At eHarmony, we believe that there’s nothing more powerful than hearing a couple’s story in their own words as they demonstrate how much love they share. At each commercial shoot, we’re always touched by how deeply and madly in love our success couples are, and how wonderfully they represent the way eHarmony impacts peoples’ lives.
We’d like you to meet Heidi and Eric and Debbie and Sam, two eHarmony success couples who are featured in our new television commercials.
Heidi and Eric
Married July 1, 2006
Eric and I had a wonderful experience on eHarmony. We were both ready to throw in the towel with dating and each of us had a friend that recommended we try eHarmony. We were both hesitant because we had tried other sites such as match.com with no luck. When eHarmony matched us up we couldn’t believe how much we had in common. Not only did we have basic things in common like loving the same kinds of food, working out and dogs but we had very similar career backgrounds and family values as well. We went on our first date and instantly realized that we were a great match! We dated for about 8 months before we were engaged in Central Park, NY. We were married July 1, 2006 and had our first baby together, Emmerson, on April 21, 2007. eHarmony has enabled us to fulfill all of the hopes and dreams that we had both had for so long. Thank you eHarmony for giving us the love and the family life that we have always wanted!
Debbie and Sam
Married October 10, 2008
Debbie and I started communicating on eHarmony just after one month of subscription for me. I was actually going to stop my subscription after one month of testing it out but forgot to cancel. Debbie just started her subscription after losing a bet with her boss at work on a pool game. The bet was…. if you lose then you subscribe to an online dating service and find a man outside of your current influence. We both just came out of some tough relationships and really were not looking for long term anything. Certainly we wanted companionship so we were looking for something thank goodness.
We went through all of the steps and started calling each other and immediately hit it off. We spent hours and hours on the phone talking about anything and everything. We lived 80 miles apart so meeting each other had to wait a week so we got to know what kind of connection we had just on the phone. I was totally mentally involved with Debbie by this point already. It was all I could think about every day. Every night for a week we would call and visit until midnight or later. Finally, we decided to meet on a Saturday. I had to drive an hour to get to her and what an hour that was…. nervous, excited…. kind of a mess I was… haha.
I pulled into the parking lot and saw her car and my hands got sweaty immediately. I got out of the car and started walking towards her and she got out of the car and we met eyes, big smiles and hugged a deep hug. I was in heaven. I said to myself, “This is the most beautiful woman in the world.” I was a puddle of mush. She took me on a hike in a populated area in the mountains and she kissed me when we were on top of Cub River just over the border in Idaho. WOW. We went back into town and had a couple of drinks at the local bar and I met a few of her friends and went home. I emailed my parents that night and I told them I just met the most beautiful woman in the world. I kept that email.
The next day, I came back up and met her kids and from then on it was all over. I have been totally enamored and in love with my new woman ever since… still am. Her kids are so incredible and welcomed me with open arms. We started looking at rings just a couple of months into our relationship and I bought one a couple of weeks later without her knowing. I kept it hidden in my car not knowing how or when I would ask this incredible lady to marry me.
Finally, a week or two later, an opportunity. She wanted to go on a hike to Cub River. I thought to myself “Perfect… this is it this is it… the place where we first met and kissed!!” So we get up to the beginning of the trail and all the way up there I am wondering how the heck I am going to dig the ring out from its hiding place in my car, put it in my pocket without her knowing what I am doing.
Off we go on our walk and come to the spot of our first kiss and sat down on some rocks right at the edge of the river. I was sitting right at her knees just below her looking into her eyes holding her… another perfect moment. So I look deep into her eyes and ask, “Debbie will you marry me and complete me for the rest of my life?” She responds nonchalantly, “Sure, do you want to marry me??” I said “YES” but I was kind of set back by her calmness and her moving on to talk about something else. Hah (we have talked about getting married before). So I proceed and change the subject back… I said, “Can I put a ring on your finger?” She asked calmly, “You have a ring?” Then her eyes got bigger as if she suddenly realized what just happened. “YOU HAVE A RING????”
Before I could answer, she talks again, “YOU HAVE A RING ON YOU RIGHT NOW???????” I was finally able to talk and I said, “Yes I have a ring right now.” So I pulled it out of my pocket and put it on her finger. We both embraced and cried and sat there for a while holding each other. You know… while I am writing this I am not sure she even said YES… haha. We flew to Kentucky to introduce her to my parents and my father married us in a very nice home wedding in Kentucky on October 10, 2008. Thank you eHarmony…. you have changed my life forever!! I met my best friend and lifetime love on your site. I am so incredibly happy.