eharmony Love Stories: Rebecca and Alex
Rebecca and Alex met on eharmony in January 2013 and married in the summer of 2017. Here they talk us through their love story
‘I’d been single for quite a while before I decided to join eharmony. I liked the fact that the matches are provided specifically for you, and I found it easy to use. The in-depth questionnaire meant that only suitable matches were offered.
Alex’s profile really stood out; I liked his pictures and the fact that we shared similar interests. Practically, it helped that he was a similar age to me and lived not too far away.
We had our first date at a coffee shop in Worcester, followed by lunch and a walk around the cathedral. It lasted five hours in all! When I arrived, Alex was standing outside holding a single red rose. I felt excited as it was the first time any man had ever bought me flowers of any sort. Later that day, I went back to the coffee shop to wait for my train home and the staff recognised me and commented on how gentlemanly Alex had been and what a good match we made!
By February we were in an official relationship and we went on our first holiday together – to Paris – in March 2013.
‘When we matched on eharmony, Rebecca and I had an instant connection. We used to write huge long paragraphs to each other and decided to meet up after about a week of emailing.
Things progressed quite quickly after our first date. We would meet up at least once a week to begin with and then more often. Rebecca met my family at my brother’s birthday meal about a month later and I met Rebecca’s parents not too long after that. We bought a flat together that August.
I proposed while we were on a cruise and spending the day in Lisbon. I’d planned it all; I took Rebecca up to the highest point of the city and told her to look out at the view. When she turned around, I was down on one knee! It took a while though; there were so many tourists that I thought I’d never get my chance to propose.
I think our relationship works because we’re really in tune with each other. We can both tell how each other is feeling all the time. We’re very supportive of each other and guide each other through our ups and downs. We know we’ve both found true love.’
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