From Painfully Honest to Blissfully Happy

Posted by Leticia, 05 Feb

Something drew members “Lily_Rosie” and “jack213” to one another. They lingered on each other’s profiles, saw something that spoke to them, and clicked the button to reach out. These singles bridged the broadband gap and now they are much more directly connected — they’re married! 

Shannon joined our site because she didn’t feel she had much choice. “As a single mom working full time, traditional dating was too hard for me,” Shannon informs us. “I knew I was not going to find love in my immediate area. I tried other sites with high hopes. Then I came to you after a Google search. Your site brought me the love of my life!”

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However, Shannon wants to remind readers that her happy outcome was a long time coming. “Don’t give up! I joined this site, hoping for the best, and it took me three years to meet this man. It took another three before we married. It doesn’t happen overnight! I know we wish it would, but it doesn’t.”

Paul was a divorced father of two. He begins his part of the story… “This was my first time with online dating. I was divorced and my children suggested I give it a try. I was very skeptical, but I hoped for the best. I had heard some horror stories from friends.”

Our site stood out to him as his best bet, so Paul took the plunge and signed up. After two months with us, he saw Shannon’s profile and was impressed. “Her pictures blew me away. She was very down to earth, and just so beautiful. She was everything I wanted and more.” So he sent her an email…

Shannon read it with certain criteria in mind. “My biggest factor was that my match have children and be comfortable with me having children,” she tells us. Looking at Paul’s particulars, she saw that he was in a similar situation. “It worked perfectly. His initial email was so honest and straightforward. I was attracted to his honesty from the beginning. He told me he was a single father who loved his girls and that was all I needed to hear. I thought he was very handsome in his pictures, too!”

So she wrote back and they opened up a dialogue. Paul says that Shannon didn’t come off as someone who knew her profile photos were “stunning,” as he describes them. He observed that initially she was “very quiet and shy, and it really caught me off guard.” Shannon was just nervous and warmed up pretty quickly. “He was very honest and open,” Shannon reports. “He was easy to talk to.”

Paul is grateful that he took a candid, “lay it all out there” approach. “Be honest,” he advises singles. “I told her everything, probably some things she didn’t even want to know, but I didn’t want her to be surprised by anything during our relationship. Some parts of your past may be embarrassing or painful, but it’s best to let people know upfront, rather than find out the hard way. I wanted an honest relationship with a good woman, and I got that by putting myself out there. It may be hard, but honesty is the best way to gain someone’s trust.”

To confirm their perceptions of each other, the pair scheduled their first date. “I wanted to see if the chemistry we had on the phone would be the same in person,” explains Shannon. Paul jokes, “I had to see if this beautiful person was real!”

When Shannon first laid eyes on Paul, she wasn’t disappointed. “He's adorable!” she thought to herself. “What a cutie!” He remembers his first thoughts being along the same lines. “She’s even more beautiful in person. Am I being punked?”

Shannon says she was most surprised by “how we immediately clicked. I just felt so comfortable with him. Our first date was so romantic. We didn’t want to leave each other’s side for a minute.” Paul noticed a turnaround in her demeanor. “She was so warm and friendly, definitely not shy!” He immediately asked her out again and Shannon was eager to accept his invitation. She tells us that Date No. 2 presented another point in Paul’s favor. “He can cook! On our second date he cooked, and that was a wonderful surprise.”

As this romantic liaison evolved from dating into a relationship, the wonderful discoveries kept coming. Paul reflects, “I’m finding out new things every day that make me love her more.”

We’re sure you’re wondering how Paul proposed. Shannon provides the answer… “New Year’s Eve of 2012, we went to Atlanta. As the peach-drop countdown began, he got down on one knee and proposed in front of everyone. Of course I said yes!!! I’m happier than I can ever imagine being.”

Paul is still marveling at his good fortune. “She has shown me what real, true love is,” he says. Shannon adds, “I have told my friends and family that online dating can work. Be open to the possibilities. I always had hope and faith and believed that my love would find me, and he did! I’m so happy I joined this site. We would never have met otherwise. THANK YOU!”

All in a day’s work, Shannon!

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  1.   Brianorina says:
    Posted: 05 Jun

    Beautiful

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  2.   JessNails says:
    Posted: 19 May

    A Blessed Luvly Story. I Guess that's All Any Woman or Man can Ask 4 IS 4 Some1 2 give Them a Chance & c a Fri3nd, c their Value, & Self Worth as an a Person & an Individual, So i'm Not giving Up Hope even @ My Age ThankU...

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  3.   Leeify says:
    Posted: 15 May

    Beautiful marriage

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  4.   Pochetino says:
    Posted: 11 May

    Handsome thank you for sharing

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  5. Posted: 08 May

    Awesome thank you for sharing

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  6.   Daffstar says:
    Posted: 25 Apr

    Congratulations

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  7.   Nalukwata says:
    Posted: 19 Apr

    This is so amazing ❣️ hope I find someone who truly loves me also

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  8. Posted: 14 Apr

    Congratulations I'm new here I hope I find someone

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  9.   Eunice88876 says:
    Posted: 06 Apr

    That cool. Hope I find one

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  10.   Diamond2344 says:
    Posted: 30 Mar

    Wow... So inspiring... I can't wait for mine

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  11.   Hornybunn says:
    Posted: 24 Mar

    Lovely❤️

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  12.   Anniejoy says:
    Posted: 15 Mar

    Nice story

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  13.   rc8278 says:
    Posted: 05 Feb

    This is the best story of hope. I am so happy for MrMrs Paul Shannon lol My once-in-a-lifetime happiness is what I'm here to find. rcc

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  14.   Contrh says:
    Posted: 26 Jan

    Happy marriage life

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  15.   SoniaBaby26 says:
    Posted: 23 Jan

    Wow...I just pray for mine to locate me I can't wait

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  16.   Merajean says:
    Posted: 09 Dec 21

    How nice❤️

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  17. Posted: 28 Oct 21

    Beautiful

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  18.   0788523795 says:
    Posted: 28 Sep 21

    Wow nice

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  19.   Calion says:
    Posted: 20 Sep 21

    Wooow so inspiring, I really can't wait for mine

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  20.   AlffieO says:
    Posted: 11 Sep 21

    Great outcome for them both....slow burn all the way....growing together...best couples do it this way

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  21.   Vinnyb21 says:
    Posted: 09 Sep 21

    Wow lovely story. I pray and hope to fine my soulmate soon. Can’t wait lol

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  22. Posted: 23 Aug 21

    This is so nice ,cant wait to find mine soon

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  23.   Secure67 says:
    Posted: 02 Aug 21

    This so beautiful can't wait to find the right man

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  24.   DR9999 says:
    Posted: 26 Jun 21

    I hope to get married one day. But being a black woman is tough no one wants to marry us!!! I’m mad as hell!!!

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  25.   F1986 says:
    Posted: 12 May 21

    Wow! I'm really impressed I pray mine works out quick too.

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  26.   Modelar says:
    Posted: 14 Apr 21

    Nice story

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  27.   Wanjikoh says:
    Posted: 17 Jan 21

    I wish to get a man to make me happy and complete

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  28.   Njidaka says:
    Posted: 20 Nov 20

    I wish to find my soulmate one day

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  29.   Njidaka says:
    Posted: 20 Nov 20

    I wish to see my soulmate one day

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  30.   0916 says:
    Posted: 19 Sep 20

    Beautiful couple,congrats

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  31.   Esor1990 says:
    Posted: 24 Aug 20

    Congrats

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  32.   Priscilla28 says:
    Posted: 24 Aug 20

    This blew my mind. Its just amazing how you can meet online and end up being soulmates. I hope will find mine someday

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  33. Posted: 22 Aug 20

    I am not giving up i know i will surely meet my man here

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  34.   whtml44 says:
    Posted: 17 Aug 20

    That's a beautiful story. I wish you guys the best of luck. You sound like a nice couple. I'm hoping to find that special, beautiful woman here too. "Don't give up" are good words of advice. Thanks!

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  35.   Marybelle88 says:
    Posted: 01 Aug 20

    that's so beautiful I wish I get mine

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  36.   Postell56 says:
    Posted: 28 Jul 20

    That’s why I am here

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  37.   090q says:
    Posted: 18 Jul 20

    Am not given up yet! Hopefully my husband is around the corner, soon I will be congratulated too.

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  38.   collety says:
    Posted: 30 Jun 20

    These are wonderful experiences that i would like to happen with me. I hope to find somebody too here although i cant say i may stay in this site long as 3 years my tine here i believe love will come my way

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  39.   Peggyw4u says:
    Posted: 27 Apr 20

    Marriage is a life journey and every one needs to take a Good step towards it. Enjoy your marriage guys

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  40.   baeblue says:
    Posted: 15 Apr 20

    Am happy for you two! :) may our Good God bless your Union. I hope to find my Mr. Right here too....interracial unions are everything :)

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  41. Posted: 11 Mar 20

    I love what I saw, black and white. Love is blind, I pray that I will see and wish to be happy like the couples

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  42.   Mchii says:
    Posted: 18 Feb 20

    Congrats guys,me to I hope will get one hear.

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  43.   124576 says:
    Posted: 14 Jan 20

    Iwould like to be like them

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  44.   Camiiluv says:
    Posted: 08 Dec 19

    Beautiful couple

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  45.   fairg says:
    Posted: 07 Dec 19

    All we need is love,good stories we celebrating with the now blissfully happy ones everyone is really deserving a choice partner.I believe someone is coming my way too i'm hopeful and keeping real.

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  46.   lizbi says:
    Posted: 12 Nov 19

    Oooh, I still have hopes tho keeps on reducing.

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  47.   Babygoldie says:
    Posted: 11 Nov 19

    Congrats to you guys , I hope I meet mine soon

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  48.   1Grac says:
    Posted: 06 Nov 19

    I hope to meet my soul mate

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  49.   Baguy says:
    Posted: 05 Nov 19

    This has inspired me

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  50.   Enimeg says:
    Posted: 01 Nov 19

    Love is a beautiful thing..I pray I meet someone who can love me sincerely too. I tap into the Blessing.

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