Lisa’s inner voice told her to go back and take a closer look at Steven’s profile. Luckily she listened to that voice as they have now been married for almost five years, after getting married on August 10th, 2015. Christian Mingle is so pleased to have played a role in their love story and wishes them all the best for a lifetime of continued happiness together!
What can you tell us about the wedding?
“Since this wasn’t our first marriage we wanted to keep it simple; so we decided to go to St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands to get married on the beach since we both love the beach and first met on the beach and spent much of our dating time going to the beach. It seemed appropriate to get married with sand between our toes!”
How did you meet? What was your first date like?
“I had previously been married for approximately 30 years and had been single for 2 years. I had prayed about finding a future husband and asked God to lead me to the right one for me. I didn’t know how to go about dating. My adult daughter told me that dating sites were the new way to date. I tried to sign up a few times but chickened out. My first attempt I typed my first name. The second attempt I went a little further, and finally my third try I signed up for a 3 month membership. I met a few nice men. I had 4 or 5 “meet and greets” but the chemistry wasn’t there. I knew that I had not found the one. My membership expired. I decided not to renew.
One day I received an email from Christian Mingle asking me to renew my membership and it included a roster of photos of selected possible matches. I began viewing the photos swiping each one and moving on to the next… then I stopped to observe one individual who caught my attention. I had never been attracted to bald men before but something struck me about him. One of his pictures had a notation that it was taken on Fort Myers Beach so I assumed that he lived near my area. I swiped past him and looked at a few more, but my inner voice told me to go back and take another look. I did, and I then looked at his profile. His was like none other. He was brutally honest and basically sounded like he had just about had it with the dating scene and just told it like it was… like it or leave it kind of thing.
I was instantly attracted to the honesty of this man and wanted to know more about him. For me to make contact with him I had to renew my membership. So I spent the $30 just so I could send him an email. He responded right away and told me he was packing to make a trip to Ohio to be with his dad in hospice. He said he would contact me when he returned. I gave him my condolences, as I had buried my dad just a few years prior. I wasn’t sure I’d hear from him but he kept his word. A few weeks later he messaged me through the CM site and asked if he could just call me so we could hear voices. I agreed. He called me that night and every night after that for 2 weeks or more. We spent 2-3 hours on the phone every night. We never ran out of things to talk about and it was easy, never forced. We were both growing close just by having conversation.
We felt like we were ready to meet in person, but we lived 3-1/2 hours apart! I worked a part time job but he was retired and needed a getaway trip to clear his head after burying his father. So he decided to take a trip to Fort Myers Beach to relax and asked if I would like to meet him there. I was excited to have the opportunity to meet him as I had grown to really like him already. So we each booked a room on the beach and agreed to meet on a certain day and time at a designated location. I arrived first and waited for him. When he walked up to me I was stricken. He was even more handsome than his pictures. We spent the evening having dinner and taking moonlight walks on the beach. It truly was like a dream come true!”
Describe the moment you knew it was true love!
“After several months of dating every weekend I had a brief period of cold feet. I think I thought it was too good to be true and I got scared. He suggested that we take a couple weeks off from seeing each other so I would have time to think. When he opened the door on his truck to leave I began to cry at the thought of going a day without talking to him. I knew at that moment that I loved this man. I never wanted to be apart from him. Needless to say, we didn’t take the time off from seeing each other. Just the thought of it made me realize how much I had grown to love him.”
What advice would you give other Christian Mingle members, who are still looking for love?
“Pray. Pray and believe. Even though I didn’t know how I would meet my match, or what he would look like or how long it would take me to find him… I believed that God would lead me to him and He did. Trust in God’s timing.”