Location: Gold Coast, Qld
Matched: 4th March 2011
Shannon: "I was encouraged to join eHarmony by a friend who had recently joined. I was a little apprehensive about joining, as I had used other sites with no luck, but I decided to give it a go. I really liked the way the site was set up with questions about my values and people who had inspired me throughout my life. After completing my profile I was first matched with what seemed to be a lovely guy from the Gold Coast called Chris. I decided to send along an icebreaker and see if it would go anywhere. I was soon to be very surprised.
A few days later Chris responded and we have both never looked back. After a few emails back and forth, Chris gave me his mobile number and we arranged to chat on the phone. The first conversation went for two hours and neither of us wanted to hang up. Chris and I chatted again a few nights later and before we knew it we were talking every night for about two hours each time, we just had so much in common. As I have lived in Melbourne my whole life and Chris had moved from Manchester to the Gold Coast six years ago we were unsure where our relationship would go but two weeks later Chris sent me a text saying, ‘I think I really need to fly to Melbourne to meet you’. My heart skipped a beat at this point, half out of nervousness and half from complete excitement. That night, we organised his flights and I met Chris at Melbourne airport for the very first time a couple of weeks later.
Chris was everything I had imagined. He was extremely caring, affectionate and funny and his cute accent added to his appeal. After we spent the weekend together we decided we were going to give things a serious go as neither of us wanted to be with anyone else after meeting. Chris told me that if it was meant to be, it would be easy and it was! Chris and I flew back and forth for about ten months and talked every night in between. On almost every occasion I flew into the Gold Coast, Chris had a bunch of flowers waiting for me but my favourite thing about walking through the airport terminal was seeing Chris' face, so full of excitement just because I had arrived. Ten months later Chris and I are living together on the Gold Coast and loving being able to spend every day together. Chris is the most amazing person who is supportive in every way, challenging in a good way and the man I want to spend the rest of my life with.”
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