Location: Omaha, NE
Married: August 6th, 2005
This Valentine’s Day (2008) marked our 4th Valentine’s Day together and in August we’ll celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary. All thanks to eHarmony. We have told the story of how we met on eHarmony hundreds of times and with the encouragement of friends have decided to share it with you.
As 2005 began, we both found ourselves single, lonely and wanting to meet someone. We had both been married for over 25 years before a death and a divorce ended our first marriages. But being over 50, how do you go about meeting someone “special”? Neither of us had dated in over 30 years and the thought of it was daunting. Through friends we were both encouraged to check out the eHarmony dating service. We did. And as they say the rest is history.
It turns out we joined eHarmony within a few days of each other late in January. We both had several initial matches and communicated with them through eHarmony. It wasn’t long before we noticed each other and began getting to know one another through all the levels of communication provided by eHarmony. Once we got to open communication, we could hardly wait to get our next email. After a couple weeks, we decided to meet and set up a lunch date. It turns out that we lived only fifteen minutes apart, but would never have met without eHarmony.
Our lunch date lasted two and a half hours and then we decided to see a movie. Our first date ended up being 6 hours long. We were married that August in a very simple church ceremony with our four children as our wedding party.
We have one granddaughter, born last November, and another grandchild on the way. We often wonder what our life would be like if we hadn’t found each other on eHarmony. We can’t tell you how thankful we are for such a wonderful product with such high integrity.
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