One of my friends had mentioned LDS Singles one day and her pre-mission experiences with the site. My YSA leaders also mentioned that they met on your site. Curious, but not looking to find "my match," I created an account. I got a few messages, and again, curiosity got the better of me and I paid for a short amount of time so I could see what they said. Little did I know that I would be meeting one of the best men in the world. :) I am a sucker for a man in uniform. My dad is a Marine, and I was raised with a strong military mindset. So when I first messaged Landon I was glad for his quick reply. He was stationed in South Korea with the Army, so he decided to try the online dating scene. There aren't too many LDS girls at Camp Casey--go figure:) Lucky me! We started talking, and I actually ended up dating another guy for a couple of weeks. But that ended shortly for a lot of reasons and I was still curious about this soldier 7,000 miles away. So I messaged him to see how he was doing (by this time we were on facebook), and I was ecstatic when he replied. We started talking every day for two months before we finally decided on "making it official." We started dating in October of 2011 and he wasn't due home from Korea until March.
Let me tell you, that was the longest wait in the entire world. Well March finally came and he flew in for my brother's wedding. I met him at the airport and from the moment I saw him I knew for sure that I was going to marry him...and I was right. He had already gotten a ring, though I didn't know that.
A few days later we were getting some pictures taken with him in his uniform by a lady in our ward who is a professional photographer. She said she wanted to take some shots of our feet and us holding hands since we were both wearing boots. He told me that if she was going to take pictures of our hands that he should put something on mine. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I think I got out something like "mmhmm" but I was so nervous/excited/anxious/happy that I couldn't put together real words.
We are getting sealed in the Seattle Washington Temple on July 3rd and having our reception on the 4th of July, so he will never have an excuse to forget our anniversary. :)