I wanted to write to you to tell you to try to be a little less great in the future.
About 4 years ago, in an effort to help my oldest sister find love, I agreed to try online dating with her. We both signed up for another harmony site. My sister was told that she was one of the people for whom they could not find a match…I was apparently best suited for 35 year old men who were 5’6″ (I was 23 at the time and 5’10″ without shoes). Our initial online dating experiences were incredibly disappointing.
Over the year that followed, my sister began experimenting with OKCupid, never connecting with anyone enough to want to meet in person. Meanwhile, I kissed a bunch of frogs that I met on a “fishy” site. I even started a blog to talk about my dating failures and the frogs I encountered. It was called “Adventures in Dating: A Blonde Girl’s Guide to Dating All of the Wrong Men (Or: Nobody loves me, everybody hates me, I think I’ll go drink vodka).” If you want to read some of my horror stories, please feel free: www.blonde-girls-guide-to-dating.blogspot.com. My blog had a decent following for a while – I assume because it hit home for so many of my friends. (I stopped writing in it last year – when I no longer needed to keep kissing frogs.)
In 2009, my sister joined Match.com. It was on Match.com that she finally found someone who she connected with enough to meet him in person. They met in the spring of 2009, and they’re getting married in 2 weeks. Now, you should know that I watched my sister spend years barely leaving the house, feeling that she was past her prime and would never find love. It was awful watching her give up. To see her getting married and to think back at that dark time brings me to tears. But that’s not my point.
Last year, my other sister went through a traumatic breakup after 3 years with a man who my entire family despised. After that, she and I decided to both sign up for Match.com. If it worked for Melissa (my oldest sister), it could work for us.
My sister Robin met her boyfriend on match.com last June. We’re all expecting for them to get engaged over the summer. It’s amazing to see her with a man who deserves her and can keep up with her energy. That’s 2 Kanter sisters who found love on Match.com. Not too shabby.
Finally, I met my Matty on Match.com last July. After 9 months together, he and I moved in with one another this week. He’s my soulmate, and there isn’t a doubt in my mind. I had 3 first dates scheduled for the weekend when I met Matt. After I met him, I cancelled the other dates and never looked back. Another Kanter girl down for the count. Thanks, Match.com.
I’d like to put in a formal complaint that your process is far too effective. So effective that my parents are already becoming overwhelmed by the idea of funding 3 weddings so close together. Melissa is getting married in 2 weeks. Robin was told that she is allowed to get married in 2013. And I, the youngest Kanter girl (almost 27), was told that I am not allowed to get married until 2014. 7 years separate me and my oldest sister. Who would have though we would find love within a couple of years of each other? You’d better hope that my Matthew can wait that long!
My father even came up with an idea for a Match.com advertisement. You can show a shot of Melissa & Kevin saying “We love Match.com!”, then a shot of Robin & Chuck saying “We love Match.com!”, followed by a shot of Matthew and Me saying “We love Match.com!”. Finally, you can show a shot of our father, shaking his head and saying, “I hate Match.com.” I think it’s clever.
You’ve changed the lives of all of the Kanter sisters, “for better or worse”. While I must thank you for bringing me my Matty, did you have to bring Melissa her Kevin, and Robin her Chuck at the same time? You should think more about the consequences of your actions in the future!
On behalf of all of the Kanter sisters, I’d like to thank you for everything. We love Match.com.