After I came out of a long-term relationship of seven years, I tried eHarmony.com because I didn't like the bar scene and was really interested in settling down. It was my first experience with online dating. Through the site, I was introduced to Jackie and we exchange emails for a few weeks before actually going on a real date. We agreed to meet for lunch at a local Italian place. The second our eyes met, I knew she was the one for me. We gabbed for three hours at lunch and agreed to meet up the next day for dinner. We haven't spent a day apart since. Jackie and I have been dating for a year and we're getting married in May.
My wife and I met online at Match.com. We first met up at IHOP and talked for a few hours. The next day we had our first actual date and spent around 9 hours together at various places. We took a trip to California the next July, where I asked her father for permission to ask her to marry me - which he said yes. A week later we were at a friend's house in Tahoe, and I was having a terrible toothache. We went out to dinner and then went to a cliff top overlooking the lake at sundown - that's where I asked her to marry me. We've been together just over two years, and married since August - loving every minute of it!
My husband passed away suddenly in 2004 at the age of 49. I really thought I'd never be able to love anyone ever again. After about a year of barely leaving my house, I decided to use Meetup.com to find some people in my area to socialize with. We had moved here to Atlanta only a year before my husband passed and I didn't really know anyone. I really went into it hoping just to meet a couple friends. I ended up meeting Ron and at first we were just that - friends. After six months, we decided to date and have been inseparable since.
I used to browse through the Yahoo! Personals just for fun. I never imagined that I would actually meet anyone online. The profiles were oftentimes hilarious and I just knew that most of them were exaggerating their good qualities. One day, I saw Stephon's profile and it really caught my eye. I decided to take the plunge and contact him. We started emailing and talking on the phone, but he seemed like he was a real ladies man - not exactly my type. Finally, I agreed to go out on a date with him. He was more gorgeous in person than I could have ever imagined. We have now been dating for nine months.
Like most people who use online dating services, I hated the bar scene, so I figured why not try online. I went through countless dates from Match.com and didn't find a match. I was thinking of canceling my membership one night when I decided to give it one last try. I contacted a guy name Paul because his profile was very smart, witty and sarcastic - kind of like me. After a few emails, we exchanged phone numbers. Our first telephone conversation lasted several hours. I agreed to meet him for lunch that weekend. I had always been looking for a tall, dark guy. Paul was blonde and an inch shorter than me, so I was a little hesitant. When we met, I knew within the first five minutes this guy was for me. We ended up dating for four months and then moved in together. We have been together for five years.
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