My name is Jennifer Thomson and I am the traffic reporter for a Lower Mainland radio station.
For anyone who's ever listened, the topic of my love life was always been joked about, especially because of my terrible luck with relationships. Mike Cooper and I met on Plenty of Fish. Or as I used to call it, Plenty of A-holes. Haha. I had tried POF, on and off for years, as had he, both with the hope of "maybe this will work" after hearing so many success stories from friends.
I had gone on some pleasant dates with some very nice people, some of whom are now friends but had also seen my share of jerks and desperate people who seemed to be online only to rack up their ego.
I had met guys who had lied about every-thing from their height to their job status. Mike had also met some duds, and we were basically giving online dating one last shot.
Last summer, after exchanging a few emails, we met in White Rock and went to the Boathouse for our first date.
He was a little more shy than I'm used to but we really clicked and hit it off immediately and we both knew we couldn't wait to see each other again. We talked the next day and saw each other again and after a whirlwind three weeks, he basically came over and never left. He moved in officially the following month.
I had cancer three years ago and as cliché as it sounds, he is the gift in getting through it. I know I was supposed to live because of him. I never imagined I would find a love like this - especially online. We are excited about spending our first Valentine's Day together as well as my 40th birthday in Mexico. We are talking marriage and looking forward to a beautiful life together.
Thomson won a Pasta Polo gift certificate for sharing her high-tech tale.