The pair then looked for a ranch to buy and were married in September of that year."We wanted a simple wedding, so we chose up in the Smoky Mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee?
just she and I, and her mother," recalls Dan."Church is a big part of my life," adds Janine, "but I always had a dream of an outside wedding.
"I wasn't sure how I was going to get to know someone well enough via e-mails to feel comfortable meeting him in person."A month later, she connected with A. "Han" Smith, owner and general manager of the Rusty Spurr guest ranch in Kremming, Colorado.
Both were cautious at first."You have to ask a lot of questions before you actually meet someone in person," observes Janine. It's not much different, actually, from any other method of finding someone to date."Dan warned her at the outset that the relationship might take some work.
"I told her that my new civilian job as a senior network engineer required a lot of travel, so spending time together was going to be tough," he recalls. I thought we had a lot in common, and I loved being with him no matter what we were doing."The couple shared an interest in horses and motorcycles.
She'd earlier tried without much success, but over the next few years, she met many interesting people on the equestrian site, some whom she dated and some who were just friends.
Then, in 2010, the need to sell her Quarter Horse gelding Commando (because of the economy) prompted her to put out the word through the Web site.