Gwen and Terry "I’d been using the site for a few months before I saw Gwen’s profile and sent her an email. Much to my surprise, she replied saying, “Hi Tony!” That made me chuckle so I emailed back saying that actually my name isn't Tony, but it’s Terry. She emailed back straight away saying, “Oh, sorry Trevor!” She had me laughing so much already that I had to keep emailing her. I wind her up all the time about it now!"
Matched: 1st March 2013
Jean and John “I wasn't particularly nervous about our first date although I have to say I was nervous about what Jean might think of me. I was pretty confident that I would really like her so I was hoping she’d feel the same."
Matched: 24th November 2009
Amrita and Jatinder "Before I joined eHarmony I didn't think I would find someone who would match my sense of humour and someone who I would love truly for who they are. I remember filling in the application form and thinking ‘Oh my God, this is so tiresome’ but it actually made me think logically about what I wanted in my future partner and most importantly reflect on myself as an individual. It's very easy to say, ‘I want my partner to be handsome, funny, loyal etc’ but the questions made me think about who I was myself."
Engaged: 25th May 2013
Liz and Nick “My dad was actually the one who convinced me to register for eHarmony, and he even paid for my year subscription! Annoyingly for him, I came across Nick’s profile on my third day on the website! I sent him a smile because I thought he was really attractive in his photos and also because he loves to read and I do too."
From: Cardiff, Wales
Matched: 2nd January 2013
Steve and Jess “We’re going on our first holiday to Mexico for two weeks in November – I am already counting down the days!”
From: Westbury & Bristol
Matched: 17th February 2013
Jenny and Fans "I was a bit wary to introduce him to my family because I hadn’t told them I had met him online and I knew my dad and brother would have something to say about it. As expected, they were quite concerned when they found out as they are very protective of me. To make it worse, Fans also didn’t give off the best first impression!"
Engaged: 10th May 2013
Natasha and John "My colleagues kept telling me that I should try online dating but I had no desire to. They created an account for me with eHarmony (without me knowing) and then when it came to the long questionnaire they had to tell me so I could complete it myself. The questionnaire asks every question there could possibly be, I’m sure of it! I thought, though, that there must be something in it for it to be so long. I also thought that any man going through all of the questions must be serious about finding someone compatible with him and also looking for a relationship and not just a quick fling."
Engaged: 3rd October 2013
Michelle and Andy "When Andy proposed, it was a complete shock! It was a Monday afternoon, I’d come home from a bad day at work, I had no makeup on and looked terrible and tired. We had last night’s lasagne for dinner, just an ordinary Monday evening. Andy asked if I wasn’t desert, so of course I said ‘yes’. He returned to the table five minutes later and put a box on the table saying “how about it then?”
Married: 24th August 2013
Daphney and Brendan Last year in October we purchased our first house together, and to keep with our October theme, last month we got married! We clearly are a great match because the wedding day was quite a test! The zip on my wedding dress broke the night before and the music on the day didn’t work. That, plus the groom was late for the wedding! All that aside, we had a very special day and we couldn’t be happier. We’re travelling to South Africa to have our second dream wedding with all of our family who still live over there, it’s going to be a beach wedding and we can’t wait!”