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
Claire and James "After our second date I was going on a skiing holiday in France for a week with a friend and told James that I’d contact him on my return. Whilst away I broke my wrist which was rather inconvenient as James lived 30 miles away. James was just wonderful."
From: Newmarket, Suffolk
Engaged: 11th December 2011
Teresa and Dan "My theory was that if nothing else, eHarmony would put me in touch with other single people of a similar age and would reassure me that I wasn’t the only single thirty-something out there."
From: Northampton, East Midlands
Engaged: 5th June 2011
Yemi and Rob "By no means is any relationship a walk in the park and it requires a lot of work, especially if it’s long-distance. eHarmony just provides the platform for meeting someone that a lot of us struggle to get onto, especially in my case as a single parent."
From: Streatham, Greater London
Engaged: 10th December 2011
Jenny and Ian "Our first date was a great success, it was fantastic! We’d arranged to meet on a Wednesday evening after work for a drink. Both of us assumed it would be a quick hello, a bit of a chat and to go from there. We ended up leaving the pub at 10.30pm and during that time we did not stop chatting."
From: Perranporth, Cornwall
Married: 12th November 2011
Helen and Russ “Helen and I had both been divorced and had both been in long term relationships that had not aspired to anything other than life experience. From this we had gone our separate ways and encouraged by others decided to use eHarmony as a means of meeting/dating people, and so our destiny was set. Success wasn’t forthcoming initially, like all aspects in life you only get out if it what you put in. Eventually our profiles crossed when I viewed Helen’s, then a couple of emails later and a telephone call and our first date was set in place."
From: Rochdale, Lancashire
Married: 1st October 2011
Fay & Aaron "I liked that he seemed to have the same values, he sounded quite down to earth and funny with an odd/quirky sense of humour. His profile showed he was family orientated, like me. I also quite liked the look of him from his photos."
From: Durham, County Durham
Married: 21st March 2011
Barry and Kirsten “Having been single for most of my twenties and numerous failed attempts on dating sites my Mum told me about eHarmony and my search for love began."
From: Redruth, Cornwall
Engaged: 6th December 2011
Louisa and Robb “I’d been internet dating for four years when I met Robb through eHarmony. I’d tried a number of online dating websites but decided to try eHarmony as I thought I’d be more likely to find a serious relationship with a legitimate person. When we were matched I instantly liked Robb’s profile and as my month’s subscription was nearly over I hurriedly sent him an open communication."