At 53, Cathy had a full life. She had adoring children, reliable friendships and a strong sense of self. “I never thought I would meet someone” she recounts. “A month before I joined OurTime, I had said to a friend ‘I guess I’m going to be single for the rest of my life’”. She had been married once before, but that was 12 years ago.
It takes a village, but mostly a daughter
As with some many OurTime stories, Cathy was encouraged to get back out there by her daughter. “I was leery about online dating. I mean, I knew how to use technology but the idea of meeting someone that way was something I wasn’t so sure about.” But what followed would be something that Cathy would be very sure about.
“…but I want everyone to know and
hope that it’s possible to meet someone
wonderful no matter your age or circumstance.”
Six, Twelve, Six, Fifty-Four
After six weeks of sending messages on OurTime, Cathy and Allen finally met. Allen was about to move back to Houston, but luckily he had met Cathy just in time.
Allen had been single for six years. Not only did they share so many values and interests, they learned that they were born a day apart in the same year! And add to that, they lived only ten minutes apart.
This past year, Cathy had her first actual wedding at the age 54. This was also Allen’s second marriage. But what is certain is that they are putting each other first. “This is not just my first wedding ceremony but my first truly healthy love.”
Cathy is not shy about telling people how they met. “We tell everyone we met on OurTime. I know some people might think that their chance for a relationship has passed but I want everyone to know and hope that it’s possible to meet someone wonderful no matter your age or circumstance.”
We wish you and Allen only the best Cathy. Thanks for sharing your doubt as well as your happy ending.
Cathy and Allen Met on OurTime in November 2015