When winter feels dark and heavy but glittery hearts, red roses and chocolates line store shelves, even the most cynical among us can fall in love with love. Why not? Love gives life meaning. It helps us out of bed on those cold mornings and gives us lovely dreams at night. This month we invite you into the love stories of three Mount Pleasant couples: John and Debbie, Abbie and Mark and Don and Libby. We dare you to read them and not smile.
The First Online Daters
John and Debbie Chitwood met in another time: 1999, the year Al Gore “invented” the internet (insert laugh-emoji). Email existed, but smart phones were still a few years away. Dial-up modem tones and “you’ve got mail” were the soundtracks of the most tech-savvy among us.
John and Debbie were Lowcountry strangers dabbling in the brave new world of online dating. There was not—yet—an app for that, but chat rooms and websites like classifieds.com were becoming the rage.