Carly & Donald, Married 5/2020
On April of 2018, I met the love of my life, and I owe it all to your crew and staff.
I have been a member of the website for a few years in hopes of finding that one special person for me. I have had luck in the past meeting people through the website, but no one truly stood out to me. Until I was fortunate enough to meet Donald. Donald is a former Marine and has been a West Virginia state trooper for going on 13 years. He resides in Elkins, WV, and I live in Petersburg, WV. It’s approximately an hour and half drive between us, which most would consider long distance. But we have come to realize true love knows no distance.
In April of 2018, Donald had initiated conversation with me through the website. We would carry conversation daily and day by day get to know each other. A couple weeks after communicating online through the website, we exchanged phone numbers. On April 24th of 2018, we had our first date! I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect date. He had driven to my grandma’s house, where I currently reside, and introduced us to a true gentleman. Donald took me out to dinner and opened every door for me like a real gentleman should. I couldn’t have been more pleased.
Dates following up from the first, we had our share of bad luck and mishaps. Our second date, which I drove to Elkins, Donald had me meet him at a certain spot, due to GPS not picking up his exact location. Once reaching our meeting spot, I sat and waited for 30 minutes. No phone call, no response, nothing. Angerly, I headed back on my long trip home, only to discover his phone had lost complete service. Many people got a good laugh out of it, except me. The next morning, he raced over to my grandma’s house, flowers in hand, apologetic as could be. I decided to give it another shot.
Our next date I came over once again, and Donald had lost power and had zero electricity. The following date, we went for a walk down below his home and stumbled upon over 50 inmates doing cleanup. The list of mishaps goes on, but we have come to find humor out of it all and the scenarios being rather romantic.
After all of our mishaps and crazy experiences we shared together, we find humor in them now and couldn’t ask for a more magical fairytale. All of these are perfect examples of no matter what life throws at you and no matter the distance, nothing can come between love. This relationship has truly shown me distance does make the heart grow fonder, and true love does exist.
On May 7th of 2019, my prince charming proposed to me. It is a day I will never forget and the most magical day of my life. My heart has never been so overwhelmed with joy and love. Since the day I met Donald, I haven’t stopped smiling since. He has given me life in a way I have never experienced and a love so special and rare.
Here we are, October of 2019 planning our special day (May 16th, 2020) and spending as much time together as possible. I could not imagine my life without him now, let alone imagine or remember my life before him. I am forever thankful and blessed to have met the love of my life, my future husband and future father of my children.
I cannot thank you all enough for giving me the opportunity to meet my fiancé. My life has forever changed because of it and for the better. I have never believed in the idea of meeting someone so special off a dating site or the internet, but I was proven wrong. You have given us both the ultimate success story, the biggest chapter of our lives.
Thank you all from the bottom of our hearts. We are both forever thankful and grateful!