Success Stories: 2010
I joined LDSSO in December 2009 and made a few friends and even went on a handful of dates. It was enough to make me renew my membership several times. By October 2010, I was on the verge of letting my subscription lapse, but decided to renew for only one more month. Less than two weeks later, Ashley decided to create a profile and I was one of the first guys she sent a message to. I could tell from her profile that we had quite a few things in common. I wrote her back and when she responded later that day, I knew I'd found someone special. She was at school at BYU-Idaho and I was attending BYU-Provo, so we relied mostly on e-mails, phone calls, and video chats until she came to visit me a month after that first message. Our first date was to see the Christmas lights at Temple Square. Our second date the following night was to her friend's wedding reception. By the time she left on Sunday night, we had already seriously discussed the possibility of getting married. We've continued to visit each other every weekend since then and talk on the phone or video chat every night. Now, only two months since Ashley first contacted me, we've set a date to be sealed this spring in the Portland Temple. We are both extremely happy that we've found each other. I know a lot of people who have met their spouse through LDSSingles and am pleasantly surprised to count myself among them.
On a whim I decided to sign up for LDSSingles, not really expecting anything to come of it. However, the first day I came upon Matt's profile and sent him a quick message telling him I would love to get to know him better. Thus began the novel-length emails and continued on to long phone conversations and video chats. We decided to meet and the rest is history. We are getting married in the Portland Oregon Temple on April 30, 2011 and couldn't be more thrilled or happy!
Her story: I had been communicating with several men from the site although nothing had worked out. I had a very strong impression that "the one" was on here somewhere!! One night, in late August 2010, I was more frustrated than normal and sent a flirt to ALL of my Quick Picks, just trying to find him! The next day I received a reply from one of those men I had messaged, MPMCCORKLE. He had had bad experiences before and wanted to be just friends at first. I was ok with that. We messaged, then talked on the phone for hours each night. I knew within two weeks that he was something special, but continued to play along. He realized it as well a few weeks later, and we started to make plans to meet in Feb. 2010. Due to his circumstances, I had to fly to Texas from California to meet him for the first time, and it gave me a great opportunity to meet his family as well. After two more visits, we got married October 22, 2010 and have been happily married ever since! The Spirit has helped us adjust and together we are strong. Who says you don't find love when you are looking for it?
His story: I had been on LDS Singles for about three months. I had communicated with lots of women from all over the United States and other countries. There were several women that I had progressed to talking with at length on the phone, but I kept feeling that it just was not right. I was frustrated. My subscription ended the next day - I had a distinct feeling that I needed to hang in there for that one last day. That is when I got a message from LDSKRIS. I had seen her profile several times, but I did not think I stood a chance with her, as I have a rough background and she was a returned missionary. We began messaging each other, then emailing, then exchanged phone numbers. We really clicked with one another, talking on the phone every night for at least an hour. We also scored the highest of anybody on the Compass Compatability. We were both very cautious about the whole Internet dating experience, but decided to meet for the first time six months after our first contact. We were married eight months later! Learning to adjust to another person being so intertwined into my life is difficult at times, but we both know that Heavenly Father brought us together...with the help from LDS Singles. Thank you for your great system! MPMCCORKLE & LDSKRIS
I met the most amazing girl and now my future wife I've ever laid eyes on. We spoke for 3 months by phone, without seeing each other once in that time frame. When we did finally meet up, she was everything I was hoping for and 10x better than I deserve. Joani is absolutely amazing and so beautiful both inside and out that I'm just thankful for the opportunity I had to meet her on your site. She's changed my life and continues to do so daily. Thank you very much for your help and good luck to those of you out there. It can happen. Oh, we will be married this next summer as soon as her kids are done with school.
Initially, I received a flirt from her. I had never responded to flirts as they lack substance, but I always look at the photo and profile to see if there could be any interest. Her photos were good, but much more impressive was her profile. It was the longest profile I had ever seen and clearly described what she wanted and who she is. And, to top it off, our Compass surveys were a HIGH match!!
I could hardly contain myself in anticipation of responding to such a complete and spiritual statement. She responded right back with even more, and it has been like that ever since!
We exchanged emails for 4 days before she invited me to call her. Our first phone conversation was 8 hours long on a Sunday evening, and the next 3 days were 7 and 6 hour conversations! She invited me to her home to meet and we continued the long hours in person.
It was 11 days after that flirt that we went out on our first real date. It was to the temple, and as we were sitting and praying in the Celestial Room, the Spirit prompted me to propose, and she heartily accepted. I don't know how they could have heard or figured out what just happened, but immediately 2 ladies came over to us just beaming and congratulated us.
We have talked about EVERYTHING, including how we merge our families and what place our deceased spouses have in our lives as we go forward. We have met some of each other's kids and surprisingly they seem to take a liking to us - almost as if they know somehow that this relationship is meant to be. It's wonderful!!
The wedding is set for 2 months from that first date, and we couldn't be happier or more thoroughly matched. Every new thing we learn about each other totally matches! It's amazing and obviously divinely inspired!!!
I was skeptical whether online dating really worked, but I decided to try it anyway. After only a month of searching, I received a flirt from a guy that I thought was okay, but there were lots of other guys. I e-mailed him back though, and thus began our correspondence. After a couple weeks, he nervously asked for my phone number and from that day forward we talked constantly. Over time, I came to discover that my dream man does exist and he's even better than I could have ever dreamed! I've never been as happy as I am now and I am so excited to see where things go!
I instant messaged Nick just as he was walking away from his computer to go on a date. We began chatting making him late for his date, but decided we would continue getting to know each other. His computer deleted all his favorites so he went through many woman trying to find the one woman that caught him just in time. He emailed asking if I was that woman. I was so we have chatted every day and many times a day. The story has not ended, but we look forward to the day we can say I DO!! (wich should be very soon)
My husband and I met on LDS Singles in July 2008, we were just sealed in the
Denver, Colorado Temple this last September. I can't express to you how
grateful I am that I was able to meet him and wouldn't have been without
your help. We have been together 2 1/2 years now and they have been the
happiest years of both of our lives. Thank you so much.
Humbledman and Trabay
I have met the woman of my dreams. She is beautiful, she is perfect for me. We had love at first sight! She was over an hour late for our first date, and when we first hugged, we nearly swept each other off our feet. We laughed, and we had the most amazing time together. It was truly a blessing meeting her and I am thankful for this site to give us the opportunity to to find what true love is all about!
We met in Dec. of 2008, through LDSSO. We became dear friends, and started dating in May of 2010. After seeking guidance in the temple, we became engaged and will be married in Dec. of 2010. Without LDSSO we wouldn't have met as we don't live near enough to have met at church functions. This is a wonderful blessing
that I hadn't expected to find in my life. During the time I was a member of LDSSO I met many wonderful people
who are becoming life-long friends. Thank you ever so much.