Tam and Johnathan
Tam was focused on starting up her own body work practice and Jon's career had him on the road 4 days a week. Neither of us had issues meeting people, but we both
had come to the conclusion that our current ways were not working! We each needed serious help finding the right one.
Tam had tried another dating website (fitnesssingles.com), but quickly realized that eHarmony might attract a better class of men. Jon was skeptical about online dating until a drive with his sister, during which she shared her boss's success story with the site, convinced him to sign-up.
Tam was the first to act on the match, "fast tracking" Jon to skip the guided questions and wisely asking him about his adventures of bicycling through New York. This evolved into 3 weeks of long emails back and forth talking openly about our histories, interests, values, and future goals.
Our first date was an outdoor movie in Brooklyn - "See No Evil, Hear No Evil" -which was ironically appropriate since Tam is half deaf and Jon's half blind. The three years of dating that followed included long bicycle rides across the 5 boroughs, finding new restaurants across the city, fixing Jon's less than ideal posture and body mechanics (hey - she's a body worker), art museums, and trips to Japan and Pacific Northwest.
Jon proposed to Tam on a beautiful Fall day in Central Park and we were married in New York City about a year later on another perfect day in mid-September. For our honeymoon, we traveled across Spain by car, bicycle, and train to experience art museums, wine country, beaches, and tapas.
It has been a fast-paced adventure from the start; however, that's just the surface of our relationship. Our success as a couple has never been about finding the next thing to do but rather a similar temperament and desire to be the best partners we can be to one another. What has made our relationship (and now marriage!) amazing has been the deep values that we share and a passion for individual and mutual growth.