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Success Stories2012: Debbie & Tom

Debbie and I had both just joined ChristianMingle days before we met online. I was immediately interested in her, but she was a little skeptical at first and did not accept my first few invitations to meet for coffee or lunch. She finally suggested we meet for the Wednesday night service at the church that we both attended. At the time, we didn't know that we went to the same church!

Our first date was dinner in the church cafeteria, where we started to learn about each other, followed by the church service. Afterward, Debbie commented on how much she liked the pastor's sermon but I had been completely distracted by "the beauty by my side" the entire time and had not caught much of his message. We talked for a couple of hours after church and began discovering that we had an amazing number of things in common: Not only did we attend the same church and live in the same town, but we had also grown up only 16 miles apart 3 states away! On top of that, she had relatives still living in my home town! We later learned that her cousin's great aunt was a distant cousin (by marriage) of mine and had the same last name as me!

As we continued to discover more and more "coincidences" and things in common, we both became convinced that God had brought us together. We were married a year and a half later on December 15th at the church where we met and held our reception in the cafeteria where had our first dinner together. It was a Christmas theme and Debbie looked beautiful in her red dress. We danced our first dance to "Lady in Red."

Debbie & Tom

Q&A from Debbie & Tom

Q. What made ChristianMingle stand out from other dating sites?
A. I tried a couple of other dating sites but ChristianMingle was a head and shoulders above the rest. The website was more user friendly yet packed with features that the others did not have. Best of all, there seemed to be a lot more "honest to goodness" Christian people on ChristianMingle. I actually had added a number of "possibilities" to my favorites list but Debbie was my #1 choice and I really wanted to meet her before contacting anyone else.
Q. What captivated you from Debbie's profile?
A. I was immediately captivated by Debbie's picture. Not only did she look very pretty, but she also had an honest, sincere look. It was obvious that she had spent a lot of time putting together her profile as her words sounded genuine and from the heart. She included some gently sarcastic wit and conveyed that she had her head on straight and did not need "rescuing" - I really liked that.

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