Location: Seaside, CA
Married: November 6th, 2004
eHarmony helped me find the man of my dreams! The man who has become my very best friend, greatest lover, most trusted confidante, and most importantly, the father of my beautiful baby boy! After trying several online sites to meet a nice guy, since everyone knows you sure can’t meet them in a bar anymore, and failing miserably, I was at my mom’s house nursing a recent break-up with tissues and Lifetime Television for Women, when an ad for eHarmony came on. I believe that it was the only internet dating site that actually matched you based upon your personality with an appropriate mate.
My mom, who is now on your site and searching, gave me her credit card number and told me to “go for it”. I meticulously answered every question on the personality profile. I was serious this time and so very desirous of finding Mr. Right! It just so happens that the very week that I signed up, my future husband to be did as well. Within a week your site had matched the two of us up. And, in fact, neither one of us recalls being matched with anyone else. In addition, as fate would have it, when he began the communication process with me, I was online. I immediately answered his questions and returned them. The two of us completed what was then a four step process, before open communication, in less than two hours. Every single answer he or I gave the other was like a mirror of what we had thought or felt.
Both of us had been in what we now refer to as Jekyll and Hyde relationships, where a person acts one way in the beginning and then completely changes within a few months. We were looking for exactly the same things in a person; honesty, integrity, confidence, attractiveness, stability, and the ability to have FUN. I believe that if a person answers the personality profile questions honestly, then your site actually matches that person with whom and what they are truly searching for, even if they don’t realize exactly what it is.
My now husband and I emailed each other for exactly one week, we had labeled Friday as date night and agreed to meet for drinks. At 7pm on Friday night, the man of my dreams walked into a little hole in the wall bar. He was tall and fit with brown hair and big blue eyes that have also been passed on to my beautiful son. He was so wonderfully polite and charming. He shook my hand, we got a seat at the bar, and we actually closed the place down just talking! He called me the very next day and asked me to dinner for that night.
From the moment we met, neither one of us even considered dating anyone else. This may not seem like an accomplishment, but my husband is a naval officer, and in the very fist stages of our courtship, he was called to duty out to sea for weeks at a time. Never once did it cross my mind that there was another human being out there capable of making me feel as wonderfully and completely whole as he did. And to this very day those same feelings are as strong as ever!
We dated for a little over a year and on May 12th of 2004, on the beach where we would always go to talk, at sunset, Chris proposed. We were married in November of the same year in a beautiful Catholic Cathedral in front of 150 guests. He left for a six month cruise two weeks later. We now have moved across the country for his career, and I am the proud mother of a beautiful son named Christopher Jr. with a daughter due this December. I can not thank you enough eHarmony for helping to place this amazing man into my life. I am the luckiest woman in the world!!!!Sincerely, Kelly
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