The Dating Download: Real-Life Intros

To kick off 2013 and help you rev up your date search, we’re launching a recurring series called “The Dating Download.” Every few months, we’ll introduce two real-life happy couples and share their stories and tips.

Say hello to:

Chris, 33, & Renee, 30:  Brunette beauty Renee wasn’t looking for romance two years ago on a Florida beach. She just wanted the guys next to her to turn down their music (Little Dragon’s song Blinking Pigs, Chris says). But Chris saw her and recalls, “I got this butterfly feeling.  There was something about her. I said, ‘I like this girl.’” They’ve been dating ever since.

The takeaway? Sometimes you have to go out even if you don’t feel like it, Renee says, because you don’t know who you’ll  meet. Adds Chris: “You can’t catch a fish with your hook in the air. You have to put it in the water.”

Caley, 44, and Brandon, 38: A charming and funny Southern gal, Caley was convinced she’d be single forever. “I’d had boyfriends, but nothing serious,” she says. Little did she know, the blue-eyed guy throwing horseshoes nearby at a North Carolina bar was totally smitten. Brandon was so shy, however, he visited the restaurant where she worked for about a month before really talking to Caley. When she saw his baby blues, Wham!, she was knocked out. “I saw diamonds in his eyes,” she says. “That never happened before!”  He agrees: “Diamonds. In her eyes.”

The takeaway? Guys, don’t be so shy! A simple, “Hi, my name is …” may be all it takes to break the ice with that hottie you’ve been eyeing.

Did these give you a lift? We hope so. Sometimes all it takes to make a new intro is being out, available, and logging into your  Meetmoi iPhone or Android app. Check back here in a few weeks for a new The Dating Download story.

Jackie Potts is a blogger for Marketsmiths.com.

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