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I figured I'd pop in and say 'hi'

heartI had been single for 7 years and on and off online dating during this time. Over that time period, I went on lots of dates (some good, some not so good) and dated a few decent guys for a few months at a time, but the relationship would end for one reason or another; just didn't work out.

At one point, I decided to take a break from dating and focus on doing things I always wanted to do. So, I bought a motor home and planned to travel Australia.

There was one guy left who I had been chatting with on RSVP who lived in Queensland, so on my way through I figured I'd pop in and say hi, but wasn't thinking anything of it.

Well, it's been 6 months since that 'pop in' and I have never met someone with more integrity, understanding and common sense - the things you can't just list on your profile.

We both admit when we first met each other it wasn't love at first sight. But by the third date we were hooked, sharing common interests, doing things together and we have a great banter between us. We are far from 'perfect' but that's what made this work.

We both wanted something real and we have found it with each other. I know 3 couples that have met this way and are now married with kids, and for the first time in my life, I'm in a relationship where I am actually looking towards the future and want to share that future with this person and i feel 'safe' just being me ... I can finally say I'm happy!

I just wanted people to know that it can get rough when dating, with all the rejections or disappointment. But if you stick with it and ride out those harsh times, and not take it to heart, it can pay off 100% in the end. It certainly has for me!
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