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
I was on LDS Mingle for one year that was April of 2003-June2004. I said that I would NEVER use the internet to meet somebody. A lot of people suggested it to me. I felt like it was really the thing to do so I got the courage to do it. I then started to feel like it was a true mistake because I had all sorts of horrible experiences and bad luck with meeting people. I was let down many times. Well,I just couldn't take it anymore. I'd had it. I deleted my profile and then I felt a strong prompting to put it back on and I did.
Three days later, a nice looking man with the user name ferdinnan_acosta sent me a smile. I read his profile and I really liked his picture and I just had a really good feeling about him. Yet,I was thinking,no this won't work because he lives in Peru, I live in Arizona, but I felt in my heart that it was the thing to do. So I accepted his invitation to chat. Really,it went from there.
A long distance relationship is tough,especially when you want to be with that person,but it is SO WELL WORTH IT. I went to Lima Peru in January, spent 2 weeks with Ferdinnan and he was EVERYTHING he told me he was. I was just so charmed by him. I just love Ferdinnan more than anything in this world. He is a great blessing and a precious gift to me. I am so glad that I listened to the promptings of the spirit and decided to sign up on this website. A few people had suggested it. I met a total angel. I just want to say thank you for this program. I wish everyone the best of luck. I had the user names stormynightinthedesert and sun31shine. Oh Yes, for those who did meet me and rejected me because I didn't meet your standards. All I can say is THANK YOU. It led me to an absolutely WONDERFUL MAN. Our wedding date is not for certain yet, we are just waiting for Ferdinnan to be able to come to the USA. WE are thrilled and very happy.
ferdinnan_acosta & sun31shine
My intentions of opening account on ldsmingle were not to find the "perfect man" and get married. All I wanted was to meet people who would be attending BYU-I at the same time as me. I only wanted somebody who would be fun to talk to and could show me around. As it turned out, I started talking to "jshandrew" from Bountiful, UT in October of 2004. In no time at all, our online friendship had upgraded from instant messages and emails to long phone calls--and thousands of text messages. I bought a plane ticket to Salt Lake City so I could meet him and go to my very first live General Conference session. When we met at the airport I knew this relationship was completely different from anything else I had experenced. It was like we had known each other all our lives. There wasn't any of those uncomfortable silent moments or feelings of disappointment. We're engaged now and will be getting married September 17, 2005 in the Logan Temple.
ltobias & jshandrew
I just wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed LDSMingles. It was because of your website that I have met the love of my life (AZSUNDEVIL). We are going to be married here in the very near future. Thank you again for making it so easy for those of us who are searching for friendship, companonship and even romance to make our dreams come true. You are appreciated and respected for running such a clean and modest site where people can communicate and get to know each other without worrying about being misguided or lied to. Thanks to all of the friends that I have met on here. You guys are awesome! Much future success.
Hearthunter & AZSUNDEVIL
By George, it's finally happening! I'm getting married and I want to tell the world! If you can help that would be great. For some of you this is a repeat. I'm flying to China on August 15th to marry my princess. I'll be there for 3 weeks, and start the paper work to bring her here. It will take 7 months to a year. She is 49 and I'm 62 and never been kissed. This is why I'm still a frog prince. I need my princess to get my prince status back!
I have tried so many other dating wesites, but no luck. Then, I got on here and had so many women to chat with. Then, the woman of my dreams sent a smile to me, not even 5 minutes later we were talking on the phone. 1 week later, we met and went out and had so much in common. 5 months later we are now engaged, we are getting married on Oct 8, 2005. If it wasn't for your website, we would both be single still.
Bet you don't get too many temple marriages with as short of notice as Lorna's and myself. We chatted, then talked via skype, then determined to be sealed in the Manila Temple which we accomplished on 5th April. We'll probably be living here in the Philippines until the papers are ready to return to CONUS. Then, we plan to spend half our time there, half here. Thank you from both of us for the site which changed our lives!
**Updated May 29th, 2006**
It's hard to believe, but more than a year has passed since Lorna and I were sealed for time and eternity in the Manila, Philippines Temple. We first met on the Mingle website in late February of 2005, and were married on April 5th. My birthday falls on that date, so I have no excuse for not remembering our anniversary.
Since that time, we have been on an extended honeymoon. When we saw that it was going to take some time for Lorna's immigration application to be approved and the visa issued, we bought a home in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental. For the past year and more, the two of us (Lorna mostly) have been beautifying it until now it is a joy for both of us. We'll probably leave for the U.S. some time this year, but it is doubtful that we will ever live in a home as nice as this. The home came with a cat. Now the cat is a grandmother with a daughter and three grandkittens.
We're indebted to Mingle and to Lorna's brother-in-law who paid for her subscription. I coincidentally subscribed at just about the same time. Neither of us corresponded extensively with anyone else. Because of expensive telephone bills, we switched over to Skype, a free internet telephony system and our conversations were hours long. We talked of serving a mission and held regular family prayer morning and evening. We fell in love with each other and our love has constantly grown since then. About three weeks after we began talking with each other, I arrived at Bacolod. Lorna was not hard to find. We had a prearranged plan for her to have a card with "Drifter Two", her Skype name, printed on it. About two weeks later, we flew to Manila with our wedding entourage.
The enclosed pictures were taken at our first wedding anniversary celebration held at Paradiso, a beachside resort near our home. Now, well into our second year of marriage, we are anxious to see what lies ahead when we travel to the U.S. Thank you, Mingle!
My new husband and I met through LDS Mingle in July 2002. Here is the text of our recent wedding announcement:
"Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be . . ."
With great love, we joyfully announce our marriage, which took place on Tuesday, January 4, 2005, in Spokane, Washington.
Marriage solemnized in the Spokane Temple.
He is 61 and I am 60. Thank you, LDS Mingle, for helping to make our older years really worth looking forward to!