Whirlwind 7-Day Romance Leads to Proposal … Will It Last??

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John Morgan and Stephanie Nixon met on an online dating site and started flirting … and 8 days later he proposed. On the radio. And she said yes. Holy moly, talk about a whirlwind romance!

Stephanie said of her very new boyfriend and even newer fiancé, "You hear about love at first sight and you don't believe it at all, but as soon as I saw him, I just knew. It was an immediate and perfect connection.”

According to the couple, they started chatting online, quickly moved the conversation to the phone, met in person the next day, and spent the next week glued to each other’s sides, finding out that they have everything in common except their fondness for onions (she likes them, he doesn’t).

On day 8, John texted Stephanie and asked her to turn on a particular radio station, and to answer the phone when a random number called her. She thought it was going to be a song dedication, but then he popped the question.

I really, really hope this is going to be one of stories for the books, and someday they’ll be reminiscing with their grandchildren or bridge partners about how they knew after a few days, and decades later are still madly in love.

There’s just one part of the story that isn’t sitting so well with me … they have three kids each. John is 38, and Stephanie is 31, so presumably most (if not all) of those kids are minors and living at home. No word on the custody arrangements, but if bonding over having the same number of children brought them closer together, I’m going to go out on a limb and say they are each involved in their kids’ lives.

It’s one thing if it were just the two of them … then sure, make whatever decisions you two crazy lovebirds want to make. But when kids are involved … well, my relationship with the milk in my fridge right now is more than a week old. And I sniff that stuff for signs of having gone bad every time I mix a glass of chocolate milk for my 5-year-old.

I’m not saying that they’re wrong for each other -- they may be very right and absolutely perfect together. I just don’t think that’s something you can tell in a week.

Here’s to hoping they prove me wrong.

Do you think it’s possible to know someone is The One after only a week?


Image via Tiffany Nevin/Flickr

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nonmember avatar Meg

I don't believe in love at first sight. I do however believe in lust at first sight. Do these 2 know anything about each other?
I have to wonder have the kids even met their parents fiance? Do they even know if they will get along?

B1Bomber B1Bomber

My husband and I only dated for two weeks before getting engaged, but we had no previous serious relationships as baggage. I'm all for whirlwind romances when they suit you, but you should be very cautious about bringing kids into any relationship, much less a brand new one.

Emmie25 Emmie25

I Knew On Our SE INS Date That I Wanted To Marry My Husband. We Got Married After A Year AND Are Expecting Our Third Boy In JAnuary. His Parents Married After Two Months Of Each Other And Have Been Together For 43 Years.

the4m... the4mutts

Just because they got engaged, doesnt mean they're getting married the next day.

if I read this correctly, we're talking about an engagement, not a marriage, right?

So stop worrying about the kids. They have plenty of time for meeting them, and whatever else before the actual wedding

mande... manderspanders

I met my husband online, and I knew I would marry him before we met in person.  4 months later we seriously discussed marriage; 10 months into our relationship he proposed and then we married 6 months after that.


Love at first sight is real. Sometimes you just know.  But that doesn't mean that you have to get married the next day.  I hope these guys have what it takes to go the distance.

keelh... keelhaulrose

My grandmother (who was a widow at the time) got engaged to my step-grandfather after a week, and married within three months. She didn't even know he had tattoos on his forearms until after the wedding! They were married 38 years when he passed away last year.

nonmember avatar KEL

I find myself agreeing with the author. There is nothing wrong with whirlwind romances, but when you have children, you owe them the time to make sure that they are as good for your children as you perceive them to be for yourself.



My husband I met online, became a couple two weeks later, met in person a month later, had a few more visits and just two months after the first I moved 300 miles to be with him. He proposed 2.5 months later and we married 4.5 months later. We had been married two months by the time the anniversary of us starting to date rolled around. We celebrated our third wedding anniversary this summer, and are more in love than ever before :) BUT we don't have kids, and I doubt we would have followed what was a natural course for us if we did.

Michael Weldon

4mutts is 100% correct.  This is a total non-issue with an engagment of a few months.

nonmember avatar jen

My husband and I decided after 36 hours we were getting married. We tied the knot on the 9th day. It's been almost 4 years now. I couldn't have made a better decision! We have an amazing little boy now. Here's to hoping they have the same luck!

Lvonl... Lvonlucky

My husband and I got married 90 days after our first date. We had known each other for 6 months before dating. He's the love of my life.

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