Many people say that when you meet the person you’re meant to marry, you just know. Whether it’s a feeling, an inkling, or a prophetic vision of the future, he or she walks in, your eyes meet, and suddenly, you can’t imagine being with anyone else. For proof of this theory, we need look no further than Marcia and Rob.
One day, while browsing our Top 20 Users list, Marcia stopped on User #6. Thinking he was cute, she sent him a wink. User #6 (aka Rob) winked back and the two began chatting over email. They connected through their shared love of British music (Blur in particular), comedy, and television shows. They found they were both very health conscious and enjoy quiet evenings at home watching movies or reading books.
After speaking for a little over a week, Rob decided to buy a ticket to Los Angles to meet Marcia in person. To make it even more of a surprise, they decided not to talk over the phone or Skype before Rob’s trip. When Rob landed at LAX and the two met for the first time, all the nervousness and jitters melted away and they felt like they were two old friends reuniting after a long separation.
Marcia took Rob on a whirlwind tour of LA: hiking in Runyon Canyon, tours of Conan’s studio and the Warner Brothers lot, a showing of Scream at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, and visits to the Hollywood Farmer’s Market, Griffith Observatory, and of course, the house where Nightmare on Elm Street was filmed. (Rob’s a big fan.)
The couple was having a terrific time and really enjoying each other’s company. One day, while out with Marcia’s friends, someone asked Rob is he would ever consider moving to Los Angeles. He said he definitely would, but that it can be quite difficult to do so as a Brit. The friend joked that Rob and Marcia should just get married. While Marcia and Rob laughed off the suggestion at the time, the seed was planted!
A few days later, Marcia jokingly texted Rob to ask it he would like to go to the beach the next day, or if he prefer to just get married and go whenever they wanted. Rob responded with, “Let’s just get married.” Again, the two laughed it off.
Later that evening, Marcia couldn’t sleep. She pulled out her computer and looked up marriage licenses. Half-jokingly, she started filling out the form. When she got to information about Rob, she nudged him awake and started asking for his mother’s maiden name, place of birth, etc. Curious about what she was doing, Rob rolled over and Marcia showed him the form. She was met with a huge grin and a big hug.
The very next day, they went to the courthouse and got their marriage license. Marcia felt like the two were playing a game of chicken, each waiting for the other to flinch. But neither one did.