Detroit Guy, London Girl - A Perfect Fit

Posted by Leticia, 07 Mar 12

Emma was a nice British girl who hadn’t found her Prince Charming in jolly old England. That’s why she cast her gaze abroad. “Well, I never had any luck with English guys, so I wanted to try and see if I had more luck elsewhere,” she explains. “The Internet, after all, is a window to the world!”

On the other side of that window was Percival, who lived in a very different land, many miles away. Detroit, Michigan, as a matter of fact. He says his experience on another dating site “put a bad taste in my mouth,” but our service seemed different. “I was intrigued, so I gave it a try,” he says. That turned out to be a good move.

Within two weeks of starting their memberships, these two found each other. Emma spotted Percival’s profile—his username was “IceStorm23”—and liked what she saw. “Very handsome,” she remembers thinking. “Loved his personality and discovered we had the same goals in life.”

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Rather than waiting to see if Percival approved of her as well, this plucky Brit made the first move. “I sent a Flirt, then bought a subscription so I could send him an email,” Emma says. “I wouldn’t have had the confidence to do that otherwise.” Making that small financial commitment was enough to spur her to action. She’s very glad it did. “Then we exchanged emails...then phone numbers... It was an instant attraction.”

Percival says that Emma, aka “eager_emma,” was entirely his type. “Bang-on target,” is how he put it, actually. “She is exactly the type of girl I go for.” Nonetheless, because of the many miles of ocean that separated them, it was quite some time before he could arrange to meet her in person. Percival is grateful that Emma waited more than a year before he actually set foot on British soil. “She was loyal to me for a very long time before we even met. Not many girls would wait, and she did.”

For these two, it wasn’t a question of “if,” only “when.” Over the course of countless conversations through our site and on the telephone, the couple fell very much in love. Percival says he was quickly convinced that Emma was an “absolutely stunning, smart and caring person.”

“Being in a long-distance relationship did have its difficulties,” Emma relates. “But we were loyal to each other and spoke every day.” By the end of a year, the next step was clear to Percival. “We got on like a house on fire, so we decided to take the plunge and see if the same attraction would be there if we met face-to-face,” he explains.

Emma picks up the story there. “Come 2006, he came over to the U.K. to visit me. Oh my gosh, I thought he was even cuter in real life! His big brown eyes caught my eye first.”

Having been burned in the past, Percival was relieved to find that the woman awaiting him in London was even real. With a laugh, he tells us he was delighted to discover that Emma wasn’t a “dude.” He was also surprised by “how much in common we had and how much fun we had together... I could be myself without her judging, and I loved that.”

Emma appreciated that Percival was well brought up, with good manners. “What a gentleman he was! I’d always been with the ‘bad boy’ type, so pulling out chairs and opening doors was new to me. That was a pleasant surprise... Loved it!”

Percival could only stay for so long, of course, and as his last days in the U.K. ticked by, he felt the need to solidify the bond forming between him and Emma. She tells us that her man made a simple but unforgettable proposal. “The next day he was being kicked out of the U.K. because of Immigration, so he wasn’t sure when we could see each other again. He took out a diamond ring, got on one knee, and said ‘Would you be my wife?’ I of course said ‘yes!

Percival says that finding Emma “has changed my life completely. I moved from America to be with my wife in the U.K. so I left all I knew behind. We are happily married with a four-month-old baby. If I hadn’t fallen in love, who knows who I’d be and where.”’”

“Keep your options open,” Emma tells lonely hearts everywhere. “Just because a person lives miles away does not mean it won’t work. As hard as it is, if the person is worth it, you will make it work. We did, so anyone can. Just be patient and keep fighting.”

The couple is celebrating their third anniversary as husband and wife. Their child, a beautiful baby girl named Lìara, is proof that Emma and Percival were right—this is a love worth waiting for. “We are truly blessed,” Emma says. “Thank you!”

Thank you, Emma! Your story is an inspiration to us all.

44 responses to "Detroit Guy, London Girl - A Perfect Fit"

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  1.   cherubet says:
    Posted: 04 Jun

    Wow very inspirational God bless u

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  2.   lilsolo says:
    Posted: 08 Apr

    I like that

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  3.   Bezawi says:
    Posted: 19 Feb

    Bless u

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  4.   whatagain says:
    Posted: 08 Feb

    How does one join this dating site I am also looking for true love.

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  5.   Mosiah7 says:
    Posted: 11 Dec 15

    "She was loyal to me for a very long time before we even met. Not many girls would wait, and she did." - Percival.

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  6.   HisGoodGirl says:
    Posted: 12 Oct 15

    This is such an inspiration for me and my boyfriend! In fact, I live in Detroit and he lives in London! We've been together officially a year now, and dream of meeting each other some day. Thank you for sharing!

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  7.   JUPITERUS says:
    Posted: 31 Jul 15

    Wow...i really like your couple! be blessed and enjoy your love!

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  8.   debbiecutie says:
    Posted: 03 Aug 14

    May God bless you guys ..

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  9. Posted: 23 Jan 14

    This is a great story and one I can relate to. My fianc is in Holland and just came to the US over the holidays..was like a puzzle piece that fit....I don't even know when he wasn't in my life. My former relationships weren't ever bad...yet, this is incomparable. Great Story! I know the feeling. I wasn't going to settle for relationship for relationships sake. Oneness can't compare for mediocre. Great Luck Muah!

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  10.   delicious38 says:
    Posted: 28 Dec 13

    I love their story!! I like Emma, am also British and I paid when I first joined as well, flirted with guys and mailed them, most of them said the distance is too much and I said to them, get to know me first and we are only a plane ride away, but to no avail, at least I have made one friend so far, but am looking for a good honest Christian man to be my husband not just friend

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  11.   janova1107 says:
    Posted: 02 Nov 13

    I love to hear such inspiring stories as this one. It does give one hope that it can happen to anyone, if we just believe and remain patient. I know the later can be somewhat frustrating, but I'm sure it will all be worth the wait in the end. Good luck and God bless the 3 of you.

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  12.   Tricia says:
    Posted: 24 Sep 13

    Oh wht a gud n nice turn , I'm still waiting , one day guys u will be reading mine my god bless you

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  13.   Unalee50 says:
    Posted: 03 Jul 13

    Very nice story. I am in a long distance relationship also. He is in Wales. He visited me recently and now we are planning to be together forever. Never give up on love.

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  14.   Jessb75 says:
    Posted: 03 Jun 13

    Wow! How encouraging. This has given me a reason to hold on there. May God grace your marriage .

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  15.   Miss_O says:
    Posted: 06 Aug 12

    Wow! That's an awsome story!! Makes me realize there is still good guys out there.. Congrats to them!

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    • Shyleen says:
      Posted: 20 Aug 12

      Wow am inspired when will i meet my sweet man?Wish u all the blessings of love

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  16.   newdawn47 says:
    Posted: 27 Jul 12

    Good luck to you 2!. Best vibes from here!!! I hope this guy truly loves you. I've been dating someone for three years and at the end he was a total fake. xoxo

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  17.   Lynnlisa says:
    Posted: 19 Jun 12

    God is everything in life whether its overseas, still magical things happen. Congs you two!

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  18.   pinay28 says:
    Posted: 09 May 12

    What a beautiful love story you two have. Best wishes and God bless your family.

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  19.   amsweety says:
    Posted: 19 Apr 12

    I want to receive all my firts and message from friends

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  20. Posted: 18 Apr 12

    wooow what a story guys cogura for sure you have given hope to us and may ur family be happy 4ever coz guys u deserve it

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  21.   elle6159 says:
    Posted: 27 Mar 12

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this story.

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  22.   Dizzy777 says:
    Posted: 26 Mar 12

    Best of wishes to y'all !!!!

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  23.   Toi64 says:
    Posted: 19 Mar 12

    Inspiring story. Best of wishes tonyou three.

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  24.   Rumproller says:
    Posted: 18 Mar 12

    i love happy endings

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  25.   Mukonzvi says:
    Posted: 14 Mar 12

    With God everything is possible i also believe it will also happen to me iam in Zimbabwe stay blessed in tha might name of Jesus Christ.

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  26.   Mukonzvi says:
    Posted: 14 Mar 12

    With God everything is possible me am in Zimbabwe hope and believe it will also happen to me stay blessed in tha mighty name of Jesus Christ .

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  27.   Noir39 says:
    Posted: 14 Mar 12

    what a L.O.V.E. story so there is hope for all the London girls out there never give up on your dreams..

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  28.   Char35 says:
    Posted: 14 Mar 12

    Congratulations to you both on finding a meaningful relationship, and love! It's wonderful the beautiful bundle of joy that was created, your baby girl! May God bless your family!

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  29.   Renott2011 says:
    Posted: 14 Mar 12

    Wow ! This inspirational story I will treasure as I continue my journey of love. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. God Bless, Renotta

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  30.   Kelomax says:
    Posted: 14 Mar 12

    Wow! what an amazing story! May you live long and happy life together. I really hope to find my true love here too. Really inspiring

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  31.   S01592089 says:
    Posted: 14 Mar 12

    so sweet, and a cute baby,,,all hope is not lost.......im so jealous,just joking but good luck

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  32.   pitch2007 says:
    Posted: 14 Mar 12

    congratulations guys, that was amazing. wish u the best. wish guys are a little serious on this site we would have a better dating life, i pray i get there someday.

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  33.   gg55 says:
    Posted: 13 Mar 12

    Just when I was getting burned out, a little inspiration to trudge onward is appreciated. I just met a gentleman in NY. I'm in Texas. Perhaps we'll have the same blessing.

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  34.   lovin43 says:
    Posted: 13 Mar 12

    Be blessed.

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  35. Posted: 13 Mar 12

    What a lovely ending,congrate and wish u both all the best .

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  36.   Tayra01 says:
    Posted: 10 Mar 12

    Congratulations & Best wishes!

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    • Afrosilk says:
      Posted: 13 Mar 12

      Its always nice to read a success story just when it feels like, the whole internet dating and search is not worthy it. Congratulations you two!

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  37.   cyrilg says:
    Posted: 10 Mar 12

    Blessings and best wishes!

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  38.   Nikki723 says:
    Posted: 10 Mar 12

    outstanding story congratulations im still looking thanks for the inspiration god bless your family

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  39.   wellamella says:
    Posted: 08 Mar 12

    Wow! What a beautiful Love story with Much Sacrifice

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  40.   cofran64 says:
    Posted: 08 Mar 12

    Congratulations to you both, definitely an inspiring story!!!

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  41.   Jony says:
    Posted: 08 Mar 12

    Great lovely achievement. This is exactly the kind of people of good moral up-bringing, that are suitable for lifetime matrimony. May GOD BLESS u and and your new family member forever, and please, PERCIVAL&EMMA, do endeavous to put the ALMIGHTY GOD in the centre of your matrimonial household, to keep thanking him for your wonderful matrimony. I love u all, and to u all, PERCIVAL-EMMA-LIARA, i say "CHEERS"!!!

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