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Jeff and Shelley

Southend, Essex

Jeff: “I joined eHarmony after a great deal of nagging from a close friend of mine. She kept on saying to me, ‘what have you got to lose by trying?’ Eventually I signed up, had a few messages from a number of different people and had some friendly chats but nothing that really took off. I’m the manager of a pub and am always really busy with work, so I kind of put eHarmony to the back of my mind for a while.

After a few weeks I became increasingly disheartened and decided to cancel my subscription to the site. That day, just before I was going to contact eHarmony, Shelley contacted me and boy I am so glad she did! Shelley told me that it was her first day of eHarmony and we sent messages back and forward and then decided to meet.

I guess our first date was when Shelley came to visit me in my pub. I was putting on an Oscar’s themed fancy dress night for my staff at the pub, and was dressed in a tuxedo myself. We had a really informal chat and really hit it off, plus she got on great with all of the staff too, which is important to me. Then we arranged another date for just the two of us and then another date after that, and many more.

We have so many similarities we often find it uncanny to be so in sync with one another. It’s like knowing what the other is thinking before they say it. It’s the best feeling ever! It wasn’t difficult for me to realise quite quickly that this was the woman I wanted to spend the rest of my life with so I arranged a surprise trip to Paris for Shelley and proposed under the Eiffel Tower. She had no hesitation when saying yes.

We moved in together full-time shortly after and now every day is full of laughter and lots of love. We were married on the 12th July and held the reception at the pub. It was perfect and we’ve just got back from our blissful honeymoon in the Dominican Republic.

My advice to anyone out there thinking of joining or wondering if it’s worthwhile to take the chance is just go for it! There’s really nothing to lose and you might meet the love of your life too. eHarmony has transformed our lives and we will always be thankful for that. We were two lonely hearts but now we’ve been put together, the future is ours for living!”

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