You never know when or where you might meet the love of your life. That was certainly the case for Jodi Meltzer and Mike Darter.
It all started in 2014 when Jodi, a HuffPost Divorce blogger and single mom, penned a post titled “Top 10 Rules for Dating a Single or Divorced Mom.” The blog struck a chord with Mike, a fellow single parent. He decided to send Jodi an email, which led to hours-long phone calls, thousands of text messages and eventually an in-person meeting. The rest, as they say, is history.
On Thursday, the couple stopped by HuffPost Live to share some exciting news — their recent engagement!
Mike popped the question at the couple’s favorite spot in Maine with both of their kids present.
“I dropped to one knee and gave her the ring and said, ‘What are you doing for the next 40 or 50 years?,” he recalled to host Nancy Redd. “Our kids were ecstatic.”
“When this type of connection occurs, it is truly gift,” Jodi said of their relationship. “It is serendipitous. It’s like this cosmic connection that’s just a natural fit — you don’t have to pretend to be anything but who you are.”
For more on their unlikely love story, watch the video above.
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