Maneesh and Jess
"I had returned from a soul searching holiday in New York after a devastating break up. At the time I thought I wouldn’t love again. I saw an advertisement for eHarmony and secretly made a profile. I was looking for a life partner, not a temporary relationship or once off fun. eHarmony appealed because I could see real examples of everyday people and the matches I received were not the types you meet at the bars and clubs. I know Maneesh was also looking for a life partner and as he was moving he registered as being in Melbourne (he initially lived in Adelaide). Maneesh hoped to make a connection with a potential lady prior to moving. He also had found it hard to find someone interested in a serious relationship that was looking for the same things in life.
As soon as we were matched we wrote long detailed emails to each other and it felt exciting and intriguing from the beginning. We connected through our passion for travel and similar knowledge of global citizens. Maneesh’s father traveled for work and Maneesh lived in a different country every three years: Including India, Ethiopia, Italy, Vietnam, Japan, Ireland and Australia. We loved talking about our experiences and outlooks online. Although I am a 4th generation Australian I have lived in Japan for 2 years and Malaysia for one year. I also work with International students and we wrote great lengths on these topics.
Very quickly emails turned into phone calls, we both couldn’t take it anymore so I made a spontaneous decision to fly from Melbourne to Adelaide so we could meet. He met me at the airport and when he saw me he picked me up and spun me around like a ballerina!
Two months later we moved in together. Maneesh then took me to India to introduce me to his family and proposed in New Delhi. It was truly magical.
We got married in December 2012 and we are both so happy. We were from two different worlds are and yet eHarmony brought us together. Everyday together is a blessing, thank you eHarmony! We both truly believe that if it was not for eHarmony we would have not met. Thank you from both the bottom of our hearts for giving us both the opportunity in finding our life partners."