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Colin and Laura ...how they met

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In their own words

What first attracted you to your partner?

Laura: I thought Colin was attractive and very genuine. He was a similar age to me and we shared lots of interests, and it was a bonus that he lived reasonably near.
Colin: Laura instantly came across as exactly what I was looking for, genuine and caring, fun and with similar interests.

How did your relationship progress?

Laura: We exchanged messages on the website daily for two weeks, and then on the telephone for a further two weeks before first meeting in person.
Colin: For our first date I collected Laura from her house and took her to a country pub for a meal. We have spent each and every weekend since together, and speak on the telephone every day. This January I took Laura away to a lovely hotel in the Lake District and proposed to her.

What made you realise the relationship was serious?

Laura: There was definitely chemistry between us. We are both extremely happy and feel we have met our perfect match.
Colin: From the day that we met I knew that I had met the girl I would spend the rest of my life with.

What plans do you have for your relationship in the future?

Laura: We are buying a house together, and are getting married this year.
Colin:

Colin and Laura

Colin

Age: 31
Occupation: Designer
Area: Cumbria

Laura

Age: 30
Occupation: University Lecturer
Area: Cumbria

Questions for the couple

Questions for her:

How long were you a member of DatingDirect.com before you met and did you meet anyone else first?

I had been on DatingDirect.com for three months before I met Colin. I had met up with a couple of people before, but no-one special.

Questions for him:

How long were you a member of DatingDirect.com before you met and did you meet anyone else first?

I had been on the site for six months before I met Laura. I had met four other people beforehand and I made a couple of good friends before finding love.