Love from the First Sight (A Steve and Rob's Story)
We all come across stories that just grab our attention
with fascinating simplicity and trueness. Steve and
Rob's story is one of those for us. Steve approached us
in August of 2004 to share his excitement about
meeting someone on ClubSilver.ORG. We could only wonder
how remarkable this experience must have been for both
Steve and Rob, knowing that Rob had joined the site less
than two weeks prior to their meeting on-line. They
graciously agreed to answer a few questions and share
their story with other members of the site in September 2004.
Update (May 2005): After almost 9 months together, Rob and Steve will
have a civil ceremony in May 2005. They decided to focus on activities
geared toward couples in "off-line world." We wish them
best of luck and many wonderful years together.
ClubSilver.ORG chats with Steve and Rob:
CS: How would you describe your Internet and
non-Internet dating experience prior to joining
R: Not a good one. Dating was a rarity anymore.
Most guys just wanted to jump into bed and move on to
the next guy. I wanted more. S: It was boring and difficult to get excited
CS: What were your expectations/hopes when you
first joined ClubSilver.ORG?
R: I am always looking to meet new friends, so I
simply joined the site to meet new people. Little did I
know I'd find the love of my life. S: I did not expect anything different from any
other site for meeting people online. On a typical site,
it is all about sex but ClubSilver.ORG proved to be a
step above all of that.
CS: What aspects of each other's profile would
you say were the most inviting toward the first contact?
R: Just the way Steve was to the point and how
his personality came through in his profile. S: Rob had just joined when I came across his
profile. At the time, his profile did not have a picture
(CS: picture was being reviewed after the
submission). Rob seemed to be a genuine guy with real
hopes for something more than sex.
CS: At what point did you start to think that you
may have met your Mr. Right? How did that discovery come
R: After the first couple of e-mails, I found
Steve so fascinating that we went to talking on the
phone. Actually, after about a week, I knew he was the
one for me. Steve was honest and up-front about what he
was looking for and we wanted the same. S: The e-mail exchange was fun and did allow a
bit of exploration of each other's personalities. It
lead me to think that Rob could be a man I was looking
for. The first time that I saw Rob's photo I knew that
he was the one for me.
CS: What would you advise other ClubSilver.ORG
members who are searching for their own Mr. Rights?
R: Be your true self and communicate. Don't be
afraid to say what you're looking for. S: Allow yourself to be candid with others.
Absolutely be yourself and keep your focus about what is
important to you. Don't be afraid to express your true
CS: We know you have spent a fabulous weekend
together. What is the next big thing you are planning to
do together? A trip perhaps?
R: Actually, the next big step is my moving in
with Steve (CS: Rob is relocating from Ohio to
Florida) and we're planning a unity ceremony in the
spring. Family and friends are amazed at how fast things
happened, but when you find the perfect match, and you
both have the same goals and want the same thing, then
who's to say how long it takes to fall in love. I love
him with all my heart and soul and want to spend the
rest of my life keeping that smile on his face each of
our days together. S: I love Rob and simply can't imagine life
without him. Of course, a ceremony is going to be nice
but it's spending the rest of our lives together that is
exciting to me. Previously, I had become very
disenchanted with the Internet dating experience,
however I know now that there is hope for us guys that
want more out of life than just casual sex.
CS: Thank you for sharing your story with our
members. On behalf of ClubSilver.ORG, we wish you the
most wonderful life together. Keep in touch!