Steve and Hana
Steve: “I received Hana as my match in May 2010 and her details immediately caught my eye, not just her photo which was very attractive! I firstly replied with one of the pre-determined communication options but Hana wrote back saying that a personally written email would be better! Even from her first email I didn’t realise that English wasn’t her native language. From her emails I was genuinely captivated, she sounded very interesting and like somebody I would like to get to know better.
Over email we agreed to meet at Victoria Station in London. After a couple of hours drinking coffee and chatting we realised that we still weren’t bored of each other, so we went for a walk! We still had so much to talk about and found that we had similar tastes and mannerisms. When I eventually returned home I had a huge grin on my face for the rest of the day! I plucked up the courage to phone Hana that night and was so pleased when she agreed to meet again.
This is all going to sound like a cliché but the rest is history. We just got on so well with each other and it seemed so natural to be in each other's company. This was my first time in a serious relationship and I couldn't believe how easy it was, how comfortable I was with Hana. We eventually moved in together in October last year. We’re very happy and still very much in love.”
Hana: “I’d tried online dating before but hadn’t been successful. In my mind, I wanted to meet someone face-to-face and not online but my friend encouraged me to join eHarmony, telling me that it was different to other sites, so I did sign up. I received a few matches and even met with one of the guys. He was very nice, really interesting and smart but there was no sparkle between us. I found him more a friend than a potential partner.
Then I got a message from Steve and because the guided communications weren’t really appealing to me, I sent an email in reply which started a series of very interesting correspondence. After some time we decided to meet in a public place, as Steve requested. He said it would make it easier for me to wander off if I got bored of him!
Well here we are, nearly two years later and the moment of getting bored is still yet to come. We have lots in common, similar interests, tastes and where we do differ we compliment and complete each other. We moved into our own house and we know that this is the beginning of a long time together. It sounds corny but Steve is all I want, all I need in a man; he makes me laugh, he annoys me with typical manly behavior, he is smart, funny, and serious. He gives me all I need, be it a kiss or a bag of compost for the garden!”