A rough first date didn't get them down

Posted by Leticia, 28 Jul 14

As you know, our website introduces many thousands of singles every year. Members with the monikers "Skylove" and "Phillyfan42" connected one day and saw their lives change almost overnight.

Brenda recalls how she found her way to us. "I tried a couple free sites but was not finding what I was looking for, so I gave your site a try," she says. "I was not real confident. There are a lot of guys out there who are not looking for what I was. I was getting frustrated."

Robert, aka "Phillyfan42," shared Brenda's less-than-optimistic outlook. "To be truthful, I had no confidence at all," he admits. "I was quite skeptical. It was not the first site I tried, but I was having difficulty meeting African American women."

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As is often the case, their pessimism quickly evaporated. Only a few weeks went by before a connection was made. "Rob reached out first, with a Flirt and then an email," says Brenda. "We started there, and then he asked me out on a date. We have been going out ever since!"

What was the appeal for her? Brenda explains, "He seemed real cool and down to earth. Very well spoken." Adds Robert, "I thought she was very attractive but also had her stuff together — going to school and having her own place — so I was impressed!"

Their communications went beyond cordial to warm and curious, so it seemed like time to let this process progress... "We had shared a lot of the basic things about ourselves through our messaging, so it was time to see the real thing in person," Brenda explains. Her match agreed with that assessment. "I think we had shared as much as we could without meeting and seeing what each other was really like, in person," says Robert.

When the big night came, Robert got there first and soon wondered if his date would ever arrive. "She was late," he notes with a laugh, "But it was worth the wait, as she was very attractive!"

After their introductory hugs, first impressions were made and opinions formed. "He was in real good shape and had a very clean appearance," Brenda says of Robert, admiringly.

All things considered though, their debut date was a little rocky. "I got ill towards the end of the date and he had to take me home," Brenda reveals, a bit embarrassed by this turn of events. Robert was disappointed too. "She got sick to her stomach and I had to take her right home. Cut the date a little short," he laments.

Between being late and getting sick, Brenda wasn’t sure what Robert felt about her after Date No. 1. "I didn't think we would [go out again], since I got ill," she confides. "I didn't think he would call!"

Robert begs to differ. "I knew right away," he says. "We had a great time until she got sick, so it was worth another shot!"

On subsequent dates Brenda’s positive perception of Robert was solidified. "He was an absolute gentleman," she tells us. "Opening car doors and restaurant doors as well as holding hands."

Robert was a little surprised by how reserved Brenda was. "She was shy at first but opened up quickly, once she felt comfortable," he says. "Aside from that, her profile was pretty accurate."

While opposites often attract, commonalities are usually how people connect. "We’re very similar. We like a lot of the same things," observes the lady. Robert opines, "We are alike in a lot of ways, with enough differences to make it interesting."

Today, their romance is coming along swimmingly. "It has brought a lot of joy back into my life that was missing," gushes Brenda. Robert credits Brenda for being a breath of fresh air, too. On the subject of the relationship he says, gratefully, "It has made me very happy and gave me something to look forward to again. It was pretty depressing for a while!"

Here are the words of wisdom Brenda has to offer other singles. "Avoid the players out there," she warns women. "Ask the right questions about him as far as career, what he is looking for, where he sees himself in the future. You will scare the not-serious ones away quick!"

Robert suggests that fortune favors the bold. "Don't be afraid to take a chance," he urges the men who are reading this. "Ask women out routinely. If they don't answer or say no, you move on! Not taking the chance could have caused me to not meet my girlfriend, so it's definitely worth it. Stay true to what you want and don't compromise too much."

And if your date gets sick while you're out, don't hold it against them!

15 responses to "A rough first date didn't get them down"

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  1.   ginater says:
    Posted: 24 Dec 16

    They really knew what they were looking for and went for it.I think they've actually found their soulmates.

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  2.   Robboy097 says:
    Posted: 26 Nov 16

    sounds good

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  3.   lucarose says:
    Posted: 12 Oct 16

    I wish you both all the gracious love.Lord bless you

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  4.   sunmake says:
    Posted: 28 Sep 16

    so nice couple black and white

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  5.   Bimpie says:
    Posted: 28 Jul 16

    Brenda thanks for sharing the advice about what questions to ask. No time for players at my age. I hope to find the happiness you did with Robert.

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  7.   cherubet says:
    Posted: 16 Jul 16

    Lovely story wish u all the best

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  8.   Injesuh says:
    Posted: 14 Jun 16

    Amazing stories, I pray many people are blessed by this site. ..

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  9.   srpharm says:
    Posted: 02 May 16

    Am very impressed by these amazing testimonies, wish same to ma self and pray you guys continueously love each other....

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  10.   vayor says:
    Posted: 24 Apr 16

    Lucky yu .

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  11.   dvsmusic says:
    Posted: 31 Mar 16

    Very Good Testimony!!!

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  12.   Mapera says:
    Posted: 06 Aug 15

    Am happy for everyone here and l wish you all the best

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  13. Posted: 10 Aug 14

    Awww this is so sweet :)

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  14.   Sweetnsxxe says:
    Posted: 06 Aug 14

    I love this story. It has given me a lot of hope as i move forward with my search. Its a jungle out there and finding Mr Right sometimes seems almost impossible but I am not giving up! Good luck to this couple......

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  15. Posted: 30 Jul 14

    Good luck on your new union.

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