Location: Vienna, VA
Engaged: June 5th, 2009
In short, prior to enrolling in your program, I had tried unsuccessfully to meet my Mr. Right through several different dating venues and websites. After I heard one of my co-workers introduce his fiancé to me, and then how they met, which was through eHarmony, I started considering going through this service, although I was already using a personal service and other websites at the time. I knew this co-worker was very shy and thought, "How sweet, he found his love through eHarmony."
This was a site I did not want to go through because I did not have the option of choosing people I was interested in. Well, I changed my mind, because of my co-worker, and started filling out the questionnaire a few months later, especially since the other venues for dating were not working. I figured, what more could this cost me...not much considering the thousands I had already spent.
So, in September 2007, I believe it was, I signed up. I had two dates in-person, and plenty of matches, along with loads of frustration before I received the match of Ralph on November 20, 2007.
Even when I received his profile, I thought he was handsome, but yet, I didn't want to move too quickly. I wanted to pace myself, just to make sure he was just as interested in getting to know me. I mean, having met people in the past, I had learned to not get my hopes up, no matter how handsome the picture appeared.
About a week later, he sent me a communication, via email. After that, we continued to speak, via email and then in person. We met for the first time, December 20th (I think that was the date, Ralph knows for sure - funny, so should I, but I'm telling this story from my head, with no notes in front of me). I was highly impressed by this man upon reading his emails, but then, meeting him in person threw me overboard (okay, I know the person he is has nothing to do with eHarmony, but matching him with me does). He was very gentlemanly, very articulate, very kind, and everything his profile stated. The chemistry was not immediate on his part (he's more reserved, and apparently, he had a method for dating), but for me, I knew, if this man got to know me, I'd be in heaven and he'd be very pleased!
Well, he did get to know me, and eventually, we became closer and closer. We were very well matched. I am so happy I was able to meet someone that lives up to my dreams and imagination. Thank you eHarmony for having developed this service, especially the in-depth questionnaire.
Thank you and I always give your organization credit for bringing us together.
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