"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."He was hysterically funny, and I loved his voice," says Crissy, who's currently expecting the couple's fourth child (she has a son from a previous relationship, and Mark, a widower, has two sons).And enjoy the fact that you can explore each other's personalities online before meeting in the flesh.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.It seemed like another way to meet people, like going to a bar." In her first three months, she met one man who seemed, by his profile, to be ideal: artistic, smart, with a career that dovetailed with Keren's (she's an interior designer), and with similar likes and dislikes. Within a couple of months, they were traveling to Atlanta to meet Peter's family.In October 2006, they headed to City Hall to get married for the first time—repeating the nuptials in May 2007, "with a rabbi and all our family and friends." Still in Brooklyn, the couple has a 2-year-old daughter.'" says Tonya, who had been married before (and has a 12-year-old daughter).
Says Keren, "The lifestyles we all lead these days mean we're always online, so it's more natural.
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.
Even with a system like e Harmony, whose detailed matching process saved her from "kissing a lot of frogs," you still have to feel that chemistry.
The couple met on e Harmony after a friend persuaded her to sign up, believing it was the best way for a busy single mom to meet a mate.
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.
Online dating (or Internet dating) is a system that enables strangers to find and introduce themselves to new personal connections over the Internet, usually with the goal of developing personal, romantic, or sexual relationships.