Charity and I first contacted each other on ChristianMingle in December 2004 during a free trial. I was living in Orlando, Florida at the time and Charity was in Washington D.C. After a very short initial chat on the site, we said goodbye but then I found her again online a few days later. Our chats continued for a few weeks and eventually, we exchanged email addresses and then four weeks later, phone numbers.
The weekend after Valentine’s Day, I surprised her by flying to Washington DC to meet her face to face. We spent a wonderful weekend getting to know one another, talking, hanging out, and going to church. I flew back again the next weekend. That second weekend, we had a great time and even got the chance to celebrate my birthday together! As a present, she gave me a copy of her itinerary for her upcoming trip to Orlando, scheduled for a couple of weeks later.
From our first in-person meeting, we saw each other every 2 or 3 weeks. Needless to say, it became an expensive ordeal! At the end of May on a Sunday after the morning worship service, I proposed to her and she said “YES!” We decided to elope on June 22, 2005 to Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, which is known as the “State for Lovers!” It was no wonder!
On the day of our wedding, June 22, 2005, I flew into Baltimore, Maryland. Amy picked me up and we drove to the valley. We went straight to the courthouse to get our license, and that afternoon we were married! It was exciting to say the least. On September 24, 2005, we celebrated with family and friends during a formal ceremony and reception.
For our ceremony, one of Charity’s single friends flew up to be with us. She wanted to meet someone and so naturally, we introduced her to ChristianMingle. She soon met a wonderful guy in Georgia close to where she lived and they have been married since December 2006. Believe it or not, they just had their first children, twin girls!
For Charity and I, joining ChristianMingle was the best thing we have ever done, other than giving our lives to Christ. We are so thankful. We are believers of your website and encourage the single people we know to join! After all, it worked for us!