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Nearly Gave Up

Alison and Adam

London

Alison: "Ten years ago I was living in New York and used to see eHarmony adverts on the TV quite often. At the time, I didn't feel that eHarmony was quite the website for me, but encouraged a friend to go on the site and my friend actually found someone. In 2008 I decided to subscribe to eHarmony for the first time. I was on the site for eight months but felt that the matches weren't quite right for me, so I cancelled my subscription.

In August 2009 when I'd moved back to the U.K, a girl at my work got engaged and I thought, 'Right, I have got to sort this out'. I joined eHarmony and dated one match for a couple of months but that ended soon after and I decided to turn my matching back on.

One day in February 2010 I received a new batch of matches, one of whom was Adam. When I saw him I felt as though I had been hit by a thunderbolt. We had so many similarities and when looking through Adam's profile, the clincher for me was the book he had said he was reading in his profile, 'I'm Okay, You're Okay'. I'd always said that if I met anyone who was even remotely interested in reading something like that book, then I'd know that he was the man for me.

I decided to make the first move and contact Adam who was away skiing at the time. As I was also travelling for work our initial communication was a bit stilted but we arranged our first date for the 14th March 2010. We decided to meet in a pub in Battersea at 3pm in the afternoon and without intention, didn't actually leave the pub until 4am! The following Thursday we decided to meet in London for dinner before I had to go abroad with work again. We spoke on the phone every day for the next two weeks and when we met again, Adam came with me to choose a new car. I think it was when I picked out a convertible sports car that Adam knew he'd found the right girl for him!

I met Adam's family while watching him run the London Marathon in 2010. It was the first time we had met, not in the most conventional circumstances, but we got on like a house on fire.

In August 2010 we both visited New York. As wed discussed getting married we went into Tiffany's to look at engagement rings. There was one ring in particular that I loved but as there was only one ring left in my chosen design, we had to order it in to the store. We went back last November and collected the ring. That evening Adam proposed to me in a park next to the river.

It did take me a while to find my perfect match, but I certainly found him in the end."

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