Once upon a time there was a girl named Taryn. She was fed up with boys and could not imagine meeting Mr-Even-Just-a-Little-Bit-Right, never mind Mr Right. So she created a group on Facebook where she could talk to other girls who were fed up with boys.
One day a boy names Dave left a message on the groups wall, saying that she must not worry, not all boys are bad and maybe she just wasn’t looking for Mr Right in the right places (she thought he was hitting on her, but it turned out he was just being friendly).
Taryn was very embarrassed that she had created this group, and so did not go back for many days. When she did visit the group again she saw the message from the boy named Dave, and sent him an email. He replied to her email and soon they were emailing each other several times a day.
Soon they were chatting all the time on instant messenger, SMS and via email. They talked about their likes and dislikes, their family and friends and even those silly people who meet and fall in love on the internet.
Then they ‘met’ each other ‘face to face’ on Skype. Taryn was very relieved to see that Dave did indeed exist and wasn’t an internet stalker, trying to lure her into his trap.
A while later Dave flew to PE for a holiday (that’s what he said, but it was really to meet Taryn). He didn’t want to stay at Taryn’s house, in case they didn’t get along, so he pitched a tent at a backpackers near the beach and settled for his stay.
Dave had never been to PE, but soon discovered that it lived up to its nickname “The Windy City”. After a particularly windy night Taryn’s mom told her to “go and fetch that poor boy and bring him home”. So Taryn did just that.
After visiting Dave in Pretoria Taryn and Dave became ‘official’ and 8 months later Dave packed up his life and moved to PE to be closer to Taryn (Although he maintains it was because he “always wanted to live near the sea”)
Three days later Dave popped the question on the balcony of the Twelve Apostles Hotel just as the sun was going down over the ocean. Taryn said yes when she saw the really sparkly ring.
And today, with all their friends and family present they promise to love each other forever (although Taryn says she isn’t going to promise to obey Dave!). And so their happily-ever-after begins.