Swirl Date and Marry has noticed that more black women are taking the chance at online dating. Some give up, some hang in there and actually find their future husbands. You can meet a mate almost anywhere like at the supermarket, library or bookstore, coffee shop, at a bar, or online. Although online dating is just one of many ways to meet other singles, it is one of the easiest ways to get yourself out there. There is still a stigma associated with online dating but that is fading fast due to the success of many couples who met online. Most eventually marry and many even have families and are happy.
We are so pleased to hear that IMF friend Millie H.met her husband online. They had actually met before, lost contact and reconnected. Once they realized they had met before, they were dating and started a relationship. Over about a year and a half, Millie and her hubby became a couple, engaged and the rest is history as they say. Millie is a Jamaican native and where else could she marry the love of her life but on the tropical island paradise?
Nigeria, Ghana and a few other African countries are excluded from many online dating sites because of the scams and schemes coming out of those countries, but those who persevere can find love. Micky and Faith were able to find love as many are doing despite the negativity from the various online sites. I say hang in there and keep going. We can see it pays off for many!
For a long time, online dating carried a stigma which made many people embarrassed to say they met their significant other online. Have a swipe through Tinder profiles and you will see many people suggesting, “We’ll say we met at the movies” – anywhere else but on Tinder, POF, Facebook, Twitter, or any of the other places people have begun relationships online.
Crystal shares with IMF. This is my husband Andrew. We met on November 7, 2014 online. Within 2 days, Andrew and I knew that we were soul mates and meant to be together. Andrew is a perfect gentleman and I could not asked for a better man. God was present and blessed our union as we got married on April 26, 2015. We are so deeply in love! I am so blessed to be married this wonderful man!
Meet Thomas and Nirmala Springer. They have such a cute little story and a cute little family! Thomas shares: My wife Nirmala and I found each other on Facebook. I am American and she is Indian. We followed her family’s customs and waited one year (courtship) then were engaged for one year then were married. Nirmala had a traditional Hindu wedding. We have been married almost 3 years and have a beautiful daughter.
I’ve said it numerous times. And I didn’t think it was possible. It certainly isn’t possible with that attitude. But here’s an interesting modern statistic: 1 in 5 relationships start online.
According to research recently published in the journal “Psychological Science in the Public Interest,” 20% of all relationships begin on the internet. Apparently, the stigmas once attached to dating online have disappeared and been replaced with a real appreciation for the effectiveness of finding love digitally. No longer is internet dating an escape for the desperate, the lonely and the dirt-bags of the world. These days single people all over the world find each other in that vast digital environment of 1s and 0s.
This is another online dating success story. Chris and Masa met in February 2013 on Match.com. Chris was looking for and found a guy who met all her criteria. She was looking for a quality, marriage minded Asian man who wanted a family. Masa on the other hand was not having so much luck and was about ready to close down his account when he got Chris’ email. From Chris’ profile, she was too good to be true and Masa was intrigued. He responded to Chris and they hit it off. Masa was smitten and after a few phone calls they met. Masa was everything Chris wanted and Chris was the answer to Masa’s prayers.
Miriam shares: My husband Tom and I met back in 2009 on a dating website. On October 12, 2014 we became one. Our families and friends have been supportive and we couldn’t ask for anything more.
Chynna shares: This is my fiancé Michael. We met online in 2011 and became a couple. We will be married on 6/26/15. Below we get a wonderful look into the beginning of their life’s journey. The elegant images among fall foliage are just lovely.
Latoasha shares: This is my fiance William, aka lone eagle rider. We chatted a while through a chat site and finally met in February 5,2014 for a dinner and a movie.
We have been together for eight months and really are in love and have plans to marry latter part of 2015. I being 39 and never married or thought i would ever find anyone like him who would make me so happy. Wiliam is a divorcee and never thought he would have a second chance of happiness.
Patricia, a veteran swirler shared her wonderful story with us: My husband and I have been married for 3 months.
In 2013, we both prayed to God and asked for the one He wanted for us. On 1 January 2014 we were introduced through a mutual acquaintance.
Angela shares: I’m Angela, and my husband of 12 years is Dallas. We have 2 beautiful children; Adam 7, Aubrey 5 this month. I’m very blessed to have in-laws who have accepted me from day one.
Joshelyn shares: It was love at first sight! Craig and I met online and got engaged within 3 months. And 9 months later married! (When you know, you know)! Our wedding just past September 13th.
Bryan shares his online love success story: I am Vietnamese and my wife Cassie is African-American. We met online a few years ago. We were both on Match. It looked like we shared at least a couple of common interests, and I will admit she looked really pretty in her pictures. We discovered we had some genuinely good chemistry together. Honestly, it was just so easy for us to talk and for us to make each other laugh. I proposed to her in her favorite restaurant the weekend before Christmas a couple of years ago. We’ve been happily married since last fall (2013)!
I came across a post by Lola Akinmade Åkerström’s blog advising black women seeking to live abroad. I had to share her inspiring blog from Heart & Soul from Jan. 22, 2011.