That’s right, things started looking much better for me in my twenty-fourth year. Much better, as a matter of fact. The whole year was pretty stellar, really. See, my birthday is at the end of January. Shortly before my birthday, I signed up for Yahoo! Personals. I had gone to a wedding a few months prior for a couple who had met on eHarmony.com. The groom and I had gone to high school together and I thought, “Hey – if Seth can meet such a nice girl online, maybe I can find a nice guy myself!”
I had a few first dates, but nothing that really went anywhere. Then one day, I was scrolling through matches in my area and came across a guy who was a few years (okay, six) older than me and hailed from my hometown. I had no idea who this guy was. My hometown has a population of 1800 people, so everyone pretty much knows everyone else. The first thought that ran through my head was, “Who is this guy and why don’t I know him?”
I clicked on his profile and read through it. That was when I had my second thought: “I need to know this guy!” He was a former military officer and a single father who was “not looking for a mom” for his daughter. He was also a self-professed Star Trek freak. Could this guy be any better?