Stacey and Ben
Stacey: "Ben and I were matched on eHarmony after having enough of the dating scene. I contacted him first using an eHarmony ice breaker and he wrote back the next day asking if we could email. We went on several dates as I wanted to make sure he wasn't crazy. It turns out he isn't (well not completely anyway) and we began dating. We met at a place called Emporium in Brisbane City. There are cafes and restaurants here and I thought we should go to a place with a lot of people around.
Looking back on that first date he likes to say he was five minutes late, I think it was closer to twenty minutes. Apparently he got a call from one of his mates in Sydney, didn't realise the time and rushed to meet me. I’m so glad I stayed as it was such a great date! We were both a little nervous but the conversation flowed and five hours later we were planning our next date, on the Australia Day holiday.
The more time we spent together the more we liked each other which then grew into love. We travelled to Europe at the end of 2011 and whilst in Rome at the Trevi Fountain he proposed - it was the happiest moment of my life. We planned our wedding together and had so much fun doing this - we married in September 2012 on the Sunshine Coast, as we both love the beach.
Ben is the sweetest and most caring guy that I have ever met. We both had good and bad relationships in the past (like most people) but when it comes down to it we love spending time together, we value life and each other, and just really want to spend the rest of our lives together - and we have eHarmony to thank because we would never have met if it weren't for your company.
We could not be happier and if it weren't for eHarmony we would never have met as he was living at the coast and I was in Brisbane. We are so unbelievably happy and I can't wait to spend the rest of my life with my best friend and soul mate. It really does happen - you just have to be patient and believe that what is meant to be will be."