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Aubrey and Dan

Richmond, VA

I have gone over his profile a million times since this started and I have no clue why I contacted him. I usually don't, I’m usually the passive one and when I think about it, I am usually completely turned off if there's no picture. Not that I’m insanely shallow, just that I’d like to know who it is I’m talking to.

We hit it off immediately. I was finding myself checking my email a million times a day to see if I had heard from him and when I did, my heart skipped, and this is just emails!! When we finally got to 'real' email, he dropped a little bit of a bomb on me. I knew he was a combat medic, but I did not know he was currently in Iraq. Not being able to meet him in person is usually a HUGE red flag to me but by this time, I was already hooked. He gave me a million 'outs' because of his situation, but that wasn't going to happen.

We started talking on the phone shortly after. I was giddy the second I heard his voice. I don't know how long we talked that first night, but I know it was hours. In the days following, we would get into a routine. The way his schedule works, there are quite a few days he's unable to really contact much more than a "quick" 30 minute call from some trailer somewhere. There are other days, though, that he can talk to me all day long. and, well, on those days, we did. We were averaging about 6-8 hours a day on the phone. and I loved every second of it. We talked about everything.... everything from stupid routine 'how was your day' to TV shows to what we want out of life, all of it. I fell in love with him on those phone calls.

He was supposed to get home late December, and I already was giddy and knew it was going to be perfect. A few weeks ago he let me in on a secret. He was going to be on leave soon and was coming home to Richmond to spend time with me. I was over the moon. He wanted to make it a complete surprise, but with my work travel schedule, that wasn't smart. Plus, I’m me, I need time to prepare and get stupid little things ready. In any case, I don't think I slept that night I found out he was coming home.

I picked him up at the airport. The second I saw him walk through security, I knew this was the man I was supposed to be with. We did everything that week. We would go run errands, hang out around the house, pick up something for dinner and. then the next day we'd do something big like a day trip up to D.C. and every single second with him was just right.

This is the man I want to spend the rest of my life with. He’s kind, caring, sweet, loving, gorgeous, witty, intelligent... and he 'gets' me. Every stupid little dorky thing I do or say, he loves. He is a true southern gentleman, which is so foreign to me, but I sure am getting used to it. He truly is the man I am supposed to spend my life with. I’ve never been happier in my entire life and it's overflowing to all areas of my life. I’m just completely in love with this man.

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