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Tina and George

Richmond, IN

George and I were matched on April 16, 2008. My communication preference was fast track and he wrote me the following day. He lives in Naperville, IL. I live a 4 ½ hour drive away in Richmond, IN. Just the day before, he had extended his distance preference. If he hadn’t, we may never have been matched.

We instantly felt a connection and found that we had many things in common, some quite unusual and surprising. He drove to see me just 3½ weeks after first being matched. From the very first moment we looked into one another’s eyes and put our arms around each other there was no turning back. Meeting and being with one another maintains a sense of home that is such an exquisite feeling.

We said “I love you” to one another for the first time on May 14, 2008. Up until then, at the end of each phone conversation, an awkwardness existed in saying goodbye. We were concerned about scaring the other off by the expression of such powerful feelings too soon in a relationship. But it wasn’t too soon, because what the heart feels, can not, and will not, be denied by simple lack of acknowledgement.
We offer one another a depth of honesty and communication that neither of us previously had in our relationships. Being able to be open and real with one another, to be our true selves, without fear of judgment or ridicule is something we both value tremendously and don’t take for granted.

The fact that we were matched in numerous areas of importance has played a significant role in how we relate to one another. We know what to do to make the other happy and we derive great pleasure in doing so. Not to say that there are not noticeable differences. He tends to be high strung while my nature is more laid back. Our appreciation of, and mutual respect for, one another play a major and key role in our relationship.

All the pain and heartache we each have experienced has been worth every minute of it because it is what brought us to that miraculous moment when we were matched on eHarmony. Because of past experiences we knew exactly what we did and didn’t want in a mate. We also knew that we would not and could not settle for anything less than that. Though hopeful, we each knew the challenge of finding someone with the rare combination of qualities which we each insisted on a perspective mate having.
We seem to draw people to us when out together, possibly due to our appreciation of and interest in others as well as our mutual enjoyment of conversation. Something significant that we have also noticed is that when together, quite often, though not always, a unique synchronicity exist. Things just seem to fall into place as though meant to be. There is no denying that our union is a magnetic, creative, and harmonious one.

We are so very grateful to eHarmony for bringing us together. We have been given a second chance at love and no two people could be more thankful. We honor the gift we have been given and know that there is nothing we can not get through as we spend the rest of our lives together.

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