Friends have told me to use online dating sites to meet someone, but I was not comfortable with dating strangers online. So, it was a bit amusing that I met the person that I want to marry in an online chat room. A year after we met, I began looking for apartments for rent in Tallahassee during one of my visits to see him. I knew that I wanted to move closer to him instead of him needing to move closer to where I was. He had more roots firmly planted in the area, and I was as free as a butterfly when it comes to the ability to be more mobile.
I had never really hung out in any chat rooms prior to meeting my fiance. I had no feelings about them either way, I just didn’t use them. But when a particular military event went on, I found myself going online to learn more about what was going on. During my search, I found an online chat room full of people who are in the military, and I wanted to get their perspective on the situation.