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Rebecca and Ulisse

West Warwick, RI

Parents usually encourage kids to hold on to their dreams, and the dream might come true. But my Chinese parents thought otherwise about this dream of mine: Growing up in the then very isolated country China, I dreamed that, if I dig through the earth, I would come out at the other side of the globe and meet somebody who is exactly like me, and live our lives together happy ever after.

My loving parents let me free after I graduated from college, digging, or flying rather, to the other side of the globe. But I also suffered several heartaches including one marriage, they tried to explain to me that sometimes you have to let go of a dream and be realistic about things, because you are a grown up, and more specifically, a woman in your 40's, alone in the U.S. 

I met Ulisse there, and he was the first, and only one I met in person through eHarmony. On our first date, we found ourselves finishing each other's sentences, and "accusing" each other of stealing the other one's unique way of saying things.

How do I describe that feeling? It is like you run into your best friend in high school after many years, and you picked it up right there right then at the street corner or at a party or at wherever, and talked like you have never lost contact in those years.

Ulisse is not my best friend in high school. He is not even a Chinese. And he hasn't been to Asia either. But yet, he is more than my best friend, and he knows me more than my brother, my parents, my girlfriends...he is all of them combined.

I have never been so happy in my life, knowing that, against all the odds, I finally found that person I have been looking for in my life. And looking at his big smile, I know he feels the same too.

Thank you eHarmony.


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