A Big Bet on Her Birthday...

Posted by Leticia, 12 Dec 11

Rich was coming off a relationship that didn’t go the distance, but it didn’t convince him to give up on love, either. “I had decided to come back into the dating world,” he says. “When I returned to the site and was looking at profiles, I ran across a picture of a woman… It was as if my heart melted.”

Rich confides that it was “somewhat strange,” but it really felt like the woman in the picture was looking only at him. Her screen name was “IM Kitten.” But there was more going on here than animal attraction. “As I read her profile, I found she shared the same interests, etc.,” Rich elaborates. “More than any other woman I had read about.”

After more than a year on the site, Rich had never felt this way. He was confident that he would meet someone on our site, but he didn’t expect anything like this. What transpired over the next few weeks was like something out of a movie…

Before we get to that, let’s meet our leading lady. Lori (aka IM Kitten) was serious about finding a long-term relationship. She decided to try online dating because it was “the best way to really find out about a person’s interests, character, goals and values,” she explains. When, after a month on the site, she received a flirt from Rich, she found that his profile spelled out all his wants and needs. “I thought his profile was of substance... It was different, and well thought out.”

But that wasn’t all. The physical component was there, too. “I thought he was the best-looking guy I had seen on this site, hands down,” Lori reveals. “I was blown away that he even sent me a message!”

Rich continues the story from there. “I sent her a flirt, and she reciprocated. So I sent an email, and she replied.” Did that go well? Here’s Lori. “From the very first email exchange, I felt our connection was unlike any I had experienced,” she says.

As much as this romance felt preordained to Rich from the moment he laid eyes on Lori, their first phone call was pivotal. Things could go either way at that point. Fortunately, there was never any doubt. “From the moment the first words left her mouth, I knew this woman was ‘The One,’” he says. “I’ve only had this feeling once in my life, and it turned out to be a 14-year marriage.”

In fact, things were going so well that Lori decided to spend her birthday with Rich—and that birthday was a big one. “We drove to Vegas to celebrate my 40th birthday!” exclaims Lori. As first dates go, this was a big step—but it felt right for these two. And sure enough, the chemistry continued to grow. Exactly what happened in Vegas will stay in Vegas, but suffice it to say these two gambled on love and won big. 

As their relationship progressed, Rich and Lori made arrangements to reduce the distance between them from 3000 miles to zero. Lori moved from Washington DC to California. She hasn’t looked back! “I always thought I would have to sacrifice certain things in a life partner, until I met Rich,” says Lori. Not only is he everything she hoped to have in a man, she has the utmost respect for “his values as a parent, friend, teacher, son and brother.”

Rich says that Lori’s upbeat energy “brings out the best in all who meet her.” He adds that they think so much alike, they often finish each other’s sentences. “We just ‘vibe’ perfectly together,” he says. “She makes me want to be a better man!”

It should come as no surprise to hear that Rich and Lori were married in Los Angeles on October 29, 2011. Lori is still on Cloud Nine. “He has made me the happiest woman in the world!” she says of her new husband.

Rich says that he wants to grow old with Lori. “Thanks for the beginning of a new life,” he tells us.  All in a day’s work, Rich!

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  1.   tettey200 says:
    Posted: 17 Mar

    Good luck to u

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  2.   CECIMIDACOM says:
    Posted: 13 Jan

    congratulations i am also praying that in 2014 something happens to me i have been on the site for a month now & nobody has even shown me intrest but am hoping for the best. love

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  3.   caashiq says:
    Posted: 28 Dec 13

    Congratulation, I wish u all the best and this story looks like the one I am going to do, so much interesting at ur side and attraction at ur side let me say to u happy together makes life so easier like drinking of a glass of water thank u alot both readers and story makers and the website managers

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  4.   Akreazz says:
    Posted: 25 Dec 13

    brielynn68 says Congratulations and Best Wishes to all of the couples

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  5.   aditya34 says:
    Posted: 16 Nov 13

    Hey!guys conglatulation

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  6.   aditya34 says:
    Posted: 08 Nov 13

    Hey!

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  7. Posted: 28 Sep 13

    Beautiful love story!

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  8.   cc42 says:
    Posted: 21 Sep 13

    Awwww ...Thats cute. congs # inspired

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  9.   BriteEyesTx says:
    Posted: 31 Jul 13

    Congrats!!!

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  10. Posted: 25 May 13

    Hello, Congracutlation and i wish you the best forever. am By names of Eddie from Uganda in Africa and and am also in search of a serious relationship on this site, .

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  11.   warlus says:
    Posted: 21 May 13

    congraturations i hope to get one soon

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    • sweetloner says:
      Posted: 24 May 13

      i am new but this is the best thing happened.really its great ,they look perfect couple.it dream love come true. i love it.congrates

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  12.   cy says:
    Posted: 25 Apr 13

    congrats

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  13.   tashatasha says:
    Posted: 21 Mar 13

    you look good together,cograts.

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  14. Posted: 14 Mar 13

    Congratulations i now believe life begins @ 40!

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  15.   blackybev says:
    Posted: 12 Mar 13

    congratulations guys,am a starter in this and av been inspired by this story.. .hoping to find love too.

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  16.   amalovei23 says:
    Posted: 03 Mar 13

    condrstulations guys i have just signed up and i wish you both all the very best in life

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  17.   QUEENSCLUB says:
    Posted: 11 Feb 13

    Oooohhh congratulations guy's. I have just signed up and treding the waters gently. I wish you both all the very best in life, you inspire me to not settle for anything less than the very best in LOVE. BLESSINGS X

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  18.   vis says:
    Posted: 26 Jan 13

    Ok

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  19.   GODFRIEND says:
    Posted: 17 Jan 13

    There is a saying in my local language that, a salt can not praise itself. it is true that most of we guys are not trust wealthy but there are good once among the bad once. and how can you know?, unless you go closer to the person, make sure you play the part of your role well and that is for both of us the man and the woman and it shall work perfect as our dear brother and sister have had it.

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  20.   mexicojoe69 says:
    Posted: 26 Dec 12

    She is really cute;-) Lucky guy!!!

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  21.   Ginger4922 says:
    Posted: 20 Dec 12

    What a beautiful couple!! I'm so happy for them and I wish them the best.

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  22.   fix says:
    Posted: 11 Dec 12

    such a great joy well i don't have much to say than to wish them success in there marriage...

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  23.   kare1984 says:
    Posted: 10 Dec 12

    Online dating is complected but those who do it and get married,they are lucky.It really sucks but as the saying goes,"keep your fingers crossed and hope for the best". Good for them

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  24.   rebelsaltue says:
    Posted: 24 Nov 12

    For sure in this God's sanctuary, everyone is created in marital images so I'm happy for them that they coupled up and may they subdue the earth.

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  25. Posted: 22 Nov 12

    AM HAPPY FOR THEM

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  26.   marion2012 says:
    Posted: 17 Nov 12

    Wow!! thats so great for Lori and Rich,wish u all the the best.I wish i get my soulmate soon.

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  27.   VERWELL says:
    Posted: 01 Nov 12

    i feel happy for you both and i hope God have been keeping you save as one and i will keep praying for you both and yours kids all expected WISE YOU HAPPINESS FOREVER,LOVE NEVER END EVEN IN HEAVEN FROM MICHAEL NJAU FROM KENYA

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    • paul2tite says:
      Posted: 03 Dec 12

      Wish you all the best in your marriage life and pray God grant you guys the best in all your deeds

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  28.   patricia69 says:
    Posted: 31 Aug 12

    I really believe online love is the way to get a partner, by taking an example for Lori and Rich who are happily married and i hope for the happiness and love they have now lasts all through their way since that is the best payment they can ever have for life. Congratulations upon coming to a similar decision.

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  29.   Anet123 says:
    Posted: 06 Aug 12

    I Thank God for them and wish them all best.

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  30.   Irvino says:
    Posted: 29 Jul 12

    THIS IS ONE OF THE CRAZY DREAM THAT COME TRUE FOR BOTH OF THEM. I WISH THEM WELL .

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  31.   king says:
    Posted: 25 Jul 12

    what God had join let no gods put asunder

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  32.   lior says:
    Posted: 05 Jul 12

    good for tham mazal tov and all the best:)

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  33.   BigSeafish says:
    Posted: 06 Jun 12

    Good to see this, but all with time the turn to be the same.

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  34.   luije says:
    Posted: 30 May 12

    I whant find my Man :(

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  35.   sisino says:
    Posted: 26 May 12

    Hello. Congratulate both succeeded in romantic relationships. It's great examples. Thank you. But life experiences and Adventures. All human beings on this earth agree on this theory. All. This development comes as Mental with the progress of civilization. And personal ... and also ... the psychological structure of emotion and pleasure ... To time in all of these data to succeed if the mind walking at both ends. Man and woman And trying to facilitate the road between them ... for example I am. Come to the real results ... for it to give my secrets Private. Sorry ... Thank you for access.

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  36.   sassyfrazz says:
    Posted: 12 May 12

    Iam happy for anyone to pursue live ,happyness and a healthy good strong propers life with someone.I wish u the best hope yuo grow old with each other love you,both have a safe understanding God will make it last if u work hard for u and him love .bye Sassyfrazz

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  37.   Mygirl19 says:
    Posted: 16 Apr 12

    What a great story :) its so beautiful to see radiant love can make us as is evident in this picture,so happy for you both you look perfect together like a Hollywood couple and pretty soon you both would have a couple of super gorgeous kids driving you both crazy and turning the house upside down lmao your both so lucky in love and i wish you all the best and pray this happiness last the rest of your lifes. @marlene49 i must admit your comment is strange to me i mean seriously?,what man in his right mind would look at you and call you ugly!!! Okay so your not model thin but so what?,beauty comes in all shapes and sizes your not only beautiful but sexy as well so i beg you never to let some arrogant dumb guy tell you different!!! And one day day believe me you will find the right guy who will prove everything I've said true to you,stay positive and if negativity should come knocking on your page do what i would do *tell him to tie a rock around his neck and go jump in the sea because if he can't see how perfect you are then his better off dead to you* goodluck girl and remember SMILE.

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  38.   Tedcel65 says:
    Posted: 12 Apr 12

    So happy for Rich and Lori. I believe love at first sight is real and still does exist. It's just spotting the right person. I pray you guys find eternal happiness. And for Marlene49, don't give up on love, there is someone out there that will love you for who you are. Being fat is not a crime, there are many men in my country who prefer fat women to skinny ones. I'm a strong believer of love and I hope to find one soon.

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  39.   Anjaline says:
    Posted: 26 Mar 12

    That is such a blessing. Every guy who hit me up was grossly unattractive nice to know it works out for some people.

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  40.   hotncoolboy says:
    Posted: 20 Feb 12

    hi wel wel wel congrates on your success, we do join dating sites in hope for the best to happen to you, but destiny plays its part at its time. wel we join such sites with a high percentage of success rates & only few get lucky to get the right person who exactly they looking for the rest is a blunder wel i hope n pray the best for every member n get wht is looking for. best of luck guys.

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  41.   Kellym1 says:
    Posted: 16 Feb 12

    What a wonderful testamony! I am happy to here that there is still love in the world! I am new to all of this dating on line, and have not signed up totally. But I think this story says alot! I need to explore different opptions that are out there! Thank you both for opening my eyes and trying this dating sight! I'ts a huge step but you only live once! kellym1

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    • tellstory says:
      Posted: 20 Jul 12

      im very keen to learn the dating world i have nnever had to be gentle im a beginner lol i wanna see some smiles

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  42.   Rightguy65 says:
    Posted: 27 Jan 12

    ... Its the Lord's doing and it's marvellous in our eyes

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  43.   zurushi says:
    Posted: 23 Jan 12

    waaahooo!it very interesting ,

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  44.   dt says:
    Posted: 13 Jan 12

    oooookeeeeyyyyyyy........

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  45.   kase23211 says:
    Posted: 09 Jan 12

    Wooow, as if not true. really this site can connect people in a manner hard to believe. Rich and Lori is a wonderful couple. God bless

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  46.   dalom25 says:
    Posted: 09 Jan 12

    whooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that very nice story and they look the same as brother and sister . yoh i like u guys , wish u the best for the rest of your life , what ever situation be in love u r a duplicate of each other that's lovely

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  47.   live415 says:
    Posted: 30 Dec 11

    I think thru it all, people forget the one basic rule that applies to life in general, for any relation ship to be long lasting and successful "You have to become friends first", lovers come and go but friendships last forever , Get to know the person before you allow yourself the commitment of falling in love .

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  48.   Marque2001 says:
    Posted: 28 Dec 11

    This story is off the top but, this show's you it can happen. I tip my hat to Mrs. Lori, She is a very brave and strong lady and went for what she wanted life is to short and she did it!!! Best wish and Happiness always to all who looking for that one love you can't live without. Marque2001

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  49.   marlene49 says:
    Posted: 27 Dec 11

    I afraid that doesn't happen to ugly fat woman like me !!???

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    • Alyce0726 says:
      Posted: 28 Dec 11

      Im sorry but I dont see anything ugly about u....typically an uneducated and stereotypical comment made by those who wade at the shallow end of the pool, u are the exact opposit. Idk you nor am I attracted to women, but as a general and honest statement...You really are beautiful (I love your pic with ur glasses!), and should EXPECT happiness and nothing but the best according to Y add oUR standards. God has someone out there for u, think of it as ur just waiting your turn for your blessing to come :-) Goodluck in your search!

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  50.   lovin43 says:
    Posted: 22 Dec 11

    Lori and Rich, I envy you positively! This is a match from heaven. May the good Lord keep your loving ever burning. I am very happy for you. God bless you

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