From Painfully Honest to Blissfully Happy

Posted by Leticia, 05 Feb

Something drew members “Lily_Rosie” and “jack213” to one another. They lingered on each other’s profiles, saw something that spoke to them, and clicked the button to reach out. These singles bridged the broadband gap and now they are much more directly connected — they’re married! 

Shannon joined our site because she didn’t feel she had much choice. “As a single mom working full time, traditional dating was too hard for me,” Shannon informs us. “I knew I was not going to find love in my immediate area. I tried other sites with high hopes. Then I came to you after a Google search. Your site brought me the love of my life!”

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However, Shannon wants to remind readers that her happy outcome was a long time coming. “Don’t give up! I joined this site, hoping for the best, and it took me three years to meet this man. It took another three before we married. It doesn’t happen overnight! I know we wish it would, but it doesn’t.”

Paul was a divorced father of two. He begins his part of the story… “This was my first time with online dating. I was divorced and my children suggested I give it a try. I was very skeptical, but I hoped for the best. I had heard some horror stories from friends.”

Our site stood out to him as his best bet, so Paul took the plunge and signed up. After two months with us, he saw Shannon’s profile and was impressed. “Her pictures blew me away. She was very down to earth, and just so beautiful. She was everything I wanted and more.” So he sent her an email…

Shannon read it with certain criteria in mind. “My biggest factor was that my match have children and be comfortable with me having children,” she tells us. Looking at Paul’s particulars, she saw that he was in a similar situation. “It worked perfectly. His initial email was so honest and straightforward. I was attracted to his honesty from the beginning. He told me he was a single father who loved his girls and that was all I needed to hear. I thought he was very handsome in his pictures, too!”

So she wrote back and they opened up a dialogue. Paul says that Shannon didn’t come off as someone who knew her profile photos were “stunning,” as he describes them. He observed that initially she was “very quiet and shy, and it really caught me off guard.” Shannon was just nervous and warmed up pretty quickly. “He was very honest and open,” Shannon reports. “He was easy to talk to.”

Paul is grateful that he took a candid, “lay it all out there” approach. “Be honest,” he advises singles. “I told her everything, probably some things she didn’t even want to know, but I didn’t want her to be surprised by anything during our relationship. Some parts of your past may be embarrassing or painful, but it’s best to let people know upfront, rather than find out the hard way. I wanted an honest relationship with a good woman, and I got that by putting myself out there. It may be hard, but honesty is the best way to gain someone’s trust.”

To confirm their perceptions of each other, the pair scheduled their first date. “I wanted to see if the chemistry we had on the phone would be the same in person,” explains Shannon. Paul jokes, “I had to see if this beautiful person was real!”

When Shannon first laid eyes on Paul, she wasn’t disappointed. “He's adorable!” she thought to herself. “What a cutie!” He remembers his first thoughts being along the same lines. “She’s even more beautiful in person. Am I being punked?”

Shannon says she was most surprised by “how we immediately clicked. I just felt so comfortable with him. Our first date was so romantic. We didn’t want to leave each other’s side for a minute.” Paul noticed a turnaround in her demeanor. “She was so warm and friendly, definitely not shy!” He immediately asked her out again and Shannon was eager to accept his invitation. She tells us that Date No. 2 presented another point in Paul’s favor. “He can cook! On our second date he cooked, and that was a wonderful surprise.”

As this romantic liaison evolved from dating into a relationship, the wonderful discoveries kept coming. Paul reflects, “I’m finding out new things every day that make me love her more.”

We’re sure you’re wondering how Paul proposed. Shannon provides the answer… “New Year’s Eve of 2012, we went to Atlanta. As the peach-drop countdown began, he got down on one knee and proposed in front of everyone. Of course I said yes!!! I’m happier than I can ever imagine being.”

Paul is still marveling at his good fortune. “She has shown me what real, true love is,” he says. Shannon adds, “I have told my friends and family that online dating can work. Be open to the possibilities. I always had hope and faith and believed that my love would find me, and he did! I’m so happy I joined this site. We would never have met otherwise. THANK YOU!”

All in a day’s work, Shannon!

305 responses to "From Painfully Honest to Blissfully Happy"

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  1.   Njidaka says:
    Posted: 3 days ago

    I wish to find my soulmate one day

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  2.   Njidaka says:
    Posted: 3 days ago

    I wish to see my soulmate one day

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  3.   0916 says:
    Posted: 19 Sep

    Beautiful couple,congrats

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  4.   Esor1990 says:
    Posted: 24 Aug

    Congrats

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  5.   Priscilla28 says:
    Posted: 24 Aug

    This blew my mind. Its just amazing how you can meet online and end up being soulmates. I hope will find mine someday

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  6. Posted: 22 Aug

    I am not giving up i know i will surely meet my man here

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  7.   whtml44 says:
    Posted: 17 Aug

    That's a beautiful story. I wish you guys the best of luck. You sound like a nice couple. I'm hoping to find that special, beautiful woman here too. "Don't give up" are good words of advice. Thanks!

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  8.   Marybelle88 says:
    Posted: 01 Aug

    that's so beautiful I wish I get mine

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  9.   Postell56 says:
    Posted: 28 Jul

    That’s why I am here

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  10.   090q says:
    Posted: 18 Jul

    Am not given up yet! Hopefully my husband is around the corner, soon I will be congratulated too.

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  11.   collety says:
    Posted: 30 Jun

    These are wonderful experiences that i would like to happen with me. I hope to find somebody too here although i cant say i may stay in this site long as 3 years my tine here i believe love will come my way

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  12.   Peggyw4u says:
    Posted: 27 Apr

    Marriage is a life journey and every one needs to take a Good step towards it. Enjoy your marriage guys

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  13.   baeblue says:
    Posted: 15 Apr

    Am happy for you two! :) may our Good God bless your Union. I hope to find my Mr. Right here too....interracial unions are everything :)

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  14. Posted: 11 Mar

    I love what I saw, black and white. Love is blind, I pray that I will see and wish to be happy like the couples

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  15.   Mchii says:
    Posted: 18 Feb

    Congrats guys,me to I hope will get one hear.

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  16.   124576 says:
    Posted: 14 Jan

    Iwould like to be like them

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  17.   Camiiluv says:
    Posted: 08 Dec 19

    Beautiful couple

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  18.   fairg says:
    Posted: 07 Dec 19

    All we need is love,good stories we celebrating with the now blissfully happy ones everyone is really deserving a choice partner.I believe someone is coming my way too i'm hopeful and keeping real.

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  19.   lizbi says:
    Posted: 12 Nov 19

    Oooh, I still have hopes tho keeps on reducing.

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  20.   Babygoldie says:
    Posted: 11 Nov 19

    Congrats to you guys , I hope I meet mine soon

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  21.   1Grac says:
    Posted: 06 Nov 19

    I hope to meet my soul mate

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  22.   Baguy says:
    Posted: 05 Nov 19

    This has inspired me

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  23.   Enimeg says:
    Posted: 01 Nov 19

    Love is a beautiful thing..I pray I meet someone who can love me sincerely too. I tap into the Blessing.

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  24.   Ddayana says:
    Posted: 19 Oct 19

    Congratulations my dear friends

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  25.   Siera29 says:
    Posted: 02 Oct 19

    Aww, this is such a wonderful & a beautiful story. Congrats & may you put God in everything that you do

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  26.   Maryberry21 says:
    Posted: 28 Aug 19

    Congratulations to u all.am so inspired,I pray I meet d right person for me.

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  27.   Zhany says:
    Posted: 20 Aug 19

    So inspiring journey. All the best in your union

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  28.   joyso says:
    Posted: 15 Aug 19

    I am pleased to contact my beloved one. I am a soft, simple and a lovable guy with kind heart.I am eager to get a beloved better half to me. joyso1971@gmail.com

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  29.   Cesi5 says:
    Posted: 22 Jul 19

    Beautiful story. Congratulations and good luck.

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  30.   lalagi says:
    Posted: 06 Jul 19

    i want a gf

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  31.   0001venus says:
    Posted: 06 Jun 19

    I'm so happy to hear your story, it's very encouraging! God bless ya'll with a lifetime of JOY, peace, and love!

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  32.   CeeCee_12 says:
    Posted: 25 May 19

    Congratulations

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  33.   Camybae says:
    Posted: 06 May 19

    Wow.... Am happy 4 them

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  34.   Belgard says:
    Posted: 20 Apr 19

    i really appreciete

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  35.   Makahla says:
    Posted: 19 Apr 19

    Love ❤️ it!! God blessed there union

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  36.   Solange55 says:
    Posted: 18 Apr 19

    What a lovely story. It all happens with time and patience. I pray you remain happy for ever in your union.

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  37.   Ariewishes says:
    Posted: 03 Apr 19

    It amazing for them... I wish them happiness with the hope I'll get a good white love too

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  38.   Belichaf says:
    Posted: 19 Mar 19

    Wooow that's amazing,I'm happy for them and I pray God blesses their union to last forever

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  39. Posted: 07 Mar 19

    Amazing,glory to God. Happy for them.

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  40.   Babbybo says:
    Posted: 05 Mar 19

    Love is true

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  41. Posted: 18 Feb 19

    Love it!! ❤❤

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  42.   EmsJ says:
    Posted: 15 Feb 19

    Uhhmm... Sounds lovely....

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  43.   Yeammy says:
    Posted: 12 Feb 19

    Love the stories!

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  44.   Slimzykush says:
    Posted: 11 Feb 19

    This is so nice ,I hope I get to meet love of my life here aswell

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  45.   Marieple says:
    Posted: 06 Feb 19

    Woowww thats really nice ......I hope I also get some one here and we live happily ever after

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  46.   shallean says:
    Posted: 01 Feb 19

    woowww, really nice story.............I pray also to find my best friend here.

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  47.   Lourdita says:
    Posted: 18 Jan 19

    Wish I could have meet her becomes a good partner and gets married

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  48.   Annbabe10 says:
    Posted: 16 Jan 19

    I wish I could find my white love too

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  49.   0753752680 says:
    Posted: 15 Jan 19

    Am on the way but all the best

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  50.   Paulreed says:
    Posted: 17 Dec 18

    Aaaahhhhhwwwww

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