From Painfully Honest to Blissfully Happy

Posted by Leticia, 05 Feb

Something drew members “Lily_Rosie” and “jack213” to one another. They lingered on each other’s profiles, saw something that spoke to them, and clicked the button to reach out. These singles bridged the broadband gap and now they are much more directly connected — they’re married! 

Shannon joined our site because she didn’t feel she had much choice. “As a single mom working full time, traditional dating was too hard for me,” Shannon informs us. “I knew I was not going to find love in my immediate area. I tried other sites with high hopes. Then I came to you after a Google search. Your site brought me the love of my life!”

Find your soulmate on InterracialDating.com

However, Shannon wants to remind readers that her happy outcome was a long time coming. “Don’t give up! I joined this site, hoping for the best, and it took me three years to meet this man. It took another three before we married. It doesn’t happen overnight! I know we wish it would, but it doesn’t.”

Paul was a divorced father of two. He begins his part of the story… “This was my first time with online dating. I was divorced and my children suggested I give it a try. I was very skeptical, but I hoped for the best. I had heard some horror stories from friends.”

Our site stood out to him as his best bet, so Paul took the plunge and signed up. After two months with us, he saw Shannon’s profile and was impressed. “Her pictures blew me away. She was very down to earth, and just so beautiful. She was everything I wanted and more.” So he sent her an email…

Shannon read it with certain criteria in mind. “My biggest factor was that my match have children and be comfortable with me having children,” she tells us. Looking at Paul’s particulars, she saw that he was in a similar situation. “It worked perfectly. His initial email was so honest and straightforward. I was attracted to his honesty from the beginning. He told me he was a single father who loved his girls and that was all I needed to hear. I thought he was very handsome in his pictures, too!”

So she wrote back and they opened up a dialogue. Paul says that Shannon didn’t come off as someone who knew her profile photos were “stunning,” as he describes them. He observed that initially she was “very quiet and shy, and it really caught me off guard.” Shannon was just nervous and warmed up pretty quickly. “He was very honest and open,” Shannon reports. “He was easy to talk to.”

Paul is grateful that he took a candid, “lay it all out there” approach. “Be honest,” he advises singles. “I told her everything, probably some things she didn’t even want to know, but I didn’t want her to be surprised by anything during our relationship. Some parts of your past may be embarrassing or painful, but it’s best to let people know upfront, rather than find out the hard way. I wanted an honest relationship with a good woman, and I got that by putting myself out there. It may be hard, but honesty is the best way to gain someone’s trust.”

To confirm their perceptions of each other, the pair scheduled their first date. “I wanted to see if the chemistry we had on the phone would be the same in person,” explains Shannon. Paul jokes, “I had to see if this beautiful person was real!”

When Shannon first laid eyes on Paul, she wasn’t disappointed. “He's adorable!” she thought to herself. “What a cutie!” He remembers his first thoughts being along the same lines. “She’s even more beautiful in person. Am I being punked?”

Shannon says she was most surprised by “how we immediately clicked. I just felt so comfortable with him. Our first date was so romantic. We didn’t want to leave each other’s side for a minute.” Paul noticed a turnaround in her demeanor. “She was so warm and friendly, definitely not shy!” He immediately asked her out again and Shannon was eager to accept his invitation. She tells us that Date No. 2 presented another point in Paul’s favor. “He can cook! On our second date he cooked, and that was a wonderful surprise.”

As this romantic liaison evolved from dating into a relationship, the wonderful discoveries kept coming. Paul reflects, “I’m finding out new things every day that make me love her more.”

We’re sure you’re wondering how Paul proposed. Shannon provides the answer… “New Year’s Eve of 2012, we went to Atlanta. As the peach-drop countdown began, he got down on one knee and proposed in front of everyone. Of course I said yes!!! I’m happier than I can ever imagine being.”

Paul is still marveling at his good fortune. “She has shown me what real, true love is,” he says. Shannon adds, “I have told my friends and family that online dating can work. Be open to the possibilities. I always had hope and faith and believed that my love would find me, and he did! I’m so happy I joined this site. We would never have met otherwise. THANK YOU!”

All in a day’s work, Shannon!

405 responses to "From Painfully Honest to Blissfully Happy"

Leave a reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

  1.   Lindashine says:
    Posted: 2 days ago

    Wow beautiful, i tap into your blessings

    Like or Dislike: or 0 (0)
    Reply to this comment
  2.   Rukell says:
    Posted: 2 days ago

    Congrats to them

    Like or Dislike: or 0 (0)
    Reply to this comment
  3. Posted: 06 Jul

    I tap into your blessings Congratulations

    Like or Dislike: or 0 (0)
    Reply to this comment
  4.   Fatha7 says:
    Posted: 06 Jul

    Good day everyone

    Like or Dislike: or 0 (0)
    Reply to this comment
  5.   Roseike says:
    Posted: 19 Jun

    Beautiful

    Like or Dislike: or 0 (0)
    Reply to this comment
  6.   Rutheylove says:
    Posted: 18 Jun

    Lovely,I hope i get mine too

    Like or Dislike: or 0 (0)
    Reply to this comment
  7.   Joahmj says:
    Posted: 20 May

    Where's that lucky woman who's ready to make a memory to share our testimony together in here. Please message me if you are the next in line. I can't wait

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  8. Posted: 16 May

    Good morning lovers,

    Like or Dislike: or 0 (0)
    Reply to this comment
  9.   Betbabe says:
    Posted: 01 May

    Good

    Like or Dislike: or 1 (-1)
    Reply to this comment
  10.   Sonnie_best says:
    Posted: 17 Apr

    Hi

    Like or Dislike: or 0 (0)
    Reply to this comment
  11.   Obey22 says:
    Posted: 09 Apr

    Wonderful story, I hope I get to tell mine soon here.

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  12.   Adamaboj says:
    Posted: 03 Apr

    Good man

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  13.   Bigfx says:
    Posted: 30 Mar

    Nice

    Like or Dislike: or 0 (0)
    Reply to this comment
  14.   Preshll says:
    Posted: 29 Mar

    Congrats may God bless your Union

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  15.   Gettysa says:
    Posted: 27 Mar

    Am looking for true love

    Like or Dislike: or 0 (0)
    Reply to this comment
  16.   Juliet2333 says:
    Posted: 26 Mar

    God keep on blessing your union and I'm also praying to find mine here too

    Like or Dislike: or 0 (0)
    Reply to this comment
  17. Posted: 21 Mar

    Lovely

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  18. Posted: 28 Feb

    U guys look look Mwahh,congratulations.may God's blessings reign upon me too,so i leave to testify like u guys.

    Like or Dislike: or 0 (0)
    Reply to this comment
  19.   Step4real says:
    Posted: 25 Feb

    God bless your Union, hoping to find min Someday.

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  20.   Kellygal50 says:
    Posted: 17 Feb

    Looking forward to finding love

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  21. Posted: 11 Feb

    May God bless you all

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  22.   EvaB123247 says:
    Posted: 03 Feb

    Looking forward to finding love

    Like or Dislike: or 0 (0)
    Reply to this comment
  23.   LEXIE231 says:
    Posted: 01 Feb

    I hope I find mine someday

    Like or Dislike: or 1 (-1)
    Reply to this comment
  24.   simply_Joy says:
    Posted: 01 Feb

    I hope I get my man too someday

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  25.   Llhfd says:
    Posted: 30 Jan

    Iam New here I hope to find someone please

    Like or Dislike: or 0 (0)
    Reply to this comment
  26. Posted: 26 Jan

    I hope to get my lovely husband too

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  27.   FionaFavo says:
    Posted: 16 Jan

    Oh my God this is so encouraging and beautiful, thanks for loving each other, I hope to get my lovely husband here.

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  28.   _Princess20 says:
    Posted: 09 Jan

    Congratulations hoping to find mine soon on this site

    Like or Dislike: or 0 (0)
    Reply to this comment
  29.   Gare321 says:
    Posted: 09 Dec 23

    Congratulations

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  30.   Oluwatoy says:
    Posted: 29 Nov 23

    Congratulations , your home is bless in Jesus name

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  31.   Bri-79 says:
    Posted: 29 Nov 23

    Congratulations to the both of you

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  32.   Suretayo1 says:
    Posted: 15 Nov 23

    Wow congratulation. my too be peace to me BY GOD'S GRACE. Amen.

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  33.   Cassie_64 says:
    Posted: 25 Oct 23

    Congratulations

    Like or Dislike: or 1 ()
    Reply to this comment
  34. Posted: 20 Oct 23

    Congratulations

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  35.   Omi-kings says:
    Posted: 04 Oct 23

    Amazing congratulations

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  36.   Zuu25 says:
    Posted: 05 Sep 23

    So sweet

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  37.   Cyeze says:
    Posted: 28 Aug 23

    Hi I’m new here hope I’m welcome

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  38.   GGM. says:
    Posted: 27 Aug 23

    Nice

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  39.   Steve857 says:
    Posted: 26 Aug 23

    Looking for white woman age just a number Am from Nigeria

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  40.   KinqSolex says:
    Posted: 26 Aug 23

    I really need someone too like them

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  41.   KingBasil_ says:
    Posted: 25 Aug 23

    Am looking for a white girl to date

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  42.   Chichihappy says:
    Posted: 09 Aug 23

    I am very happy for you both

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  43.   Authentic5 says:
    Posted: 06 Aug 23

    This is awesome and touching ,I tap into this blessing also and one day is one day it shall be well too to me.

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  44.   Ivyrayy says:
    Posted: 24 Jul 23

    I am so happy for them, this is really an inspiration

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  45.   BoySnezzy says:
    Posted: 12 Jul 23

    No body ever messaged me here so sad

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  46. Posted: 06 Jul 23

    Am seriously interested in love

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  47.   Joj-o- says:
    Posted: 07 Jun 23

    Congratulations

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  48.   Joj-o- says:
    Posted: 07 Jun 23

    I hope true love come my way too

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  49.   Sexykissy says:
    Posted: 28 May 23

    I hope and pray true love come my way too tired of being single

    Like or Dislike: or 0 ()
    Reply to this comment
  50.   Dol11 says:
    Posted: 29 Apr 23

    I have been so unlucky with online dating, but I'll not give up anytime soon , I believe that sonner or later later I'll find my prince charming

    Like or Dislike: or 0 (0)
    Reply to this comment