As so many are, Marissa was very hesitant about joining Match.
“I was the girl who had always been in long term relationships,” Marissa told us. “So I had never really thought about actual dating. But after a recent breakup, I decided to try it out!”
After signing up, Mike immediately caught Marissa’s eye. His headline was a popular quote from one of her favorite movies, Sandlot: “You’re killing me, Smalls!” In fact, her nickname around her work office is Squints. She took this as a sign and sent Mike her first ever wink on Match.
Shortly thereafter, the two started chatting consistently. First via Match, and then over text. They decided on their first date, Mike picked up Marissa, and they went to a local bar for cocktails. After that first date, Marissa promptly deleted her Match account.
“Of course, I didn’t know right away that he was ‘The One,” Marissa insisted. “But I knew I liked him a lot and would rather focus my attention on just him than keep chatting with other men on Match.”
Something about Marissa’s intuition was right because, after that first date, the pair became inseparable. Throughout getting to know one another, they even discovered that their parents are from the same neighborhood and their grandmas used to sew together! It was truly meant to be — they just needed Match to bring them together.
The pair are getting hitched this November, and we couldn’t be happier for them!
“I feel so lucky I found Mike on Match,” Marissa told us. “I know it doesn’t happen this easily for most, so I feel very fortunate. He is truly my perfect match.”
Congratulations, Squints and Mike! We wish you nothing but the best.