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!

137 responses to "A Big Bet on Her Birthday..."

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  1.   Girlo says:
    Posted: 02 Feb

    Happy birthday

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  2.   Dithama says:
    Posted: 26 Jan

    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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  3.   Dithama says:
    Posted: 26 Jan

    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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  4.   kermis says:
    Posted: 26 Jan

    I lov that story &happy birthday god bless them

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  5. Posted: 20 Jan

    Ty Leticia for everything you do God bless

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  6.   Hope_1999 says:
    Posted: 18 Jan

    Beautiful couple.....so sweet

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  7.   jermaine35 says:
    Posted: 14 Jan

    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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  8.   OkytoBonyto says:
    Posted: 05 Jan

    Awesome wish I get that lucky too.

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  9.   Dawino says:
    Posted: 05 Jan

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

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  10.   jehy64 says:
    Posted: 29 Dec 15

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

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  11.   toroe says:
    Posted: 25 Dec 15

    God is oo GREAT at all times

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  12.   honeybee001 says:
    Posted: 20 Dec 15

    Awesome couples....enjoy n u dudes rock

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  13.   mean30 says:
    Posted: 20 Dec 15

    Happy birthday to you god bless you

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  14.   moonsong41 says:
    Posted: 09 Dec 15

    Susannedove Beautiful You x x

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  15.   Susannedove says:
    Posted: 06 Dec 15

    Beautiful peoples ,beautiful blessings.

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  16.   Machu says:
    Posted: 05 Dec 15

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

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  17.   maxdave says:
    Posted: 02 Dec 15

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

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  18.   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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  19.   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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  20.   MercyM12 says:
    Posted: 09 Nov 15

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

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  21.   Brokaniro says:
    Posted: 07 Nov 15

    Happy birthday. .."

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  22.   Fedya says:
    Posted: 05 Nov 15

    Wanderful!

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  23.   mellab says:
    Posted: 07 Oct 15

    happy birthday to you

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  24.   karolina says:
    Posted: 07 Oct 15

    Pretty wonderful!

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  25.   satyan says:
    Posted: 05 Oct 15

    hello .happy birth day too u.

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  26.   ehmzz says:
    Posted: 29 Sep 15

    Congrats and enjoy

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  27.   chipaba says:
    Posted: 26 Sep 15

    Great gift

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  28.   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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  29.   aniss says:
    Posted: 05 Sep 15

    Cogrates , so wonderful

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  30.   mabiira says:
    Posted: 20 Aug 15

    I am strong and know soon I will find my future hasband here

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  31. Posted: 02 Aug 15

    AWESOME!

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  32.   madolly says:
    Posted: 10 Apr 15

    Wow dis is so beautiful. Joooh I'm impressed. I won't give up on dis game

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  33. Posted: 03 Nov 14

    What a beautiful story and couple! Congrats!

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  34.   lebogang123 says:
    Posted: 17 Aug 14

    Good luck guyz

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  35.   AG10 says:
    Posted: 16 Jul 14

    Wow!happy at last Lori;you one of the lucky ones

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  36.   Denimore says:
    Posted: 14 Jul 14

    Just thank God for what you have

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  37. Posted: 27 Jun 14

    Wow how wonderful... Who says u can't find true love online? Certainly not u 2. .. congrats and many blessings to u both

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  38.   amootious says:
    Posted: 18 Jun 14

    Im still new onthis site but the testimonies im reading about successful couples is kind of encouraging me and believing God that One day... I will also get my soul mate

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  39.   amootious says:
    Posted: 18 Jun 14

    Good luck

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  40. Posted: 10 Jun 14

    good luck

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  41.   tettey200 says:
    Posted: 17 Mar 14

    Good luck to u

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  42.   CECIMIDACOM says:
    Posted: 13 Jan 14

    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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  43.   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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  44.   Akreazz says:
    Posted: 25 Dec 13

    brielynn68 says Congratulations and Best Wishes to all of the couples

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  45.   aditya34 says:
    Posted: 16 Nov 13

    Hey!guys conglatulation

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  46.   aditya34 says:
    Posted: 08 Nov 13

    Hey!

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  47. Posted: 28 Sep 13

    Beautiful love story!

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  48.   cc42 says:
    Posted: 21 Sep 13

    Awwww ...Thats cute. congs # inspired

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  49.   BriteEyesTx says:
    Posted: 31 Jul 13

    Congrats!!!

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  50. 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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