(Closed) I want to hear your online dating success stories! :)

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 2
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My fiance and I met through Instagram, oddly enough. I wasn’t there looking for love, neither was he, but it happened. He just innocently liked a view of my pictures, that he had found via my hashtags. He had his screen name for a chat service on his IG profile, so I messaged him to say thanks. We started chatting there, then  texting, then phone calls. We first talked around Mother’s Day (2 years ago). After a few weeks we meet half way between where we were both living.


We had an amazing first day. Marathon date we like to call it. He showed up with beautiful flowers. 

By June 10th, we had become “offical”. I moved 4 hours across the state to live with him at the end of August, that same year. Fast, yes, but being away from him was like my heart was ripped out! 

We got engaged after about 18 months of dating/living together for 15 (ish). We are planning our wedding now. 

I never ever thought I’d find live via a hashtag, but here I am 🙂 

Post # 3
7656 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

MsBeer:  I am an eHarmony success story 🙂

I got out of a 3 1/2 year relationship where I was engaged to a guy. I didn’t date coworkers or go to bars, and I worked so much it was hard to go anywhere, so I started eHarmony. I met a few nice guys, but I starting talking to my DH in December 2009, and we met up in January and had ice cream. He had his city listed as the same as mine, but I came to find out through my mom, who subbed music at the school for him, that he actually lived 75 miles away. The reason he “lied” was so he could find more matches since the city he lived in was my old hometown and VERY small. It didn’t bother me becuase I was from there and would be able to go see him easily.

We talked for 3 hours over ice cream, and he invited me back to his place for supper. We ate ribs, listened to jazz music, and I left. We had another date 3 days later in which I went to his place and played Call of Duty, and that kind of sealed the relationship deal. I also got a speeding ticket on the long drive back becuase I was so tired and just wanted to get home.

We had a really rocky first few months, but 5 months in everything completely changed, and we became inseperable. In September of 2011 we got engaged, got married in July 2012, and we just had a son at the end of March.

It’s crazy to think that it was such a small world in our case with my mom subbing for him and him living in my hometown, and yet we probably would never have crossed paths if not for eHarmony due to having busy work schedules. So glad everything worked the way it did 🙂

Post # 4
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

My husband and I met through world of warcraft, so not a dating site, but still online.  He was literally my knight in shining armor: I was getting my butt handed to me in Zangarmarsh (pulled too many mobs) and he came and healed me up on his holy pally lol. 

Post # 6
679 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - SPRING VALLEY COUNTRY CLUB

We met through a craiglist personals ad that i posted. He was the first and only response to the add. We talked on the phone for about a month before we met. When we finally met face to face and went on our first date it was like magic!!(corny i know, but it was).

It turns out that we had the same group of friends growing up, but never really connected with each other.

6 years later we are getting married!!! I could cry just thnking about it!!!

Post # 9
208 posts
Helper bee

I have a strange and backwards success story. I have a very immature and commitment phobic SO. I’m kind of comittment phobic too. We both want commitment but we’ve bot hbeen divorced and we both ended up terrified of committing. So we were at the point where we were seriously dicsussing marriage, not one of those maybe some day talks, but the we either need to commit or go our separate ways, but neither of us could commit. We decided that I could see other people and I signed up for OK Cupid. My SO is the first person I dated after my divorce and I was concerned that maybe I should have dated around more. I didn’t know what to expect because you hear all these things about dating sites, but I heard from some genuinely nice, successful, good looking guys that I could maybe have had a future with and at the end of the day, I realized I didn’t want to pursue anything with any of them and deleted my account. Somehow the idea that I could find someone else made me ready to commit. So online dating helped me find my future spouse and overcome a fear of committment, even if I didn’t actually online date. If SO and I split for any reason now, I would totally give online dating a try.

Post # 10
8471 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

MsBeer:  lol, that’s probably a good thing; WoW is a HUGE time sink.  I will say that it was pretty romantic to meet someone without knowing what they looked like, being able to develop a friendship, then finally (after a few months) be able to be with that person physically.  This is one of our first “date nights” in game.

Our wedding a few years later

Post # 11
7656 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

MsBeer:  It was rocky because of how different we were and because of how shy I am. The first time I met his friend we went to his house where he, his wife, and his wife’s sisters and brother were there too, and I was super quiet. I truly had nothing to contribute because they were talking about a wedding that I wasn’t a part of and they were. That night when he took me home he barely spoke two words to me. He said he wasn’t sure he could be with someone so quiet. I told him I wasn’t wasting my time or his, and if he wanted to judge my personality on a first-time meeting where I knew no one then so be it, but he had to make a decision to stay or go. He obviously chose stay.

The rest was rocky because my parents have a great relationship and his don’t. His parents are the anti-romantics, don’t sit next to each other, fight all the time…pretty much good roommates, so whenever we’d be around them, he wouldn’t sit with me, hold my hand, and would barely smile or talk to me. If we all went out to eat he’d sit opposite of me because he didn’t know how his dad would feel about him sitting next to me, and if we sat on the same side, he’d sit as far away as possible. it was tough because in private he was so romantic, but out and about he was so cold and distant. 5 months after we dated he went on a week long trip to Texas, and I asked him if he would miss me. He said a week wasn’t long enough to miss me. I got all butthurt and decided to ignore him, and on day 3 of his trip he said he missed me so much, and he didn’t realize how empty he’d feel without me. From there, he started appreciating me more. 🙂

Post # 13
2691 posts
Sugar bee

My FI and I met through OKCupid.  I dated a guy in college pretty seriously and we broke up in my senior year.  I took a year and a half to just enjoy being single and didn’t make any effort to get into another relationship.  I also graduated, started my career, and started working out and boosting my self-confidence.  I signed up for OKCupid on a whim after a good friend told me how she had a good experience with it.  FI messaged me the very first day.  He stood out from the others – we had a lot of things in common and he seemed genuinely interested in me.  There were also a ton of sketchy messages from other guys, but I think that’s just the normal online dating experience.  FI and I messaged for a couple of weeks and met at a Starbucks.  We clicked immediately.  We share so many of the same tastes, interests, and life goals.  Sometimes, it shocks me how much we connected considering that we knew nothing else about each other beyond our OKCupid profiles.  We pretty much spent all of our free time together after that.  We moved in together after about a year, then bought a house less than a year later.  FI proposed in 2012, and we’re getting married in September.

Post # 15
9378 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

MsBeer:  thats so sweet! Keep that positive momentum going and he’ll definitely propose.

I personally only have online dating horror stories BUT one of my best girls married the perfect guy for her that she met on Match. The engagement happened fast- after a year maybe! And they have been very happy for 3 years now.



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