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Paul and Linda

Judsonia, AR

My new bride, Linda and I (Paul) met via eHarmony in January 2006. By the time we met, we both felt as though we had known the other for many years. She introduced me to her family the next day. We felt so comfortable almost immediately that we simply did not want to quit talking. (Did I mention anything about 'electricity'?) By the second weekend, I took her to meet my children and their families. (I am 63 and Linda was 59 at the time.) Within a few weeks we were making wedding plans and reluctantly agreeing to wait a few months to allow both families to adjust to the idea. As for us, it happened so quickly that neither could believe it seemed so 'right'. (Eight months later, it still seems so 'right'.) We were both very impressed at the fact that we were allowed to know so much about the personality traits, likes and dislikes, etc., all before we were allowed to see what the other looked like. As young people, the process is so totally reversed. As older people, we can greatly appreciate the wisdom of this process. We were each predisposed to accept the other by the time we met. Just after Linda's 60th birthday and just before my 64th, we were married on Aug. 5th by my 90 year old father. He had done the ceremony for me the first time 44 years ago and I had done the ceremony for him and my stepmother 11 years ago. We tell people we like to keep the marryin' business in the family. Both of us had married young and neither couple could afford a honeymoon. Linda's request: anywhere in my RV. We are nearly two weeks on the road in a 36ft. fifth-wheel RV and loving it Linda had always wanted a church wedding the first time, but it was not to be: Now she got one, with all the trimmin's. Children and grandchildren all had their respective parts in the wedding party. Her son walked her down the aisle, her daughter was matron of honor, her granddaughter was bridesmaid. In addition to my father as mentioned above, my brother was best man, my grandson was junior groomsman, my younger grandsons were ring bearers. Her grandsons were ushers, granddaughter was a server, as were my daughters. The reception was attended by 140 family and friends following the ceremony. We tell people we've been married over 75 years: she for 35 and I for 43. We heartily recommend eHarmony on each opportunity we have. My friend, Dwight, took my advice in Feb. and was married the week before us.

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