Ben & Rebecca
When did you join eHarmony?
I joined eHarmony just over two years ago.
Why did you join eHarmony?
I joined eHarmony because I felt ready for my next relationship. I had been dating for a little while but not meeting people that I felt ultimately compatible with. I also felt as though my social circles/opportunities to meet new people were limited because I was so busy with work that I didn’t go out very often.
Were you in a relationship before joining eHarmony or had you been single for a while?
I had stints of seeing different people but nothing progressed into a relationship.
Do you have any children from a previous relationship?
About your relationship
When did you first start communicating with your partner?
I started communicating with my partner probably three or so months after joining eHarmony.
When did you go on your first date? What did you do?
We met at a bar on Chapel St on a weeknight, it was relatively quiet so we go a good chance to get to know each other.
When did you realise this was something special?
I realized that this was something special when he called the following day- which scared the heck out of me! Spending time with Ben made me reevaluate all of my past commitment issues and baggage that I had carrying around - it was confronting but made me realize that this was the real deal.
What makes you two compatible?
We have similar beliefs, morals and values. We both are motivated to grow and develop as people and encourage and support each other. We challenge each other too- which I think is important.
What does the future hold for you two?
6 months after we started seeing each other Ben moved to Brisbane for work (which was so difficult)- so we’ve been in a long distance relationship for 1.5 years. The next move for us is to move mountains to be together.
Is there any other significant time in your relationship you’d like to include?
We recently travelled to Japan for just under a month which was magic! It was so wonderful to spend that time together and to experience such a magical country.
About your partner
What’s your favourite thing about your partner?
His smile and his sense of humor (he’s the king of Dad jokes)
What’s your partner’s best quality?
He’s kind, he looks out for everyone. Ben’s just an all round good human.
What’s your favourite thing to do with your partner?
I love spending time experiencing new things with Ben. Recently we spent a day googling and driving around Brisbane seeing the sights, we went to markets, café hot spots and ended up at a Mexican Festival!
What’s the thing you miss the most about your partner when they’re not around?
He gives the best hugs.