One Wink…


One year ago, today I met my fiancé on My subscription was about to expire and I really had no luck with online dating but that night I thought I would give it one more try. I always looked at the newly added people first and as I scrolled down there he was. I was instantly attracted to him from his profile picture and even more so after reading his profile. We had several things in common and he just seemed like a genuine person. I took the leap of faith and “winked” at him. On Match, a “wink” is how you show someone you are interested in them. Within a few minutes, I had a message from him. He told me he liked what he read in my profile and wanted to get to know me more. He asked if we could set a time the next night to talk on the phone. Normally, my rule was to talk a little more through Match messaging before giving out my number but with him, I just had this feeling. I gave him my number and the rest is history. We met in person a few days later and became exclusive shortly after that. This past November I was lucky enough to become his fiancé and in just a few short weeks, we will be living together and in six months I will become his wife.

Isn’t it funny how life works, how God has a plan for everyone. Your life can change overnight when you least expect it. When I got on Match that night I never thought this would be the night I would be meeting my future husband. Today I am thankful for online dating, for having the courage to wink at him, for him responding to me and for God bringing us together. March 9th will always be a day I remember and one I will forever be grateful for. Cheers!

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Tara Lynn Harms is a lifestyle blogger from Iowa. Tara Lynn created her blog as a way to share her personal story about life after 40 and all the adventures that come a long with it. Her blog is a mixed bag of posts about her blended family, lifestyle, fashion, beauty, fitness and healthy living, travel and everyday life. She recently was married to her husband Brody and gained two beautiful stepdaughters. She is the proud owner of two English Bulldogs. Follow along with her as she documents her life after 40. Feel free to contact her with any questions or collaborations.

One thought on “One Wink…

  1. Cheers for winking and not being afraid to take a chance.! I pray the journey God has planned for you is filled with happiness and good health. You deserve the best!


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