her relationships, so decided to try something new—that was to go online.
“I had tried dating people from my school,” she said. “People from work, blind dates and nothing lasted even a full six months.” The fact that she’d never tried a venue like CatholicMatch made it so attractive.
Once Lindsay made the leap, the results came immediately. When she checked out her matches, 25-year-old Bobby was the first one to come up. “He had very sweet blue eyes, a nice profile and he lived pretty close,” she said. It was certainly enough to merit sending him a “smile” emotigram and a few days later they were meeting face-to-face.
The connection was just as instant in person as it had been online, and they began to see each other every other weekend. As they continued to get to know each other, Lindsay found how much she appreciated being with someone for whom faith was a point of unit, rather than contention. She appreciated Bobby’s gentle nature—“he is able to make me laugh and to cheer me up when I’m upset,” she told CatholicMatch.
A few months after their first date, Lindsay faced a key threshold in her professional life, with the impending state cosmetology exam in San Antonio. She and her parents had decided to make it a family trip. She wasn’t expecting an additional visitor. “My parents surprised me by having Bobby come along…so I would have somebody to have fun with while they relaxed.” As it turned out, there were other reasons.
The first night in San Antonio, she and Bobby took a boat tour, went to a Ripley’s Museum, enjoyed dinner and were finishing the night off with a late game of putt-putt. They reached a gazebo and Bobby told Lindsay he wanted to rest. When they sat down he began to tell her a story he had “heard in an email.” It was a story of how a boy and girl meet, fall in love and it ends with boy saying “will you marry me?”
“I looked down and saw Bobby holding a beautiful diamond engagement ring that had belonged to his mom,” Lindsay recalled. “I was so happy and excited I felt like I could barely keep my feet on the ground.”
Bobby was the fulfillment of all Lindsay had hoped for in a man. “He held all the qualities that I wanted, but had trouble finding in one person,” she said. “That was why I felt it was right accepting his marriage proposal.”
This past September, Bobby and Lindsay were married, and even employed at the same place. With a shared foundation of faith and the ability to share laughter, they’re off to a good start in building their lives together.