|Christmas Eve in Munich|
My 1 year wedding anniversary is in a couple of weeks and when I was reaching into the fridge for some string cheese the other day, this honeymoon picture of me and my "tall catch" after our Christmas Eve dinner in Munich caught my eye. (Yep! I'm wearing a sleeveless dress, showing off my bare legs and sporting some peep toe pumps in the snow - thank you very much! Of course, this was made possible by a couple-few glasses of wine.)
The photo reminded me of how ELATED I was to hit it off with a man who met my height requirements because - let me tell you - between my height rules and my general persnicketyness, it took awhile to find him! If you're tall, prefer a tall man and are up for some online dating, I highly recommend eHarmony. It was SO easy to weed through the men that didn't fit my "6'3 and above" height cut-off. It would go a little something like this. I'd come home from work,
walk run to my laptop and fire up the eHarmony account to check for my new matches. The first thing I looked at was the height category, and since most of them were 5'8, 5'10 5'6 etc., I'd just click "close match...close match...close match" and - POOF - just like that I had narrowed my matches down to a few good (tall) men. (And now let's pause for some more honeymoon photo fun)!
|Versailles - Paris!|
|Arriving in Venice!|
Fortunately for Mr. L3 (I decided that will be my husband's name on here since Mr. LLL or Mr. Long Leggy doesn't sound right), he made it through the initial height screening (since he's 6'4) and then he made it through all of my other rigorous screening tests. And fortunately for me, he was pretty much the first guy I communicated with on eHarmony so I didn't have to waste my time with anyone else.
Our first date ended up being 8 hours long and included lunch at my favorite Mexican restaurant, a walk around Laguna Beach where we checked out a bunch of art galleries, dessert and coffee at a restaurant on the beach during sunset, as well as a drive up Pacific Coast Highway in his fun sports car, a walk around Balboa Island, where I was living at the time and dinner at a Chicago-style pizza place on Balboa Peninsula. It wasn't love at first sight per se, but I guess you could say we enjoyed each other's company right off the bat since our first date was probably one of the longest in the history of mankind (until our second date, which spanned 2 days and included 6 different events). Almost 2 years after we were matched on eHarmony, we tied the knot and jetted off to Europe for a 2 week winter wonderland honeymoon. There's a WHOLE lot more to our story and perhaps one day I'll submit it to eHarmony and you'll see us on a commercial. Keep an eye out!
|Walking up to Neuschwanstein Castle...|