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Alison and Dean


Alison: “I joined eHarmony because I wanted to find my life partner and a good friend of mine met her husband online and so it prompted me to give it a go. I really liked the detail of all the questions in the sign up process and the careful matching as a result. I enjoyed reading through Dean’s profile with his down to earth sense of humour. He really stood out.

We talked online for three weeks before deciding to meet up. Our first date was a Sunday walk around the grounds of Hylands House in Essex and we had a cup of tea in the cafe. After that we met up about twice a week or as much as we could before we moved in together but we made sure that we talked every day.  After a month in we met each other’s friends and families and after one year into our relationship Dean proposed to me in the most romantic way in Central Park New York. It was such a surprise! We’ll get married next May and we’ll have our honeymoon in Italy.”

Dean: “I decided to try online dating as you can be more selective with the types of people that you meet and eHarmony gives you a much higher chance of finding someone you might genuinely want a future with.

I really liked Alison’s pictures and the humour that came across from her profile. I contacted Alison and we both felt there was an instant connection. Our first date lasted for about three hours and I got quite embarrassed as my brother in law had drawn something rude on the back of my car, but luckily Alison found it funny. We dated for about a month until we started to make it official and realised that we loved each other. Everything went really quick and we moved in together by August and got engaged in February 2014. I proposed to Alison on a holiday together in New York next to a frozen lake in the snow in Central Park. All of my friends and family suspected something and the only person who was really surprised was Alison.

I am so happy  I met Alison, everything clicked into place so quickly and perfectly and everything felt right. I can’t wait to get married to my best friend.”

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