At the time I met Norville in Las Vegas, I was divorced and busy coaching singles, instead of spending time on my own love life.
Flash forward seven years, it's now 2016 and my love life has come full circle, as I reunited with my long-lost love.
Author, Online Dating and Netiquette Expert, CEO of Cyber-Dating Expert, Media Personality, and Author of the Bestseller, "The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online." It started out as a real-life fairy tale. He actually had sent an email to me a few years earlier on Facebook, but it went to the "other inbox" intended for spammers and I never saw it.
They stare at each other from across a crowded room and knew with all certainty they were "the one." With their hearts beating heavily, they fall in love at first sight, and ride off into the sunset together. He had recently gotten divorced and had kept an eye on me digitally through my blog at Cyber Dating and on Facebook, but I had no idea.
I had no idea that my book which helped heal my heart, and those of others when our relationship was over, would suddenly bring us back together again a decade and a half later. Norville and I talked about books, while she knitted away, one of her favorite past times. She asked me about my book, but stopped me in mid-conversation and said, "Tell me there's a happy ending.
I only want to hear about the happy ending." The problem was, there wasn't an unhappy ending.
I had a lot of happy stories, but the "ride into the sunset" Hollywood ending did not appear in the last chapter of my book.
I figured I could write a sequel one day with a happy ending that Norville and the rest of the world really wanted to see.
It's just as well, as we weren't ready to meet again just yet.
On Kalish's blog, she states that those who cannot forget a lost love interest and seek to meet them again, often results in a long-lasting and meaningful relationship.
It's a story that could appear in a romance novel or a romantic comedy, but it was happening in real life for us."We have a great love story," the love of my life said, as he enthusiastically met all of my girlfriends for the first time at my birthday luncheon a few months ago. The love of my life returned to me for Act Three and another chance at love. Nancy Kalish from California State University in Sacramento, she surveyed 1,001 participants aged 18-89 who reunited with an ex-boyfriend or ex-girlfriend after five or more years apart. Kalish's survey found that 72 percent of couples stayed together, with two-thirds resulting in marriage or engagement.
Her survey results were published in Lost & Found Lovers: Facts and Fantasies of Rekindled Romances.
After his marriage ended and without my knowledge, he had ordered a copy of my online dating book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating, thinking he could use some help in the dating advice department. Little did he know, the book was filled with stories about him and our romantic journey, as well as our tearful break up.
It caught him completely off-guard and it took him weeks to finish reading about our fairy tale romance, which I ended when it appeared it had run its course.