Match.com Success Couple is Surprised on The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Sarah and Kyle are a Match.com success couple that was featured on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, October 28th. Kyle brought his girlfriend at the time, Sarah, to a taping of their show to surprise her- with a ring! Match.com heard about Kyle’s plans to propose, and thought we’d give them both a surprise they’d never forget during the show. Here is their story, and you can check out Sarah and Kyle’s appearance on The Ellen Show here!

I’m Kyle, and I am a Marine Corps Officer from Georgia.  I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan for almost 3 years and I had just moved back to the U.S. and was stationed in Camp Pendleton, California in May of 2010.  I really didn’t know anyone in the San Diego area, and I had been single for almost 6 years due to my training and traveling around the world.  So, I decided to try Match.com and put myself out there and pursue the dating world.

Sarah is a nurse from Iowa.  She worked in Iowa after college and finally decided to pursue her dream of becoming a travel nurse in order to see new places.  Her first assignment was San Diego, California.  So, she moved too out here in September of 2010 and joined Match.com for the same reasons that I did.

I had been on Match.com for about 5 months and had emailed several girls.  However, only a few emailed me back and out of those few, I didn’t feel a real connection with any of them.  I was getting pretty frustrated and was very close to giving up and canceling my subscription.

Finally, I ran across Sarah’s profile.  She was (and still is) so beautiful and we had so much in common.  She seemed so full of life and shared a lot of the same traits.  I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take a chance and go for it.  Just by looking at her, I knew something was special about her.  So, I emailed her, trying to be cool and calm, and anxiously waited for a hopeful response.

Much to my surprise, Sarah emailed me back and sounded so sweet and so amazing. When we finally met up, I knew from that moment that something special was going to happen between us.

A few days after we met, I took her out on a “real” date.  I hadn’t been on a date in years, so naturally I was very nervous.  However, because we had met up a few days prior, a lot of the “first date jitters” were relieved and we really enjoyed the date.  I took her to a nice dinner and then, because she loves Halloween so much, I took her to a haunted house.  We were like two high school kids as we tried to sneak in a few “hand holds” through the haunted house.

Everyday we fall more and more in love with each other.  We began subtly talking about marriage one day and were both very comfortable about the possibility of sharing our lives together.  We truly are a perfect match and I can’t imagine anyone else more perfect for me and that I would want to share my life with.

In October 2011, literally yesterday as I write this note to you, after weeks of scheming and planning, I proposed to Sarah on the Ellen Degeneres Show.  Sarah has always been a huge Ellen fan and I knew I had to do whatever it takes to get Sarah on the show and propose to her.  We were even more surprised by the generous check ($50,000!!!!) that Match provided us with for our dream wedding!

We are both so excited for what the future has in store for us!  We never dreamed that we would find our soul mates through online dating, but thanks to Match.com, we have found our perfect match and can plan our dream wedding. We are happier than we have ever been!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001824625299 Christina Tolpa

    I love this story! I too live in San Diego and met my AMAZING husband on Match.com! Not only am I a success story, but so are many of my past clients!! I am a wedding planner and I often hear “We met on Match”!! I encourage Match.com to ALL single people I meet as I truly believe it works!!
    Best of luck to you both and happy planning!!!:)

  • Emily Luymes

    Congratulations Sarah and Kyle! My husband Matt and I also met on Match.com and have been married 15 months. Here’s the fun part…Matt is Sarah’s brother! We are so excited for Kyle to be a part of our family! Matt and Sarah’s mother ALSO met her husband on Match.com! We are truly a Match.com family! Thanks Match.com!

    • http://blog.match.com matchuptodate

      Wow Emily, such a great story! Match.com runs in the family :) Thanks for stopping by our blog and sharing your story!

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  • Patricia Zakki

    That’s a good one, thanks to match, when I tried, they suspended my account which made me really sad about match but all the same its good to hear stories about sucessful dating like this from a dating site. Well done match.com

    • BRIAN ANDERSON

      YES”” I THINK THATS A GOOD ONE TOO”ALICE AND I HAVE CONSIDERED BEING IN A MATCH.COM ADVERTISEMENT ”WERE BOTH SO THANKFUL FOR MATCH.COM ”AFTER ALL ITS WHERE WE FOUND EACH OTHER”ONLY 3 DAYS AFTER MY NEW YEARS DAY BIRTHDAY IT DIDNT TAKE LONG”IT WAS A WONDERFUL WAY TO BEGIN THE YEAR AND ITS THE BEST BIRTHDAY GIFT I EVER GOT IN MY ENTIRE LIFE ”FINDING ALICE ON MATCH.COM