Sophie and Nicholas
Sophie: “As you get older and your circle of friends get married and have children, the opportunity to meet new people becomes quite small. I’m not the type of person that would meet a guy in a night club and take their number, so I really couldn’t see how I would ever meet anyone. I wanted to meet someone I was in tune with but really wasn’t sure about joining a dating site as I thought that only desperate people searched for love online. How wrong could I be?!
I had a great experience on eHarmony generally. I went on about eight dates with really nice people but as soon as I met Nick I knew he was someone I could connect with. We met in a local pub for our first date, just for a coffee. I suggested that we meet just for a quick drink as it took away some of the pressures of meeting for the first time. I thought that if we didn’t like each other, it gave us both an easy way to leave!
We actually got on brilliantly, we had lots to talk about and it felt so natural. I was so worried that our meeting would feel forced and awkward but we both chatted and listened as much as the other. Unfortunately it was throwing it down with snow and the road conditions were getting dreadful so we had to cut our evening short. As we left we both said that we’d like to see each other again and as I drove home I was really excited and hoped that Nick felt the same.
Nick text me the next day asking if I’d like to meet for dinner a couple of evenings later. We decided to meet at the same pub and this time the weather had luckily improved! Our second date went as well as the first, if not better. We continued to talk about our interests and never once had any embarrassing silences. We’d found out a lot about each other on our first couple of dates and seemed to share a love of cars. I found a car stunt festival which I thought we would both enjoy so we booked tickets to go along. It chucked it down all day and got worse and worse as the day progressed, but we both just smiled through it. This was actually quite good as it showed that we must like each other enough to put up with the weather! We were soaked through but we just laughed about it.
Afterwards Nick dropped me off and asked if I would like to go round for dinner later on. He told me afterwards that he was worried that I wouldn't want to see him again as our date hadn't gone quite to plan, but I was really pleased he’d asked. I went home, warmed myself up, got changed and then went round Nick’s. He cooked me a lovely dinner and we continued to chat for ages.
We then started to see each other a couple of times a week but we took things slowly. I didn’t want to just jump into a relationship. We’ve been together for four months now and we’ve met each other’s parents. Things have moved from strength to strength. We have so much in common, it’s both weird and wonderful!”