Cute dating stories

But even though their early email matchup went smoothly, and they began dating quickly, their brand-new relationship was tested when Crissy's dad became very ill."I was much more emotionally needy than I would have been otherwise," admits Crissy."We talked about everything from religion to children to death." A second date was lighter in tone; the couple went go-karting.

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"I thought, 'What the heck, it's not like I'm going to meet the love of my life!

'" says Tonya, who had been married before (and has a 12-year-old daughter).

"His profile struck a chord—he was very spiritual, for one thing, which was important to me." Those other matches had interested her, but fizzled once they got past initial communication. Six months later, Anna and Sam were engaged; they got married in April 2010.

Not so with Sam—whom she agreed to make a date with after six weeks of emails and hour-long phone calls. "I thought, 'Oh my gosh, this is a real man, not just an email! Lesson learned: Keep expectations low; it can take a while to find a match.

"My OK Cupid date was a college senior home for break.

I was the one who drunkenly suggested having sex in a public bathroom."He was hysterically funny, and I loved his voice," says Crissy, who's currently expecting the couple's fourth child (she has a son from a previous relationship, and Mark, a widower, has two sons).The couple met on e Harmony after a friend persuaded her to sign up, believing it was the best way for a busy single mom to meet a mate."It's actually hard to realize that, yes, there really is someone out there who is so good for me—so smart, so funny. We're just so stinkin' happy." They married 18 months later, and are now expecting their first child together. You might think that it's impossible to find a perfect match, but they're out there."And if you're serious, use a serious site, like e Harmony," says Tonya. " The first time Crissy, 32, talked to her husband, Mark, she knew this was the man she'd marry."I met Mark in December 2007, we moved in together in February 2008, and my father died that March," she says. Lesson learned: "Be open to the fact that you'll meet people online whom you may not have given a second glance if you saw in a bar," says Crissy.

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