Featured Success Couple: Brian and Karlina

Brian & Karlina Match.com success couple

Karlina and I are a true Match.com success story.  When I first saw her profile, her smile in her profile picture immediately caught my attention.  I knew there was something special about this girl.  I emailed her, complimenting her smile, hoping for a response.  She actually blew me off!  Her profile popped up a couple weeks later as a suggested match, so I thought I’d give it another shot.  I pulled out a bit of wit and humor, and this time, thankfully, she responded.  We corresponded a bit, and we reached the point that we were ready to meet.  We agreed to meet at a coffee shop.  I arrived first, and nervously waited for her arrival.  When she walked in the door I realized that her pictures didn’t do her justice.  She was incredibly beautiful!  We sat and talked for over an hour, then grabbed lunch at a nearby restaurant.  We laughed, and talked and flirted a bit which made me feel like I’ve never felt before.  Unfortunately our date had to end, and we parted with me praying it wouldn’t be the last time I saw her.  Thankfully she sent me a text thanking me, and telling me it was the best first date she had ever been on.  I of course agreed!  Eventually she trusted me enough to introduce me to her amazing son.  He completed the perfect package.  We dated about nine months before I proposed.  When she said yes, I actually teared up.  We are getting married July 27th, and I am the luckiest man alive to have such an incredible, beautiful, smart, funny woman to spend the rest of my life with.  Thank you Match.com for helping two people who were meant to be find one another!

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  • Stephen Saunders

    Testimonials seem a lot more genuine to me when they’re written by the female. Men have so few options that they’re pretty willing to lavish praise on almost anyone who will have them.

    • silly

      LOL men have tons of options!

    • silly

      men have tons of options!

    • bmac

      As written by a true cynic who is most likely bitterly single…

    • Frank

      My guess is the lady who wrote this has personality disorders along the lines of a BPD, APD, with a touch of Narcassism. “Men have so few choices that will have them.” Really?

    • pilotKR

      Wow, what a tainted response. There is no difference in who is more genuine based on gender. Being genuine can most likely be based on a persons agenda and needs. If you are looking for love and only love, you are certainly going to be genuine. If your agenda is based on items outside of love, your ability to be geniune would be in question, regardless of gender.

    • Mic

      There’s some truth to this comment, but it largely misses
      the mark. Like many, you confuse “have
      them” (or a guys willingness to have sex), and a guys willingness or desire to
      have a women as a lifelong companion.
      There’s a big difference there! In
      the article Brian was ready to commit to marriage so he found her attractive both
      inside and out… good for them. And best
      of luck to both of you.

      You also mention “Men have so few options that they’re pretty
      willing to lavish praise on almost anyone” (again partly true), here I’d
      say you probably hang out at places where you meet men of low character (like
      the bars, even online). Personally I’d say we have a
      large percentage of the population that have ruined their chance for a decent relationship owing to the fact that they hang out at places like this. Why? Because someday you will be next to a (decent) man with self-respect and you will treat him like you treat other guys (like you meet at bars), and he will find you offensive and quietly walk away.

      All men are not alike, but sadly they often get treated as if
      they are.

    • mic

      There’s some truth to this comment, but it largely misses
      the mark. Like many you confuse “have
      them” (or a guys willingness to have sex), and a guys willingness or desire to
      have a women as a lifelong companion.
      There’s a big difference there!
      In the article Brian was ready to commit to marriage so he found her
      attractive both inside and out… good for them.
      And best of luck to both of em.

      You also mention “Men have so few options that they’re pretty
      willing to lavish praise on almost anyone” (again partly true), here I’d say
      you probably hang out at places where you meet men of low character (like the
      bars). Personally I’d say we have a
      large percentage of the population that have ruined their chance for a normal
      relationship owing to the fact that they hang out at places like this. Why?
      Because on occasion you will be next to a (decent) man with self-respect
      and you will treat him like you treat other guys (like you meet at bars), and
      he will find you offensive and quietly walk away. There are women that will make offensive
      posts like this, then a few sentences later say they are looking for a quality man,
      but somehow they never see the disconnect.
      It’s kind of like hitting yourself in the foot and then asking why your
      foot hurts.

      All men are not alike, but sadly they often get treated as if
      they are.

    • QB

      Rediculous Statement!!
      You need Therapy!! Yo ur generalization is unwaranted and stems from a sad personal experience. In order NOT to Push People away…please heed my kind suggestions. If you want to have a healthy relationship, you have to be healthy! Its obvious what you need to do, wouldn’t you agree? Good health to you.

  • Lady1969

    That unfortunately is one out of a million! :(

    • skall

      The story does not seem authentic. I am unsubscribing from match. Too many emails sent out, too few replies and too little contact. And, the customer service at Match.com is terrible. They keep overcharging my account. I have tried to contact them, but the help page keeps coming up with error message, so I cannot access the match messaging system and the phone line they provide in the error message is never answered! I have also learned that Match will keep profiles up of unsubscribed members to make membership numbers larger. If you message an unsubscribed member they cannot read your message or respond and there is no way of telling if a member is unsubscribed by looking at their profile!

      At any rate, I have had much better luck on OKCupid! I would recommend that dating site. And, it’s free!

    • fmj

      Mjs, unfortunately I agree.I’ve been on site dating nd it’s just not working out.maybe it has in the sense that there may still be someone out there for me.doesn’t seem like it though, it’s been a year.I’ve corresponded with someone I like nd I think he likes me, simply cuz I still hear from him.that was a year ago nd I didn’t hear from him for months.his profile showed up as one of my matches nd I contacted him, it’s been less than a monthnd we’re just now coming out of the small talk stage.we message every few days.how can I tell if it will develop into something if it’s been this long.is there a dear Abby for this sort of thing.help. fmj

  • Diane

    What a happy ending–so glad for them. My newphew just got married to a Match.com hook-up and they are very happy. He waited a long, long time and is a very patient guy. The right one finally came along.

  • Another success story

    Great story. To the cynic below – I am in the process of moving in with my boyfriend, who I met on OK Cupid and he is a great guy.

  • peggy

    Great story, but true, it is one in a million. So anyone know what signal it sends when they continue to text or email after first date, no kiss yet or mention of a second date? I love the “I hate playing games”, yet they string you along. Just tell me if you’re not interested in me rather than put me on the back burner! I can handle it. I’m direct and honest and appreciate the same! If no connection let me move on rather than half ass texts/emails.

  • MizTweety

    Congratulations to both of you! Its always nice to hear that this worked for someone, and that its wasn’t an easy one time shot. Thanks for sharing.

  • Friend

    Are you kidding about men having few options. Pretty low self esteem view. There are overwhelming numbers of options!

  • H4244

    Aw… Adorable ! I love their story. I feel alot this way. You can’t judge by the cover online

  • Clem

    The moral of this story?
    Ladies, don’t “Blow the Off” to early

  • steve

    I’m very happy for guys.She is very good looking.
    I have never had any luck , I guess when you are 57 it’s harder.
    Good luck in your life :)

    Steve

  • Debbie Burris

    Glad they were so fortunate. That doesn’t appear to be the norm!

  • jerry

    After two years I gave up on match.com when no matter what I did the girls never respond to messages. What a waste of money and time. Doubt this story is true but if it is then he’s lucky.

  • Guest

    Perhaps if they filtered out all of the scammers on here, there could be more success stories like this! Just my thoughts….

  • Wyld1atheart

    Match should spend some of their money and advertising trying to convince women to actually respond to more e-mails that men write! I am a very nice, giving, handsome man, and in the last few years, I’ve never had one response to a letter that I’ve written to someone I was interested in. Unlike the guy above, I only write once!

    Online dating used to be different, women would actually respond. Don’t know what they think they’re looking for now days!

  • Rico 9296

    I think if u lay down the cards on the table u will know for sure. I was recently dumped cuz the girl I was dating. decided to tie the Knott after 2 yrs yet marriage was never discussed she never communicated het intentions

  • Jason Sletta

    I have to disagree with Lady1969. I also met my wife on Match back in 2006 and got married in 2007. We are both incredibly happy and I would never have met her if it was not for match.com. There are a lot of great success stories from online dating sites, and I am proof that it can happen.

  • Happy

    I’m so happy for you guys. You got married on my birthday. Congratulations

  • AmusedDanny1

    good way to testimonial glad to see a success story.

  • Gail

    Congradulations!

  • tina

    I’m happy for them. Unlike the two who commented below me. It’s not good to be bitter. You’ll never find anyone with that attitude. I wish Brian and Karlina the best!

  • prose

    Congrats! I wish you both the best.

  • LexTalionis

    How about all the failed matches out there? What about the people you meet that completely misrepresent themselves. Let’s see an article on that!

  • artwoman

    NOT one in a million… I met the love of my life on Match.com. We were perfect for each other, made plans, had a happy life and future ahead. He died suddenly of a heart attack, so when I healed from that shock and horror, I got on Match again. Have faith…

  • Sharron Ericksen

    Good for the two of you. I’m still searching!! Congrats to you both……