Couples' personal stories

Real-life success story

Helen and Scott

Location: Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia
Engaged: July 2009


We were first matched 2nd Sept 08 and after making it through the e-harmony questionnaire process with each other, our ongoing e-mails and conversations seemed very natural, easy and exciting. So three weeks later Scott arranged our first mystery dinner date, however it didn't work out as I was unable to make it at the last minute being very sick with food poisoning! Another week later we tried again - Scott organised our "2nd" 1st date at a beautiful restaurant overlooking Sydney Harbour. We seemed to talk for hours and the wait staff had to turn out the lights to finally get us to leave!

As the weeks passed by, we spent time enjoying strolls in the park and picnics, and then Scott proposed an out of town mystery weekend date. So six weeks after meeting, we were off to a luxurious remote property in the Hunter Valley where we had time to get to know each other without the distractions of the outside world - with the exception of course of the local Kangaroos who spent most of their time right outside our cabin. Sunday morning I was surprised by the sound of a Helicopter landing in the front yard to whisk us off to a Winery for a beautiful lunch and plenty of Champagne!

We soon realised we had something very special and spent the Christmas period together and meeting each others' families. A return trip to the Hunter Valley after Christmas for more quality time together served to cement the foundations of our blossoming relationship. It wasn't long before we were living together as spending time apart was growing ever harder. Wanting to take things "slow" we announced the impending birth of our child to our families at Easter 2009!

Loving the element of surprise, Scott embarked on his next project, he arranged for 50 of our closest friends and family to gather in July to be waiting at midday on the harbour foreshore for our "surprise" proposal/engagement party. The only person who didn't know was me -I had been led to believe I was going on a harbour cruise with a girlfriend until I arrived at the Park and was taken to a lookout. When I looked over the edge I saw Scott on one knee with those gathered holding up banners "will you marry me”? When I composed myself of course I said yes! And we partied until the wee hours to celebrate.

On October 30, 2009 we welcomed our beautiful baby boy Tyler to our World. He is 5 months old and is a most adorable {e-harmony} baby :) This year we plan to make a sea change and move to North Coast NSW, where we also plan to marry and live happily ever after….

Although we both grew up in Sydney less than 5kms apart, it took e-harmony for us to find each other and to make all our dreams come true!

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