Jason and Pauline
Jason: “I’d been single for about two years and quite simply, I wanted a relationship. I saw the advert for eHarmony on the TV and thought it would be a great place to find one.
I was working away when Pauline and I started communicating which was very difficult. We swapped numbers and were texting each other at every possible moment, where my signal allowed. We then switched to phone calls and managed to go well past our monthly limit, racking up some high phone bills. We both upgraded our phone services to get unlimited calls and texts so we could talk without worrying about the minutes!
About three months after initial contact, I came back to the UK and booked us an evening in a boutique hotel on Southampton Quayside and waited nervously at the train station for her, which turned out to be the best wait of my life! As soon as I saw Pauline, bubbly, bouncing towards me with the happiest face in the world, I was totally smitten! I’d never fallen for someone so quickly and as she walked towards me I thought to myself, “I’m going to marry that girl”. Pauline was so distracted smiling at me that she got completely caught in the ticket barrier and was desperately trying to get through that a station worker came over shouting, “Madam, please wait!” It was hilarious looking back!
We were meant to be, plain and simple. We moved in together eight months after meeting and bought our first home together. I knew I wanted to marry her on the day that I met her. Last Christmas was our first Christmas together and, although I planned to propose on New Year’s Eve, I was so caught up in the moment and magic of Christmas, I proposed in December. It was the longest wait of my life but finally she said yes! We’re getting married in Gibraltar in February 2014.”