Well, I finally managed to make to it to the Disney Wedding and Honeymoon board (I'm always way behind...that's the story of my life) and thought I should get one of these PJs started. I moved to NJ from a tiny place in IL after I finished my graduate work in '04. Even though I've been in NJ for almost three years now, I'm adjusting to the different way of life here on a daily basis. How it all started: After being here a couple of months, I realized that I'd never meet people just because of the fast pace and different way of life than I was used to so I decided to take the lead of my best friend and try online dating. So, thanks to Steph's courage, I bit the bullet and signed up. Boy what an interesting mix of fun and frustration. During my 1st year and 1/2 here I was busy with work and I met a number of different guys. There was a huge mix of guys from fun and great to hang out with to scary and totally not what that make themself out to be...as I got used to whole "game" and the way things worked I figured out how to weed out the weirdos and make a fun time out of it all but I just wasn't finding anyone nearly like Mr. Right and felt like I was really wasting my time! After using the online dating site for a little over a year I figured, eh...I'm done with this - I need to focus on work and maybe I'll go back to school or move back to IL because I was thinking that NJ just wasn't the place for me. My subscription was getting close to expiring and I began ignoring the emails I would get from the site until one lonely December day. I was stuck at home and finally read a request for communication from the site. I thought to myself...well I've not got anything better to do today so why not I took the chance and it was at least some harmless fun and it might be interesting. On December 9, Pete and I, started off talking via the website with questions and what we like and don't like...then came Christmas and I had saved all my vacation for the year to go home to visit my family in IL for two weeks. Being at home with all of my family and being in a close friend's New Year's Eve wedding made being responsive to him kind of difficult but I managed a couple notes. When I got back to NJ during the 1st week of January I sent him a note to tell him I was finally back and dropped in my phone number just in case he wanted to call. Well...long story short - he did, went on our 1st date on 1/7/06 and we've been basically inseperable since then!!