Lauren and Nicholas
I signed up for eHarmony on a whim after seeing a T.V. ad for a free weekend or something. I was miserable where I worked and was not meeting people outside work. I thought eHarmony would be a good opportunity to meet someone outside of bars, and I was curious, so I signed up. I thought I'd meet a few people, build my confidence, and maybe date someone for a short time.
I had already been on some dates with other people through eHarmony, but I was the first girl Nick met through eHarmony. He was working and putting himself through law school, and didn't have a lot of time to spend trying to meet people. After speaking online for a while, we met at a coffee shop in Baltimore on a cold winter day in December.
I was starving, so we didn't even wait for our own private table. We just sat on a couch and had our first date with a random woman talking to us about buying Christmas trees in a nearby armchair. Just a few weeks later, my parents commented on how I couldn't seem to stop texting someone--and, almost four years later, we are still together and are now married. And I still feel a little giddy when I walk through the door at night and see him.
We compliment each other perfectly. I am terrible at cooking; he is great at it. He hates mowing the lawn; I enjoy it. I can be passionate at times and wear my heart on my sleeve; he stays logical. We certainly are stronger together than we are apart, and we are each other's best friend.
We don't always share interests and we don't always have common strengths, but we share the same core values. We are both loyal, loving, and in love. We trust each other and listen to each other. We want the same things long-term. We work hard but appreciate the quiet times and the little things that make those moments special. And, no matter what, we're always a team.