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
Marie and James "It was a Saturday when we met for the first time and we met up again on the Monday, just a few days later. I decided then that I was going to close my eHarmony account.”
Matched: 2nd February 2013
Lisa and Jason "The following February, Jason asked me to marry him. He left the house and there was a video tape for me to play which gave me a number of clues as to how to find where he was. He put so much effort into this, involving our friends and family in the hunt, it was amazing!"
Married: 4th December 2012
Steph and Dave "I've never felt the need to get married to anyone before but soon after I met Dave I had one of those light bulb moments and I realised that I wanted to marry him and share our lives."
Engaged: 9th September 2012
Joanna and David “Where to start on how amazing finding David is? I always dreamt of having 'the fairy tale' romance, the one where your eyes meet for the first time and you just know that you have been searching for this person all your life. My previous relationships had failed and I ended up trying very hard to convince myself that others had been 'the one' and ignoring the little voice in the depth of my heart saying ‘Joanna, he wasn't the one.’"
From: Sheffield, Yorkshire
Engaged: 22nd March 2012
Linda and Damian "We arranged our first date and Linda told her friends at the time that it would just be one drink as I’d told her that I intended to turn up on my motorcycle, something which she was initially quite unimpressed with!"
From: Coventry, West Midlands
Married: 11th May 2012
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
Juliet and Philip "The fact that we have both survived losing a partner and having to bring up children on our own obviously forged a deep link between us. We both have a deep love of the arts and understand what it’s like to work at a really focused job. We have both been surprised and delighted to find love again after thinking that we’d already had our fair share!"