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Tricia and Chris

Loma Linda, CA

"Computer dating service???!!! No way!" I'm ashamed to say that this was my first thought when my cousin proposed the idea of trying eHarmony. "I'm a young successful professional, I can get my own dates!" At the time, I was just starting my first year of residency for OB/GYN and starting a relationship was the last thing on my mind. Plus, being from a very conservative Asian background, Internet dating had not even been heard of, least of all tried by anyone in my family. But, my cousin can be very convincing when she wants to be and she somehow got me to agree to a month’s trial. Between busy clinic days and overnights at the hospital, I actually had fun filling out the personal profile, I had no idea the questions would be so specific! But it gave me a sense of confidence that eHarmony was actually a step above the "other" Internet services. Day by day, the matches started filtering in... Every time I opened my email; I got excited if there was a letter from eHarmony... another match to start investigating! eHarmony made it really easy and simple to contact your matches and go through the steps, even with my hectic and busy schedule. Toward my last week of membership, I had met quite a few nice men, but not one that really clicked with me, and frankly, I thought, "Oh well, it was worth a try, hope my cousin won't be disappointed." You see, I was her guinea pig, if I found a match in a man who was "normal," she would then sign herself up.  Then I was matched with Chris. I took the 4 steps with him quite quickly, in fact, quicker then the previous matches. Why? Well, #1 he was of Asian decent, #2 his answers were what I was looking for, and #3 my time was running out! Two weeks of instant messaging, two weeks of talking on the cell phone, and I was ready to take the plunge and meet him face to face. Of course being a girl, my close girlfriends had to screen him, so we agreed to meet at a popular noodle shop right in Pasadena. Needless to say, when I first saw Chris, chemistry started working- he was really cute. After my girlfriends had given him the once over (yes, females do this too), they left to meet up with us later. We were both nervous, he sweating, and I somehow managing to spill my drink all over myself, but even these first time jitters did not prevent us from realizing that we were really hitting it off. After we ate, we decided to take a walk down one of the many tree-lined streets. We walked and talked for 2 hours, and me in my uncomfortable shoes, but funny, I did not even notice. He commented on how he liked that I walked with a confident fast stride (which I had gained from rushing to deliver babies without looking like it was an emergency). I told him that I liked that he picked little flowers along to way and gave them to me. Before we knew it, it was time to meet up with my friends.  We are now engaged and have gone through premarital counseling. In the time we have known each other, we have started to finish each other’s sentences, and this started after month two of dating! In month three of dating, people who we had not met started assuming that we had been married for several years! We both knew by the fourth month of dating that we were meant for each other, but the time lapse is for both our families to get used to the idea that we had met through eHarmony. I see in Chris all the missing elements that I knew I grew up lacking. We really do complete each other and have an unbreakable bond that was formed instantly. eHarmony was able to deliver a man that complimented me from point A to point Z. How often can you tell someone that an Internet dating service found the perfect partner for you, and just in a month? How about never. I now cannot imagine how my life would have been if eHarmony had not put Chris in it. Chris and I understand each other in a way that no other of my past relationships had, Chris’ too. I think I owe it to eHarmony’s long personality profile. I think eHarmony knows me better then I even know myself! eHarmony was ideal in the fact that it was an easy, convenient, non-threatening way to meet pre-approved men who already had a lot in common with you. eHarmony is great! I recommend it to all my friends as well as fellow colleagues. Chris and I are a true testament that it works. Now, whenever we’re watching television and a eHarmony commercial comes on, we both chuckle and say, “Hey, when are we going to be on that commercial?!?” Thank you so much eHarmony.  Sincerely, Tricia and Chris

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