Jane and Keith
Remember the commercial for shampoo from long ago….”She told two friends, and they told two friends, and so on and so on”? My experience with eHarmony has been similar to that. It was September 7, 2005 that Keith and I were first matched. Keith’s best friend, Marc met his future wife on eHarmony, and at his urging, Keith became a member. I was a Principal in southern California, and one of my teachers was a member.In my opinion, eHarmony’s success in matchmaking via the 29 dimensions has been its own best advertising. Keith and I communicated well from the start and by the last weekend of September, we were to meet in person. As I circled the parking lot of the airport, it became evident that there was not a spot for my car. I called Keith’s cell phone to tell him, and he said, “Are you in a tan Camry?” Before I knew it, I saw him running after my car. We hit it off great from the start, and we felt like we had known one another for years. For the next year, the two of us took turns traveling to the other’s state for a weekend each month, sometimes seeing one another twice a month. In between visits, we would talk on the phone daily. I remember telling my mom about this “special someone” I had met. She misheard what I said on the phone, and thought I had met him on eBay! I assured her I wasn’t the highest bidder, and that I had met Keith on eHarmony, the organization founded by Dr. Neil Clark Warren. I was familiar with his work, as I lived close to Pasadena. Over the next year, Keith and I met one another’s family members and friends, and everything felt like it “fit”.
We were married in Palo Alto, California on December 30, 2006. I’ve relocated to Washington and have settled into our new life together. Keith and I often enjoy spending time with our friends, Marc and Mary. There’s a special bond between the four of us, as they were instrumental in our meeting. I’m so thankful that Marc gave Keith “the nudge”, and I’m proud to say that several of my girlfriends are now members of eHarmony as well.