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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 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 coffee spot … aka Starbucks. Read more…

Match Success Couple: Rhoda and John

Match Success Couple: Rhoda and John

It was a Saturday evening when John sent me a message. I deleted it, as I thought he was coming home from a party after having a few drinks. He wrote me the next morning and again I deleted it as he confirmed he had just come home after the hospital holiday party and found my profile. That evening he wrote me again but this time more about himself, his culture and family. Often people write the way they speak and I knew I had an interesting person connecting with me. I re-read his profile and kept saying to myself-that is me! What he is asking for me is me! We arranged to speak in a few days as I was still traveling for work. Read more…

Match Success Couple: Shelly and Price

Match Success Couple: Shelly and Price

Price and Shelly both live in Tallahassee and never met one other even after 11 years; Price moved to Tallahassee in 1999 and Shelly in 2003. After a year of searching online, Shelly saw Price’s profile and sent him a wink. He quickly responded with an e-mail which turned into their first phone call (lasting 2 hours!). They made plans to have their first date the following week. After dinner and drinks they both decided they had a great night.  Read more…

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Match Success Couple: Michelle and Nick

I have been wanting to try for a while but just never got around to it. One night after a bit too much wine, I found a Groupon for a 1 month membership to Match. I decided it was time. I filled out my profile and also began browsing. I saw a few guys that I thought were attractive and one in particular caught my eye. I was not sure how the website worked yet, so I accidentally “winked” at him. Then, I went to sleep. Read more…

Emily & Jacob success couple

Match Success Couple: Emily and Jacob

My mom has taught me a lot about life and love, but if there is one thing that sticks out, she told me to find a man who makes me laugh. I am proud to say that I did. Read more…

Don & Samantha match success couple

Match Success Couple: Samantha and Don

I was about to give up on match for a while…  Then I got a response from Samantha. After a few nice emails I asked if she wanted to meet for a drink. She agreed, but would not give me her phone number. So we met at local restaurant. We had a nice first meeting… my first impression was she was beautiful, sweet, caring woman. So, we made a second date. Read more…

Sarah & Dillen match success couple

Celebrating Veterans Day: Military Match Success Couple Sarah and Dillen

In honor of Veterans Day, we wanted to highlight an All-American military couple with plenty to celebrate themselves. Thank you for your service, Sarah, and Happy Veterans Day to all!

Jan 2012: I’m deployed to Afghanistan. I was on plan to ship home in a 1 week. So, I decided that I’d line up a date or two for when I returned. It would be just enough time to talk to someone, get to know them, and be ready to meet them when I got back. Before I even made a profile, I browsed the available guys. That’s when I noticed Dillen. That very same night, I made a profile and sent him a wink. That was the beginning of the rest of my life :-) For that week we talked every single day, sometimes for hours (Thank God for Skype!). Then we got some bad news. Plans changed. I’d be stuck in Afghanistan for another month. It seemed like the end of the world. We talked and emailed every day. Every day for 30 days. It was the oddest feeling…missing someone you’ve never even met. Read more…