When I first created Facebook Love Stories three years ago, I saw the large trend of singles finding love on Facebook, as well as couples who reunited with a little help from digital Cupid. The stories kept pouring in, as I continued to provide dating coaching services to singles looking for love online.
Little did I know, that three years later, my long-lost-love would find me and we’d reconnect on Facebook. Call is karma, call it fate, but at the end of the digital day, I have my own Facebook Love Story to share with the world.
16 years after we went our separate ways, we reconnected on the world’s largest social network. How does one reconnect with someone they once fell in love with at first sight from across a crowded room?
When I first went online, I had recently broken up with the love of my life. I was considered an online dating pioneer over 20 years ago. I collected my stories, but knew it was too soon to share them with the world. Both to heal my heart and help others, the book became a bestseller. I had no idea that 7 years after the book was released, my long-lost-love would get divorced and read my book seeking dating advice, from the woman he referred to as the love of HIS life.
We connected on Facebook and chatted on Facebook instant messenger trying to fill in the pieces of the decade and a half we had been apart. A week later, we met in person and our eyes locked again in a similar way as they had the first time we met, 23 years earlier. We knew we had to meet. We went down memory lane and eventually decided to live ACT 3 of our love story, our best act indeed.
I re-released the Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online as an audio book, which I narrated, and on Kindle with a new epilogue to share our magical fairy tale ending and to help you believe in love.
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Do you have a Facebook Love Story to share?