February 14, 2012

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Did you know I met my hubby online???

I did, 12 years ago.

And did you know it’s becoming more and more common for people to meet online? Whether it’s due to busy work schedules or maybe having a hard time finding someone with the same interests.

Finding someone online can be fun because it takes away the surprises you would have in a blind date. It’s almost like you're interviewing the person before you meet in real life. I’m sure a lot of you have heard of eHarmony. It’s one of the top dating sites on the web right now. While I did not meet my husband on that particular site, I know a few folks who did and have had great success!

My friend Amber met her future husband a few years ago through eHarmony. They now have two boys and are happily married! I talked to Amber a little bit about her experience with eHarmony, and this is what she told me:

Q: What made you choose eHarmony over other dating sites?

A: I didn’t really want to sign up, but after a few friends encouraged me I decided to give it a try. I liked the idea of being able to preview people and pick and choose guys by interests. I also felt like eHarmony had a good success rate with matching people up.

Q: What was your first date like?

A: He was one of the first matches I had on the site. We knew it was "it" from the minute we met. He picked me up at the end of my dad's driveway, and we went to dinner. We sat on the patio and had a nice seafood dinner while the band played, and I did my best to keep the conversation going as he was super shy. We continued our date by hitting up the bowling alley before moving on to a pool hall. We ended up back at my dad's house to sit at the bar and have cereal at midnight. We spent the next few hours just talking and enjoying each other’s company. The next day we went on another date, and I made the first move by kissing him, and the rest is history.

Q: How did you know he was “The One”?

A: He came over after work on our third date, and I told him I didn't want him to leave. And he never left!
So as you can see, meeting a guy online is not as scary as it sounds. There are actually some really great people out there! They are probably having just as hard a time finding the right girl. eHarmony helps move the process along by matching you up with the perfect mate! All you have to do is fill out your profile and answer some questions about yourself. I bet you’ll be surprised at the responses you get from some really nice people.

When I first told people I met my husband online I have to tell you I was a bit embarrassed. I thought people would think that was crazy! As it turns out a lot of my friends have met their spouses online, and it’s very common. It’s becoming harder and harder to meet people face to face with our busy lifestyles. eHarmony does all the leg work for you so all you have to do is sign up and wait for a response. You’ll never know if you don’t give it a shot! Your true love could be out there, just waiting.


 
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To be entered for a chance to win, just leave me a comment answering: What is the most important character trait your partner must have and why?

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90 comments:

Erin said...

Loyalty is a very important trait to me!! If he's loyal to his family and his friends, he's sure to be loyal to his girl! :)

Sara said...

Communication is the most important trait to me. From the early days when you're learning everything about the other person, to coordinating schedules with the kiddos, to the later years when you aren't so busy... Having a person with good communication makes everyday go by easier.

Tiffany Norris said...

Patience! Thankfully, my husband shows me a lot! :)

3Fites said...

Integrity. Doing the right thing no matter the situation!

Lauren said...

This is how my Mom and Larry met, it SO works!!!!!!!!!!

Amber Maddux said...

a rocking bod! ha ha - no really I think a beautiful smile & humor :)

Anonymous said...

Honesty and a good sense of humor. Looks will fade, but a good sense of humor will last a lifetime.
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Kristin said...

Honesty is important to me!

Mami2jcn said...

I think the most important character trait in a partner is tenacity. When the going gets tough (as is bound to happen in any relationship), you need someone who won’t give up just because things are hard. You need someone who will stick with you through thick and thin.

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Elena said...

Honesty is important to me

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Courtney B said...

i think humor is soo important! gotta be able to laugh!

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Courtney B said...

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Elena said...

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Maria said...

The most important trait is to be trustworthy, everything else is icing on the cake :)

MANDY83 said...

I look for compassion and trust bc you can't have a successful relationship with out both.

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Shannon said...

Being honest and trustworthy are, by far, the most important traits to have (IMO!). If you can't trust someone you will never have a solid foundation to build a relationship on.

Sara said...

Honesty and integrity are the most important. That, and loving them for who they are and not who you want them to become.

wigget said...

a sense of humor because i need a good laugh every now and again

Beth said...

Honesty is the most important trait to me. Even if something is going to hurt me, I'd rather him be honest than me never know or find out later that he was keeping it from me.

Amy said...

The most important character trait my partner must have is honesty. That is because I believe all relationships build on trust. I don’t think I can trust someone that’s not honest. 

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Karina said...

a sense of humor

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Karina said...

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susan1215 said...

The most important character trait my partner must have is honesty otherwise I would feel like I couldn't trust him

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bdiane34 said...

Honesty is the most important to me, I want to be able to trust whoever I am with.
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bdiane34 said...

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cw said...

The most important trait is integrity. If a man is not his word than the trust is lacking which is a foundation in a relationship

Anash said...

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Anash said...

the trait of gratitude is important! Thanks for a super giveaway!
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Kelly Massman said...

The most important character trait to me is kindness! Thanks so much for a chance to win, too! Best wishes,
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fostertam said...

transparency--i.e. honesty--without it a relationship is doomed.

fostertam said...

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Anonymous said...

sense of humor! life is too short to not be laughing through it. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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Janice said...

The most important trait for me is having a belief in God. He must have a spiritual nature and put God first. Another important trait is trust and honesty.
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Angel Jacklyn said...

APPRECIATION! I FOUND OUT THE HARD WAY THAT RELATIONSHIPS DON'T WORK WITHOUT IT!

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JC said...

The most important character trait my partner must have is sense of humor. To be able to always look the bright side when things go unplanned/wrong.
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JC said...

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jwfong said...

For me, the most important character trait my partner must have is loyalty. This doesn't just mean not straying, but also defending me, treating me well, and believing in me and our relationship.

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jwfong said...

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kellyr78 said...

My husband must be loyal to family because that is the basis for a good relationship- knowing they will stick around.

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purplelover04 said...

I think the most important character trait is caring and understand. I have dated alot of guys in the past who never show that to me.

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purplelover04 said...

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Welcome to My World said...

The most important trait is respect. A couple needs to respect one another and so as not to make the other feel poorly about themselves or bring them down.

Welcome to My World said...

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sy said...

I look for honesty since trust is so important in a relationship. Amber's story is so sweet, thanks for sharing it.
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sy said...

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The Sunshyn said...

My partner has to honestly work toward things like his job and relationship.
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Tina said...

love his family. family means a lot to me
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Tina said...

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Melanie said...

I think that honesty is the most important character trait for a partner to have.

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Christina said...

The most important character trait my partner must have is honesty, because I cannot trust anyone who is not honest especially who is your partner.

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ms-texas said...

honesty is very important because you've got to be able to trust your partner!

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LauraJJ said...

The most important character trait to me is humor. Life is so hard some days and a sense of humor would make life so much more fun and enjoyable during the hard times.
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LauraJJ said...

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agatewood1 said...

My partner must have compassion because when things are not so good I know I can always count on him to tell me everything is going to be okay. thanks!
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Kathryn Costa said...

The most important trait my partner must have is honesty. I believe being honest in the relationship keeps it healthy.

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Kerry said...

Kindness because I couldn't live with an unkind person for the rest of my life!
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Kerry said...

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Terri said...

I think the most important trait is kindness. It's sometimes difficult to have empathy but it would make the world a much better place if we all strove to be kinder and more empathetic.

Terri said...

Tweet
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Jill H said...

The important trait is sense of humor. A happy wife is a happy life!

Melissa O. said...

Supportiveness is critical to me...even if that support has to be tempered with some advice that I may not like! Sometimes I need to be redirected, but I need a foundation of support to be able to accept that redirection!

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Deb said...

In my opinion, the most important thing to look for in someone you want to spend the rest of your life with is trust because that is the backbone of any relationship. Without having complete trust in your partner, it is very hard for the relationship to weather the bumps that inevitably come.

Lynda Del. said...

Honesty is an important trait to me.

Kristi said...

Honesty is important. Honesty = trust.

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countrychicchronicles said...

A loyal and forgiving spirit. Relationships are tough and you want to have someone who will fight for the relationship.

angie lilly said...

Make me laugh. Humor can get you thru the hardest of times, this I know from experience!
Angie
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angie lilly said...

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Carmen said...

I love that my husband can read my moods without saying a word.

Julie said...

I think its important to be able to communicate openly and honestly with each other aunteegem@yahoo.com

Nancy said...

For me, honesty is the most important because without it you lose trust. Humor is next since it helps through the hard times.

Nancy said...

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Chip said...

Honesty is so important to me. I find that if a person can tell one lie, no matter what it is about, they can tell many more.
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Chip said...

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MCantu1019 said...

Honesty, kindness to others and loyalty.
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slehan said...

For me, it's a shared sense of humor to find the funny in life.
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Atreau said...

To be loyal to those in his life!

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