Rebecca and Erik
I had been on a number of first dates. In fact, just a week before I met Erik I went on a not-so-successful date. I told my co-workers the day I was meeting Erik for the first time that if this one didn't work out, I wasn't going on another date until I was 35! Well needless to say, it worked out beautifully. I could even tell Erik didn’t want to end that first date, since after dinner he asked if I would like to go for a walk. After we went for a walk he asked if I wanted to stop for coffee. It was a weeknight, but neither of us wanted the night to end and to have to go home.
I had a feeling Erik was "the one" when shortly into dating, we were driving to visit his elderly great-aunt and great-uncle. Just before we arrived, he asked if he could introduce me as his girlfriend! It was the sweetest thing I'd heard in a long time, and told me volumes about how much he values family. A couple months later we were on a camping trip in the San Juan Islands, when he asked me to travel home to the Midwest with him to attend his sister's wedding. At that point I was very sure that sometime after that wedding, we would be planning our own.
Last February, we were again on a weekend getaway, this time heading to Canada for a ski trip with our soccer team friends, when he pulled off at a scenic overlook and proposed. We were so lucky to have a weekend away afterwards to take it all in and celebrate before heading home to spread the happy news.
We are so excited to celebrate with all of our friends and family who have supported us in making it this far. Of course we owe a huge thank you to eHarmony also--there's no other way we would have met since we lived in different cities. Thank you for bringing us together, especially in Seattle, a city known for the "Seattle Freeze", which certainly doesn't help with meeting new people!