Rexblog – The love connection

Posted on February 23, 2008

Over the years, I’ve heard lots of stories about couples meeting online. And I know that an online industry has grown up around helping people connect with others who are of the same mind — or heart — or both.

Yet when I started blogging, the last thing (but definitely the best thing) I ever expected to post one day was a photo of a happy couple who are getting married this weekend who first met because of this blog. I feel like Michael from The Office when I interject myself into this couple’s “how we met” story, but they’ve told me they first became aware of one-another through comments on this blog and the first time they actually met was at a blogger event I co-hosted with the guy on the left, a Nashville lawyer who was a legendary early “persona” blogger who went my the name Mr. Roboto. Yes, that’s Mr. Roboto.

Anyway, I’ll skip the rest of the story and merely say congratulations and best wishes and I hope the weather is swell in Hawaii where you are arriving and preparing for your wedding — however, I know that first, Mr. Roboto will be watching a little basketball game.

Congratulations, David and Lena.

  • You have to admit though Rex that ther is a certain sense pleasure and a mixture of other emotions when things like this happen. During the time that I have been running the WinExtra Forums (and the NNTP newsgroups before that) I have seen at least two cases where two people met because of the forums and ended up getting married – in one case it was a New Zealand – US marriage and the other if was European/US.

    Yup it is kinda cool when things like that happen and you know you are a catalist for it happening.

  • Rex Hammock

    Steven, You’re right. I hope I didn’t imply anything other than what it is: the most positive (and coolest) “unintended consequence” of this blog, ever.

  • Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Roboto!

  • Rex: oh no I definitely don’t think that you were implying anything of the kind. AS for “unintended consequences” I personally think that when things like this happen it makes all the hours spent maintaining your community worthwhile and better than any ranking or digg spike 🙂

  • What a great picture of them!!!

  • Yay! Congrats, Lena and David!!! 🙂

  • Mr. & Mrs. Roboto ROCK.

    Congratulations you, too!!! I am SO happy for you!


  • And for the record, the “you, too” part wasn’t actually a typo. I was simply replying to David’s congrats to me on my engagement. AND giving kudos to the TWO of them. Ha. Cheers.

  • Jim Brown

    Hey, Lena! First a half marathon, now marriage! Congratulations to you and David. Jim