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Samantha and Chris

Norwich, Norfolk

Samantha: “I’d actually only been on eHarmony for a very short time before I met Chris and I was quite sceptical of the whole idea. My mother had actually insisted that I try the online dating thing! I think I went on three or four dates with other members, but they obviously never worked out. Chris had been a member of the site for much longer but still hadn’t found the right person for him.  

We first started chatting in April 2011. When we were matched together I actually overlooked Chris’s profile but thankfully he made the effort to send me an email! We chatted for about a month before we actually met up as we wanted to get to know each other properly (and also because Chris was away on holiday in Egypt). When Chris got back to the UK, we decided to meet up.  

We met in London for the weekend and at first I was so nervous that Chris thought I wasn’t interested in him, but over the next two days I relaxed and we ended up having a great time together. We’ve seen each other exclusively ever since with one of us traveling to see the other, as I lived in Noriwch at the time. Then we decided we wanted to see more of each other, so I moved to London to be with Chris permanently last December.  

In February this year we decided to take our first holiday together to South Africa, where we visited Chris’s family. On the 5th of February, Chris had arranged for me to go up in a Microlight to see Cape Town from the air, something I’ve always wanted to do. It was the most wonderful experience I have ever had. I was so excited coming down to land, especially when I noticed the sign that Chris had made on the floor - ‘Samantha, will you marry me?’ I was in absolute tears in the sky and continued to cry when I landed and Chris got down on one knee to make it official.  

We are now happily engaged and are planning our wedding for next year.”

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