As a woman (Am I a woman, or just a girl??) whether we like to admit it or not, all we wish for is our very own romantic fairytale ending. You know like the ones you only see in Disney films, or on cheesy American romcoms.
The reality is, these Prince Charming type men are very few and far between and I would say quite rare to find these days – which is quite a sad thought.
So let’s rewind the past 5-6 years, I had my fair share of bad relationships, awful dates and men that lets face it were just after one thing – Vom. I was rapidly getting sick and tired of having to start the whole meeting someone new, dating and then being truely disappointed – I’m sure there are lots of you still out there who know exactly what I mean!
It then all started with a simple facebook message, as always! How ironic. But this time it was different, it felt different, I had butterflies just from seeing his name pop up on my screen, I got that anxious, dissapointed feeling if he hadn’t text by lunchtime, and for once I couldn’t wait to go on our first date, however this time there was going to be none of that having to get to know each other, no awkward silences and none of that ‘what will he think of me?’ You see for as long as I can remember we have always been in each other’s lives, in some way or another, whether that be play dates, family occasions or meals out with the desperate hope from our parents of a romance forming.
Our parents have been best friends since before time, and over the years we had all spent a lot of time together. Despite as we hit our late teenage years, fancying the pants off each other, I think our first date came as a bit of a surprise, with lots of talk along the lines of ‘he/she may just be being friendly, there might not be anything else in it’ I therefore attended our casual first date, of a drink or 2 in a local bar with an open mind.
We we seemed to get along very well, and were quickly seeing each other most nights, despite us agreeing to take things slowly.
Fast forward a crazy 2 years and we found ourselves living in our first flat, engaged (that’s another story) with 2 fluffy kittens! Hold on a minute, where has the single, serial awful dater, bad choice in men woman gone? …. Could I have found my prince charming?
Well the simple answer to that is YES!! It’s happened, it has actually happened, to me!!
We are now husband and wife (again that is another story) – of 7 whole months and we couldn’t be happier! Yes life isn’t perfect, but come on whose life is? But for now we are just excited newly weds, who are looking forward to what the future holds for us!!
I would call this my happily ever after… I made it!