Alison and Robert
Alison: “I looked at several dating agencies before I chose eHarmony and Robert had looked at a few too. The compatibility aspect of eHarmony really appealed to us.
After over 500 matches and having corresponded with a few people here and there, eHarmony, in their wisdom decided to match us. The questions were a perfect way to get to know each other and to realise that we had lots in common. Robert later told me that he was so excited to read my daily messages that he couldn’t wait to get home from work each night to check his inbox!
Something connected between us right away and a couple of weeks later we met in person. We’d spent so many hours talking on the phone, emailing and on Skype so it felt like the right time to see each other face-to-face. As soon as we met it felt as if we had known each other for years. We went for lunch in Glasgow, couldn’t stop chatting and knew we wanted to meet again.
First and foremost we became really good friends. Neither of us were looking to remarry at the time. However, on the anniversary of our first date it just felt right to get engaged and we knew that this time around it would be forever.
We were married on the 31st May 2012, two years to the day we met, in the Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas. We chose a 1920s theme and had the ceremony in the gardens of the hotel, followed by a gondola ride and then dinner in a private dining room overlooking St. Mark’s Square. To complete the day we took a limo ride down the strip. It was a magical day from start to finish.
On our return home we threw a celebration party for family and friends. We brought Vegas home with us and had casino tables, magician and cabaret acts to entertain our guests.
All in all, everything has worked out so well. We did have a 150 mile distance between us at first but we made that work in our favour and never looked at the distance in a negative way. We have always been open about how we met and would recommend eHarmony without any hesitation.”