She Left the Restaurant with a Ring On

Posted by Leticia, 20 Jul

Sharon and Todd are now husband and wife, but not so long ago they had “zero confidence” (says Todd) or would tell us “I wasn’t so confident I would find love online” (Sharon). The female component of this man-and-wife team says she had “bad experiences” on other sites, and her husband notes that “most ladies I was meeting on other sites only wanted fun.” Todd was looking for something more serious.

We asked Sharon what led her to post a dating profile with us. “I was inspired by my friend who found her husband on your site,” she answers, “and since I was a little girl I always wanted to marry outside my race. I had tried other sites, which never worked for me.”

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Posed the same question, Todd has a good answer. “I’ve always been inspired by the diversity in African culture,” he begins. “And not to forget, dark-skinned women of African descent are the most beautiful women in the world! I had tried other dating sites in America, but they didn’t work for me. I’m grateful for this site because I found my beautiful African wife!”

Quite some time passed before their first meeting, however. “I was on and off for one year,” says Sharon. Todd recalls, “I was on your site for two years, but I kept on switching off my profile. Something kept telling me that my love search would end if I reactivated my account, though. Luckily, when I was almost giving up, I found this beautiful profile and messaged her. The rest is history!”

That’s how Sharon remembers it as well. “He wrote to me first and introduced himself as Todd. I’m glad I paid attention to him!”

There was something about Sharon’s profile that Todd found irresistible, noting that she was “95% of what I was looking for.” As is often the case, her pix are what he noticed first. “Her beautiful smile caught my attention!” exclaims Todd. “I loved how she described herself as slender and tall, and she also mentioned that she’s ‘drama free.’ I was really interested in knowing more about her. I wanted to see that smile for the rest of my life!”

What was it about Todd’s profile that made him stand out in Sharon’s mind? “How he described himself, and the fact that he was living and working in India, caught my attention,” Sharon reveals. “I was really interested in knowing more about him, and his experiences. I’d say [he was] 80% of what I was looking for.”

“After long conversations and WhatsApp calls” the duo decided to take the next step, despite the fact that they lived in different countries. As Todd puts it, “We talked for long hours on the phone and realized we both wanted the same thing in a partner, so I decided to buy flights and flew to Kenya to meet her.”

Meeting in person for the first time, at the airport, Sharon had no complaints. “He was handsome and looked younger than his age. I couldn’t resist him, and I hugged and kissed him.”

Todd’s first impression was very favorable as well. “She was freaking beautiful and sexy,” he declares. “I was nervous she would change her mind... I felt better after she kissed me in front of too many people!”

Taking Todd on a tour of her favorite destinations in Kenya, Sharon was impressed by his open-mindedness to the local cuisine. “He embraced the African culture and liked staple food (ugali),” she says approvingly.

Todd didn’t expect to find they had an easy rapport, given that they’d never spent one minute in the same room until now. “It was surprising how easy it was to have a conversation with her,” he marvels. “I felt like we had known each other forever despite it being our first date.”

The more time they spent in each other’s company, the more they wanted more! “We clicked on so many things,” says Sharon. “There was lots of laughter and smiles and jokes. I wanted to be with him forever.” Todd beams at this, adding, “That smile! I wanted to keep her smiling forever!”

It’s always a good sign when a couple finds more here than initially met the eye. Sharon says Todd’s profile didn’t capture “how easy it is for him to make me laugh, even for the simplest things in life. Sometimes I don’t even think he realizes it.” And Todd says that he has come to greatly appreciate “how strong and supportive she can be for me!”

The “distance and time difference” posed problems for Todd and Sharon, but crucial things about their relationship convinced them to overcome these obstacles. “I have to say it was in Kenya when I saw how genuine he was, not just to get to know me but to learn, embrace and respect my culture,” Sharon says.

Todd clearly remembers the moment when he realized his relationship with Sharon was special. “When I set my eyes on her in our first meeting, in her country, and she smiled with such warmth and kindness in her eyes that I knew I wanted nothing less than to be with her every day for the rest of my life.”

Todd was so ready for this he would soon find himself popping the question. Sharon will never forget the circumstances… “We were having our dinner at a nice restaurant and he told me he was going to the washroom,” she remembers. “I excused him and after a few minutes I heard romantic music playing, and a band of artists was dancing. Everything was in stand-still and my now-husband knelt on his knees and asked me to be his wife. I was all blushing since I didn’t expect such a romantic marriage proposal!”

Sharon says her life now is filled with happiness. Todd believes that finding love has changed him, for the better. “I’m now more focused on growing my family,” he says. “Above all, I am so happy and contented! Life is amazing.”

Sharon believes singles should remember that “patience is key, and there’s always someone out there for you.” Todd agrees with that advice. “Take your time to know each other on emails, and be patient,” he says. “Let love find you.”

It certainly found them!

32 responses to "She Left the Restaurant with a Ring On"

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  1.   Kungweluka says:
    Posted: 20 Sep

    I read your story to the end. Something i have never paid attention to. How nice Sharon and Todd. May God bless your union. All the best.

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  2.   Nawali says:
    Posted: 17 Sep

    Wow that's lovely next it's my turn to post that am getting married. Good lucky guys

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  3.   nyarodi says:
    Posted: 17 Sep

    Am happy and impressed of the story and hope my soulmate is on the way

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  4.   shillameg says:
    Posted: 17 Sep

    Wow good luck for the two. I believe through this sight I will tell my story too.

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  5.   Jolten says:
    Posted: 17 Sep

    The best way to suppress racism is to apply oneself into the context of neutralization and that is by commitment to self action.Love is in separable and breaks the bonds of racism.

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  6.   DocDreidel says:
    Posted: 26 Aug

    So everyone gunna ignore the fact that every story they post on here that’s a “success” is....

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  7.   M78 says:
    Posted: 24 Aug

    Wow am impressed by their love story i wish mine is on the way

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  8. Posted: 23 Aug

    Nice one..

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  9.   Progman72 says:
    Posted: 21 Aug

    I always wonder if these testimonials are real or not

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  10.   Reg254 says:
    Posted: 15 Aug

    Wow lovely couple,I wish you a good luck guys...my man please where you are just hurry up,am about to give up

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  11.   Nikola_M. says:
    Posted: 13 Aug

    "What was it about Todd’s profile that made him stand out in Sharon’s mind?" - he's white and lives in America. That's about it probably haha

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    • Beauty-2 says:
      Posted: 18 Aug

      If you gonna be negative don't say anything...

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    • Dee9494 says:
      Posted: 19 Aug

      Lol yeah. She'll dump him once the green card gets approved and his atm card is empty

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      • Slender4life says:
        Posted: 06 Sep

        Not really some people are here for more than the green card, nobody cares about that anymore, we care about the man who you'll spend the rest of your life with, u can get green card anywhere

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    • berryic says:
      Posted: 20 Sep

      that's not very nice to say about another person

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  12.   olabisi24 says:
    Posted: 11 Aug

    Wow so love, I pray to find my better half being waiting long

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  13.   Louisba says:
    Posted: 31 Jul

    Nice..cool

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  14.   nooe says:
    Posted: 28 Jul

    Awesome

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  15.   Identity20 says:
    Posted: 23 Jul

    Goodluck Your union is blessed I pray to find mine

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  16.   Shirly254 says:
    Posted: 23 Jul

    Praying for my love too

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  17.   SkyGal18 says:
    Posted: 23 Jul

    Wooow.. So lovely. I wish you happiness forever guys.

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    • write66 says:
      Posted: 26 Jul

      Same here, Sharon and Todd. I admire your patience and persistence in getting to know each other. Todd -- much props for your marriage proposal. She will remember it all her life.

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