Claire and Andy
Claire: “I was on eHarmony as I’d been single for a while and was looking to start a long-term, meaningful relationship. I really didn’t think I’d meet anyone through the normal social activities I took part in like going to the pub or out with friends. I was looking for a fresh start and actually joined on a free communication weekend over New Year.
Andy had been on eHarmony for a little while before we first met but he hadn’t really met anyone he was interested in. He was actually just about to give up when we were matched on the 1st January. We used the guided communication process to get to know a little bit about each other before starting open communication and then we had our first date about a month after we were first matched.
Our first date was at the cinema. Andy was waiting for me at the cinema with packets of Haribo, one of each variety because he wasn’t sure which one I liked best. It was at that moment that I knew that this I.T geek was for me! We got on really well and just seemed to click. Our relationship from there on has just been an amazing blur. I think getting to know each other so much online really made the first actual meeting easier as we felt we knew each other already. eHarmony has helped us to build a strong relationship as we both knew from the start that we wanted to get married and have children one day so it made discussing those issues easy as we both already knew how each other felt.
I wasn’t expecting Andy’s proposal at all. Andy had asked my parents for their permission a week before we went on holiday to the Lake District and they said yes. My parents like Andy a lot, perhaps even more than they like me! I remember leaving for the Lake District and my parents were acting really strangely, so I really should have expected that something was about to happen. Andy proposed in a perfect spot on a quiet morning outside our cottage. He had gone inside to get a hat for me because it was getting sunny and came back with not only my hat but also a beautiful ring! I obviously accepted.”