Lucinda, 42, and Dan, 38, had profiles on the same online dating site, but they didn’t meet until they unexpectedly began working together. Dan knew from the start he wanted to date Lucinda, but she took a bit longer to come around. The two married Oct. 29, 2011, and live in Charlotte. Dan tells their story.
Not yet: I read Lucinda’s profile online and thought she sounded very interesting. I could see from her photos she was very pretty. I sent her a “wink” to see if she would read my profile, but I never heard back. About a year later, I was four days into a new job when I was asked to join a meeting with a consultant. I was shocked when I walked in and saw Lucinda.
Morning chats: Over the course of the next year, Lucinda and I worked on the same project and became friends. I would drop off paperwork at her office in the mornings and time it so I would be there when she arrived at work. We had coffee one morning so we could discuss the project and ended up talking and laughing for two hours.
Let it snow: I was thrilled when Lucinda asked if I wanted to meet a bunch of her friends at Mac’s Speed Shop one Friday after work. It started to snow that afternoon and her friends ended up canceling. But Lucinda and I still met and talked for three hours, watching the snow. The next week she invited me to her friends’ Super Bowl party where, thankfully, I passed the “friend test.”
Expanding family: Not only is Lucinda sophisticated and funny, but she has a huge heart. She knew from day one that my 11-year-old daughter, Lauren, is the most important part of my life. Lucinda accepted Lauren with open arms, as well as my very energetic dog, Aspen. She loves them as if they were her own. Hilary Trenda
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