What first attracted you to your partner?
Dorota: We liked each other's profiles.. and thought we were a good match. It was definitely what we were looking for.
How did your relationship progress?
Dorota: Angelo was the one who initiated contact. I replied to him and we kept emailing each other for a week or so until we met in person. First date - we met in St Albans where Angelo booked a table in a gorgeous little restaurant. Before we met Angelo got stuck in traffic so he was running late (40 minutes late). I kept sending him texts (to a wrong number!) and received no reply to them, so I decided to leave... as soon as I started waking away I heard my phone ringing - it was Angelo. It was the first time I heard his voice. He explained what was happening... and we met in person 5 minutes later. We had a great time on our first date. We kept laughing and smiling, we found out we have so much in common and we are so alike. We both travelled a lot and had so much to talk about. We definitely wanted to meet up again.
Angelo: We are a family now and it brings our relationship to another level. We didn't sleep for the first 2 nights at all. We kept staring at the baby during the days – when she was sleeping and we were comforting her during the nights when she was awake .. and crying. We have started thinking about moving to Australia – to give our baby a better life. Thinking about it now – I can't imagine how empty my life would be if I didn't register with the Dating Direct ;)
What made you realise the relationship was serious?
Dorota: Angelo introduced me to his family after a month. This is when I thought for the first time it was getting serious! We moved in together after a month of dating - we didn't want to waste any time - we knew we wanted to be together. It got easier - we didn't have to travel 50 miles to see each other. Angelo did what all people in love do, crazy things like driving 40 miles from the centre of London with a Krispy Kreme doughnut to my office just because I mentioned to him on the phone I fancied one! We travelled a lot - we went on holiday to Spain, to Paris... and no Angelo didn't propose on the Eiffel Tower, he popped the question on Monday morning a week before we went to France. I was still in bed. He got ready, put the suit on, and I saw him going on his knee when I opened my eyes. I said YES of course. This man was everything I could wish for. I loved him to bits so I was looking forward to becoming his wife. We started saving money for the wedding which was planned for 2007, but it didn't stop us from travelling. We spent New Year's Eve (2007) in Rome, then we went for a couple of weeks to Oman and Dubai in January, then to Barcelona at the beginning of March, and Poland at the end of March. Then the big day came - our wedding day, and it was just amazing. Going against tradition we spent the night before the wedding together. We could relax and chill out. I was so excited, my stomach went crazy, I couldn't even put lipstick on - my hands were shaking like mad ;) Of course we both said "I do" and everything went smoothly. It was perfect. For our honeymoon we spent 2 weeks in Dubai. It was great - the weather, and food, although I could not enjoy the food as... my morning sickness kicked in! We came back from our honeymoon and our life together started and we have enjoyed every minute of it. We bought our first house - as baby was on its way we needed something bigger in a nice quiet area. We moved to Essex - my Angelo's beloved country he left 2 years ago to move in with me. Angelo was wonderful during my pregnancy - he gave me so much support and was extremely understanding and patient. Our baby girl - gorgeous Alicia - arrived in December 2007. Angelo was there with me holding my hands. We were both so happy we had each other and our little healthy and perfect baby.
Angelo: Ttalking about our holiday plans for the next 2 months - it all made me realise the relationship was getting serious.
What do you think makes you so compatible?
Dorota: The same views, ideas, morality, habits and expectations.
Angelo: The same views.
What are your plans for the future?
Dorota: More babies ;) ... just kidding... So much has happened within last 2 years, is there more? We are going to raise our baby, possibly move to Ozzie land and travel, travel, travel. There are so many places we have not been to.
Angelo: As above!
What message would you like to send to people still in search for their soul mate?
Dorota: Do not look hard believing that something special has to happen - the best things happen when you don't expect them. It is there for you, maybe you are just not ready for this yet.