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Jean and John


Jean: “I joined eHarmony after much encouragement from my daughter but I have to admit I was skeptical. John was sent to me as a match and I thought his profile was interesting so I sent him an email. When he replied, I noticed straight away that he’d responded to every part of my message, so I knew he was a man who listened! We were emailing for about a year which I loved, it felt like I had a pen pal and I really enjoyed it. Then one day, John said, “Isn’t it about time that we met?”

We went for a coffee in York as it’s about the same distance for both of us. I also know York well so I felt comfortable going there. I was quite nervous and even had an excuse ready in case I wanted to leave! Straight away when I saw John, I thought he was a nice gentleman and I was excited. We chatted for hours and the day flew by. I knew I liked him, we had a great friendship already and the spark grew from there.

I get so excited to see John on Thursdays when we start the weekend together. I love ballroom dancing and every Sunday we have a ballroom dance class together. He’s picked it up so quickly; he’s already really good. We went on a ballroom dancing holiday in January and danced the week away. It was amazing!”

John: “I wasn’t particularly nervous about our first date although I have to say I was nervous about what Jean might think of me. I was pretty confident that I would really like her so I was hoping she’d feel the same. Our date lasted for hours and Jean was so easy to talk to. It could have lasted even longer but it was snowing so much that day and I had driven so I was beginning to worry about getting back home again! I knew I wanted to see her again but didn’t know how she felt. I was a bit nervous about bringing it up so we sort of left it as, “Let’s maybe do this again sometime.”

We spend every weekend together, mainly travelling around and visiting new places in the UK. We have just bought a motor home together which we are excited to use for the first time this weekend. It has rained nonstop every weekend that we’ve been camping so this is definitely a great investment!

Emailing through eHarmony for a long time gave us the time to build a solid friendship and everything happened so naturally from there. I am very thankful for how it happened.”

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