Hopeful 6 Hopeless 4
So now you know how Amin and I started dating. I wish I had been able to get to the end of my story a lot faster! I didn't meant to keep people in suspense for such a long time. There were just so many details to write and I thought it was important to explain the entire process really well. That helps give people the most accurate idea of what it is like to take on online dating as possible. It also helped show my thought process and how I arrived at Amin, rather than just saying out of the blue: "So I'm dating him now...".
It is the end of a story and yet it is only the beginning of another. I don't know about you, but when the words "Happily Ever After" flash across the screen at the end of the movie, I only find it satisfying to a certain extent. It always begs the question: what happened after? what were those happy days like? how did they work things out? did they really make it? Yet, these questions are never answered.
It was never the point of my blog to write only when I was single and to stop when I found someone to date. There are still many things to write about and express even when you have your "happily ever after". There is the whole rest of the story, or if you will, the beginning of a new one. I will not, however, go through every small detail as I have been so far. It would make for an interminable task for me and would certainly bore anyone reading! What I would like to do, is write an entry for each month to relate certain events and perhaps add one or two extra if there is a theme entry that suggests itself.
I keep this blog because it always reminds me to stay Hopeful. That is something that I firmly believe you need when you are single and also when you are dating. "Happily Ever After" is never quite so smooth in real life as in fairy tales; it comes with joy but also with trials. That is where the Hope comes in and becomes crucial. It, along with diligent effort, is what helps you to surmount all the odds.
Thank you, Amin, for giving me extra reasons to be Hopeful. I love you ♥