4 Couples Share Their Online Dating Success Stories
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This lady had an interesting approach to creating a profile, lots of work went into it, but apparently it turned out. In other words, her friends created a profile for her as a joke. She spiffed up her profile and went on a good date with a major video game enthusiast.
But it took a chance encounter between them in real life — on the New York subway to be exact — for both of them to realize that they actually had real potential.
Despite the fact that they lived miles apart, they began talking daily, for months, before finally meeting. Less than a year later, they got engaged and are currently planning their wedding. Instead, she bit him; he bled and became ill.
Barbara Hassan began online dating through Match. A year later, she felt bold enough to try online dating again — this time with great success. How did she bond with her now husband? They both shared their tales of being scammed by online paramours. When Gemma discovered her partner was cheating on her with women he met using the website Plenty of Fish , Gemma ended the relationship — and joined POF herself. Tags for this story:. Amy Webb big data data love online dating romance technology TED Notes from Session 6: When two take the stage: Images from TEDWomen duets.
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That ended in disaster two years later for a whole host of other reasons, so here I was, nearly 35 years old, and having to learn how to date for the first time. A friend of mine suggested I try online dating, and she recommended OkCupid. However, it was free, so I created a profile with no expectations at all. I exchanged messages with a couple of people and went on a couple of dates that were pleasant. Then Stephanie's profile showed up.
She was in my area.
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She loved the same geeky television shows I did. She said that indie music and feminist theory were two of her favorite things. She had a cat. The first thing I thought was, 'I would be friends with this woman even if we don't date. A few messages later we met for coffee after work. The connection was instant. Our first date lasted nearly six hours. When I got home that night, I updated my Facebook with, 'This one might have possibilities.
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The way we met was actually a happy accident. I had not changed my location settings or my age settings from the default, so Matt kind of snuck in there, because there's a year age difference and we lived 50 miles apart. So we got a match, but neither of us was really taking it seriously. Matt messaged me, and we talked a little bit, and just kind of got everything big, all of our baggage, out right away so we could see if it was even worth continuing to talk.
I gave him my phone number and he texted me, "Hi, Hannah, it's Matt. And that was it. We just talked nonstop from that point, and we went on our first date a week later. We went on a hike, and we put wine in water bottles and had a little picnic at the end of the hike. Neither of us was looking for anything super-serious, but we kept hanging out regularly and it just kind of happened without either of us noticing.
I have a son from a previous relationship — Jackson, he was 2 at the time — and they met and just really hit it off. I knew from the first date that I really, really liked Matt. It was great, because I couldn't get out a lot at the time — I could get out maybe once a week, if I had a babysitter.
And you're not going to meet somebody at a bar if you're a single mom. So it saved me from meeting a lot of duds. Five months into dating, he proposed, but we had already been talking about it for a few months. He had met my son, so we had to ask: Do we have a future? Is it worth dating and building a relationship with Jackson? We decided it was worth it, obviously.
I don't know what I did to deserve this, but I'm just going with it. I was never really interested in dating Indian guys, but often white guys would try hitting on me by telling me how much they love Indian food. And I'm just like "Oh, that's great. How can I help you?
So I saw that Khalil liked me, and at this point, it was kind of overwhelming to be a girl doing online dating — I needed to make a spreadsheet or something. But I liked him back, and he messaged me right away.
His profile was kind of ridiculous. It was mostly just Nickelback songs. After doing online dating for a while, what I knew was I'd rather not spend a long time getting to know him. If he seemed normal, we'd have a drink, rather than building up this idea of who he is. The courtship was pretty short and sweet. On the site we used, they have a question that asks the things you can't live without, and I wrote kajal , which is the Indian name for eyeliner.
And he wrote to me that he thought kajal was bad for the eyes and something about the evil eye. And then he joked that his parents were in town to get him an arranged marriage. I was just like, "OK, cool. Let's have a drink. I actually forgot his name — I only remembered that he was no. But when I met him, it was just so easy and great. We kissed at the end of the night. When I got home, he texted me that he was deleting his account, and I was like, OK.
We dated very slowly to start off. It was the beginning of summer in New York, and every weekend was busy. So I saw Khalil like once a week for the first six weeks or so, but then we started getting a little more serious. This is actually my first serious relationship, and we're at almost a year now. Things are great; I'm so happy. The one thing that is a bit of a problem is, funnily enough, although we're both Indian, he's Muslim, and my background is Sikh.
Our families don't know about us, because it's kind of a taboo. We're thinking about how and when we'll tell our families. Both our siblings and my mom know and are happy for us. My father will have a difficult time with it, but I believe will accept him in time. His parents are more traditional and it would be hard for them to accept me, without hurting his relationship with them. Names have been changed to protect this relationship.
I signed up for online dating with a friend, almost like signing up for a marathon together. I went on dates with a few guys, and it wasn't good. I was just not into it, and was about to quit, but then I saw this guy. I'm 5-foot, and I've always had a thing about height, and I saw this guy with a really sweet, open face, and he was 6-foot-9, I was like, This can't be real.
Somewhere on his profile, he'd said this his favorite book was The Great Gatsby. Not a big deal, not particularly revelatory. But I wrote back to him — and this is totally unromantic and kind of weird — this is my favorite sentence in Great Gatsby , and one of my favorite sentences ever, "If personality is an unbroken series of successful gestures, then there was something gorgeous about him, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life, as if he were related to one of the machines that registers earthquakes tens of thousands of miles away.
Two or three messages in, we found out that we live extremely close to each other, and he was like "Let's meet up. I've always met at a neutral location. So when I got in the car, he had the Les Mis soundtrack playing, and I just remember thinking, OK, that's such a funny move. I'm so down with that. He texted me after four dates, saying that he wanted to slow down. I had been so conditioned to be blown off, I thought he was politely breaking up with me.
So we didn't really talk for a couple days, which felt like a long time. So I finally was like, Do you want to come over? And he came over, and we watched Girls , and that was it. No more bumps after that. I realized he wasn't trying to end things; he did want to keep dating. Once I realized that he's the kind of person who says what he means and means what he says, I was so happy.
I remember early on, I would say to my friends, "I think he thinks I must be an heiress, he just treats me so nicely. Barring something really unpredictable, we both think that this is "It. Sometimes I think there's a stigma about meeting online. But [I] get panicked when I think about the fact that he lived literally one mile away and we had no friends in common.
I don't know how else we would have met. Six months after moving to New York, I started online dating. Not necessarily because I really wanted for find a boyfriend; it was just me just wanting to go on dates because they were so much fun.
There were points where I was going on dates with two or three people a week. Dating people casually, I didn't really meet anyone that I was interested in for a while. But I met a bunch of really interesting, great guys, who I still keep in touch with — it's hard to be real friends with them, but we're pretty friendly. I've set up some of the guys on dates with my girlfriends. Eddy was the one who messaged me first, and initially I never got back to him.
Then he was ready to quit online dating, and as a last-ditch effort he sent me a message, like, Hey, I'm getting off this, but I wanted to message you again and see if you would at all be interested in going on a date with me.
Send me a text if you're interested. And I actually texted him back, because I looked at his profile and saw that he was Australian, and who doesn't want to go on a date with an Australian babe?! So we set up the date but had to push it off a couple times. It wasn't a priority, because I was seeing so many random people at that point.
And when I finally met Eddy for our first date, I had been going on so many of these, and was so busy, I didn't even know his name. I walked into the restaurant where we met, and I literally had to check my phone, like, Who the fuck is that guy? He took me out to dinner, which is a really bold first-date move, and it ended up going really well.
We had such a great time, we went to about seven different bars afterward. About three weeks into things, we were eating dinner at a restaurant in Brooklyn when I realized I was just so infatuated with him. We had been talking for hours, and it felt so right.
That was the first moment when I wasn't just going through the motions, as I had been on all those dates with other people. That's when I started throwing down the hammer, like, Yo, that profile better be off, because it's either only me or none of me.
Around that time also was his birthday and I bought him a plant, another bold move for a new couple. He's felt obligated to keep it alive ever since. It's a nice, growing symbol of our relationship.
He loves to bring up scenarios where we could have met offline.