How We Met
From the moment we met
Cheryl says : We met online on a gay community website that is for women called ‘SD’ We started chatting as friends and she asked me to lunch at the Olive Garden, which we both love. I had just started trying to ‘date’ and had made a lot of effort dressing up, asking friends to apply my make-up and doing my hair trying to impress people. Then I read ‘If the Buddha dated’ (in which it speaks about being authentic). So I arrived to my date with Sonya in a t-shirt, jean shorts, and pink sweater, no make-up with my hair styled as usual. I arrived as my authentic self. I was waiting for her and when she arrived she was MUCH cuter than her photo!!! She is incredibly CUTE!! And I thought to myself… ‘ooooh I’m in trouble’. Then she introduced herself and this adorable accent appeared and I melted, thinking ‘YEP!! I am in BIG trouble’ as I started to fall, at first sight <3
Sonya says: I was on the internet trying to meet and make new friends. When I saw Cheryl’s profile, I messaged her and we started messaging on and off for a few weeks Cheryl seemed real nice and we seemed to have a lot of things in common, I asked Cheryl if she would like to go to lunch with me. So we could actually meet in person and talk face to face. She said yes and we arranged to meet at the Olive Garden in Langley on a Saturday afternoon.
Saturday came, I slung on some jeans and a polo shirt and headed out for lunch with the intention of maybe making a good friend that day, and oh did I have a shock head of me. I was walking through the car park towards the entrance of the Olive Garden when I first saw her in person, a vision of beauty, standing there in denim shorts and a white t-shirt, oh my I was in trouble from the start, I knew from her picture in the profile she was beautiful, but when I saw her it took my breath away, she is gorgeous, with this contagious smile. I am meeting this woman to make a hopefully make a great friend, but the attraction I felt for her in that first moment of seeing her was nothing I had ever felt before.
The next few hours just flew by, we chatted about anything and everything, but there was not enough hours in this day, I did not want to say goodbye, something was happening that definitely was not what I had planned, I was totally and completely taken with this woman, and knew if nothing else I was definitely going to have a great friend after this, even thoe my head and heart was saying it wanted something totally different. <3