Sheri Waited For Mr. Right & Found Him In Robbie


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Sheri was at an exciting new time in her life. She’d just graduated from Central Michigan, and moved to St. Louis to begin a career in journalism. She was looking for the right person, but wanted to make sure that it was truly “Mr. Right,” instead of “Mr. Right Now.” She was skeptical of online dating but decided to put up a free profile on CatholicMatch.

Her skepticism didn’t disappear overnight—she stayed as a free member for a year, before determining that the nature of her job—a lot of hours and travel—made the online venue her best hope for at least establishing some initial contact.

After going out with a few different possibilities, but not feeling any real connection, she adopted the approach that she was going to establish friendships. This can be a very healthy outlook in an online community (or any community for that matter), and it’s worked wonders for a lot of members. But it’s imperative that such an attitude be adopted for the right reasons and Sheri looks back and admits candidly that it was a defense mechanism against getting hurt.

Robbie, 31, was in the Twin Cities, going to graduate school for a masters in business. As a practicing Catholic his entire life, including a B.A. degree in theology and two years in traveling ministry, faith was going to be at the cornerstone of any relationship for him. He made the first outreach toward Sheri.

Sheri wasn’t overwhelmed by his initial contact. Not that she saw anything wrong with Robbie– the distance from Missouri to Minnesota just made her think it wouldn’t work out. So she was a little off guard when he asked for her phone number after a week of online chatting.

“I still didn’t feel clued in to how online dating worked,” Sheri recalled. “So, I nearly said no.” A friend convinced her otherwise. “It was the best decision I have ever made,” she said. “We ended up talking for 8 hours total over the weekend and hit it off immediately.”

Those fun eight hours of conversation led to more and the couple was well-prepared when they had their first date. “We felt completely comfortable with each other from the start,” Sheri told CatholicMatch.

Both Robbie and Sheri had flexible schedules, so they were able to overcome the distance and see each other a couple times a month. They’ve now been dating for over a year and have fallen deeply in love, with the opportunity to see each other in a variety of social settings.

Sheri loved the way Robbie interacted with her family. And they found time to take road trips together, which have provided opportunities for relationship growth not always planned. “There was one trip that I was sick the whole time and he took care of me,” Sheri recalled fondly. “He was so caring… it made me fall so much more in love with him.”

Beyond the phone conversations and the road trips and the dates at plays or concerts, has been the building of a relationship based on Faith. Robbie and Sheri pray together every Sunday morning, even if they are two states apart. “In difficult times, we turned to prayer – in times that we were angry with one another or weren’t in the best of moods – we would pray together,” she said. “God has kept us strong and helped us to get through many difficulties.”

Now it’s time for another big step. Sheri’s employer has made it possible for her to transfer north to the Twin Cities area where she and Robbie can be together. “We are beyond excited for this step, Sheri said. “I can’t wait to see what our future holds and how we can grow more together in Christ.” It’s a big step forward for the young woman who was skeptical of online dating. “

“I admit, one thing I never got used to was talking to more than one person at a time,” she recalled. Now, she no longer has too.






21 Comments

  1. Bakhita-828929 April 12, 2012 Reply

    Beautiful. Best of luck and may God continue to bless you both. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Jesny-683801 April 12, 2012 Reply

    Nice story..The blessing of God is always with You..

  3. Julia-611938 April 12, 2012 Reply

    Yay Sheri! :)

  4. Suzanne-843998 April 13, 2012 Reply

    God bless you both – what a beautiful journey

  5. Grazie-816848 April 14, 2012 Reply

    Good luck,and God blessing.

  6. CarolAnn-816776 April 15, 2012 Reply

    Sweet.

  7. Meesch-691047 April 16, 2012 Reply

    AWWW! How delightful! God bless and many blessings on this new adventure!

  8. Iveth-708220 April 18, 2012 Reply

    Congratulations, God Bless you!!!!!

  9. Mercy-794463 April 20, 2012 Reply

    Loved the story very much! May the Blessings of the Lord be both of you, abundantly, exceedingly !!

  10. Gina-775037 April 20, 2012 Reply

    sheri you have a better life than i do im 19 years old and single im 100 percent sure
    that there is no mr right or mr wonderful for me

  11. Gina-775037 April 20, 2012 Reply

    sheri i also dont believe in love at first sight to me it does not exist it only happens
    in tv shows and movies

  12. Gina-775037 April 20, 2012 Reply

    i will never experience love at first sight for me it will be 100 years before the next guy
    comes along in my messed up life

  13. Lyl-799520 April 22, 2012 Reply

    Very cool…congrats!

  14. Katelyn-807148 April 23, 2012 Reply

    Sheri! I love that I opened my CM page and there was a blog about you!!!!!!! It made me smile! :)

  15. Claire-782605 April 24, 2012 Reply

    Praise the Lord, congrats to both of you.

  16. Robert-309574 April 25, 2012 Reply

    What a wonderful story, praise God.

  17. Veronica-56352 April 26, 2012 Reply

    Never underestimate the Power of God! Best wishes to both of you! Jesus We Trust In You!

  18. Esther-532964 May 2, 2012 Reply

    Nice story! Many Blessings to you.

  19. Gina-775037 May 19, 2012 Reply

    SHERRI I AM STILL HAVING TROUBLE LOOKING FOR MR RIGHT NOTHING HAS CHANGED
    FOR ME FINDING THE RIGHT GUY IS REALLY DIFFICULT BECAUSE ALMOST ALL THE
    CUTE GUYS ARE TAKEN FROM MORE ATTRACTIVE FEMALES

  20. Jerah-862075 May 30, 2012 Reply

    what a beautiful love story! god bless sheri and robbie

  21. Gina-775037 June 15, 2012 Reply

    sheri its me again im still going with the same problem about getting a man or guy or whatever
    they are called i feel like mr right does not exist for me so i dont understand why i exist i blame
    god for my problems and no love life love at first sight really does not exist for me so i suck
    in life and i will never find the right person thanks to the really good looking females in this
    whole world i wish that they didn`t get all the handsome good looking guys

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