February 7, 2016
Hello there His mohawk, while tame as far as such hairdos go, clued Jessica in that this Pawel guy was a little different. That and his professed love of history - the subject that's also the object of her geek love - led Jessica to say hi through Match.com. Pawel's response included a question: What would Jessica do with a million-dollar windfall? "When the first thing she said was she'd donate a chunk of the money, I knew there was potential," he said. And so in May 2011, Pawel, a project manager who leads historical renovation projects for Dan Lepore & Sons, and Jessica, a history major who is a mortgage loan officer at Philadelphia Mortgage Advisors, met for drinks at a Conshohocken Italian joint five minutes from her then-home and his office.
November 23, 2015 |
Hello there Jaimi wasn't opposed to dating, but it wasn't a priority. She was pretty busy with two terrific daughters, her own PR firm, an old house in her hometown of Wynnewood that she loved to decorate, and a gang of great friends. Then in April 2013, one of those friends needed a favor: "I signed up for Match.com, and I signed you up, too," she said. "I need you to write my profile. " Divorced from her daughters' father for many years, and out of a long-term relationship for the previous 18 months, Jaimi decided to help her friend and accept the gift subscription to the dating website.
July 9, 2015 |
Only the most twisted algorithm would have put these two together: She was a city girl, a blond, blue-eyed extrovert, raised by a philosopher and a hippie. He was a dark-haired, taciturn traditionalist who grew up in the suburbs. But Nora had just a month left in her Match.com subscription and, with a string of disappointing dates behind her, she paused on Sam's profile. "I was thinking, 'What do I have to lose?' " The two met for a picnic in Valley Green, followed by a long hike.
April 9, 2015 |
After ending a long-term relationship a few years ago, Justin Goncalves wanted help returning to the dating scene. Meeting women online seemed like too much work, but his preferred way - through friends, at a party - wasn't working, either. So the 29-year-old personal trainer got a coach. A dating one. Through a half-dozen sessions over six months, Center City-based Kevin Cook helped Goncalves gain dating-world confidence, learn nonverbal cues (open body language, steady eye contact)
October 6, 2014 |
Hello there It was the last day of Katie's Match.com subscription. After six months with zero luck, she was ready to say buh-bye. Then, scrolling halfheartedly through her last list of possibly matching men, she saw Matt, who had just that day signed up for the online dating site. His profile photo was ridiculous - he was sticking out his tongue. But here was a local guy who had traveled, studied at the University of California at Berkeley, and was rowing-team coxswain both in high school and college.
September 11, 2014 |
Hello there Her Match.com profile revealed a woman as passionate about fitness, food and career as he was. When Adam read that Jodi also shared his love of dogs, there was no way he couldn't message her. The man from Ithaca, N.Y., who then lived in Northeast Philadelphia, and the woman from Manalapan, N.J., then living in Roxborough, e-mailed and chatted on the phone a bit, when Jodi suggested they just meet up, already. Adam, who manages Le Meridien Philadelphia's events and beverage program, and Jodi, who teaches third grade at Kensington's Hunter Elementary, met face to face at Manayunk Brew Pub in March 2012.
July 10, 2014 |
Hello there Seven years ago in August, Sue was at home in Phoenixville, clicking through Match.com bachelors. One was handsome, with an exceptionally witty profile. He was also a decade younger - not who she usually went for - but Match has this flirty little wink thing that requires no words and seemed fun and harmless. "What the heck," Sue thought. On the other end of the Internet, Mark, who lived in Malvern, looked up the profile of the winking woman. It was well-written and funny, and her picture was beautiful.
May 22, 2014 |
Hello there After chatting with several people who seemingly only wanted an online relationship, and meeting others who expected her to pay for both of them, Angela figured she was unlucky in online love. So in fall 2011, she told Match.com not to renew her subscription. Her access to the dating site would end when the month she'd paid for was over. A few days later, she got a message through the site from Kevin. "I see you lived in Baltimore," he said, noting her graduate degree from Johns Hopkins.
January 16, 2012
Two Ph.D. candidates get to talking about their experiences with online dating and what happens? A study, of course. In this case, the students were Christopher Mascaro and Rachel Magee, both second-year Ph.D. students in information studies at Drexel University. Mascaro, 29, met his wife through Match.com in July 2008 and married her in September 2010. Magee, 28, likes OkCupid even though she hasn't met a husband there. She thinks she's had better dates, and better relationships, with the men she met online than she has with men she has met other ways.
November 4, 2011
Q: I'm a 40-year-old married man and, not to boast, I'm a fairly good husband. I do all the cooking and food-shopping, have a full-time career, help with the laundry, all the outside jobs, take the kids to school, etc. I shower my wife with affection, waking her up in the morning with backrubs, telling her regularly how hot she looks, spontaneously giving her hugs and kisses in the kitchen . . . and yet, none of that is ever initiated by her. It...