Kerry and Mark
Kerry: “I’d been single for a couple of years before I joined eHarmony and I just thought that it really was time for me to find a decent man and settle down. None of the other ways were working so I thought I’d try a different approach – online dating.
When Mark requested to communicate with me, I was instantly attracted to his long hair and his taste in music and I had a feeling that we would really get on. We spoke for about a month before meeting up at a pub near me. I chose the pub because I know a few people that work there and so I felt safe and I arranged to meet in the afternoon too. I also organised a backup plan with my friends for that evening so if it wasn’t going well I could make an excuse to leave early and meet them. We met at 2pm and didn’t say goodbye until 2am as we went to go and see my friend’s band playing in the evening – therefore you can say the date was a success!
Our relationship progressed quicker than normal but we never felt like it was unnatural. My housemate (who I owned a house with) decided to move to Devon to live with her boyfriend and I thought I would have to give up the flat because I couldn’t pay both mortgages. As Mark and I were getting on so brilliantly, he decided to take over her mortgage and move in with me instead! It worked our perfectly and the timing really worked; it took months for the paperwork to go through so by the time he moved in with me, we’d been together for almost a year.
A year or so after that, we discovered that I was pregnant and it was such a wonderful surprise. What was even more surprising was that we found out we were having twins! Neither of us have twins in our families so we can’t think how it happened, but we were thrilled when we found out (after the initial shock)!
Amber and Ethan mean the world to us and we are so happy and feel very lucky. We hope to get married in the future when we can afford it but for now we’re enjoying the journey with two babies in the house!”