My husband and I started leaving smiles for one another on LDSMingle nearly a year ago. Neither of us really expected a whole lot to come of the whole online dating thing. Even though we were skeptical, something kept us coming back to this site to see if the other had sent a message. Soon we were emailing all the time, and that gave way to daily phone conversations. Those conversations would last hours, and seemed more real than anything we'd ever known. After a couple of months we decided to meet in person. It was a scary idea, but we both felt we should at least try. The time we spent together was so amazing, and it became very apparent that our relationship was blossoming. Six months later we were happily married in the Portland Temple. It's strange to think what we would have missed out on if we'd let those early skeptical thoughts override that spiritual connection we felt.
I did not do a of IMing with people and usually turned people down when they asked but when but when Maosi asked if I wanted to IM, Outdoor_Diva said yes. Two hours later we ended the conversation. This went on for several nights before we decided to talk on the phone. Our phone conversation were just as long and as fun. Our IM, Text, phone conversation went on for the next month as I travel to and from Alaska. Maosi and I met shortly upon my return (the night I got back) and have spent a lot of time together doing a variety of things...playing basketball, hiking, cooking (he cooks not me), traveling and most importantly getting to know one another. Six months later we have decided to get married in another six months. Time is something we do have!
Outdoor_Diva & Maosi
I met wbaltzley on the site, and actually went by his profile about 3-4 times before I decided to talk to him. We hit it off right off the bat. Our first date was the straw poll, (I know but two ultra conservitive republicans think things like that are fun). About 6 weeks later we are engaged. Right now we have scheduled for May 23 in Nauvoo...I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!
greendragon2000 & wbaltzley
We met on line last January, recognized the genuine potential for a real relationship almost immediately (I had been on LDS Mingle for 2 years). We conversed over telephone for 2 months, met in person at April conference, and became engaged by May. Thanks LDS Mingle because from Utah I found my sweetheart in Victoria, Canada and we will be married next winter in the Hong Kong temple. You made the connections easy and the world small.
UTBoy and I (themegster) met a while back. We had both been on this site before, but we decided to take a break. A few months later, we had both rejoined without one another knowing. We started talking once again. Well, to make a long story short, we are now engaged! We plan to be married in Dec. 2007 in the SLC Temple! So, thank you soooo much Sara and the Ldsmingle team.
themegster & UTBoy
I have been on this site for about 2 years. I was just about to give up and cancel my account, when I came across RG05. He was from a small town where I lived until I was 2, so I decided I would send him a corny smile. Well, the smile turned into chatting online, then talking on the phone, then to our first date. Since then, we've never left each others side. We will be married and sealed to my daugter in April 2008. I am so grateful to meet this wonderful man on here and will tell everyone I know to join LDSMingle.
stacie0401 & RG05
I searched profiles, checked her out, she sent me a smile and emailed me on a different service than yours. We chatted through email for awhile, exhanged phone numbers, and finally decided to meet up. Well, after meeting up I became retarded and didn't follow up with another date. She called me when I went home after a semester of school for the weekend and told her that I would call her when I got back into town. Well, one day I decided to see what she was doing and wanted to know if she wanted to watch a movie with me. Well, she invited me to go see spiderman 3 with her friends at the movies. I accepted and met her at her house. When she first opened the door my mouth literally fell to the floor. She looked amazing!! After spending the evening with her I decided to ask her out on a date. Well, I kept asking and she kept saying yes. Now we're really serious and want to get married but not rush it. We're looking forward to next year to make the next big step. Oh, by the way, she's the one that made the first move.
Mont (Gentlewind) and I (sirenarose) first met in February of this year when I spotted his profile on your website. I really liked what he wrote in his profile because he was looking for the same thing I was. Then I clicked onto
his photos. I was pretty impressed with his words but pleasantly surprised that he was so handsome as well. What a bonus!
We both live in Utah but he's in St. George and I'm in Layton which is 4-5 hours away so I didn't think it would develop into anything serious because he was a bit far away.
I sent him a smile anyway and he responded with an email. We began a long-distance relationship via your website. Shortly after that, I gave him
my phone number and we spoke daily for a couple of weeks. Then he decided it was time for him to come up and meet in person. He came and stayed in a hotel near my home. We spent a wonderful weekend together. It didn't take us long to realize that there was something very unique and special between us. Not to mention the chemistry. It was amazing! For me, it was a feeling that I knew him all my life, perhaps longer! He took a bit longer to come around,
but later realized that he was in denial of what was happening.
We began seeing each other once a month, then every three weeks, then every other week. Now, we are hardly apart longer than a week at a time. I go to St. George for two weeks, then he brings me home and stays with me for as
long as he is able, usually 3-4 days at a time.
We have now made a mutual decision to become exclusive and are currently making plans to be married. We've started looking for a place for me to rent in St. George because we are finding it very difficult to be apart now. I
hope to be relocated before winter hits. Our goal is to be married within a year.
We've been through a lot together in the short time we've known each other, and have developed a strong bond. Our only regret is that we didn't meet a lot sooner. We have both come to understand that this relationship of ours
was truly meant to be. In seven months, we've developed what it takes most couples many years to develop.
My family loves him and his family feels the same about me. My grandchildren absolutely adore him. So we're confident that the transition of coupling our families together will work out wonderfully. I have never met anyone who is
so much like me and understands me the way he does. And I know and understand him the same way. We both agree that our special relationship
will be everlasting.
We would like to thank LDSMingle for providing us with the opportunity to meet. I believe somehow we would have met anyway, but your website made it
~MONT & ROSE
We were married on June 4th. We had a nice, quiet little ceremony here at our home in St. George. Then we went to Northern California for a nice honeymoon of fun and relaxation.
Life is wonderful now. Mont and I are so grateful for your website and how it brought us together. The funny thing is that Mont never took "website dating" serious. He just thought it would be fun entertainment while he looked forward to meeting "the love of his life" in the traditional manner.
He laughed when I pointed out that he did in fact meet the love of his life on your website. So now I have something to always tease him about.
Our hope is that many others out there, will be able to find someone special on your website, as we did. We don't doubt it though, because we both met some very wonderful and special people along the way.
Rose aka/SIRENAROSE and Mont aka /GENTLEWIND
Sirenarose & GENTLEWIND
I want to start with that it took me about five years to find my husband. It wasn't easy being patient, but it paid off. There are a lot of people who want the quick fixes. Mine wasn't and if I had to do it again I wouldn't change the waiting. I learned so much from other members. I still am in touch with friends that I met through the boards.
My husband (user name donalds) pursued me. I was reluctant to find someone. I had actually made the decision to not date anymore, but make friends until the children were older. I had decided to only look for guys closer to home as I could actually see them more often and could get to know them and meet people who knew them personally. I wasn't taking this lightly.
Don had tried to chat with me on many occasions, but I was distant and kept it pretty cool. I really wanted to take my time getting to know someone. We both chose to date people who lived closer...distance wasn't an option...we had both been there and seen the pitfalls in dating someone who lived a plane flight or a long drive away.
What is so funny is that we had both been to a Singles New Years dinner and dance and didn't even see each other. Don was persistant...he didn't let my coolness stop him. After a while, I decided since I knew someone who lived where he did...I would call this friend who I knew would be honest about someone I was interested in. He told me he was a good guy. I believe because of this friend's honesty...I decided to date Don. Don and I went out for lunch on a break from work...from then on we spent every hour we could together. We became of the best of friends and still are the best of friends.
I have not been disappointed in my decision. He is a great husband and father. He doesn't take me for granted. I'm not saying it's a fairytale...because I don't believe in Happily Ever Afters...to me that is not realistic...What I believe is in my marriage where two people work at making a Happily Ever After.
Thanks Sara for your site and making it available. I truly believe it is one of the best single sites for LDS people that I have been a member of. I recommend it to single members all the time. I have met many wonderful friends and say to those still looking...don't give up hope. I believe there is someone for everyone. Look at it like a treasure hunt...don't stop until you find the treasure. The most important thing is to have patience and not to lose hope. Enjoy the journey and enjoy the friendships you make. Also, I know it's a single site and we are looking for our perfect match...if you have opportunties to make a friend...be one. Thanks to the friends I met on LDS Mingle, I was able to endure some pretty rough times because of them and they have said the same in return.
Chritine & Donalds