In July of 2003 I became a member of Mingle, after having been underwhelmed by another LDS website. I just loved the software of Mingle, and the way it tracks everything. I am a writer (for a living) and I REALLY believe that you can tell more about someone by reading what they write, than anything they may utter!
I really didn't know what I was doing, but I bit the bullet and took some photos of myself. That was the toughest part of the whole process, but soon I met a number of nice ladies. One in particular stood out from the group. Her username was Chamelion and we soon found ourselves chatting all night long! Well, at first she DID give me the wrong telephone number, accidentally, and I knew that she had a dial-up modem. She cut the internet connection to await my call, with me calling ALL the wrong people! I remember dialing every iteration of her telephone digits, waking some people up! All I could do was get back on Mingle and message her. (I thought she would be mad that I left her hanging)
Needless to say, I did get ahold of her, and we began getting to know each other. She lived about 45 miles away, so I asked her out. It was the FIRST blind date in my life, and I was a little nervous, but WOW did things work out well! I began making that drive MANY times. We are PERFECT for each other, and we often joked how we might also be one of those couples that writes a "Dear Mingle" success story letter!
Well, here we are...married! We tied the knot on April 15th, 2004 (yes, TAX day so I wouldn't FORGET the date!). We are preparing to get sealed in the temple, one year from that date! A lot of people think that this computer dating is silly, but it worked very well for us! I notice now that Mingle is even BETTER with new functions and features. I'd love to try it out the new software, BUT...hey, the old version already did the trick!!!
It worked for us, it can work for YOU! Thanks Mingle.
"TyStrat" & "Chamelion"
**UPDATED Aug 28th, 2006**
The last time I was here, the site was quite a bit different...a lower grade of forum software, but the FINAL OUTCOME was the same, as Desiree (chamelion) and me, Ty..(TYSTRAT) came back to announce that we have been married (because of "mingle") for 2.5 years, and we just returned from a belated honeymoon in Kauai. Combined, we have SEVEN children! Wow...but we're up for it. We are SOULMATES, and BEST FRIENDS.
I found the true love of my life here in these mingle forums. Oddly, the 'other' sites just didn't compare to Mingle. Now, I'm a writer by trade, and I can tell more about a person by reading what they WRITE than in hours of speaking.
NOW we are just 3 weeks away from permission from Salt Lake to get SEALED in the temple. So, by the time anyone READS this...we'll be eternal "soulmates" and "best friends". Cool, eh? All because of faith in a new technology to help me "meet people"...online. Maybe eHarmony is onto something! We sure connect at a deep level because of our common testimonies. We both work hard at our marriage, and also in our daily lives. We do so willingly because of the blessings that have come.
Thank you very much, Mingle. You actually WORKED as advertised! Sincerely,
Ty Stratford (TYSTRAT)
Desiree Stratford (Chamelion)
TyStrat & Chamelion
Hi, I just wanted everyone to know how happy we are. My sweetheart and I met on this site almost two years ago and have been dating seriously for a year and a half. We are getting married this summer. I wasn't sure that this was a good way to find someone to love again, but here we are. He is pretty much perfect, and we have a lot in common. We each have 4 children very similar ages, and so we will be combining a family of 8 young children. They all cheered when we told them. There will be a lot of challenges ahead, but I know the Lord will help us.
Good luck to all of you!
Another Successful Mingles Match!! We may not have ever met without the help of LDSMingles. We all seem to want someone to cuddle with by a warm fire. But how nice it has been to find that same warm feeling all the time ---
-As we share conversation and can be open and honest without judgments
-As we pray together and discuss the gospel and our testimonies
-As we love and support each other during busy and stressful times, and as we integrate our lives and our extended families
-As we laugh and play together and share our sometimes silly sense of humor
We married on Dec 30, 2004 and have finally found the love and peace for which we have been searching for so long.
"itretulikealady" and "artistgal"
PS He certainly does treat me like a lady!
PPS She really is a lady and an outstanding artist, thank you Mingles!
itretulikealady & artistgal
Thanks for the congratulations. We couldn't be happier. Our story is a simple one. After dating for 6 years and meeting many men on both ldssingles and the mingle, I finally decided that a widower with a long history of marital happiness with one partner would probably be a better choice for me than a divorcee with baggage and hangups, not to mention financial difficulties. I also wanted to end up in St. George where my family is, so I saw "Truthandlight"'s info and decided to make contact. I was called "retired". We communicated for just a short while and decided to meet, 3 months ago. We had an instant attraction and it grew quickly into a full blown romance. Our wedding is in 3 weeks and the future looks just marvelous for us. I will send you a picture of us up in the red rocks of St George. Thanks for your website. Without it we might have never met.
retired & Truthandlight
You can log another success story: through your site I have met a wonderful sister, whom I have courted very actively for the past eight months. We have visited four different temples and had simply amazing spiritual experiences. Over the past weekend, she (finally) said "YES" to my proposal. We hope to marry in May. Thank you soooo very much. We are both just so happy.
RNT_YOU_GLAD & JimmyF
I have found my man and we got married on Jan 17th at 1:55. We are now having the time of our lives, thank you Mingles for the boost it has given me and to let others know that this does really work.
best of luck to all.
"Kesavid" and "rls_n7zsj"
Kesavid & rls_n7zsj
Sept. of 2003, I first saw his profile on LDSMingle.com. We talked on the phone soon after and we were just drawn to each other. I can honestly say that I loved him even before I met him. Lots of open talks and lots of prayer led us to meet on November 21, 2003. After a couple more airplane trips on both of our parts, I decided to move from PA, to AZ to marry him. We were married May 21, 2004--exactly 6 months after we met in person. It was a wild ride for sure, but now that we have been married for 8 months, we couldn't be happier! I was always afraid of marriage. Well, not so much marriage, but what happens when people fall into a bad marriage--stuck together for life, fighting and not getting along. Trust me, I know--my parents were like that. But, now I see, that with this guy, anything is possible. He is truly my best friend. I couldn't imagine being happier with anyone else. And, I have to say, that I believe Heavenly Father put us together, not because of predestination or anything like that, but I believe that we are meant to be together because of who we both are and the choices we have made. Thank you so much ldsmingle.com for being a way for us to link up!
We haven't quite set a date yet - she was married in the temple before and is now divorced so we're in the process of getting her a temple divorce and depending on how long that will take we will either wait to get sealed this year, or just go ahead with a normal wedding by a bishop only to be sealed later. I am so happy with her and the fact that your site enhanced my chances of meeting her. We have a incredible amount of things in common and are just so in love with one another. Right now I don't have any pictures yet, however, she is coming out in 3 weeks to visit (I live in MA, she in ID) so we'll have ample amounts of them after that and I will ensure one makes it's way to you.
Best of luck to you and your family and again thanks for your help, you'll never realize how great it was and how much it means to us!
In February of 2004, I started talking with "skier05". We talked everyday and got to know each other in April. We met in person for the first time that month. We hit it off and so I was going to Idaho almost every weekend. In July, I moved to Idaho. In September, I proposed and on November 20, 2004--we were married in the Idaho Falls Temple. Without this site we would not have met and I don't know what I would be doing right now and where I would be. I love being married. Thanks for making a site where people can meet.
aluce & skier05