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Lee and Sam

Playa del Rey, CA

I had been active on another dating website, but the men I was meeting were mostly interested in flings and nothing serious.  I was sick of the “dating carousel” and  often wondered if there were men who also felt the same way.   On the morning of December 22, 2007, I impulsively decided to join eHarmony.  Sam was matched with me that same day, and he was the very first man to start communication with me!  I was also the first person that Sam reached out to (Sam says that there was something familiar about me through my profile and pictures), and subsequently the first woman from eHarmony he went out on a date with.  We reached open communication by the next day, but it took us a month and a half to go out on our first date because we were both so  busy with work at the time.  However, as soon as we got together in person, there was an instant comfort in our interaction that neither of us had felt before. 

Sam proposed to me on September 18, 2008.  By this point, of course, there was no doubt in our minds that we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together.  It just wouldn’t be right any other way!

Neither one of us can stress enough how perfect of a match we are for each other.  We share the same values, sense of humor, enjoy many of the same things, and view the world in similar ways.  We are also complementary in many ways; we’ve learned a lot though each other’s experiences and interests, and use each other’s strengths to our advantage as a couple.  We both constantly remind each other, through words and actions, of how lucky and grateful we are to have one another as partners.  And the greatest part is, it’s been really easy to love Sam and for him to love me. We truly bring out the best in each other! Neither one of us has had relationships that even come close to the kind of relationship we have.  Both of us are successful, attractive, smart people who were okay with the notion of being alone, if that "perfect partner" never came around.  But now that we're together, we can't imagine anything else.  Together we are strong, resilient, and fully aware that what we have is special and not something that everyone is fortunate enough to find.


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