Online dating may be a tricky thing to navigate and there are various reasons why many would stay away. There are, however, increasingly common cases where people indeed find true love and the partner they have been looking for to spend the rest of their lives with.
Take a look at a couple online dating stories that turned into concrete successes
"Just like any boy meets girl story, this starts with... You guessed it... A boy who meets a girl... Not just any boy and girl... A Rocker Boy and a Ballerina to be exact. The year, 2011. The month, August. The place, an online dating website. The Rocker boy and the Ballerina.
Out of pure curiosity, our heroes engage in typical flirting with each other. Online flirting that lead to the legendary first date. Not knowing what to expect, the Rocker Boy and Ballerina met for the first time. After establishing that he was not a serial killer and she was not a call girl, they clicked. A night of laughter, high fives and red meat. Perfect. The end? Not even close. They wanted more... Thus the second date was planned. And the third, fourth, fifth and so forth.
He wrote a song for her to ask her out, seeing that he could sort of play guitar and write music. She was hoping he would just ask her out already. Driving with his guitar in his car he waited for the perfect moment, but alas... The hopeless romantic could not hold out anymore and in the wee hours of the morning of the 9th of October 2011 he asked her out. She cried and said yes! December 2011 she decided that she really liked his face and he moved in with her. Did not have to ask him twice. Now we fast forward to 10 October 2015 at 14h50. He asks her to marry him and with no hesitation she says yes! This story reaches its second milestone on the 9th of April 2016 as these two soul mates embark on their new journey as Mr. and Mrs. Coming back from the honeymoon, they brought along a surprise... Low and behold their love manifested in the third and latest addition to
their newly formed family.
Not always a complete stranger
While you may be scared to converse with a complete stranger, your perfect match might not always be a stranger.
Mary wrote on about her new beau, "We actually met 5 years ago, lost contact but met up again here!! Thanks."
Never give up - it works
Jill wrote on
"I have become so jaded with dating sites, having used them on and off for years with no success. I am so glad I did not give up as I have met the man of my wildest dreams. I could not have asked for a more perfect match than if I created him myself. Thank you!"
We met, that was it.
"I met my love on OkCupid. I was on the site for about three weeks, and he was on for about 10 minutes and hadn't even filled out his profile fully when I sent him a message. We talked for countless hours on instant messaging for four days before we met in person. That was it! We quickly removed our dating profiles and have been a happy couple ever since. He proposed on day 364 right before we were leaving for my granddaughter's first birthday party. We married in my dream location, on the beach in Mexico in February of 2010, and love and appreciate each other more than ever!" Angil Tarach-Ritchey
Destiny in the digital age
"I met my husband on True.com in 2007, and we just celebrated our fifth anniversary in June. I was providing expert testimony for some online dating legislation for the site, and they offered me a free profile. I took them up on it. My husband's profile was the first to pop up as a match. I 'winked' at him, but did not hear from him for over a month.
In the meantime, I met two other men who turned out not to be what they first appeared to be. When my husband and I finally connected, we graduated from emails to phone calls, and in August 2007, we met in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, for lunch. He told me afterward that he knew he would marry me. He lived three hours away, so he began spending the weekends at my home in Maine.
In September, we went to a wedding of a friend of mine, and he asked me to marry him. I said yes on the condition he moves in with me and we wait. We married on June 7, 2008, at the end of a jetty at Wells Beach, Maine, (he picked the spot out) with two friends who stood up for us: a retired cop friend of mine who married us and a photographer.
It was simple and fun, especially when people clapped and hooted when we walked back to the beach." — J.A. Hitchcock
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