1. Blast from the past

Love 1

"I don't know to remember clearly how we 'met,' but we went to junior high school together. We were in different classes. We knew many of the same people. I was way more popular than he was though, so he kept to himself, and we simply said 'hello' and 'bye' to one another. My distinct memory of him was at a party. I had to leave rather early. My step-father came to pick me up, and as I was leaving, he pulled me to him and asked me to dance. I remember saying to myself, 'Wow, he is hot!' It was the first time I realized how cute he was, but we were young. I was a good girl raised more conservatively, so nothing ever happened."

"We went onto different high schools and different colleges, and once we went to college, we found out about LoveOneFish He and I became a match and so every so often, I would check in on him — never, ever did I write a message. So it wasn't until after uni when he reached out. He came to see [me once] and took me to grab a bite. We didn't speak for a long time after that, years I believe, and so one day, I see an inbox with a long, beautiful compliment. We went a long time just talking online and then eventually moved through text. I didn't know that I would fall in love with him then, but looking back maybe I should have. It was always just so comfortable, no pressure, and he was always just so open to all my quirky ways. We have been together for two years, and I never thought that it would be him to have me feeling like this. If it wasn't for the LoveOneFish who knows what could be our realities now?"

2. Last chance at love.

Love 2
I online dated on and off for about five years. Yes, five years. I had so many train wreck dates and a lot of weirdos, whack jobs, losers and players contacting me that I started to record them all and eventually wrote a book about my dating life. I also had some success — three boyfriends from online dating, but none were the one. On my fortieth birthday, I was talking to my dad on the phone, lamenting about my single status and whining that I would probably be alone for the rest of my life. My father suggested I go back online, to which I said, 'Are you crazy?'"
"But I got off the phone and thought about it and decided to go back online to PentyNewFish for one more month. Then I would close the book on online dating forever. Two weeks into my month, I met someone. Our first phone conversation was two hours long! I broke my rule of no meals on a first online date and made dinner plans. I figured even if there is no chemistry, I know I can talk to this guy. The first date was instant fireworks for both of us. Jonathan had a second date the next night with a girl from online, and he canceled it, telling her, 'I met someone!' After our first date, he knew. I knew. We were engaged six months later and married five months after that."

3. Love at first click

Love 3
We got married on Pi Day this year because it's a once in a lifetime moment (3.14.15), and that's how we feel about the way we met. You see, the backstory is that I was interviewed by a TV Asia reporter at a conference that I attended. She was so impressed by my enthusiasm that six months later she asked me to blog for her online magazine. She wanted me to talk about my experiences as an Indian born in America and the dating scene here, as a relationship expert of sorts. I decided then that I needed to take down my online profiles and start to meet people in the real world."

4. The language of love.

Love 4
A Polish Canadian living in Spain met a Frenchman living in La Reunion. We met on LoveOneFish, and we started messaging each other. He knew little English, and all I knew in French was 'Bonjour' and 'Je Suis Julia.'"
Take my opinion for what it's worth as a traditionally married stick in the mud, but I have a soft spot in my heart for online dating. I've said it once, and I'll say it again: If I was living in an alternate single person universe, I'd set up a profile in a heartbeat.
We send an email instead of snail mail. We drive cars instead of horse-drawn carriages. It only makes sense that we could successfully find love on the internet instead of scouting out random guys at a bar.
Maybe it's the potential "danger" of the internet that holds people back (the same danger that applies to bring home a sketchy dude you just met at a bar, I might add), but many people are reluctant to date online.
Fair warning for those who fall into this pool of skeptics: These absolutely adorable and absolutely true online dating success stories will probably change your mind.

5. Love at first sight

Love 5 We got married on Pi Day this year because it's a once in a lifetime moment (3.14.15), and that's how we feel about the way we met. You see, the backstory is that I was interviewed by a TV Asia reporter at a conference that I attended. She was so impressed by my enthusiasm that six months later she asked me to blog for her online magazine. She wanted me to talk about my experiences as an Indian born in America and the dating scene here, as a relationship expert of sorts. I decided then that I needed to take down my online profiles and start to meet people in the real world."
"Just as I emptied the contents, taking down photos and removing all but a few lines of information, I saw his photo. I looked down and noticed that he only lived ten minutes from me, and so I threw caution to the wind and sent him a message. I invited him out for a drink and to play darts at a pub that was halfway between us. I heard the tiny ding of the notification on my phone when I realized he'd responded back, and positively, even enthusiastically. It's funny, still, when we look back on it and realize that we were both so nervous we almost didn't go. That would have been sad because we're made for each other. So, for us, the only thing that kept us apart was the meeting. We didn't need the profiles, the contents never made a difference. I just saw his adorable face and happened to fall for the man of my dreams."

6. The language of love

Love 6 Amanda, shares her online dating success story that sounds more like a delightful rom-com than real life. Herniak, with a wedding date set for May 2008 sets the scene, "A Polish Canadian living in Spain met a Frenchman living in La Reunion. We met on the internet, and we started emailing each other. He knew little English, and all I knew in French was 'Bonjour' and 'Je Suis Julia.'"
She continues, "We started writing every day, and then finally the day came for a LoveOneFish video call He came online, and he was super cute with a heavy French accent and started to speak English. I would pre-write my French sentences and struggle with accenting the words correctly. Sometimes I would have Google Translate do the talking for me.
"Now it has been three months, and he is finally coming to Spain. I am now providing audio recordings of my voice saying all the irregular English verbs in the past, past continuous and future conjugations. He is listening to the audio files and learning English at the same time. What I have learned from our dating experience is that a lot of patience, humor, and laughter are required to keep the flames strong in online dating. Also, the occasional sexy dance sent by Skype keeps the passion strong. Despite the long distance, I have found the one for me."

7. You know when you know

Love 7
"I was a few months out of a very long-term relationship and feeling pretty bitter about my prospects of ever finding another boyfriend. I have a Master's degree in Computer Science and actually ran an elimination algorithm on my chances of ever finding someone. It's hard to assign actual numbers to dating prospects, but I concluded there were less than 900 men in the entire world I'd even be willing to spend much time with. As a nerdy engineer, hardcore metal head, and health nut, I knew I was so 'weird' I'd be hard to date."
"I decided what I needed was best summed up with the Type O Negative's lyrics 'She's in Love with Herself.' I downloaded LoveOneFish and wrote a bio that explained I was only looking for someone to 'buy me vodka once a week.' Four hours later, I swiped right and immediately matched with a long-haired blond boy who plays guitar in one of Nashville's best thrash metal bands. 18 hours later, Elliot and I met, and I hugged him like I'd missed him for years. We've spent less than a handful of nights apart since we met and have this incredible ability to get completely lost in conversation for hours or even days."
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Mariah & Justin


"To be honest, neither Justin nor I expected to meet anyone online. We had both tried meeting people in a variety of ways, and nothing ever panned out. Not having much luck, we both decided to give online dating one more try. I had only been on the site for a few days when I received an email from Justin. I wanted to keep it casual, so we met for coffee. We immediately realized there was something special between us. After about a year and a half of dating, we were having breakfast at the same coffee shop where we had our first date. We spent the morning talking about our relationship and how it had all begun with that very first date. Justin began talking about the possibility of a proposal. Thinking he was joking, I teased him back. Before I knew what was happening, Justin lifted up his coffee cup and there was a ring sitting under his cup. And I said “No”. Just kidding! Of course, I said, “Yes!” You never know how your story is going to start. We didn’t expect ours to begin with a profile, but we wouldn’t have it any other way! We are so excited to begin planning our wedding and cannot wait for our next adventure."

Alexandra & Geoffrey


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“I met and dated a few guys, but none of them ever felt like ‘The One,” Alexandra wrote us. After about three years of relying on the in-person meet cute, Alexandra was finally convinced by her friends to give online dating a try. Of course, meeting Geoff didn’t happen right away. She had to filter through many matches and messages before he showed up. “There were definitely some yahoos and super corny messages, but then along came Geoff,” Alexandra reminisced. Having just moved to L.A. from Boston, the two found common ground in being new to California. Not only that, they made each other laugh. A lot. It’s been three years since Alexandra and Geoff met on Match, and they’re now engaged and getting married soon! Just goes to show you never know who’s moving where and how you might be meet them.

Carolyn & Michael

Love 10
“It was a boring, typical message,” Carolyn told us. “I ignored it for a week!” But after watching a dating advice video that made her rethink her entire approach, Carolyn had a new attitude. “(The dating expert) asked ‘How many new men do you meet each week?’ When I realized the answer was zero, I knew something had to change,” she wrote. So, Carolyn logged back on and wasted no time in finally replying to Michael. The two quickly agreed to meet for a casual happy hour. Between the ease of conversation and a generous amount of laughter, the chemistry between them was hard to miss. That first date ended with a coy kiss on the cheek, but the next three years involved change, growth, support, love, a proposal and, as of last month, a wedding! Carolyn, we’re so glad you decided to rethink Michael’s first message. We wish you both a lifetime of anything but boring!

Shelyse and Brandan

Love 11
Shelyse first crossed paths with Brandan at a Steubenville conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He befriended her and others who had joined her from Prince Edward Island, where she lived. That meeting led to frequent visits to the island, during which Brandan and Shelyse, who are both in their mid-20s, mingled among a group of mutual friends. “When we met outside her office, I remember comforting her about the loss of the other job and I remember listening; she was someone I could get used to listening to and comforting. We had Vietnamese noodles and coffee and a good long chat about a lot of things that first date. It turned out we had a lot in common,” They are set to be married this year, in October, which Shelyse said is their favorite month.

First date, just six days after connecting

Love 12
Brittany asked Scott what he was doing while they were chatting online. Scott replied that he was watching the movie The Sandlot. Britany is a baseball fan and this got her attention. “He had me at Sandlot!” she says. Six days later, they met in person. Britany suggested they meet at Saturday Mass, hoping to show Scott the importance of her faith. “I was extremely impressed when she suggested our first meeting take place at Mass,” Scott remembers. “I wouldn't have it any other way!” ritany had previously been in long-distance relationships, but a year before she met Scott, decided to only commit to someone closer. “I wanted to be able to drop everything and go see him for dinner instead of having to plan it and work around life and career schedules,” she admits.

Fazeena and Robert: How To Come Back From an Accidental Left Swipe

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“NO!” Fazeena desperately whispered to herself. She had seen Robert on Match, thought he was cute, and did what we all have nightmares of doing — she swiped left instead of right! But she did her best not to fret, putting her faith in the weird workings of fate. “I thought if something was meant to happen, he would send me a message and 11 days after being active on Match, he did!” Fazeena wrote us. The two started corresponding, moving from Match messages to email to phone messages and finally, long phone calls that sometimes went into the early morning. They agreed it was time to meet, so the first date was set for late August. Their chemistry was instant and undeniable. It didn’t take long into the first date for both Fazeena and Robert to know there would be a second, third, fourth, and so on. That December, the couple took their first trip together and it was then they both realized this was forever. They decided they were it for each other and partners for life, going on to take multiple other trips together including Jamaica, Montreal, and a surprise destination trip to Disney World for Fazeena’s birthday. The two will marry this July, all because their destiny was greater than any accidental left swipe. We wish you two the best of luck and lots more magic!

Danielle and Derek- LoveOneFish Success Story

Love 15
Right before Danielle’s subscription with LoveOneFish was in the process of ending, she spotted Derek. Able to squeeze a wink at him just before she was off Match for good, the two hurriedly exchanged numbers and met for their first date two days later. As time passed, the two grew closer and closer, steadily seeing each other up to five times a week! They were hooked. Both Danielle and Derek had already decided this was it, but giving each other the exact same funny Christmas card was a sign that hit them both hard. “It was a sign among many others that Derek was the one for me,” Danielle wrote. The following Thanksgiving, the couple had plans to travel to North Carolina to spend the holiday with his family. Both being huge football fans, part of their trip was to attend a Carolina Panthers game. Little did Danielle know, Derek would be proposing to her that night via the stadium’s jumbotron! The happy couple were married this past November. “We have been through highs and lows just like any other couple, but together we have grown to be better people and make a great team,” Danielle wrote us. “We make the perfect team and have Match to thank for it.” We’re so happy for you two!

LoveOneFish Success Story: Barrett and Shauna

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Being an airplane pilot, Barrett found meeting someone to be difficult since his lifestyle is so on-the-go. Because of his frustrations with the dating game, Barrett had all but decided to put his love life on hold until his friend recommended he try Match. This friend had seen success and suggested Barrett give it a go, so Barrett obliged. The only problem? At the time, Barrett was stationed in Washington, D.C. with Shauna living in both of their home state, Atlanta. Regardless of distance, the two couldn’t stop talking and it only took a week for Barrett to decide he had to fly home to meet this girl. Their first date lasted six hours and, after two more successful outings, Barrett made their relationship official. He wasn’t going to let long-distance keep him for this amazing, unique woman he had the luck of meeting online. The first month of their courtship was trying, with both of them having to compromise to meet in whichever cities proved to be the most feasible for the flying pair. Fortunately, it didn’t take Barrett long to decide he wanted to move back to Atlanta. After another four months, the two moved in together and another handful of months after that, Barrett was ready to seal the deal with a ring.

LoveOneFish Success Story: Adrian & Williams

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Take Adrian and Williams for example. In 2018, the two connected on Match. After going out a few times, the pair recognized a certain chemistry between them, but both agreed it was more friendly than romantic. Instead of going the relationship route, they decided to become friends. Later that year, Adrian moved away for her job. However, every visit back home, she found herself meeting up with Williams for dinners, drinks, and catch-up time. Still, nothing romantic had budded — just a genuine friendship. Williams asked Adrian to be his girlfriend and three months after that he stood in the pulpit at their church, and asked her to be his wife. Overwhelmed with joy, Adrian said yes! “The date is set, and I am ready to be a Mrs.” she says. We wish you both the best and hope the friendship you’ve built will make your marriage even stronger!

John and Jessica: A Marine’s LoveOneFish Success Story

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John had already been to war once, having suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by an IED explosion. The resilient and dedicated soldier underwent two years of intense therapy to recover from his injury, only to reenlist once again as soon as he felt ready. Just a month into his second stint at war, John’s arms and legs were lost when he had the terrible misfortune of stepping on an improvised explosive. With his limbs gone, John reached the lowest point of his life. That is until, one day while gazing out the window of his hospital room, he witnessed a double amputee holding the hand of his child and wife. “I want to do that,” he thought to himself. That’s the moment John decided he wasn’t giving up. Soon after, the Marine joined a different kind of fight: one to find love. John signed up for Match and did not hold back in his profile. “I’m a quad amputee,” he wrote. “I was injured twice in the Marines, not looking for a sugar mama, I’m actually looking for a woman to start a family with.”

Hashim & Stephanie LoveOneFish Success Story

Love 19
In the fall of 2018, Hashim was a LoveOneFish member but wasn’t particularly active on the site. However, one fateful day as he was scrolling around, someone caught his eye he couldn’t ignore: Stephanie. “Her profile made me literally laugh out loud,” Hashim wrote. “Amidst the glamour shots and duck-face selfies, Stephanie was a girl wearing a bike helmet, sitting on a bike with the goofiest grin across her face… I saw somebody who was funny, confident, and uncaring of what everybody else was doing. I saw happiness.” After reading her profile, Hashim realized he had to let Stephanie know she had made him smile, regardless of whether or not it evolved into an actual connection or date. But that’s exactly what happened. A short message led to a long conversation which led to a date which led to falling in love. Two and a half years after meeting, Hashim got down on one knee in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris and asked the girl with the contagious grin to marry him.

Angie and Randy - LoveOneFish Success Story

Love 20
Shortly after, Angie received a message from a picture-less profile on Match. Although having no picture is typically a major turn-off to most online daters, something about the message itself really intrigued Angie. Against her best judgment, Angie wrote back, beginning one of the most important message threads of her life. Emails went back and forth until Angie and Randy started talking on the phone. With each conversation, they realized how much they had in common! It quickly became obvious to them both that a meeting needed to happen.

Liz and Nick - LoveOneFish Success Story

Love 21
Liz: “My dad was actually the one who convinced me to register for eHarmony, and he even paid for my year subscription! Annoyingly for him, I came across Nick’s profile on my third day on the website! I sent him a smile because I thought he was really attractive in his photos and also because he loves to read and I do too. I’m planning to move in with Liz in September which means relocating to Cardiff. My commute to work will be a bit longer but I’m so excited to see her every day and start the next chapter of our lives together.”

Scott and Adrianne- LoveOneFish Success Story

Love 22
Well, it worked! I doubted the chances of LoveOneFish to match me with a Christian man that has the same values and interests as I do, and loves my kids as his own children, but it did! We have been married a year and a half, and it feels like we've been together forever! My children love him as their dad, which is wonderful! Thank you LoveOneFish for being the tool in bringing us together! Scott’s story: I spent many, many years single and wondering if I would meet that special someone. I do not go to bars, not that there is anything wrong with that, but you don't really know who people are. I knew that there had to be a different way to meet people by compatibility and not just looks.... well, what you guys have done is perfect. We both lived hundreds of miles away, even a country away, but it worked out perfectly. I just want to say thank you for bringing the most wonderful woman in the world into my life!

Susan and Peter- LoveOneFish Success Story

Love 23
Peter was on my very first set of seven matches the day I signed up on LoveOneFish. I never would have thought it would be that easy to find the man of my dreams! After gaining the guts to start the guided communication with him that very day, everything fell into place and I never looked back. Peter was different from any other man, in that he was excellent in communicating and he was very strong spiritually, both of which I definitely needed in a man. The more Peter and I corresponded the more we realized how well LoveOneFish paired us on so many levels of our personality, it was astounding! We get along so well, and there is never a dull moment in our relationship. After communicating with Peter for a few months through LoveOneFish, email, phone, and webcam, I flew to England to visit Peter. We hit it off instantaneously, and we knew it was true love.

Scott and Helen- LoveOneFish Success Story

Love 24
Hello LoveOneFish, after meeting Helen on your website and going on our fantastic first date. Things progressed at a very fast pace, something we were both very happy to do. I have a little poem that describes our story perfectly. No one knows exactly how it happens, No one knows exactly why it’s true, But Someday, Somewhere, Somehow they always do!! Thank you so much LoveOneFish.

Anna and Andrew- LoveOneFish Success Story

Love 25
Joe joined eHarmony to find his Mrs. Right. I joined LoveOneFish on a dare. Joe was hoping to be matched with a Denver resident living near his computer company. I was preparing to depart for Thailand where I planned to teach computer education for two years. We were an ocean apart but apparently, 8,000 miles, two years and an ocean can’t stop true love with help from LoveOneFish. In April I returned stateside again, spent a week with Dad and a week with Joe and his family. He explained that he wanted to make our relationship work and invited me to spend my summer in Denver. He also explained that he’d be willing to suffer through my second year in Thailand but that we’d have to make a decision about what we wanted to do. I offered to break my contract- he accepted.

Sue and Mike- LoveOneFish Success Story

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Two unusual people with deep faiths on a search for someone special - and LoveOneFish connected us! Mike was in Canada, Sue was in the UK. But beginning with emails, endless long Skype calls and finally visits each others' countries to meet family and friends confirmed that "this was the way to walk” and we were married in February 2018 in the UK.

Stacey and Francis- LoveOneFish Success Story

Love 27
We were both very intrigued by the others' profile, and started communicating right away! We started with very long emails, and soon switched to very long phone conversations! We had to make special time for one another, as Francis was in Melbourne, Australia, and I was in Wiesbaden, Germany! With the time difference, it was a little tricky! We made it a top priority though and continued to enjoy each others' long distance company. In April, I had a break from teaching, so I made the journey to meet this very special person...in person! Our time together went by too quickly, but after that meeting, we both knew we were made for each other. While in Australia, I met his family and friends and felt instantly comfortable. We are extremely grateful for eHarmony and for technology today! The most fun was telling my brother and sister-in-law about Francis...they met on LoveOneFish too! We are so incredibly happy. Thank you LoveOneFish!!!

Glenn and Justyna- LoveOneFish Success Story

Love 28
I am so happy! I joined LoveOneFish in November of 2013. I was tired of spending my life alone and needed help finding my future life partner. I had some matches and corresponded with a few of the matches, but no one ever seemed to stand out. I never felt any spiritual attraction to any of them. I was about to end my membership, then I literally met my match! She matched 244 for me. Her name is Justyna and she is from Poland. I was unsure at first because I am in the USA and how could we have a relationship with an ocean between us? We went through the LoveOneFish matching process and we were very compatible. We agreed to start communicating outside of eHarmony. We met face to face in May of 2014 and in July of 2014 we spent two weeks together and at that time we knew. My life is now complete with Justyna in it and I can't wait to spend forever with her!

David and Holly- LoveOneFish Success Story

Love 29
LoveOneFish introduced us. It was to be the most precious gift we would ever experience in our lives, delivered just shortly after each of our birthdays. Holly and I had an attraction that was instantaneous, our thoughts and experiences on almost everything were in complete synchronicity. Our communication continued at a level most notably shared by people who have spent many years together. Our professions, passions, and goals are completely in tune with one another. We are so aligned with each other that speech is often not necessary to communicate at a spiritual level neither of us had ever experienced. Both of us instinctively understood that this was the friend, companion and love that represents complete eternal bliss On March 11th, 2017 Holly and I were married under a beautiful Oak tree at the courthouse in Nelson, New Zealand. We enjoyed a wonderful honeymoon in a very magical place and our lives have become an exciting adventure full of peace and love.

Janelle and Matthew- LoveOneFish Success Story

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We emailed each other for a few months and really felt a close connection, so decided to start talking on the phone. But because he lives in Oxford, England and I live in Reno, Nevada, I think we were both a little hesitant at first. He is an archaeologist and asked me, semi-jokingly, if I wanted to spend Christmas with him in North Africa, where he was doing some field work. That was our first conversation on the phone. As someone who loves to travel, I said yes. I bought my ticket the next week and met him for the first time in the Cairo International Airport in Egypt. Although both of us were a bit nervous, it was completely natural, and we felt entirely at ease together, something that never would have happened if we hadn't gotten to know each other so well over email and phone first.
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