Seal and Ricky
Seal: “I had entertained the idea of joining eHarmony, but in a way it felt a bit weird, like I was advertising myself for a relationship. Then, one Monday evening in, whilst on holiday, feeling brave as brave can be, I thought: “It's now or never!” I created an account, went through the whole process, still not knowing exactly what type of person I was looking for this is a process I had to learn as I went along.
I started corresponding with someone who I found quite interesting intellectually but unfortunately he missed the boat because that’s when Ricky came along, with his completely bearable lightness of being.
Near the end of that first month, I decided to renew it for another month and immediately received Ricky's icebreaker. Photos are extremely important, I must say, and his were perfect. There was him on the beach, one with his children making funny faces and another with his dog. I loved the sense of humour and there was a single father with children, like me, who actually enjoys their company and whose kids also enjoy his. I loved what he had to say, his outlook on life, his joy.
Anyhow, we followed the steps, like a ping pong match, back and forth, exchanged some emails and at some point he gave me his mobile number and I gave him mine. He sent me photos of the sunset, of the ocean, of anything beautiful he saw. He works on a vessel five weeks straight then five weeks off. He’d been working the whole time we’d been chatting. Every night before going to bed, I would receive a photo of a sunset - beautifully romantic. We exchanged SMS everyday for the 10 days he had left to go and the connection was just incredible, the fusion of two unconventional people. He rocked my boat!
All along, I only used my instincts and my intuition and I was not wrong. We hadn't spoken on the phone yet, would you believe it? I wanted to wait until we met each other in person. When we did meet, I was quite nervous but I thought I would be cool, calm and collected.
Looking back, I have no idea what we talked about, what I know is that I had already given him the Heart Foundation tick and there was no going back, for either of us.
It feels wonderful and I am truly glad I facilitated things for "destiny" by joining eHarmony. I hadn't done it before and wouldn't have chosen any other.”