(Closed) Let's Hear About Your Online Dating Success Stories

posted 4 years ago in Relationships
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I met my partner online (I live in Germany, so I won’t bother saying which one) 

I initially said something nice about thanks for writing me, I don’t think we’re a good match and wished him luck. Then something about him called me back 10 mins later (maybe something about all the other really icky messages I had received ๐Ÿ˜‰ He just seemed like such a genuinely nice guy)

Well, turns out we are totally compatible. We were just friends for about a month and a half with texting and giving each other hilarious dating advice (like after a date we’d check in and talk about how it was and such) After a little bit I was getting annoyed with hearing about his other dates and worried he might be “the one” for one of them. (to me he was an awesome “catch”, one of the ladies was bound to figure that out, I figured)

Finally I asked him out on a real date because I had such a huge crush just had to meet him in person. We’ve been a couple ever since! Apparently he knew the whole time I would eventually admit to myself I was in love and would be his. Gaah, love him!

Online dating is super and don’t overlook the great guys disguised a your “normal Joe” (<— those guys make excellent partners)

Also I recommend the book “Love Factually” I found it really helpful after my messy break-up when I was getting back into dating. 

Good luck!

Post # 17
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155 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I met my finance on a online dating site called “blackchristiansdateforfree” I sent him a wink on February 15, 2015 in messaged me. We messaged for about 2 days and then we were texting the entire 3rd day…I was off of work due to a snow day and he was at dialysis….he asked if he could call me that night and the rest is history. ย We met for the first time April 9th when he came here for the weekend, we were engaged in June and our wedding date is exactly one year from the time we first saw each other face to face.ย 

Post # 18
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: Breckenridge, CO

I met my fiancé on Match.com.  He was my first date during my week long free trial.  He’s not some guy I would have overlooked- he was exactly what I was looking for.  He lived/worked in the city and I lived/worked in the suburbs at the time so we never would have met 

I did not message him first and I would not recommend doing so

Also I did NOT text/message endlessly before meeting up for a date.  Seems like a huge waste of time to me.  A couple of messages to make sure he’s not a dummy and relatively sane, then set up a date ASAP. If they don’t ask you for a date within 5 messages, quit messaging

 

Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Darling Husband and I met on eHarmony. I’d been on it for six months or so and our paths would never have crossed otherwise.

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I’ve met 3 serious relationships from online dating, one being my Darling Husband, so I totally recommend it!  I had very limited ways of meeting anyone outside of online dating- I had graduated from school, didn’t party, and didn’t want to date a coworker, so online dating was perfect.

Make sure you vet people before you meet them (I was able to veto many guys by emailing or texting back and forth because something just felt off). 

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

I met my husband after being on Plenty of Fish for only a few days. He messaged me almost immediately after I signed up, we chatted/texted for a couple days and then met in person. I actually went out with a couple other guys from POF and they were great guys as well, so I have nothing but good things to say about online dating. 

I also know several other couples that met online. I also have friends that have tried without success as well. Though, the common theme there seems to be that the person is far too picky. Yes, online dating allows you to sort guys based on several characteristics, but this can also lead to narrowing your search too much and excluding otherwise great guys. My one friend complained that there wasn’t anybody good on POF, but her search criteria were so narrow (ie ages 29-31, must be over 6 ft, must have graduate degree, athletic build, etc.). That just seems like setting yourself up for failure, I think you should go into online dating with an open mind; maybe Mr. Right is 5’11” and 32. 

Post # 22
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247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I met my fiance on Plenty of Fish. I was skeptical about online dating and chose pof because it was free. I was only on the site for about a week. I had one crappy date the Friday after joining, and my second date was on that Sunday with my now fiance. Just beware because you have to sift through the messages you get to find the good guys.

Post # 23
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My fiance and I met on okcupid. We went to college together but we were both super busy and he was super shy so it was easier for him to approach me online than in person. I would hoghly recommend online dating! 

Post # 24
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Newbee

I met the love of my life online,  I had kissed a Internet  few frogs but I was first person to message him online.  I pretty much never went home after the first date properly,  I didn’t let myself go to quick even though he was wanting to move in officially after 3 months,  and we never really had an official move in I just stopped more and more nights per week until all my stuff was there lol  engaged after 14 months married one year later and been married 18 months.  Good old plenty of fish ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 25
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1601 posts
Bumble bee

I met my husband on EHarmony. It was a long weekend and it was free communication. I was on a free trial and he was paying. I included my e-mail in a message and we started talking from there and met in person a few weeks later. Less than 2 years later we were engaged. We’ve been married 3 1/2 years.

Online dating can be great.

Good luck!

 

 

Post # 26
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31 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Met my husband on OkCupid.  I had been on the site for about a year and a half and had gone on plenty of dates and met lots of guys, but nothing ever came out of thost meetings. 

Then, one day, I noticed my now-husband had viewed my profile quite a few times.  I bit the bullet and sent him a message.  We met up for dinner a few days later and have been inseperable ever since.  It turns out that I was the very first online date he’d ever had…I’m glad I also get to be the last!

We were engaged a year ago in May after 10 months of dating (we’re both in our 30’s, were on the same page about everything and didn’t see the need to drag anything out) and got married 8 months later. 

 Online dating can work if you’re patient and know what you want.  I have always had a few dealbreaks I wouldn’t bend on, but otherwise tried to maintain an open mind.  I’m so lucky that I met my husband — there are some really great people out there that you might not cross paths with otherwise!

Post # 27
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58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My boyfriend and I met on OK Cupid. I had signed up 6 months after my then-fiancé and I ended our engagement (we had dated 3 years and been engaged for 1). I was 28 at the time and was trying to prove to myself that there are good men out there and I would not die old and alone. (Seriously, that’s what I thought.) ๐Ÿ™„

I had been on maybe 2 weeks and definitely had some odd conversions, but then my SO messaged me. Our conversation was polite and a bit flirtatious, and I was surprised to find myself enjoying talking to him. We exchanged phone numbers after about a week of messaging on the app and then texted for another 2 weeks before he asked me out on a date. And the rest is history! Almost 2 years later and we are living together and are talking about getting engaged later this year. I’ve joked to him that we need to contact OKC after we’re married and try to get in a commercial or something for some cash! ๐Ÿ˜†

To start, I was absolutely terrified putting myself out there online. But once guys started liking my profile and messaging me, it was kind of a confidence boost that at the time was much-needed. I know some people have horror stories of online dating adventures, but if you’re willing to wade through the weirdos there are some gems worth hunting for! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Post # 28
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

my my Fiance on OK Cupid almost 4 years ago.  I hate “online dating” so we messaged back and fourth a total of 4 messages and went on a date.

Post # 29
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Is anyone “old” enough to remember hotornot.com?  It’s a terrible website, really, but in college it’s a lot of fun – rating people based on looks and all that.  Eventually they added the chance to put in information and use it like a dating website as well.  So some guy on there sent me a message and lookd pretty good – he lived in California (I lived in Virginia) but whatever, it’s just for fun anyway.  He had a lot in common either with me directly, or with my father (weird, I know) as far as hobbies went.  So we started talking online.  Sending emails daily – it was the first thing I read getting up in the morning.

We started joking around that we should meet, which is stupid with us living 3000 miles apart.  Meeting in the middle would mean Kansas and who wants to do that? (sorry, those of you from there!)  Then we started looking at the southwest – Zion, Bryce, Rocky Mountains.  We got really into the idea of this trip – so many incredible places to see.  We decided to go for it.  We planned a 10-day trip to meet – if we hated each other on sight, we’d just follow each other around anyway just to see everything in the plans.  That trip was freaking awesome.

A few months later he took a trip to the east coast where he not only met my family, he attended my best friend’s wedding.  That takes some guts, lol.  The next summer I came out to do the same for him. We worked through moving closer together, finding work, getting a home and last June we got married (finally) within miles of some of the places we first visited.

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

met on match, met a few weirdos first. Our first date was 5+ hours of just talking, I knew it was special from the get go ๐Ÿ™‚

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