Hello Megan,

When I joined your service, I had never before sought a matchmaking service and had not dated in many years.  I was attracted to your service because of the effort you gave to verifying applicant backgrounds and to making compatible matches.  “B” was my first match.  Although we seemed at that time to have many characteristics in common, I decided to explore a few of the other potential matches I had available.  Subsequently, I met two additional matches.  It quickly became apparent that neither was as good a match as “B”.  I also received two match offers that I declined to take because I recognized likely conflicts in their being good matches.  In my situation it was difficult to evaluate how good a match I had with “B” until I had looked at a few others.

Recently, “B” and I have been learning about each other in ever more detail, and the quality of our match becomes even more apparent.  We share many values and also many likes and dislikes.  Among these are a love of nature and our dogs, some similarity in our backgrounds and experiences, ability to often laugh together and see the humor in many situations, willingness to support each other in unpleasant situations, and living in relatively close proximity so that it is easy to see other (an important element in my view).

I have asked for a two-month hold on any future match offers so that we can explore our match more fully.