My twin brother had actually wanted me to sign up for this dating service because he wanted to see how our "personality colors" matched up. After much persuasion from him and one of my cousins, I decided to try this site out. I always did it to meet new friends. I've met several very very good friends there that I will always cherish.
Well, on May 18th, 2005 ... I was sitting at the computer and decided to pull up the site. I then found myself searching through their database of "single men!" Ha!! There were some really good ones on there, and of course, some very very scary ones.. Just as I was about to just give up, I saw a profile. He was really cute, and sounded like a really neat guy. SO, for fun.. I decided to write to him. Well, he wrote me back.. Totally unexpected, let me tell ya!! Well, we started chatting. We were actually having a really nice conversation. He seemed like a really sweet guy. Well, I didn't have much more time to use the computer, and I told him I was going to have to go, and that I did not have a computer at home. He asked if he could call me. Never before had I EVER given a guy I had never met my telephone number. But, for some reason... I felt it was ok. So, we exchanged numbers.
After I got home, he called me. It was so nice to talk to someone who understood me. In fact, he seemed to know me. He would say things about me, that I never told him. Things that weren't even on my profile online. We had a LOT of the same likes and dislikes. In fact, I like some really weird combinations of food. He told me a couple of his,.. and they matched.. Really weird. Anywho.. We talked for like 6 hours that night.. and every night for about a week or so. Well, by this time we felt we were getting to know each other good enough that we decided that we wanted to meet. I was still eerie about meeting someone online.
Well, let me cut through a bunch of this, because it is going to take forever. He came down to meet me, and holy cow.. It was really awesome. I kept getting really good feelings about him. He was just the sweetest guy I had ever met. He was kind, and a gentleman. He actually opened doors for me! Well, we got to know each other more, and I eventually took him home to meet my family, then he took me to meet his family. I prayed and prayed about everything. Because it seemed to be going a little too fast. But, after praying about it, and getting to know him more, I felt really really good about it. Well, on June 10th 2005, he proposed to me, and we got married in the Snowflake, Arizona temple on June 25th. It was one of the most wonderful experiences that I have ever had in my life. Something I will truly cherish.
This marriage thing is pretty cool. I know its not easy, and things are going to be tough at times. But, it is totally worth it. He is an amazing man and he treats me VERY well. I don't have any doubts about marrying him. He's so good to me, and always by my side especially if something is bothering me."
We have now been happily married for just over a year and a half and are still in love as the day we met! After moving around for what seemed like forever, we finally settled back down where we were sealed. It's beautiful here and we are now trying to start our family.
Although there are tons of success stories about people meeting their Eternal Companions online, you can't be too careful. There are crazy people out there, and you have to be safe. Pray about this person before you meet him, and do not give out any personal information until you've checking him out. I actually did a background check on my husband before I met him.. :) haha.. Sounds crazy now.. But.. its safer! Always meet people you've found online in a busy place in public, not a secluded place in private. Have fun, and date tons before you get married.. After you get married, keep dating.. My husband and I have stayed closed because we didn't stop dating after we got married. I hope everyone out there finds someone as great as the man I found. I'm glad we are sealed for "Time & Eternity!"
Stephanie (StephanieAnn) & Daniel (dhd86503)
Sealed : June 25, 2006
StephanieAnn & dhd86503
I met my wife, "Yulissa", on lds mingle.com. We emailed, I flew to the Dominican Republic, met her, and fell in love with her. We are now married and we both have never been happier!!!! We believe Heavenly Father brought us together, what a blessing!!!
ctrtohavefun & Yulissa
I was sick of dating because all the guys that I had dated lately ended up having no motivation and honestly just wanted to be single. When "Bigboy10" smiled at me, I thought I would just flirt with him. We went on a date three weeks after that initial smile and we have been together everyday since. We're getting married in August, it's amazing!
Bigboy10 & bballgirl19
I have found the woman of my dreams! I have never had a friend that I could to talk to about anything and everything. We are so compatibile, and complement each other in every way. The 2,000 miles between us did not keep us apart and after meeting for the 4th time I asked her to marry me. I am bringing her home to me at the end of June and we will be wed in August.
"Kwright716" & "jasher4fun"
Kwright716 & jasher4fun
I've been single in a city of 500,000 people for many years. Although I've been involved in singles programs through the church, I never found Mr. Right For Me. I joined LDS Mingles 10 months ago and met many wonderful people from many different states, yet the one I finally picked who will be spending eternity with was only 5 miles away. Amazing that it took LDS Mingles for us to meet. We will be getting married in the summer of 2005, blending my 4 and his 6 all between the ages of 16-27. What a blessing! "KANBFUN" LOVES "CEDARCYN"
KANBFUN & CEDARCYN
In late November "KikanSenkyoushi" sent me a smile, we hit it off well through email and soon were talking on the phone. By the end of January, he flew up to meet me here in Minnesota.
Before he left we had agreed to get married. In March, I flew out to Utah to meet his family, which went wonderfully. By April, "KikanSenkyoushi" had made the move from Utah to Minnesota, all just to be with me.
We will be sealed in the St. Paul Temple on August 12th 2005.
Advice to those of you who are considering trying internet dating: If you believe it will work, it will. If you believe it won't work, it won't.
We are forever in your debt LDS Mingle, thank you!
"SaucySaint" & "KikanSenkyoushi"
SaucySaint & KikanSenkyoushi
We met in late March of 2003 on LDS Mingle.
We "chatted" online for about a month and a half.
Then, after MANY long distance phone calls, we decided to meet in person. We met in early May of 2003 and spent our first date at the Oakland Temple.
More phone calls, more flights, and more drives later--our dating quickly became a serious relationship. We were officially engaged December 31, 2004 and were married June 26, 2004 in the Redlands Temple with a Ring Ceremony, (for my Family and Friends whom are all non-LDS), at the Valley View Ward in Moreno Valley afterward. Following the Ring Ceremony was the Reception and Catered Dinner.
Our Honeymoon was a ten day trip to Hawaii. This was MOST relaxing. We had NEVER been there
before, and we would love to go back SOON!
Thank you again for LDS Mingle. We would NEVER have met without you.
Thank you LDS mingle,
I have found the most wonderful man with your help. To be very honest I didn't believe in online singles sites but this was the best thing that I have ever done. I got an email from a soldier in Iraq. We started to be pen pals and with the help of prayer and this service we are very much in love. We plan on getting married some time in November or December, it all depends on the army. Thank you so very much! Without this site I would still be searching for that special person. Well, I have found him and he is the most kind hearted person that I have ever met. We are so very much in love and we both thank you for the opportunity that you gave us to meet each other.
We both were just about to give up on online dating. It seemed that everyone was so insincere.
Then I, "alwayshappy60", recieved an email from "DN007". I saw that he had served his mission in Venezuela. Since I am originally from Ecuador, I was interested in knowing if he still spoke Spanish, because I felt that it would give us a common point to start a relationship. We began talking over the phone very soon after that for hours at a time. Everyday. After a couple of months of daily conversations, he decided to come to New York to meet me. We knew right away that we were right for each other. It was only a few days after that that we decided to get married! "DN007" and "alwayhappy60" were married on June 16, 2005 and we are planning our eternal life together, including going through the temple and being sealed together forever. Thanks to everyone associated with the LDS Mingle web site! Good luck to all of our friends out there. Don't lose hope!
alwayshappy60 & DN007