I had been living in the south for a couple years after college, and decided it was time to move back to my hometown in Ohio. Upon returning to my small hometown, I quickly realized that most everyone my age seemed to already be in relationships, or married. I joined ChristianMingle because I wanted to have a relationship with someone who shared my Christian beliefs.

I first met Megan on February 17, 2012. After talking a couple times on the phone, I found out that she was in a pretty similar situation. She joined because she was having trouble meeting someone who shared the same Christian values. After we met in person and had our first couple of dates, I knew that she had a lot of the qualities that I was looking for.

As our relationship grew, I quickly realized that Megan was perfect for me and started to envision us spending the rest of our lives together. I asked her to marry me on October 20, 2012, and thankfully, she said yes!!

We got married on August 3, 2013. When I look back on the experience, it’s hard to believe that about 18 months ago, I didn’t even know who Megan was. And now, thanks to ChristianMingle, not only did I meet my best friend, I got to marry her!!!

I enjoyed my experience on ChristianMingle for a couple reasons. Going into it, I was very apprehensive because of some preconceived notions I had about online dating. I quickly realized that online dating has some very positive aspects to it. I also realized that I was meeting people who were looking for someone that shared the same Christian core values and beliefs as me. That fact alone gives you something in common when you begin your relationship. Also, you can communicate with someone online before actually meeting them in person. You may realize through this process that someone may not be compatible with you. This eliminates the awkwardness that comes along with the whole dating process that I have experienced in the past. Overall, my ChristianMingle experience was fantastic, and I would recommend it to anyone who is frustrated with the normal dating scene.

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