Steph and Dave
Steph: "From the beginning, we were very relaxed with each other and talked non-stop and after several very long phone calls we finally met. We ended up walking along the coast, had a lovely meal, and when we emerged from the pub later that evening we had our arms round each other and big smiles on our faces. We traipsed back along the coast, lying on the beach under the full moon at midnight.
The day after we met, we were both on the phone to cancel other dates that we had arranged - we knew then that we didn't need to continue the search. We decided to spend as much time together as possible in that time to see how things went. I've never felt the need to get married to anyone before but soon after I met Dave I had one of those light bulb moments and I realised that I wanted to marry him and share our lives. Only a few months into the relationship we'd met each other’s friends and family and everyone was very happy for us and knew how suited we were.
However, after a few months together Dave had to go to work in the north of Scotlandfor nine months. We managed to see each other every other weekend (and ran up huge phone bills speaking every day)! We both travelled back and forth in order to spend time with each other and we ended up having some fantastic long weekends away in the wilds of Scotland, and the heart of Suffolk.
Dave's just finished working in Edinburgh and has come back to Suffolk, to where he now calls home. Last autumn we celebrated a year since our first meeting. We did exactly what we had done on our very first date together. We walked along the coast, went to the pub for a meal and walked back along the beach. This time, lying on the beach again, under a starry sky, Dave said he had 10 questions to ask me about our year together. I managed to answer them all correctly and so qualified for the bonus question. He then produced the most beautiful ring and asked me to marry him.
We are both incredibly happy and can't believe that we managed to find each other through eHarmony; a dating site that actually works. We're now looking forward to a fantastic future together.”