Location: Lake Forest, CA
Married: April 28th, 2008
It was April 14, 2007, a cool spring morning and after a night with my youngest sister and her single friends I was ready to take the next step. A step in which I was unaware my life would completely turn 360 degrees within a 4 day period. A step to start dating again; I decided to join eHarmony. Please do remember after you read the next few paragraphs, this step was only to practice and slowing move into the dating scene.
As I had stated above, I signed up on eHarmony the morning after my first and only night of a singles GNO (girl’s night out). I spoke to the woman on the phone that assisted with my questions and account set-up on the system. I proceeded to complete the questionnaire on-line, click the finish button and await the download of potential dates. WOW, I was impressed; I received 7-8 prospects every day.
My “potential date(s)” criteria was someone with a sense of humor, who knew how to spell, write a complete sentence and communicate clear and precise details of himself. He didn’t have to attend the gym 7 days a week or be an outdoorsman 24/7; I was looking for someone who was intelligent with many interests and secure with himself as a man. Oh, of course, he had to be really cute! I read profile after profile after profile; I thought I was going cross-eyed. On day 4, April 18, 2007, I received the next set of prospects. My eHarmony counselor (a gal at work who was assisting me with my selections due to my fear of change) was reviewing the day’s group and came across a potential prospect:
My date counselor persuaded me to respond to his first set of questions and within a short period of time both myself and Curt had completed the eHarmony questionnaire process, began the on-line chit-chat and then decided to talk on the phone. Our first conversation was 3.5 hours and two-days later the second conversation was 3 hours. We really enjoyed each other’s conversation. The next step and test…can we tolerate each other in person? We agreed to meet in person at a public location in the middle of the afternoon on Saturday, April 28th, 2007.
Arriving 15 minutes early was my plan; should he be a total geek, I would RUN or should he be an “okay” guy I would stay for a mere beverage and review the possible topic(s) of conversation…and then maybe run. As I hid behind a gigantic bird of paradise plant in an enormous pot, I spotted my match and thought “what the heck am I doing...run Michele …run!” I decided to talk to myself “just do it…walk out there…you can do this!” Well, I did and found he was an intelligent, extremely nice man. We talked and walked…ate a bit of dinner…talked and walked some more. We changed venue and traveled to the beach and enjoyed the sunset with lots more conversation…it was a very very nice first date; a first date I had not had in over 20 years.
Needless to say, we were hooked on each other after only a week. We started dating and saw or talked to each other every day! Curt proposed on November 10th, 2007 at the Del Coronado in San Diego on a beautiful night…a full moon lit up our balcony and stars filled a clear sky. Yes, it was magical!!! Right out of a Daniel Steele novel, one could say.
We were married one year after our first date, Monday, April 28th, 2008 on the beach at Waimanalo Bay Oahu, Hawaii; just the two of us, the minister and the photographer. Another beautiful day, except for the wind, with such we did not notice.
Last, but not least, Curt and I would like to thank you for allowing us to find each other. We are each other’s own best friend and eternal soul mate (kind of cheesy, but it works!). I have attached a photo of us on our wedding day for your scrapbook of couples who were successful by using your site.
Again, thank you for all that you do!
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