First a Flirt, Then Four Years of Marriage (And Counting)

Posted by Leticia, 29 Apr 12

John was “tired of the club scene” and gave online dating “about a 50/50 chance” of changing his love life for the better. He had no idea he would meet his wife of four years on our site!

Back then, John’s missus was just April. She was “bored, trying something new” when she signed up for our online personals service. April admits that she was “not at all confident” she would ever meet a mate on the Internet. Still, before a month had passed these new members were already communicating. “I liked his profile, and he seemed sincere,” April recalls. “So I gave him a Flirt.”

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“She was easy to talk to. We seemed to have known each other before,” notes John. “I started talking with her on January 6, 2006. Although I never thought at the time we would be married two years later, I loved talking to her every day.”

It’s true—on paper, John was “not at all” April’s type. He didn’t think they would wind up in wedded bliss, either. Due to the distance between them, it actually took eight months of interaction before this duo even met for a date! “She never rushed anything, and was the most patient woman that I’ve found,” John says.

Still, they couldn’t wait forever to give this thing a trial run. “It was time,” April says. When the date began, there was instant chemistry. April remembers thinking, “Oh yes! He’s a keeper.” John was also smitten from the start. “She was really good looking,” he says. “I loved her smile.”

In the course of the date, any doubts the pair had about their suitability for one another quickly evaporated. “It was the best time ever,” says John. “Seriously, we still think about it!” April agrees. “He was better in person.” Still, though, she wasn’t 100% certain they would go out again. “I wasn’t too sure, because he lived in another state.”

John was determined not to let this love die, though. After eight months of online courtship and one great date, he was sold. “I loved her. When it was over, I felt like I had left family,” he says of his post-date thoughts.

As the relationship progressed, nothing changed April’s mind about her future husband. “He really is a good guy. Perfect gentleman,” she declares. John acknowledges that there are ups and downs in any relationship, but this one is steady as she goes. “Although we have our moments where we argue, we love each other,” John says. “I feel so warm. No worries.”

One day, John approached April with an exciting idea. “Las Vegas, baby! Lets do this! It’s been long enough. Time to make you mine!”

April acquiesced without a second thought and soon, wedding bells were ringing. On March 7, 2008 the pair took the plunge and exchanged vows. How has being married changed their lives? “Dramatically,” April laughs. “You do not know! John is the love of my life.” John is even more succinct. “Now, I have happiness,” he says.

April believes that online daters should be patient and methodical in their search for a spouse. “Take it slow. Don’t rush anything,” she advises. “Be real with one another. Don’t put pressure on your partner. Enjoy one another. No games!”

It’s John’s view that one can’t be judgmental with the person you love, or try to hold your partner to an unrealistic standard. “Compromise is the key,” he says. “There are going to be things you don’t like about your love, but you must accept that or it’s not going to work. Be patient, and loving.”

This formula has worked for John and April. They welcomed their first child to the family in 2009 and recently celebrated their four-year anniversary. John is very grateful for his good fortune. “Thank you for bringing me happiness and finding my soul mate,” he tells us. “I also want to thank all of those who flirted with me. Be patient and you will find your mate. God bless to all!”

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  1.   Exitright says:
    Posted: 13 May

    I'm so thrilled by their courtship and the end result of their online dating congratulation.

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  2. Posted: 05 Oct 18

    Congratulations to you,enjoy.

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  3. Posted: 20 Sep 18

    I am happy for them

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  4.   dr-taaz says:
    Posted: 08 Aug 18

    Am happy for them

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  5.   Mary185 says:
    Posted: 31 May 18

    happy for them i wish i find my love here

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  6.   Essieme says:
    Posted: 16 Apr 18

    Am happy for them

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  7.   Muhle74 says:
    Posted: 05 Mar 18

    I hope I could find a man who is sincere and honest as well.

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  8.   Esay66 says:
    Posted: 03 Mar 18

    I hope to find a man honest real

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    • Narendra261 says:
      Posted: 31 Jul 18

      I hope to find a real honest girl

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    • Mrisho92 says:
      Posted: 25 Sep 18

      if you are real serious am here for you. a long time ago i spent on many dating sites without any success.

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  9.   Annab2b says:
    Posted: 18 Dec 17

    This is lovely and I appreciate them sharing their story. Everyone has a preference on whether they can deal with long distance relationships. I’m still trying to cope with the recent two that left a very bad taste in my mouth. Although I’m not ready for it now, perhaps someone’s generous personality might win me back in that realm. For now, I’ll stick to locals. Wishing best of luck to everyone. Hope you found your true love.

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  10.   Pecanolla says:
    Posted: 14 Dec 17

    God bless them.. waiting is worth waiting.. patience is the key...honesty is always the best policy.. being real is best.. playing no games is respectful

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  11.   Pecanolla says:
    Posted: 14 Dec 17

    God bless them.. waiting is worth waiting.. patience is the key honesty is always the best policy.. being real is best.. playing no games is respectful

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  12.   Pauletea says:
    Posted: 10 Dec 17

    Awesome story! Will take your advice and be patient. Good things always come to those who wait. Thanks for sharing..

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  13.   ooooops says:
    Posted: 27 Oct 17

    But how do thei do it i hv tried but i cant get one and i feel like giving up good luck guys

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  14.   wannydee says:
    Posted: 27 Oct 17

    I think some of our sister they are so blessed and lucky that they found there husband in a right place.. But some likes me to be honest it's so hard.. I really don't know why it's doesn't work for me.. Good luck to you all my sister..

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  15.   GirlWhite69 says:
    Posted: 24 Sep 17

    That's great! Our God is a great God! I'm praying that he send me my soul mate as well! And congratulations to everyone that has and keep the faith!

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  16.   Pitmeg2008 says:
    Posted: 04 Sep 17

    Que sejam felizes

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  17.   Renvonie says:
    Posted: 03 Sep 17

    Wish you many happy years together

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  18.   She2935 says:
    Posted: 02 Aug 17

    Love is amazing

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  19.   lovet013 says:
    Posted: 29 Jul 17

    Am happy for both of you .God bless your marriage.

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  20.   Keret says:
    Posted: 02 Jun 17

    Nice god bless...hope i find my true love here....

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  21.   Puffisto says:
    Posted: 29 May 17

    cant wait to get mine in this site

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  22.   Dought says:
    Posted: 04 Apr 17

    Glory to God all the best,wish I get mine also.

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  23.   Maape says:
    Posted: 18 Mar 17

    Wow! But again some people here are not real.

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  24.   Tumi_82 says:
    Posted: 25 Feb 17

    I wish everyone best of lucks, I am waiting patiently for my future husband

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  25.   felieva says:
    Posted: 22 Feb 17

    I wish all the one here she find out have a good partner

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  26.   felieva says:
    Posted: 22 Feb 17

    I wish I can find the right man honest sincer for my life time partner

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  27.   Jecii says:
    Posted: 15 Jan 17

    I wishes or the best God blessed them I know one day God will bless me still waiting for God

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  28.   nobuhle36 says:
    Posted: 12 Jan 17

    I'm happy to all couples myself I will be the next happiest lady ever

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  29.   MorChristly says:
    Posted: 27 Dec 16

    I'm Happy for the couple...I'm such a romantic..and I hope this ending comes my waty too.

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  30.   Mangcebs says:
    Posted: 20 Dec 16

    May God bless your marriage

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  31.   Heavenluv says:
    Posted: 21 Nov 16

    Wish one day I can be happy like them

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  32.   ginater says:
    Posted: 09 Nov 16

    Waiting for the right partner as I do know I am his right partner.

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  33.   flonellymwa says:
    Posted: 13 Oct 16

    i see pple getting dates.marriages good for them.but mine not yet.hope i will get one soon or a flirt.good luck to u all.

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  34.   agalbabina says:
    Posted: 18 Sep 16

    Wonderful success story from a flirt to a real deal.I have sent out many flirts hope mine will be answered soon

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  35.   marwu says:
    Posted: 09 Aug 16

    So encouraging God bless you

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  36.   sirewa says:
    Posted: 10 Jun 16

    ive really left many flirt and want a white man for marriage and hope my time will reach.

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  37.   ruthy12345 says:
    Posted: 28 Apr 16

    beautiful..just beautiful

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  38.   Boddicca says:
    Posted: 16 Mar 16

    Lovely story x

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  39. Posted: 11 Mar 16

    who want to maried me pls contac me rubelshardar@yahoo.com. europen woman can maill me.

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  40.   sheniam says:
    Posted: 27 Feb 16

    Am happy for them

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  41.   Jolliene says:
    Posted: 24 Feb 16

    Every time I peruse files I keep on loosing hope,but when I wink on,stories of possible married couples,I keep my spirit hey and keep on hoping that one day,the sun is going to shine on my side.Lovely couples keep Love light burning

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  42.   Mena2 says:
    Posted: 02 Oct 15

    If ice is broken, only then relations are established and marriages solemnised

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  43.   Clowey1 says:
    Posted: 18 Sep 15

    Very beautiful,love is so important in the world know matter who you are.

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  44.   fk1992 says:
    Posted: 04 Sep 15

    Awesome looking couple

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  45.   zumonica says:
    Posted: 28 Aug 15

    Wow!!! Great couple.

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  46.   mern says:
    Posted: 10 Aug 14

    Love is powerful...

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    • kk4567 says:
      Posted: 14 Sep 15

      Yes love is love realy♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ ?????

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  47.   Counsell1 says:
    Posted: 29 Jul 14

    It's really great to hear such a success story, it may not happen to every one of us, but when it does happen, it's always inspiring. Best of luck to you and the rest of us who are waiting for their better halves.

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  48.   iriegurl says:
    Posted: 14 Jul 14

    These stories gives me hope, i am happy for them.

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  49. Posted: 23 Jun 14

    Very impressive to read this marriage messages wishing them all the best and God's guidance in the journey.I am Kumara

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  50.   marinco says:
    Posted: 08 May 14

    This is so beautiful, sure there is someone out there for everyone.....

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