Saturday, July 13, 2024

How I Found My Husband in 6 Weeks

I was a single mum and fed up with dating. I wanted to find a husband, so I set myself a new years goal to get my Mr. Right.  I joined a dating website with a strategy to find the perfect man and I met my husband 6 weeks later!  Today we are happily married and so i’m happy to share my dating do’s and don’ts, which lead me to find my Mr perfect!

My strategy. 

    1. First I invested in myself. Had my hair done. Bought new makeup, clothes. and planned lots of coffee dates with friends and a holiday with my daughter. I also took on more responsibility with volunteering at my church. I wanted to look and feel good about myself all the time. And not get too focused on or disappointed if the husband hunting didn’t go to plan. 
    2. I made a list of qualities I wanted in a husband and I set my standards high. I had dated some not so great members of society so wanted to make sure I didn’t make the same mistakes again. I had everything from liking camping, to Salary, personality types, and to be tall and into fitness! It wasn’t a vanity exercise,  it was to make sure I met someone I would be very compatible with. 
    3. I wrote my profile with a friend she helped me and made sure I came across well. I was honest about my expectations and the reason I joined the dating website. I wanted to settle down and find a husband. And I didn’t want to mess around or have fun. 
    4. I out photos of me doing fun things! If recently had a photo shoot for my business so included these professional photos. I wanted to present  myself in the best possible light. 
    5. I replied to all my messages within an hour or sooner. I wanted to make sure I didn’t miss a message or waste anyones time. 
    6. I practised meeting up with a few guys straight away from the dating sites just for coffee just to test out meeting strangers. When you think about it, it’s a very odd concept. Meeting up with someone you don’t know. And  I was very nervous so wanted to make sure I could do it without ruining it. So I stepped out of my comfort zone and just went for it. And suggested meeting up with people very quickly. 
    7. I asked to chat to people on the phone after. A few messages. I felt you can get to know people better during a phone call. Rather than millions of messages back and forth. 
    8. I met up with anyone who fit my criteria even if they weren’t 100% perfect. You have to be very open to stepping out of your comfort zone. You just never know what might happen. 
    9. I met my husband after just a couple of weeks but had messaged dozens of people. And I kept messaging them even after meeting my husband for a coffee. You shouldn’t put all your eggs in one basket. You never know if the person you are talking to might be meeting up with someone else. 
    10. I removed my profile as soon as my husband asked me to start dating him exclusively. I didn’t want to mess anyone else around. 
    11. I had a list of questions written out for my dates so I had something to talk about, and it made the dates more interesting. 
    12. I found out their intentions for dating very early on and a timeline so I knew whether we were on the same page. I don’t have time for time wasters 🤣

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