Match Made: Laura and Justin

Dear Match,

When I signed up over three years ago, I had no idea I’d meet my fiancé within two months of my three-month trial. In fact, I almost didn’t sign up at all! The process was grueling because it forced me to sit down and really think about who I am, what I want, and what kind of first impression I wanted to make on potential romantic prospects. Talk about pressure!

The good news is I pushed through and completed my profile. Once active on Match, I was full of excitement! I felt I was in a safe and hopeful space and had full confidence in reaching out to other singles because that’s what this is for, right?!

About two months into my free trial, I connected with Justin. After chatting for a while, we agreed to a first date. He’d be the first guy I was meeting off Match, so I was super nervous! As soon as I met him though, those nerves went away. Our connection in person was instant. We talked for four hours on our first date and for many, many more over the last three years. After meeting each other’s families, moving in together, and getting a dog, Justin asked me to be his wife. We’re getting married next April and could not be looking forward to it more!

Thank you, Match. You challenged me to write out what I really was looking for and I found him!