Christian Connection makes it easy to break the ice.If you see someone you like, simply "wave" at them."It's actually hard to realize that, yes, there really is someone out there who is so good for me—so smart, so funny. We're just so stinkin' happy." They married 18 months later, and are now expecting their first child together. You might think that it's impossible to find a perfect match, but they're out there."And if you're serious, use a serious site, like e Harmony," says Tonya. " The first time Crissy, 32, talked to her husband, Mark, she knew this was the man she'd marry.Rebecca Braverman & Ryan Olson, Los Angeles Rebecca, now 34, had left New York City for her hometown of Kansas City, Kansas, in her late 20s.Not up on the hometown dating scene, she decided to sign on to Spring Street Singles, a site that aggregated personal ads from various media outlets, such as and The But even though their early email matchup went smoothly, and they began dating quickly, their brand-new relationship was tested when Crissy's dad became very ill.
Not so with Sam—whom she agreed to make a date with after six weeks of emails and hour-long phone calls. "I thought, 'Oh my gosh, this is a real man, not just an email! Lesson learned: Keep expectations low; it can take a while to find a match.
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Time was, if you met your mate online, you developed a cover story: If anyone asked, you'd say you met in a bar or at kayaking lessons. Whether it's the fact that many of us already conduct so much of our personal and business lives online, or the proliferation of online dating sites touting their successful matches, it's perfectly acceptable to say, with pride, that you met the love of your life with your fingers on a keyboard, not wrapped around a cocktail at a singles event.
But in a way, she says, her father's illness made her approach to the relationship more stripped down.
"I was like, 'I don't have time to play games.'" Mark was right there with her through the worst of it.