Tarryn and Sean
Tarryn: “I had been single for a while before I decided to join eHarmony and by that stage, I had pretty much given up on dating and meeting someone special. I figured I had nothing to lose; it was a safe environment to meet men and I imagined that they would be more respectful than meeting someone in a bar.
For me, this was a completely different experience to meeting people in pubs. Everyone that I spoke to or went on a date with was genuine, kind and looking to meet someone special. I went on a lot of dates and actually ended up making some friends, but after six months, I still hadn't met anyone that I really clicked with.
Sean wasn't actually a direct match for me. He was one of my 'what if?' matches. It's funny how those things seem important on paper, but the reality is that a great match isn't always going to be my next door neighbour. It would seem that maybe eHarmony knew something that I didn't. I remember looking at Sean's photo and I got butterflies in my stomach and immediately felt drawn to the kindness and warmth that radiated from his profile. I felt compelled to send him a message. Luckily, he replied and over a few emails I got to know a little bit more about him. I just remember getting butterflies every time that I opened an email from him, and laughing out loud in front of my laptop at some of the cheeky and amusing things that he wrote.
I was both excited and nervous to meet Sean; we had such wonderful chemistry by email. He picked me up from work at lunchtime and took me to a little cafe nearby. I just remember sitting in the car next to him talking about my day and wondering why he wouldn't stop staring at me (when he should have been watching the road - he nearly ran into a parked car!) After that hiccup, the date couldn't have been better. I had butterflies and I couldn't tear my eyes away from his beautiful blue eyes. He was funny and we talked about everything, no boundaries, just a real connection. I have never felt so comfortable with someone that I hardly know. I was too nervous to kiss him goodbye at the end of the date, but it turns out our first kiss would be worth the wait.
I knew I wanted to see him again even before the date had finished. I’ve since asked him when he knew he wanted to see me again and he said it was about half way through the first date. We met up two days later; two days honestly seemed like twenty!
Over the past few months of dating, I realise more and more how lucky I am and how much love and energy that he brings to my life. I have never met someone as kind, respectful, patient and understanding as Sean.”