It’s the season for Stanley Cup Playoffs, so what better way to kick it off than with a hockey engagement story! Rebecca and Matt from Florida, engaged to be married on May 1, 2010, sealed the deal on an ice rink in Colorado. How’s that for a hat trick?
Matt and I started dating after meeting on eHarmony, during October of 2007. I saw his profile and thought he was attractive. What really helped me was being able to see his personality profile. He showed interest, and we began emailing from there. We had similar family histories, which was important to me. He was easy to communicate with and seemed to be ready to date.
Our first date did not come without obstacles. I came down with the flu, postponing our date. When we finally met, it was wonderful! The conversation went so easily, it was the most comfortable meet you could ask for. We found a lot of things in common, and lots of complimentary things. Before you knew it, we were spending evenings seeing unnecessary movies, and going to dinner out like crazy, just to have reasons to see each other. Finally, we found that we have a shared love for the sport of hockey. This is not common in southwest Florida, so we spent most of our evenings going to see our local Everblades and Florida Panthers.
Matt is from New Hampshire, and moved to Florida for golfing. I have lived in Florida my whole life, and am settled as a teacher. I was looking for someone who was willing to find adventure in things… and I found everything I was looking for and more. I didn’t know that a happy relationship was supposed to be this good!
Not long after meeting, Matt and I traveled to New York City, Boston, and finally our big trip to Colorado. In April, 2009, we went for our first trip to the Rocky Mountains at Beaver Creek, Co. Neither of us had seen anything like it! Little did I know that after a beautiful weekend of skiing and enjoying beautiful conditions that I would also leave engaged to my best friend. Matt asked me to marry him, in the middle of Beaver Creek on their outdoor skating rink.
We happened to be ice skating in our Everblades jerseys to celebrate their being in the playoffs. When a wonderful lady offered to take our picture, we posed, and Matt got down on one knee! I said, “Yes!” We continue to cherish the pictures we have of our special moment, and how it shows us and our passions.
We are best friends, and are blessed to be looking forward to a beautiful future together. Anytime we face a challenge, we have to look at each other and agree that we have the hard part of this deal taken care of. We met our perfect person… everything else we can work out. We have eHarmony to thank for that! Matt likes to joke and say it was the best AND most expensive 3 months he’s ever signed up for! I think it was just the best! We are set to get married on May 1, 2010, and are enjoying planning together. Each day we grow closer and closer.