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Nearly Gave Up

Louise and Alan

Oxford, Oxfordshire

Louise: “I’d used other dating sites before eHarmony but had little success. I was beginning to think I was destined to be on my own forever! There always seemed to be something I didn’t like about the people I talked to, or something they didn’t like about me.

I’d read about eHarmony in a newspaper and was interested to see how the matching process worked and if, by chance, it might actually work for me. I completed the registration form, being brutally honest with myself so that nothing was left out and so that I could be matched with people that were really suited to me. I didn’t want any of my matches to have any surprises when we met up!

I’d been a member of the site for a couple of weeks when Alan’s profile was matched with mine. I read what he’d written about himself and was excited to see that we had a lot in common. I was immediately attracted to his photograph and to his wonderful, easy going nature that came across so strongly in his profile. I started the guided communication straight away! We found out so much about each other using the closed questions, it really worked for us. Within a couple of days we were emailing each other and a couple of weeks later we met for the first time.

For me, it was love at first sight! I had so much in common with this gentleman it was like we’d been made for each other. There were 100 miles between our locations but that didn’t come between us at all. We wanted to be together and so we overcame any obstacles, to the extent that the distance between us didn’t even feel like an issue at all.

The matching system was second to none. Throughout all of our early dates I was constantly surprised at how much Alan and I had in common. As we’d been through the eHarmony process, we’d found out things about each other that we might not have done through normal conversation and emails. I’ve waited my whole life to meet my soul mate and I can absolutely say that with eHarmony’s help, I found him!”

Alan: “I’d been raising my son alone for 10 years but as he passed his 19th birthday I decided that it was time to put my own life first again and so joined eHarmony to find someone to share it with. I’m quite a private person so the site’s matching system worked really well for me.

When Louise contacted me I thought she looked lovely and I was very keen to meet up, even though that meant I had to travel 100 miles to see her. On our first date she took me to a fantastic location, she’d obviously paid extra attention to my profile and what I liked to do. We spent a great evening together and I was disappointed to say goodbye. I couldn’t wait to see her again.

From that day forward we drove up and down the A34 at every opportunity. When she could, Louise would come down to my place but more often than not I would drive up to see her, sometimes twice a week, sometimes just for a few hours. It didn’t even matter, as long as we saw each other. I’d have driven up for just five minutes of her time.

I soon realised that we had something special and long lasting and couldn’t believe that I’d got lucky after only a short time on eHarmony. Louise and I share so much in common and our life together is so harmonious.”

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