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…

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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.   odeam says:
    Posted: 17 Mar

    I wish this year will not pass me by,is my year of finding that Prince charming, happy Union to you guys

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  2.   Tiffany8719 says:
    Posted: 05 Feb

    2017 is my year... Hoping to meet my better half on this site. Next time it will be my story published here. 100% sure

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  3.   jacquistry says:
    Posted: 17 Jan

    I ve been on the site for almost two years , m starting to lose interest , love cnt find me. Happy to those who were hit by cup it arrow

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  4.   emac1202 says:
    Posted: 14 Jan

    You I still have a chance hope is alive and well

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  5.   shillameg says:
    Posted: 01 May 16

    I wish to find love like that too

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    • sandrcr says:
      Posted: 03 Mar

      I have found one just waiting for him to come to my country soon God is good

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  6.   Alicialee says:
    Posted: 01 May 16

    I wish to find love like that

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  7.   dimbosa says:
    Posted: 27 Apr 16

    Wooooow what a testimony extremely beautiful

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  8.   taytee says:
    Posted: 26 Apr 16

    Co grants you guys are soo amazing I'm inpired

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  9.   Makarinah says:
    Posted: 25 Apr 16

    .Woow congrats guys

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  10.   suzzanna says:
    Posted: 24 Apr 16

    that a wow

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  11.   marwu says:
    Posted: 22 Apr 16

    Nice couple

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  12.   Nikki040 says:
    Posted: 17 Apr 16

    I wish I could find love like that I'm tired of getting my heart broken and lied to

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  13.   Medirine says:
    Posted: 16 Apr 16

    Nice one i hope i wil find mine here too

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  14.   abeth121468 says:
    Posted: 15 Apr 16

    Nice couple , I hope I found also mine here

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  15.   mealton says:
    Posted: 12 Apr 16

    Nice one..i wish i found my heart here one day....

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  16.   henrykei says:
    Posted: 26 Mar 16

    Very beautiful

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  17.   pamps says:
    Posted: 24 Mar 16

    Wow happy birthday

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  18.   mistyc2 says:
    Posted: 23 Mar 16

    i can say ,its extremely beautiful

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  19.   Camielle says:
    Posted: 18 Mar 16

    I am so happy for both of them and I wish them all the best

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  20.   pinda34 says:
    Posted: 15 Mar 16

    Besutyful ...

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  21.   sagarhari says:
    Posted: 19 Feb 16

    beautiful couple...

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  22.   Girlo says:
    Posted: 02 Feb 16

    Happy birthday

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  23.   Dithama says:
    Posted: 26 Jan 16

    Lori and Rich are truly lucky and blessed to have found each other. Fate indeed!!! I had given up on romance and true love as I don't meet the right men but Lori and Rich are giving me hope to still belief in love and that at 32 I'll still meet my one.

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  24.   Dithama says:
    Posted: 26 Jan 16

    Lori and Rich are truly lucky and blessed to have found each other. Fate indeed. I had given up in romance and true love as I don't meet the right men but Love and Rich are giving me hope to still belief in love and that at 32 I'll still meet my one.

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    • sandrcr says:
      Posted: 03 Mar

      Never give up l almost gave up till l found my own everything is going well l live love him so much l knew his the one for me.

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  25.   kermis says:
    Posted: 26 Jan 16

    I lov that story &happy birthday god bless them

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  26. Posted: 20 Jan 16

    Ty Leticia for everything you do God bless

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  27.   Hope_1999 says:
    Posted: 18 Jan 16

    Beautiful couple.....so sweet

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  28.   jermaine35 says:
    Posted: 14 Jan 16

    Hello hi everyone I wish yall guys the best and happiness I wish I can be successful in looking for my special someone hopefully with God Blessing I will, Ladies I'm waiting...

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  29.   OkytoBonyto says:
    Posted: 05 Jan 16

    Awesome wish I get that lucky too.

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  30.   Dawino says:
    Posted: 05 Jan 16

    Wow that's lovely.Hope to find one someday.

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  31.   jehy64 says:
    Posted: 29 Dec 15

    Wonderful..thats the kind of love i want to find..

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  32.   toroe says:
    Posted: 25 Dec 15

    God is oo GREAT at all times

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  33.   honeybee001 says:
    Posted: 20 Dec 15

    Awesome couples....enjoy n u dudes rock

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  34.   mean30 says:
    Posted: 20 Dec 15

    Happy birthday to you god bless you

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  35.   moonsong41 says:
    Posted: 09 Dec 15

    Susannedove Beautiful You x x

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  36.   Susannedove says:
    Posted: 06 Dec 15

    Beautiful peoples ,beautiful blessings.

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  37.   Machu says:
    Posted: 05 Dec 15

    Beautiful, just beautiful. Cherish each other and keep that beautiful love going! yeeeyahh!

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  38.   maxdave says:
    Posted: 02 Dec 15

    wow these is really nice, common ladies, am more handsome and romantic

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  39.   Wannabeurs says:
    Posted: 28 Nov 15

    IM so happy for u. That's the kind of love I want to find.

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  40.   Biliki says:
    Posted: 15 Nov 15

    She very lucky I which is me nice. .there look so good and wonderful and that is true love I know there will live long

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  41.   MercyM12 says:
    Posted: 09 Nov 15

    Wow thts so sweet,wish u long life together,God bless,

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  42.   Brokaniro says:
    Posted: 07 Nov 15

    Happy birthday. .."

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  43.   Fedya says:
    Posted: 05 Nov 15

    Wanderful!

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  44.   mellab says:
    Posted: 07 Oct 15

    happy birthday to you

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  45.   karolina says:
    Posted: 07 Oct 15

    Pretty wonderful!

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  46.   satyan says:
    Posted: 05 Oct 15

    hello .happy birth day too u.

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  47.   ehmzz says:
    Posted: 29 Sep 15

    Congrats and enjoy

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  48.   chipaba says:
    Posted: 26 Sep 15

    Great gift

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  49.   4lvnlyfe says:
    Posted: 09 Sep 15

    You both look amazing and what a beautiful story of true love! May God continue to bless you both and your beautiful union

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  50.   aniss says:
    Posted: 05 Sep 15

    Cogrates , so wonderful

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