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
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
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!”
Married: 5th October 2013
Lisa and Lee “I had been single since July 2008 after my divorce and found it difficult to juggle a social life whilst also caring for my two-year-old son, Thomas. In 2010, I decided that I was ready to move on from my past marriage and very much wanted to find that special someone to start a new relationship with."
From: Ellesmere Port, Cheshire
Engaged: 1st January 2012
Stella and Peter “We ended up meeting on the coldest day of the year in 2010. My friend had recommended we meet at a nice, rural pub but she obviously wasn’t aware that the pub was closed for renovations. After trying the door handle of the deserted tavern, we stood in the frozen car park in a snowy, country lane and burst out laughing…what a good start!"
From: Midhurst, West Sussex
Engaged: 8th October 2011
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
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."