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Erin and Kurt

Racine, WI

I cannot thank eHarmony enough. I met my best friend, love of my life, and husband on your web site.  I decided to join eHarmony in February 2007 because I found it extremely difficult to meet men in a “normal” social setting. I was a 27 year old elementary school teacher hoping to find a wonderful companion.  I have Lupus, a chronic disease and thought that no one would want to be with someone who is sick. I had pretty much given up on the hope of having a fairy tale life. I saw the commercials and finally gave in and signed up.

Kurt had been pushed by his friends to join. They all saw his amazing qualities and wanted so badly for him to experience happiness.  At first, eHarmony gave me hope. Every day after I finished teaching, I would come home and immediately check my matches. It gave me hope, a chance to meet people who truly were a good match for me. I was astonished on a May afternoon when I was matched with “K” from Bloomington, Illinois. I was a girl from Southeastern Wisconsin with no idea where Bloomington Illinois was! I saw his picture, was immediately attracted to him and then read his profile. “This is it!” I thought as I read his profile. He was exactly what I had been looking for.  I didn’t think I stood a chance with this amazing man. To my surprise, I received an email stating, “K from Bloomington Illinois has requested communication.” I was surprised and quite frankly, very excited. I answered his questions, he answered mine and we started openly communicating with one another.

We communicated via eHarmony and exchanged telephone numbers. I told him about my medical condition right away because I did not want to hide anything. He was accepting of it and actually did research on it! I was truly touched to know that this man, from another state, accepted me, my disease, and still wanted to meet me.  We eventually talked for many hours, emailed, and decided to meet in July 2007. I will never forget the day I drove for 3 hours to finally meet this man face to face. It was the most amazing date! He made sure every detail was perfect. He listened to everything I loved and made sure to include that in our first date. When I saw him for the first time in person, I was completely blown away!

After that night, we saw each other every weekend. I met his family, he met mine, and we continued a long distance relationship with a ton of travel for several months. We estimate that we traveled approximately 4800 miles to see one another on the weekends! The following April, Kurt came to Wisconsin and took me for a walk around a harbor on Lake Michigan. We sat on a bench and reminisced about the first time he visited me in Wisconsin. We sat on the same bench we sat on in August 2007. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I was beyond thrilled! After the proposal, we went out to dinner at my favorite restaurant where my family was waiting with wedding magazines and champagne. He asked my parents for permission to propose and included them in our day! We set our wedding date for December 27, 2008. That beautiful December day was the most amazing day of my life. I married my best friend, the love of my life! We are currently living in Bloomington, Illinois living our dream. I am forever thankful for eHarmony.  Every day, I am completely amazed that I am waking up to Kurt. He is truly the most amazing man I have ever met. He is my dream come true, an answered prayer, and the love of my life. I would have never met him without eHarmony. I am forever thankful for your organization and I tell every single person I know, “eHarmony works” just try it!? Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!!!!!! 


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