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So Close Yet So Far

Chris and Erin

Rochester Hill, MI

My wife and I have been meaning to write eHarmony and tell you our success story. However, for the last year and a half we have been planning our wedding and simply enjoying being in love. The wedding is over now, August 26th, 2006, and we now have some extra time.

Erin and I both had come out of really long relationships that just weren't right for us. We decided to use eHarmony because the other sites were just meat markets. We might as well have gone to the bars to meet people (not where we wanted to meet a lasting partner). In late August 2004, we were matched together. Although we weren't each other's first contact from your site, it was just like everyone says on your commercials, we had an immediate connection. Part of that was also because we made the commitment to be 100% honest on our profile because we were tired of playing games. If we weren't going to be accepted for who we were, we didn't want to date that person anyway. We are now very happily married. Thank you so much eHarmony for bringing us together.

Now for the really interesting part of our story. Erin and I grew up in the same small community. Her mother is the president of the Chamber of Commerce in the town I grew up in. My father owned a business in that town, and both my parents were teachers in the town for over 30 years. Needless to say, Erin 's path and my path crossed many times but we never knew each other. When we met, our worlds shrunk. Her parents knew all the people mine did, my best friend’s wife was Erin's younger brother’s first girlfriend. At our wedding, so many people, who were invited by each side, commented on how they all knew each other. My biggest point here is that Erin and I grew up in a very small community together, just one year apart in age, and we never knew each other until we were brought together by eHarmony. When we met through your site, we were living half a state away from each other. She was getting her DVM from Michigan State University (my alma mater) and I was working and living in the Northern Metro Detroit area.

We are so grateful for your site. We met not only our lifetime partner, but also our best friend. All anyone has been able to tell us since we met is how happy we look and how big our smiles are. My cheeks still are sore:) Thank you so much eHarmony for your help. We really would have never met without your assistance. 

With much gratitude,

Chris & Erin

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