I never thought that an internet site would help me find my eternal companion. But here I am about to tell my success story.
I actually came about LDS Mingle when I was browsing for a topic I wanted to know more about. Apart of my search was LDS. Which lead me to LDS Mingle. I read some of the success stories and looked into it a bit before I made myself a free account.
It actually was a time in my life that I had dated the guys I wanted in High School and nobody else met up to my expectations. I wanted to meet some new people from different backgrounds.
Soon after I made the account I was getting smiles and e-mails. I talked to various guys via e-mail and yahoo messenger. I never gave out my phone number because I was still skeptical about the site because it was the internet. Sure enough I got an e-mail from a guy at first I wasn't sure about. We e-mailed back and forth for awhile. He seemed like he really wanted to meet me. So, I agreed to meet up with him at the Movie Theatre.
I took my friend, Jessica, with me. The car ride to the theatre to meet up with him I had a picture and told Jessica all about him. The picture I had printed out was one from his mission. He, of course, was wearing his missionary tag. Jessica read the missionary tag and said I know some people with that last name. I said to her, really? Jessica said, and they have a son that returned from his mission not to long ago. And again he fit into that category quite well. Jessica called her mother to ask what is the sons name that returned from his mission not to long ago. Jessica told me the exact name of the guy we were about to meet. I couldn't believe it. My best-friends mother knew the guy I was about to meet at the theatre.
We arrived and with my heart racing with excitement and nervousness all at the same time. I peeked around the corner to the spot I said to meet. It was him. My heart felt at peace and he looked cute to me, but I did not want to rush anything. Jessica and I walked up to him and I immediately gave him a hug. I don't know what made me give him a hug, but I did. We had already decided on what movie we were going to see via e-mail. We went in and he sat next to me.
During the movie he would every once in a while make a comment or try to talk. I know a movie wasn't the greatest idea to get to know someone, but in my family talking during a movie especially at the theatre is totally rude. I tried to be quiet, but I would listen to what he would have to say. And soon I caught myself asking him questions about his comments about the movie. That wasnt me at all. I was not sure if this was all a good thing.
After the movie he walked us to the edge of the curb where we each would go our separate ways to our cars. When we got to the edge I explained that I had to get home and I had to take my friend home too. He wanted to go somewhere to talk and spend more time together. It was late and we best get going. He then said, "Now that we have met can I have your number?" I gave him my number and invited him to come to my Choir Concert that was coming up on Tuesday in the evening at school.
I didn't think anything of it after I invited him to come to my choir concert. We exchanged an e-mail or two and then Tuesday came. I performed and at the end hanging out and talking to friends, there he was. He came! I exclaimed to myself. I was astonished that he came to a simple choir concert, for me. He became my hero that evening. I changed and we were off to hang out and chat. We hit it off great and talked most of the night. I got to meet a few of his friends. He got me home on time. Later that week on Thursday, he called asking if I would like to go out for some ice cream. He and a friend were over within minutes and we got to talk most of the night while enjoying some Dairy Queen.
A new Saturday came and where was Adam and Tamera, you guessed it, at the movie theatre!
We were inseparable and hung out as much as we could that entire month! And it never stopped there.
Met: Saturday, December 6th, 2003
Wed: Saturday, April 22nd, 2006
Now we are on the verge of celebrating our 1 year Anniversary!
Thanks LDS Mingle!
Wow. The Adam and Tamera story; where do I begin? How about at the beginning
I got home from my mission October 29th, 2003. I stayed with my folks for a few days and then loaded up the 95 Nissan pickup that my dad gave me to ease the starting my life from scratch pain and moved in with my brother, his pregnant wife and their 2 year old son. I got all settled into the room at the top of the stairs that would have been the office and would eventually be the room of their soon-to-be-born little girl. The first couple of weeks were pretty rough.
Anyway, I went to Big O Tires to get my oil changed or to get a new tire; I cant remember. It just so happened to be owned and operated by members of the LDS Church and they had all sort of LDS local news and events pamphlets lying out on their counter. While flipping through one of those pamphlets, I found out about LDSMingle.com and having just gotten home and having not kept in such good contact with my old friends I decided to try it out so as to meet new people. Realizing that I am a pretty intense hopeless romantic, keep in mind I was not trying to meet my wife online. I wasnt even looking for a girlfriend; just someone to hang out with.
Just like Tamera, I got several responses from some interesting people but no one that I did more than email or chat with. Tamera was the only person that I ever met both online and in person. She was pretty cute in her picture but based on experience Id found that pictures rarely do people justice. I pursued meeting her until she finally agreed and, since Im a movie fanatic, I figured why not a movie? Having watched a lot of TV while I was unemployed, I picked a movie that I figured would interest both of us and we set a date and time.
I remember meeting her. She was the first girl (besides old friends from before my mission) that I had any intimate contact with since Id been home. She came up to me and gave me a huge hug. She was pretty cute and obviously had A LOT of teenage energy which makes sense because, as she revealed to me only days early, she was 17 years old. We bought tickets and went into the theatre. Tamera and I sat together and her friend who she brought for moral support sat in front of us. The movie was actually pretty good. We quietly chatted back and forth through different parts of the movie. All in all, we had a lot of fun and I wanted to go somewhere and chat more, maybe even grab some food. She said she had to go, gave me her number and that was that.
We emailed every other day for the next week over so, I attended one of her choir concerts, yada yada yada, oh, sorry. This isn't Seinfeld.
Anyway, we had our first kiss on December 24th, 2003 at midnight and have been pretty much inseparable every since.
starmoonpm & Foofighter
I met Audree on LDS mingle in June. We talked online for a week, then moved into long, LONG, phone conversations. A little over a month later, I drove 800 miles to go meet her. We spent 3 days together and we really hit if off well. A month later with daily phone conversations she drove down to spend a weekend with me. We still we're going strong and couldn't get enough time together. The next weekend I spontanously drove up again to suprise her for the weekend. A couple more weeks went by, and we went to General Conference together, and that weekend I asked her Dad for her hand in marriage. He was pleased. A week later I drove all night to suprise again, but this time at 6 in the morning, 2 dozen white roses, and a diamond ring. We couldn't be happier. Thanks LDS mingle.
We met on here in May 2005. Just a smile and a few communciations and we soon were talking either on Mingles On line and soon on the other means.
There were some priorities to accomplish and some legals to get finished. We knew that we should be waiting and we tried to follow His guidance. We lived miles apart and kept communicating and after several months decided that a visit was appropriate. Two weeks with actual dating but just doing things right, living the gospel and working things out. Now almost two years later with many miraculous blessings and we are looking at being sealed in the Toronto Temple on May 11th 2007. Two years since we met here on LDS mingles.
Our love of our Heavenly Father has grown and the miracle of how he brought us together has strengthened our testimonies. We chose to set the goal of being sealed in the Temple. We ask often the question whenever a decision is to be made. "What would Heavenly Father want His children to do?"
"God Bless the Broken Road."
"Going to the Temple of Love"
We are so happy!!!!
May He bless you with the same
I really enjoyed LDS Mingle the past months, and as a new member, it was really fun to "meet" and chat with long standing members on the Message Boards.
I met someone, "Snuffbo", and in July of this year we will be married in the Temple in Columbia, South Carolina.
I really wish there was an LDS site for married adults; similar to the single Mingle. I may be more suited for that site later this year.
Thanks you for your Mingle support.....
BeckyNSC & Snuffbo
I believe our story is amazing! My screen name was Loves2sign, and fiance's was Tallpine. I had been on Mingle for a couple of years, but had never paid to be a member. I had clicked about on profiles here and there, but had never found any one that I felt compelled to talk to, until I saw Tallpine. I remember sitting and staring at his picture for what seemed like forever! I *actually* said a quick prayer - "should I "Click Yes"? and everything in my body said, "Do it!" So I did! (August, 2006) Within minutes - he Clicked Yes back! I was simply dumbfounded. I had no idea what to do next!...Laughs... The next morning when I went to my computer - there it was - an email from Tallpine! The first thing I had to do was pay for a membership so I could read it. So I paid to read his email. He was witty, charming, self-assured, and I was immediately drawn to him! He actually said, he was my perfect match - laughs! We emailed like crazy over the next week and a half - and then we hit a bump in the road. I made the comment, "I wish you weren't so far away" - and he *thought* I was talking about him living in AZ and me living in Maryland; and he sent back, "maybe we shouldn't pursue a relationship given our locations"! I remember thinking, "Oh no! That's not what I meant!" I simply meant, "I wish you were sitting next to me at this very moment so I could touch you, look you in the eye and see if this is real!!" Thankfully, in the same email he took the risk and gave me his phone number and I called him. Let me say, it's a good thing that we have PCS to PCS! Over the next couple of months we spent thousands (yes, that's thousands, over 6,000 in one month!) on the phone. I made plans to visit him in AZ in October 2006; but he decided to come to me first in September - smile. He came out for a long weekend - I kept thinking he's "The One" when we would talk on the phone, but nothing prepared me for the connection we would make once in front of each other. Our long distance romance continued, I went out a month later, and he asked me to marry him! "Clicking YES" one more time - I said, "Absolutely!" (Actually, I said, "Are you sure?!" laughs, then I said Absolutely!) We are hoping to have a Spring Wedding at the Washington DC Temple - and then I'll be moving my small crew (2 little boys and a dog) out to AZ this coming Summer! I am *so* grateful to LDSMingle! We would not have met without this avenue to connect to each other! I'd like to leave a quote for the ladies from Anne C. Pingree, 2nd Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, "When a woman chooses to have Christ at the center of her own heart, at the nucleus of her personal world, she brings the Lord into the core of her home and family, be it a family of one or a family of many." Women we are strong! Never, never give up! Our Heavenly Father wants us to be happy - you are a favored child of his - and I pray for your journey in finding your eternal companion! Forever grateful, Loves2Sign
loves2sign & Tallpine
I have to admit that when I first signed up on mingle, I was very skeptical. I didn't really use my account much, and I would check my account every now and then. As I was browsing through mingle one day, I saw a picture that caught my attention. I hadn't really been using mingle much, but I decided that this girl was worth sending a smile to (even though I had no idea anything would come of it). She emailed me, and we met the same weekend. We went to church and spent time together. It wasn't long before we expressed to each other that we were in love, and the rest of the story is to be written...
Thanks mingles for being the medium of meeting the love of my life. We're working on our relatoinship though. Hopefully or shall I say definitely according to MY ALMONDS we will be together this year. With prayers and faith I know we will be together forever. We have been chatting since late October but it seems we've known each other for so long. He have met my brother and I had a positive feedback about Picsius. He'll be visiting me here in the Philippines coming March and we're both excited that that day would come. We're praying hard and please do include us in your prayers. He has been my inspiration since then..I LOVE YOU MY FOREVER ALMOND...
My username is avtwrigl, and the guy I met and fell in love with, is "Harleyguy49." I really don't know what to say, except, we are both from Indiana. I drove out there to drop off my daughter and e-mailed him and said ,"Do you want to meet, I am coming to Indiana in a few
days?" We met in a restaurant half way between Terre Haute and Indianapolis and hit it off. This was in August, and we corresponded via phone, e-mail, and text. I went to Indy again in Oct, and then Thanksgiving. He just came
out here to Utah in Jan. and brought a ring! I can send a picture later, but, that is the story. Tanya
avtwrigl & Harleyguy49
When I tried the second time to find my match on Mingle I actually said to myself, "Tall, dark, and handsome will have to just fall from the sky!" Little did I know he would. Niko2006 and I exchanged smiles, cards, and IMs for a few weeks in June 2006 and then had our first date 22 July 2006. He was so nervous, as was I, but I was determined to meet face to face before allowing myself to develop any real connection. Long distance relationships never worked for me. We hit it off instantly and I knew then that he was The One. As in any relationship there have been bumps but we have grown together because of it. On Thu, 21 Dec 2006 Niko proposed with the most beautiful ring I've ever seen. I said "YES, of course I will" and we both cried. We plan on marrying this summer in the Dallas Temple surrounded by family and loved ones.
We only live 45 minutes apart but would probably have never met if it had not been for LDS Mingle. True friendship, love, and marriage really can happen online. Spoken by a former skeptic.
BrownEyedPolyGirl & Niko2006
BrownEyedPolyGirl & Niko2006