Meet Melissa and Ross, who found love on Match.
When Melissa first came to me, she was nervous about hiring a dating coach, and just became single for the first time in 20 years. She was actually terrified of trying online dating for the first time.
We created her Irresistible Profile on Match, had a super-fun photo shoot, and went live her dating profile with the headline of “LA Farm Girl.”
Melissa loves animals, had lived on a ranch, and as a single mom of two teenage kids, needed to find someone who was devoted to his family like she was.
Ross, whose screen name was “Dog Lover” wrote to Melissa within a few days of her profile going live.
His first message said, “You are beautiful and too beautiful to be on Match.”
He asked, “Is that what you really look like?”
Melissa replied with, “I sure hope so. I just took the photos last week.”
Before she met Ross, Melissa went on three dates to build up her confidence and get out of her shell. “It felt a bit overwhelming,” she said.
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As Melissa and Ross continued to chat, they both realized they had much more than pets and children in common. Both had coincidentally attended the University of Southern California (USC) at the same time, were both enrolled in the communications program, and lived two houses apart. It was hard to believe that they had never met while in college.
Then one day, Ross sent her a message on Match and asked, “Are you done meeting these weirdos and ready to give me a chance?”
Melissa felt a connection with him and started doing her due diligence to vet Ross to make sure he was the real deal. One of her friends told her that Ross was a terrific attorney. Another friend of hers said they had built Ross’s house, and that their children went to school together.
“Everyone said wonderful things about him,” says Melissa.
Because they knew so many people in common, she felt safe about having him pick her up for their first date.
By the time they met, Melissa said they both felt like they had known each other forever.
For their first date, Ross arrived with roses, wine, and they went to dinner, where they felt a warm connection right away. “He was a real gentleman,” says Melissa.
“I knew when I saw your picture and when I heard your voice from the first conversation, that you were ‘the one,'” says Ross.
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They quickly introduced their kids to each other, met each other’s families, and now realize they are each other’s forever.
Congratulations to Melissa and Ross, our online dating success couple, who proves that the big world-wide-web can make you feel like you’re at home when the right one comes along.
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Julie Spira is America’s Top Online Dating Expert and an award-winning dating coach. She’s the CEO of Cyber-Dating Expert and has been helping singles find love online for over 20 years with her Irresistible Profiles programs.
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Julie Spira is America's Top Online Dating Expert. She's an award-winning dating coach who's been helping singles find love online for 25+ years. Follow @JulieSpira on IG.