He Brought Her Home to Mama

Posted by Leticia, 26 Jul 12

Melissa wasn’t just trying to fill the empty spots on her dance-card. She wanted to experience the love of a lifetime! Our site looked like the answer to her prayers. “What inspired me was the belief that true love can be found online,” she explains. “I knew there was a real possibility I would find my perfect mate.”

Keith was in the same boat—single, but not particularly ecstatic about it. Assuming he found the right woman first, he was ready to settle down. “I was inspired to try online dating because I believed it would broaden my chances of finding my perfect match,” he says. 

Their confidence wasn’t unrealistic—in fact, it proved to be entirely warranted. Melissa was a member of our site for just two weeks and Keith seven days (!) when they found each other. “He reached out to me through an email,” Melissa recalls. “My first impression was that this great guy couldn’t be real! But he turned out to be that, plus more.”

To this day, Melissa can’t believe how quickly she and Keith went from perfect strangers to a perfect match. “It started out with a simple message, then led to instant messaging and emails to phone calls and video chats. We would talk for hours.”

Keith wasn’t the type to engage in idle chitchat. There was something important happening here. As he tells us, “My first impression was that she was the total package, and I loved hearing her voice on the phone.”

While communicating became an important part of their routine pretty quickly, it took awhile for this couple to formulate a plan for their first in-person interaction. It’s not that Melissa didn’t trust Keith, but she did want to be sure she felt comfortable with him. “I decided I was ready to meet for a date after two months of talking literally every day and learning so much about him. I felt safe enough and was excited to go ahead and make that leap,” Melissa recounts.

And what did they wind up doing on Date No. 1? “He arranged a date of dinner and a concert,” says Melissa. Meeting in person, these singles could see in each other’s eyes that there was no disappointment in this first impression. Explains Melissa, “My first thought was ‘Wow, he IS real!’ The most surprising thing about our first date was how much of a gentleman he was, and how I felt so sure about ‘us’ during our first meeting.”

Laying eyes on her for the first time, Keith knew Melissa’s profile had done her wrong. “She was gorgeous,” he relays. “Her photos did not do her justice!” What surprised Keith the most about that night was “how well we clicked, right away. Even though we had talked long distance for months, we were both nervous about meeting in person. But within the first 15 seconds, we were already comfortable around one another.”

Melissa didn’t doubt for a second that something special was happening here. “After our first date, I was sure we would go out again,” she says.

Keith concurs. “I didn’t want our first date to end, and in a sense it never has! After months of talking through emails, video chat, phone conversations, etc., I was really excited to get some face-to-face time, feel her touch, hear and see her laugh. It was the perfect first date, something I will always remember.”As the dates came and went, one after the other, the focus went from fun Fridays and Saturdays to a more committed involvement in each other’s lives. “He is so funny and caring, and I don’t think I would have ever realized to what extent, just from his profile,” says Melissa. “He not only meets my standards for a ‘type,’ but he exceeds them because he treats me in a way I would never have expected to be treated by a man.”

“She was exactly what I was looking for, and she’s exceeded any expectations I could have ever conjured up,” Keith declares. “She’s my road-trip partner, my soul mate, and my best friend, all in one person. And her sense of humor is bar none! She was witty in her profile, but nothing compares to her lively personality [in real life]. She’s also really sweet and caring. The type of woman you bring home to mom, which I have done multiple times.”

With all those warm and fuzzies going back and forth, the relationship progressed along with the deepening of their feelings. Eventually it became clear that a greater commitment would be warmly welcomed by both sides. “He proposed during a trip we made to Montreal, Canada,” says Melissa. “Keith booked a beautiful suite right near the ski slopes and, after a plan to propose on a horse-drawn carriage ride fell through, he decided to just pop the question in our suite.

He started out with all the things he loved about me, then just asked me to marry him. I was totally surprised!”“I was honestly starting to give up on love until I found Melissa,” Keith confides. “I was just trying to find a friendship with the possibility of something more. A year ago, I would have never thought I’d be engaged and planning a family with the woman of my dreams. She brings me out of my comfort zone. She’s all the things I’m not and more, but that’s exactly what I needed.”

“Finding love has brought so much brightness and sunshine into my life,” says Melissa. “I love being with Keith, and I honestly consider him my best friend as well as my partner in life.”

Not everyone has a Keith or Melissa in their lives—yet—so what can we learn from the experience these two had on our site? “I would say to be patient and take your time getting to know someone before passing judgment, or rushing to meet them in person,” advises Melissa. “You have to know more about them. Also, I would say keep an open mind, because although you get to pick and choose your preferences for a perfect mate, you could come across the profile of a person who surprises you!”

We asked Keith for his advice as well. “Don’t be in a rush,” he suggests. “Practice patience with online dating. It’s very rare to find someone right off the bat. The best thing to do is to be open-minded, sit back and see what’s in store!”

Going into this, Melissa had no idea what was in store for her. Today her heart is filled with gratitude. “My feelings grew from simply being interested to totally shocked that I found someone I could legitimately see myself with for the rest of my life. He proposed a year later and we are now planning our beautiful wedding. Thanks!”

109 responses to "He Brought Her Home to Mama"

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  1.   musanje says:
    Posted: 5 days ago

    I love the story.

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  2.   Peac6lover says:
    Posted: 15 Apr

    This is marvelous, I pray one day I and my sweethrt would be able to narrate this type of story.

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  3.   brwneyes38 says:
    Posted: 14 Apr

    Wow! Great Story

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  4.   shanteljoy says:
    Posted: 09 Apr

    waooh!!glory b to God...

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  5.   kathykate says:
    Posted: 09 Apr

    Wow thats wonderful!and i hope me too i will get mine soon and God bless you all.

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  6.   atuech says:
    Posted: 07 Apr

    Wow!thats nice.God bless.

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  7.   Mohansandy says:
    Posted: 03 Apr

    wow Nice..

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  8.   matul says:
    Posted: 01 Apr

    That love story is wonderful God bless y'all

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  9. Posted: 12 Mar

    Wow wonderful.

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  10.   Gartokai says:
    Posted: 01 Mar

    wow,this story is life touching and i am making a try.

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  11.   jumg says:
    Posted: 23 Feb

    Good job afroromance go ahead!!!!

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  12.   Bakat says:
    Posted: 22 Feb

    wow,you guys are lucky pray everything goes well with u

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  13.   absthedj says:
    Posted: 22 Feb

    love is eternal says this n all stories

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  14.   Lxxxx says:
    Posted: 12 Feb

    Wow guys i think god brought u togetjher,well wish u all the best,and may god bless your journey

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  15.   riryjo says:
    Posted: 08 Feb

    wow i like da romatic story...you guys a very lucky wish i'd blessed like you

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  16. Posted: 06 Feb

    Amazing! Such a beautiful story :-)

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  17.   nicoblu says:
    Posted: 02 Feb

    Yes that's what I'm look for too

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  18.   holygoust says:
    Posted: 02 Feb

    That's. Beautiful i hope i meet a good man one day.

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  19.   fizzie says:
    Posted: 24 Jan

    wow quiett an awesome story!keith and Mel keep that lovve burning.

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  20.   Mixbella says:
    Posted: 22 Jan

    Awesome story and best wishes!

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  21.   peterok1 says:
    Posted: 17 Jan

    no thanks

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  22.   kilo80 says:
    Posted: 16 Jan

    Wao i evy you guys looking foward to tell story like this one some day all the best Melissa and Keith XoXo

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  23.   Desirez says:
    Posted: 14 Jan

    Wow! what a lovely thing to meet your dream man and being a happy couple together .Am glad to hear such a nice inspirational story they make me happy and have faith i will i will also meet the right partner . Wish you happiness as you enjoy your life together. Thank you .

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  24. Posted: 13 Jan

    Thanks for your story I am happy for the both of you I'm hopeful this will happen to me as well (*_*). I always keep in mind GOOD THINGS COMES TO THOSE WHO WAITE.

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  25.   cinnmin says:
    Posted: 07 Jan

    very touching very inspirational... ;-) I wish you guys the best.

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  26.   malachyfe says:
    Posted: 06 Jan

    Wow.. Dats lovely to hearing.. Am so moved by dat capri love story and I knw dat sumday I will nt just find my missing rib.. But sum1 who I can't do without..

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  27. Posted: 05 Jan

    Lovely story. Wish to have such a lovely story

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  28. Posted: 04 Jan

    Ooh!nice story.

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  29.   Abusco75 says:
    Posted: 30 Dec 13

    l can't wait to see my through lover one day! Since I was born in my life never feels what a real love is.

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  30.   COI says:
    Posted: 29 Dec 13

    GREAT! Am sure my great somebody is on her way. I wanna join your world soon Keith and Melissa.

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  31.   Lucy58 says:
    Posted: 28 Dec 13

    Melissa and Keith's experience with online "meetings" encourages one to try it too. Both are such beautiful, confident, personable, and smart who could have waited many years to find each other. Afroromance accelerated the process. What a great story!

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  32.   Mldani says:
    Posted: 27 Dec 13

    I like this one =)

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  33.   selebiana says:
    Posted: 22 Dec 13

    amazing story

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  34.   PrettyMiz says:
    Posted: 20 Dec 13

    Wow! Love the story. You give me hope...

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  35.   J160 says:
    Posted: 09 Dec 13

    Nice one

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  36.   shimita38 says:
    Posted: 09 Dec 13

    big up to you guys,you quite an inspiration

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  37.   Ngongola says:
    Posted: 08 Dec 13

    Hope to find true love

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  38.   Bintie says:
    Posted: 08 Dec 13

    Woooooow...very inspiring. Hope to find true love too

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  39.   Dannie1707 says:
    Posted: 07 Dec 13

    Hmmmmmm am so impressed! Congratulations to you both. Am so glad for you

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  40.   Casie55 says:
    Posted: 05 Dec 13

    This wow............ Almost thot I was watching a movie. It's so amazing that such portals have been put in place to make two hearts, two worlds, to souls, two cultures meet and be one! Lovely!

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  41.   Nataly26 says:
    Posted: 03 Dec 13

    I feel happy for you guys Y Que viva el amor!!!! :)

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  42.   tina555 says:
    Posted: 28 Nov 13

    I am so happy for you guys, wish my dream will come through also.

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  43.   RosaSharon1 says:
    Posted: 24 Nov 13

    This gives me hope. I just joined and my skepticism is melting away already. My best to Melissa and Keith.

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  44.   angie2013 says:
    Posted: 23 Nov 13

    I am very happy for both of u .<3 . Hoping to find my love too.

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  45.   loly2007 says:
    Posted: 19 Nov 13

    inspiring. hw I wish to find d man of my dream

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  46.   joy900 says:
    Posted: 14 Nov 13

    inspiring

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    • Njagi56 says:
      Posted: 17 Nov 13

      i am realy happy for u guy may ur love last forever and ever more.i wish and hope that i will find my man of my dreams.

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  47.   Let46 says:
    Posted: 11 Nov 13

    Inspiring.

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  48.   lilybaby56 says:
    Posted: 06 Nov 13

    i am so happy for her ,and i wish i am the one

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  49.   bup says:
    Posted: 30 Oct 13

    You guys are really greeeaaat!

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  50.   Beslar says:
    Posted: 21 Oct 13

    All the best of luck and may God bless you all. We need to see their kids. Open the factory and start fruitful production :)

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