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Met February 2005, Neptune, NJ Posted

After being a die hard skeptic of this online dating "thing" I decided to check it out, but I didn't want to set myself up for disappointment so I decided to do so without any expectations. So one night as I perused Black Planet profiles I came across this one profile in particular that, at least to me, sounded too good to be true.

The profile was as if I was asked what I'm looking for in a woman and what she had on her profile were the answers that I gave to the question. So I sent her a note, complementing her page, she reciprocated and for the next three months we continued to correspond via email. Now during those three months I wanted so desperately to ask her for her number, but I didn't in anyway shape or form want to ruin a good thing by being percieved as being too forward (yeah I know after 3 months how could that have been percieved as being too forward)

So finally I asked this most intellectually beautiful woman if I could have her phone number. She unflinchingly gave it to me, although, I had her number, and we'd been corresponding for months to the point where we knew basically everything about each other, I was still nervous about calling her. So I started to think of every excuse in the book as to why I couldn't call her. So after I recieved that message I knew I had to call her, instead of thinking about what to say I just picked up the phone and dialed her number. Now as soon as i heard the phone ring I got really nervous and I immediately hoped that she wasn't home, so I could leave a message and she would see that I called. It must have been in the cards for us to talk that day, because she picked up on the third ring.

When I heard her voice for the first time all I could do was smile, I had a smile on my face that was as long as the horizon, and it seemed that my face was stuck like that, so much so that at first I was unable to speak. She must have said hello about five times before I responded with a hello of my own. And without saying I word, knowing exactly who it was, she blurted out "well it's about time, and with that we both just laughed. After that it was hard for to get us off the phone, we did the customary phone talk, you know, talked all night until the sun came up.

Then a week or so later we made plans to meet in person. We decided to go out for lunch, and go see a movie. She gave me directions to her house, when I pulled up in front of her house I was nervous , but as soon as my knuckles hit the door all of the nervousness that I had turned into anticipation. I couldn't wait for the door to open and her to be standing there looking like the heaven I had envisioned her to look. So as my heart beat rapidly in anticipation of her opening the door, she yells down from a second story window, it's open come on in.

I was a little down that my vision would be put on hold for another minute or two, but I was on my way into her house so everything was on the up and up. When I got in the door I was standing in her living room and she tells me from the top of the steps that she'll be down in a minute, and to make myself comfortable. I replied no problem, and told her to take her time. After curiously looking around her living room I took a seat on the shiny black leather couch. Then after about five or so minutes I heard her foot step on the top step and she started to come down. When I realized that she was coming my heart started to pound all over again, I was nervous, happy, and excited all at once, but I knew I had to calm down. I didn't want her first sight of me to be me dripping with sweat . She stopped at the last step, there was a wall between the steps and the living room so I still couldn't see her, as to tease me then... she came around the wall and I was brimming with satisfaction, because my eyes were fixed on the most beautiful person I had ever seen (REALLY).

I asked if I could hug her, she obliged, she then scanned me and said not bad, not bad at all, after the exchange of niceties we were out the door eager to begin what I knew was the first date of many to come. We went to Ruby Tuesday's, and went to see Bewitched ( don't ask, we both thought it was stupid and talked through the entire movie, you know how we do). After the movie I took her home, and we said our goodbye's, no kiss (which for the first date with a girl I knew would be more than a fling, was a good thing).

I went home and we talked on the phone all night and we took it from there, to get to where we are today: Soon to be happily Married (this summer) with a daughter together, and we each had a son from a previous relationship. So for as many people who innocently sign up for a Black Planet membership, you never know who you might "bump" into subsequently completely changing your life...for the better. I know because of black planet I know I'll have someone there for me until death.

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Female, 48, Augusta, GA

Posted March 19, 2007

This is a very beautiful story, so cute. My story is simlar and I hope to soon add my entry into sucsess , we are having a delightful time getting to know each other.


Male, 49, Decatur, GA

Posted March 19, 2007

Brother Cliff,
I read your first meeting with your princess and thanks. It's very encouraging. I've been on the internet looking in Africa because it's very
discouraging over here. So thanks for the happy dream come story. It
gives me hope and strength that there are some sisters who will appreciate
me even if I'm not a thug or celebrity or NBA/NFL star.



Female, 39, Fort Worth, TX

Posted March 20, 2007

I like your story and I want to wish the both of you good luck on your up comin wedding and your daughter.


Female, Age Private, Paso Robles, CA

Posted March 20, 2007

I just have to say I'm a sucker for a good love story...and this one is right up there with the best of them.....May God bless you both with a long...beautiful life together :o)

God Bless,

Shell :o)


Female, 43, Pikesville, MD

Posted March 21, 2007

That is the most sweetest thing I have ever heard. I wish you all the happiness in the world, best of luck to both of you. Remember keep God in everything you do. Take care


Female, 51, Hampton, GA

Posted March 23, 2007

This is best story I've read here so far. I wish you both a sucessful union, although I'm sure you will be just fine. :-)


Male, 54, Colorado Springs, CO

Posted March 24, 2007

God bless you both. Here's to a long life together! We don't know how God is going to bless us so we should not try to put Him in a "box so to speak. I will be praying for you all aight? Again, God bless you! Matthew


Female, 37, Hampton, VA

Posted March 25, 2007

hello you two i just read your note, i'm mad its so dang long though. lol, anyways its so cute i'm so happy for the two of you.i wish you both the best of luck. congrats on your little girl as well. i myself met someone very special on blackplanet to, so i can relate. good luck again.


Female, 39, Chicago, IL

Posted March 25, 2007

I thought that was a great story something too tell your grandchildren , but dont forget to do a follow up story when its all said in done its the time well spent the years that past by i think that tells the actual story. Holla back!


Female, 42, East Orange, NJ

Posted March 27, 2007

First let me say you are an excellent story-teller. I felt like I was reading a romance novel. I even got a little misty (I'm so emotional--LOL). Congratulations to you both!!

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