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David and I were matched on September 15, 2004. It is now several years later, and we are still blissfully happy. At the time of our matching, we lived over 4000 miles apart. We had both been married previously and we each have a daughter – mine is 24 and his is 21. We both went 'wow' upon being matched. We were extremely excited and thought we had so much in common, and each had so many traits we were looking for.
We felt it very important to go through the entire eHarmony timetable of questions/answers, etc and not doing the 'fast track' to each other’s emails. We both wanted to ask some really important questions through the eHarmony system before communicating direct. Once through the system of questions, which took a couple of weeks even though we wrote back and forth each day, we decided to give each other our email addresses. We wrote each other daily, very seldom skipping a day! We continued to ask important questions and both studied each other’s answers for we both really wanted to find a life partner and took this opportunity seriously.
As we lived so far apart, meeting each other was a big step. After 4 months of daily communication, we both felt we had potentially met the right partner, and I was the one who wanted to meet in person first. I didn't want to be delusional and continue thinking this guy was maybe the one, then finally meet him and find out we had no chemistry in person. I suggested we meet half way for both of us, so we'd be in neutral territory. We also decided before hand this initial meeting would not get physical. We wanted to wait to see how we did under strictly platonic conditions. We did speak on the phone a number of times prior to our meeting, but mainly via email.
The second we laid eyes on one another at the airport...it was love! We had a glorious 2 days together and Dave even flew back with me for a few more days. From that trip on, we visited one another every 4-5 weeks. After 8+ months after our meeting in person, I moved to live with Dave! I made copies of mine/Dave's year of emailing and they filled 2 each 3" ring binders! I want to keep them all as a testament to our meeting on eHarmony, getting to know one another and falling in love long distance.
One of our favourite past-times is going to the beach. We both surf, sun, snorkel and dive. We are both outdoorsy and very adventuresome. We also have a nice deep sea fishing boat and love to spend time fishing and boating together.
Neither of us tried any other dating sites. We both were wary of the others and felt they were a sort of 'meat market' mentality. We both liked the personality profile, psychological test, computer matching, etc. and felt we'd find better quality matches on eHarmony.
We have recommended eHarmony to friends and family, even our exes. My ex-husband has been dating an eHarmony match for the past year. One of the reasons I became interested in eHarmony was due to several of my girlfriends dating such nice guys from their eHarmony experience.
We feel very blessed to have found one another...and owe it all to eHarmony! Thanks again for the most important connection of our lifetime!