After being on this site for 3 years and writing jillions of guys and going on maybe 30 dates, Alex finally wrote me! I don?t know if I had missed his profile on one of my exhaustive searches or what, but I was immediately impressed with him. We had a quick connection with dynamic emails and phone conversations. He came out to visit me in Utah after 2 months and then moved here from Texas 2 months after that. We are now engaged to be married in the Salt Lake Temple on Oct. 6, 2005. I just want to encourage the people who feel that the internet dating scene can be one disappointment after another. I thought that many times myself, but my endurance paid off. I stuck with it because I couldn?t stomach the dances and those crumby singles conferences that have a common ratio of 5 girls for every guy that I still have nothing in common with. At least with the internet, you can screen people for the same interests, so you?re not stuck wondering if you are going to have any commonalities with strangers that can be intimidating to approach in person in the first place. Good luck to all of you who are trying to find love.