We adore a good love story—especially when it’s one of our own. Check out this thoughtful heart-stirring story of MeetMindful love from Carrie and Chris in Denver, CO.
In the spring of 2014, I was finally convinced to join two popular dating sites. While I was open to the process, I was also quickly unimpressed with how people chose to open their communication online.
After my 3-month trials expired, I decided to try a new site called MeetMindful. Though not overly enthusiastic with the idea of joining another dating site, I ultimately decided to give it a try. I consider myself a person who is mindful, but still mainstream, which is the demographic they serve.
After only a few connections, I met another MeetMindful member named Chris. I was surprised to realize how present and engaged he was in our online conversation.
One of the things I really appreciated was the fact that our inquiries came from one another (verses from a predetermined set of questions). I could tell that he not only viewed my profile, but actually took the time to read what I had written. I could tell that he truly had an interest in what I had to say because his responses to my questions and answers prompted even more in-depth discussion.
After a few weeks of communicating via MeetMindful, I was politely asked if I could be taken out on a date. I graciously accepted and we met for a beverage.
Most of my previous online dates ended at this point, but clearly there was a connection and we decided to extend the evening by having dinner at one of our favorite Denver restaurants. After a wonderful, relaxed, and comfortable evening, we said a simple good-night and went our separate ways.
Our second date, which I initiated, was at a local yoga studio. Here, I ran into another fellow yogi and good friend who gave me a bad time for inviting my date to “sleep” or consciously meditate. I simply gave her a hug and returned to my date.
Over the next few weeks, we continued to invite each other to do things that each of us liked—which happened to be things that the other liked as well. He didn’t mind country and I didn’t mind jazz. Neither one of us had a T.V. and both of us enjoyed spending time in nature.
Topics of conversation were easy to encounter. One engaged step led to another and before we knew it, we had decided to become exclusive and snooze our profiles on MeetMindful. We still get MeetMindful’s wonderful articles every week though!
Dating, mindful dating, is a process and commitment, yet it can be simple, too.
Last summer, with an open mind and open heart, I began to ask the Universe to introduce me to someone who was kind, wholehearted and engaged. With the help of MeetMindful, I met Chris and together we feel so lucky, happy, and at peace with what is.
Thinking about the future consists of our next outing, dinner, cuddle, hike, and vacation destination. We are in each others’ lives this minute and treasure every second together.
—Carrie in Denver, CO