All posts in Success Stories

Match Success Couple: Nick and Heather

Match Success Couple: Nick and Heather

I am happy to announce on February 28th, 2015 at the Azul Sensatori Hotel in Mexico, I will be marrying Heather, the girl of my dreams who I met through Match.com. I wish I could give Match.com full credit with this success story and for allowing me to meet Heather, but unfortunately I cannot (reason why described below). I know it is cliché to say “I am marrying the girl of my dreams”, because doesn’t every guy or girl seem to say that about the one they are marrying? For me, I can honestly say Heather is the girl of my dreams because everything I ever asked God for, or wanted in a partner, I have with her. Read more…

Match Success Couple: Amberlyn and Troy

Match Success Couple: Amberlyn and Troy

I have grown up always believing in the fairy tale; hoping to have a good story of my own one day that rivaled those in Disney movies. My story starts in my living room as a single 25 year old watching network television on a Sunday. I had grown tired of the weekend routine of going to the bars only to find the “right” guy in all the wrong places (I should have known- Cinderella’s love story didn’t start with “I’ll have a beer, please.”). Read more…

Match Success Couple: Kristy and Chris

Match Success Couple: Kristy and Chris

At last the search is over… we finally meet our match, literally! Chris and I met on Match.com. For me, I had tried the site many times over the years. For Chris, it was his first! Thank goodness I decided to give it one more try because in the week I had my profile up Chris emailed me! And as they say, the rest is history.  Read more…

Match Success Couple: Alana and Michael

A Valentine’s Day Story: Alana and Michael

Michael and I met via Match.com and I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect fit to my life. Our first date, by mistake, was on Valentine’s Day of 2012 (he still thinks I set him up on purpose to meet this day because I needed a V-day date…so not the case). We met in my home city of Huntington Beach on Main Street which is a well-known and very busy street. Once I had parked and walked in to meet Michael, the entire city had a blackout. I had to try and find him in the dark–exciting but scary. We sat for 2 hours under candle light getting to know each other waiting for the lights to come on. A year later I relocated to Sacramento as he had moved back earlier that year for work–and today I am ENGAGED to marry my soul mate.

UPDATE: In June 2014, the man of my dreams married me in a beautiful rustic/vintage barn setting with 170 guests to witness. It was also on that day that we “officially” announced to friends and family who didn’t already know, that we were a couple made from Match.com. A few of the adults were shocked that we met online, but most of the crowd just fell in love with the thought that it really CAN happen. We had so many people coming up to us telling us about their personal stories, or confirming they were going to give it a shot as our story had been so inspiring.

Fast forward to 2015 and The Klingman’s (that’s Michael and I) are happy to announce we are 4 months away from having our first child – a sweet baby girl. My life is beyond perfect and more than I could have ever asked for. Michael and I often talk about where we would be today had our paths not crossed with him relocating temporarily to Orange County, and both of us jumping on Match.com. It’s a true love story and I thank God every day for bringing so much happiness into our lives. We are lucky and we know it.

Read more Match love stories like Alana and Michael’s on our success site!

Anders and Kristin Coffee Couples

Match Coffee Couple: Anders and Kristin

In 2014, 3.1 million new Match users listed “coffee & conversation” as an interest on their profile. It’s no surprise that coffee and first dates go hand in hand, so we’ve teamed up with Starbucks to create new, interactive ways for our members to meet and share their love for the almighty bean.

Hundreds of Match success couples have told us they met at Starbucks for their first date, here’s one of our favorites … Read more…

Samantha and Anthony Coffee Couple

Match Coffee Couple: Anthony and Samantha

In 2014, 3.1 million new Match users listed “coffee & conversation” as an interest on their profile. It’s no surprise that coffee and first dates go hand in hand, so we’ve teamed up with Starbucks to create new, interactive ways for our members to meet and share their love for the almighty bean.

Hundreds of Match success couples have told us they met at Starbucks for their first date, here’s one of our favorites … Read more…

Devin and Michelle Coffee Couple

Match Coffee Couple: Devin and Michelle

In 2014, 3.1 million new Match users listed “coffee & conversation” as an interest on their profile. It’s no surprise that coffee and first dates go hand in hand, so we’ve teamed up with Starbucks to create new, interactive ways for our members to meet and share their love for the almighty bean.

Hundreds of Match success couples have told us they met at Starbucks for their first date, here’s one of our favorites … Read more…

Match Success Couple Kacy and David

Match Success Couple: Kacy and David

On a seemingly regular spring day in April 2013, my cell phone buzzed across the table, indicating I had one new email message. Little did I know, that message from a complete stranger would change my life forever. I stared at the message, intrigued and intently researching the new face that peered back at me, soaking in the words he had penned to me.

David, a stranger to me at the time but also my future husband, had found me via Match.com and was equally intrigued at who I might be and how we might connect. He was handsome, smart, and a man in uniform. I knew I would respond quickly and that I wanted to get to know the person on the other side of the computer screen. At the time, David was a world away serving a tour in Afghanistan, but we quickly became connected and began to trade emails and messages each day. The emails turned into phone calls and the phone calls turned into Skype dates. Before I would ever meet him in person, and contrary to any of my personal plans, I fell in love with a man on the other side of the world.

When David returned home in July of that year, we had plans to meet on his first weekend home. However, we hadn’t even waited 48 hours before I raced to Fort Stewart to truly meet him for the first time. I can still remember what I wore like it was just yesterday and the smile that was on his face when I turned into his drive is etched into my memory forever. Following through with meeting him in person was something that I had talked myself in and out of and back in over and over, but in the end, something inside of me just knew that this man was going to be my husband someday and that running away from him would be the biggest mistake I could ever make.

Our journey to “I do” was not perfectly smooth, but the story is ours and that makes it perfect. David’s return from Afghanistan was not without some emotional baggage and it took a while before we were actually “dating.” We took a 4-day road trip together in November 2013 and learned a lot about each other that weekend.

While I had divinely known from the very beginning that I was going to marry this man, it was at the end of that trip that David somewhat formally asked me to be his girlfriend and a new chapter in our story began. The very next week, David took me as his date to his Army unit’s Divisional Homecoming Military Ball and I felt like it was a public debut of our official relationship. I will never forget how perfect everything about us felt that night and I definitely counted that feeling as yet another confirmation that we were truly meant to be.

A massive step in our relationship came in February 2014 when I decided that it was finally time for David to meet my 5-year-old daughter, Maysn. Introducing new people to Maysn is not something that I do often or take lightly, and introducing her to David was no exception. It was somewhat unspoken between the two of us, but we both realized that meeting Maysn would be practically equal to committing to a future marriage. It was mutually evident to both of us that the time was finally right on a weekend in early February. David wanted to make the date all about Maysn, and she wanted nothing more than a date to Chuck E. Cheese – a big trip to Savannah for the small town girl!

David was perfectly wonderful to both of us that night. He and my perpetually shy Maysn instantly connected on the playground adjacent to his neighborhood before we even made it to Chuck E. Cheese, and it has been a connection which has only grown stronger ever since that moment. The evening ended with Maysn begging to stay and play more at “Dabid’s” house. David sent her home with a bouquet of roses and a loving, gentlemanly kiss goodnight, with the promise of many more playdates to come, a promise I knew would be kept until death should do us part. That’s how two became three, and three would become a family.

Today we have been married for 6 months going on forever. Our adjustments have been many, but our commitment to each other and to our family of three is unwavering. David’s Army schedule is demanding and frequently unpredictable. Maysn is vibrant, precocious, and energetic (read: sometimes exhausting!) but nothing short of gifted and rewarding every single day. We have dealt with adversity in our young marriage, having said goodbye to a dog, some guinea pigs, destroyed a patch of carpet, rushed to the
emergency room, and dealt with car and appliance failures. We have also experienced euphoria beyond description and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Read more Match love stories like Kacy and David’s on our success site!

Match Success Story: Carrie and Scott

Match Success Story: Carrie and Scott

The first date started as an afternoon coffee or drink because neither one of us wanted to commit more time than that, plus it was New Year’s Eve 2013 so we each had other plans! Well, one drink lead to another, then some food, then an invite for him to join the party I was already going to and he opted to go for it and hang out with a room of strangers for the night. It included good food, great new friends made, lots of laughs and dancing into the New Year. So we say that our first date lasted two years. Read more…

Match Success Couple Laurie and William

Match Success Couple: Laurie and William

Match is a great way to start the conversation. Something catches your attention; a smile, a style, the wit of their profile. All of the things that probed me to look a little deeper.  At first glance, I saw that Bill had a nice smile and a warmth to his eyes that made me stop and read more. Then there were all of the similar things in common right up to having a May birthday. So I wrote him and described the perfect birthday date. I got a response right away and we planned to meet at the local Match.com coffee spot … aka Starbucks. Read more…