Interracial Marriage

LaTonya & Robert -
Maryland, United States

Married January 2014

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“I Found Heaven in Indiana”

Before LaTonya and Robert walked down the aisle, they were just two of the many thousands of singles who seek out interracial romance online. Then they met on our site some time ago and everything changed…

At that point, LaTonya and Robert were in very different phases of their online dating experience. She had only been a member for a week when they first connected. But Robert had become a fixture on our site. In fact, he signed up SEVEN years earlier!

“I Flirted with her first…” he tells us. Robert remembers sending “Carmelt01” (LaTonya) an un-personalized icebreaker. She responded to the Flirt from “Joker2078” and they found that conversation flowed readily between them. LaTonya thought this guy had a way about him. “I liked his witty attitude, and his conversation,” she says.

They hit it off so quickly there was no reason to wait for their first date. Except that Robert was pretty nervous about it… “I was scared to death that she and her kids might not like me,” he admits. But this wasn’t enough to deter him from having a face-to-face meeting. “I knew she was perfect from the phone, so I had to see her in person to confirm it,” he says.

Within moments of meeting, both singles were struck by how natural their interplay felt. “I felt like I’d known him all my life,” marvels LaTonya. Her first thought was that this might just be meant to be. “I smiled, because he was better than I imagined!”

Robert was surprised at how easy she was to talk to. “I found heaven in Indiana,” he says with a grin.

After that, they knew how they felt about one another and the only question was how soon would they hang out again. LaTonya was a little concerned about that… “I wasn’t sure that I would see him as soon as I saw him, because he lived so far away,” she remembers. But Robert wasn’t going to let that stop him. “I knew the moment I met her that I wanted to spend my life with her,” he says.

We asked the couple, “Is there anything you appreciate about your partner that didn’t come across in his/her profile?” LaTonya’s one-word answer speaks volumes about the difference between an essay and someone’s in-person energy. “Friendliness,” she says. Robert notes that “Her inner beauty surpassed her outer beauty.”

Was LaTonya his type, exactly? “I didn’t really have a type,” he says after thinking about it awhile. One thing was certain, though. “She was different from everyone else,” he says proudly.

We’re sure they’ve been asked this many times before, but inquiring minds want to know: How did Robert pop the question to LaTonya?

She tells the story thusly. “He asked for my permission to talk to my dad. When my dad said yes, he asked me on one knee while we were watching TV.”

Now that they’ve found each other, tied the knot and started a new life together, the couple can compare “then” and “now.” Robert says of their relationship, “It makes me the happiest I’ve ever been in my life. I wouldn’t trade places with any man on this Earth.”

LaTonya is equally thrilled to have love in her life. “It makes me wake up with a smile,” she says happily. “I can’t wait to get home from work so I can see him!”

The couple would like to offer some advice to singles who are still looking. “Be patient, and keep your eyes open. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. You will find love when you least expect it.”

It took Robert seven years of searching, but he did find what he was looking for — in the great state of Indiana!

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