, Married 10/2013

"2 Streets Away"
Browsing the men within a 20 mile area aged 45 to 55, I came across Nigel's profile. His photo was of him sat on the floor holding a guitar. His profile was quite short - just said he liked to see the good in all people and was looking for love. I sent him a message asking if he was interested in starting up some communication. He send me a virtual bouquet of flowers and thanked me for replying and said I had nice eyes. We began to exchange messages about 2 to 3 times a week. I discovered he was a musician and played in a band. After about 3 weeks he asked if I would like to go and watch him play in a local pub.. I though this was a bit of a 'strange' date - just watching someone from a distance! But I agreed nevertheless, at least I would get a chance to check him out in the flesh as it were. A date was set for Saturday 9th March. 2 days before we were supposed to meet, his gig was cancelled, so we aranged to meet in a bar close to my home. At first we did not recognise each other, but after the initial akwardness we sat and chatted all night. We discovered that we had lived in the same village as teenagers, and now only lived 2 street away from each other , but our paths had never crossed. When I dropped him off home, he kissed me on the cheek and thanked me for the date. I wasn't quite sure what to make of the date really. I was not sure if he fancied me and I was not sure if I fancied him either. We exchanged a couple of texts during the week and arranged to meet the following Saturday. As soon as I saw him again, I definitely fancied him and I could see that he felt the same. We had an amazing night and the rest is history really. He asked me to marry him a couple of weeks later, and although I kept telling him it was crazy - but it just felt right. We saw each other every night after that. We moved into together in the August (5 months later) and (as Nigel is a huge Beatles fan, we followed in the footsteps on John Lennon and Yoko Ono) and got married in Gibraltar in the October. Family and friends flew out to share in our celebration. We have booked a holiday in Marrakech to celebrate the anniversary of our meeting in March and in teh words of the Beatles son " It's getting better all the time".