Success Stories: 2010
Psalm2710 and I just wanted to thank you all for establishing this site that allowed us to meet. We started messaging back and forth in October 2009, our first date was November 11, 2009, we instantly clicked. We even went to a 24 hour Walmart after our date to continue conversating. We were married on September 3, 2010. We are a perfect match! We were Pre-Destined Soul Mates, I have never had a man (other than my father) that truly loves me and genuinely cares about me. He shows me so much love. We had both been through fairly tough past relationships and our meeting was a true blessing. We took a cruise to the Bahamas for our honeymoon and I would love to share our picture to go along with this story.
Nicole (talkative_cutie) and Shelton (psalm2710)
Hello my name is Joey, I was a member on (Black Singles) in 2004. I meet my friend Jacque a short time after that. It was a long shoot for both of us, me being from the East coast and her from the west. Initially we left each other messages then started chatting for hours. It was tough with the timezone difference, but the conversation was always running into the wee hours (LOL). It was rough on a "brotha" considering I had to get up at 6:30am EST. After about 6 months, I took a flight to California and my life has never been the same. Jacque and I share such a deep connection it is unlike any relationship that I have ever experienced. Our attraction is effortless and the love we share is so organic. We were married in 2006 and since have had two beautiful sons (Joey Jr. & Jaxton). I have relocated to California and can not imagine my life if I had not been online. The odds of us finding each other across the miles were not in our favor, but your site made it happen! My wife and I are a true testimony to the possibilities... Thanks to Black Singles, I married my best friend.
My name is Gloria and I met the love of my life, Kelvin through Black Singles. I had been on Black Singles intermittently since the summer of 2007, after a friend encouraged me to try it. Of course, I said no initially out of fear due to the horror stories you hear on television. Then after realizing I really wasn’t meeting anyone, because all I did was work, go to church, go out to dinner or a movie with my girlfriends, (most of who were married), I thought that maybe I should give it a try.
I did meet some men and would go on a few dates, but for various reasons we did not continue. I must say I did meet some really nice men and a few who were pretenders, but overall my experiences on Black Singles were enjoyable.
On August 5, 2008 I flew to Los Angeles for a week-long visit with a cousin. While there I went to spend one night with a good friend who also lived in Los Angeles. I used my friend’s computer to check my email, since I had been away from the computer for a few days. When I logged on, the first message I saw was that I had mail from Black Singles.
That message was from HBBMW with whom I had not previously had any contact. I read his message, which was sweet. He said he would like to see my beautiful smile in person and that I couldn’t use his head as an armrest, but I could rest in his arms. That made me smile, because I knew he actually read my profile.
In my profile I said I wanted to meet a man I could at least look in the eye and not use his head as an armrest. You see I am 5’9 1/2” and do wear heels, but I have always been approached by men who are much shorter than me. I know love comes in all sizes, but that is how I felt. Since I was taking a chance on on-line dating, I figured I should go for what I wanted.
I responded to his email, after reading his profile. I noticed he was handsome, we shared some interests, I enjoyed his email, and he was tall. I told him I was in Los Angeles, and he could give me a call if he would like to meet while I was in town.
A few hours later he called, and he was laughing, because he did not believe I was really in Los Angeles. My number was not a L.A number of course, and it just didn’t seem logical that he had decided to approach someone outside of California and that person would be visiting California on that particular day. He asked where my friend and I were and where we were going. After telling him we were on our way to the 3rd Street Promenade, he said he was a few minutes away and would love to treat me and my friend to lunch. I was a little nervous, because I did not feel like I looked my best. I had simply grabbed a pair of shorts and a simple blouse, when I left my cousin’s home. My friend, Gena, persuaded me to meet him anyway, while she, her son and god son walked around the promenade.
Kelvin and I met that day, Thursday, August 7th, in front of Barnes and Nobles, had lunch at a sushi bar across from Barnes and Nobles, and talked for approximately two hours. The lunch was enjoyable, and we had really pleasant conversation. We laughed a great deal, and he was so very thoughtful. After lunch he met my friend and the boys, and then he and I said good bye. I felt really good about our first visit and was excited about the possibilities.
Later that evening he called and invited me to a concert at the beach. I agreed, and he picked me up from my cousin’s home. However, by the time we arrived, the concert was almost ending, so he asked if we could go somewhere to talk a little more. We then went to Izzy’s Delicatessen in Santa Monica for coffee and dessert. Another two to three hour conversation in one day, and I felt even better about meeting this man.
He then asked if there was anything I wanted to do while in Los Angeles, and I said I would love to dress up and go out somewhere, but not to a club. He made reservations at a jazz dinner club. Again, we had a very wonderful time. He said he would be out of town for the weekend for a going away party for a god daughter, but would like to see me again before I left. Suspicious, I figured he probably had to spend the weekend with his lady and had just fit me in for a few days. Boy was I wrong. While he was out of town, he called and I could hear the people in the background. After returning to Los Angeles on Sunday and working on Monday, he wanted to see me, since I was leaving Tuesday.
After only knowing this man for five days, I was feeling really good. He picked me up, and we went walking in West Wood near UCLA campus. While walking and getting to know each other better, he found out that I like wind chimes. We stopped in several places, because he was looking for wind chimes, which I did not know he was doing. We ended up in a CVS Pharmacy which had several wind chimes. I was trying to decide which one I wanted by listening to them, when I told him to choose one for me. He said no and took the three I had out of my hands and told me to close my eyes. I am not always the most trusting person, so I was a little hesitant. But when I did close my eyes he stood there and shook each chime, so I could hear them individually and make my decision. He said, “You have to listen with your eyes closed so it will speak to your spirit.” That was the first time he touched my heart.
After leaving the store we drove to Ocean View Park which overlooks Santa Monica Bay, one of his favorite places, and I was a little cold, because I am a southern girl from Texas. He took a sweater out of his car for me to wear so we could enjoy the park. He mentioned that we had known each other five days, and I said, “And I am already wearing your clothes.” We laughed then, and looking back on that incident it is even more humorous, because I love wearing his clothes, especially his shirts and sweaters. Even with the sweater on he knew I was still a little cold so he said; “Come here” and he wrapped me in his arms. This was the second time he touched my heart, and he knew because my knees buckled a little. We both look back on that day and know our hearts opened to one another that day.
I returned to Texas the next day, and we talked everyday. We began seeing each other every month except October. He would come to Dallas or he would fly me to meet him. We spent time in Dallas, Phoenix, and Las Vegas between August and December. Then on December 30th he took me on an eight day Mexican Riviera cruise out of San Diego. He gave me a ring on that cruise, which he said was a place holder until my ring arrived.
On January 17, 2009, five months after we met the official proposal happened. I was totally surprised. A couple of girl friends and my son were in on it, but they kept me in the dark.
He asked me at some point during our dating what was something I really wanted, and I said a nice ring and an official proposal. He did exactly that, including getting down on one knee. What I didn’t know was that he could have given me my actual engagement ring on the cruise, but he wanted to wait to propose at my home with my family and friends present.
This is a second marriage for both of us, and we both know that this one is forever. We both agree that divorce is not an option for us.
On August 7, 2009, exactly one year from the day we met we were married in my back yard in Duncanville, Texas. Kelvin and Gloria became one. My 24 year old son Calvin escorted me down the aisle and was also the best man, and my friend of 29 years was my matron of honor. A few of our closest family members and friends were present when I walked down the aisle as Heather Headley’s song, “If It Wasn’t for Your Love” played.
There are so many things that seem ironic and almost unbelievable in our story, such as his name is Kelvin, my son’s name is Calvin, his birthday is April 7th, my birthday is April 8th, I was visiting Los Angeles when he decided to expand his search outside of Los Angeles. But, to us it is not coincidence, but God ordained.
One thing I want everyone reading this to know is, both of us had prayed to God about giving us the person he had for us long before we signed up for Black Singles. Both of us were convinced by someone else to try Black Singles. So, we thank God for our friends who persuaded us, for the creator of Black Singles, for the bravery to step out of our comfort zones, but most importantly we thank God.
I can tell you that God answered my prayers completely and even beyond what I asked. I asked for a man who would love me the way Christ loved the church and accept me for who I am. God did just that and so much more. If you want to know how Christ loved the church, He loved it enough to die. I don’t mean I want my husband to die a physical death, but dying to oneself by placing others needs and desires before your own. That is what my husband does for me on a daily basis.
To every lady reading this I want you to know I spent time lying prostrate before God on the bathroom floor of my home one day making my requests known to God, and then I got up and wiped my tears and pulled myself together so I could go back into my living area to continue being a mom. But, before I walked out of my bedroom, I looked up at the ceiling, smiled, and said, “God, everyone says you have a sense of humor, so can he please be tall.”
My husband is 6’4”. How about that?
Julie & I met on BlackSingles in 2008. She lived in KY & I lived in NY. The distance was hard, but we managed to see each other at least one week/month until I moved to KY in November 2009. The big date is June 18, 2011 & I look forward to spending the rest of my life with this amazing woman! She truly is my soulmate & we complement each other in every way!
God is at the center of our relationship and we give him the credit for bringing us together. This is what happened. I joined the site and I'm not sure if it was the same day or not, but I was browsing the profiles because I was bored one evening. I hoped in my heart to meet someone, but because I did not have a photo on-line and there were so many profiles that would not even respond if you did not have a photo, I did not have much confidence in finding the love of my life. I did not plan on putting a photo on my profile because I wanted to meet someone who would love me for who I am inside and not because of how I look. I was paying more attention to the profiles without photos in hopes to at least find a pen pal. I have been extremely lonely and was just hoping for conversation, but hoped to connect with someone like me who is interested in the spirit and not physical appearance. I read Henry's profile and immediately knew I had to say something to him. He is in Dallas, Texas and I am in Tampa, Florida. I did not think he would respond because of the distance. I said in an email to him, "I like your profile, wish you were closer". I think it was the next day that he responded. We began sharing information about ourselves and promised each other to tell the truth about who we were and what we wanted. We found through conversation that we were soul mates and have the same religious beliefs, same likes and dislikes right down to the food we eat. Henry let me know that he would go any distance to find his wife and there was nothing more important then love. It was a few days before we even exchanged photos and by the time we did we were already deeply in love with each others spirit. Henry advised me he would leave everything behind and move to Florida so we can have a life together. He has an apartment and I have a house so that is why he is the one that would move. On Friday 10/1/2010 he will arrive in Tampa. We will be applying for our marriage license the same day and after the 3 day waiting period we will be married in my Pastor's office at the church we will both now be attending. God used your site to connect us. Henry said he read my profile and knew I was the one. He immediately let me know that distance was not an issue and that opened up our conversing for hours on the phone.
I met my husband on this website, Dec 2006. It was my last few days and his first day on. Chubbychick1956 and Oldskoolluv64 were married on August 28, 2010. Girls it can happen for you, don't give up. Just know that you will kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince. I refused to get off until I had the whole ring on my finger. This will be my last entry.
I met a special lady that BlackSingles matched us at 91%. It turned out that we were from the same city, went to the same high school; she was a sophomore when I was a senior. We also lived in the same neighborhood. One of my partners back home is married to her best friend, but we never knew each other.
We met on the 4th of July and it seems like we have know each other for years. She is just the person that I have been praying for and we are just enjoying each others company one day at a time. I am praying that God leads this relationship to higher things.
Thanks Blacksingles.com, for all you have done....
God designed the essence and timing for our hearts to meet, and Black Singles website created the space for us to meet. We believe that without the Black Singles site, we never would have been reunited. We are blessed with the opportunity to jump the broom into the last of our lives for which the first was made!
Forty years after we met as schoolmates, the 'Black Singles' website provided the path to meet again, and to recognize each other as our original soul-mates.
We [Martha as 'Leah52'; Ronald as 'SRonaldP'] didn't know it then, but a unique joy awaited us when we enrolled at the Black Singles site. Our expectations were not sky-high. Initial efforts at online dating had turned frustrating, disappointing, fruitless, and unhopeful.
In September 2008, Martha initiated a message to Ronald and he responded with great enthusiasm. Black Singles started a reconnection for Martha and Ronald to reclaim their history as classmates from 1st grade through 8th grade.
During initial exchange, they shared stories about growing up. Both were tickled to discover that they had lived in the same hometown. Both were astonished to discover that their lives included a shared history of connections. Ronald remembered Martha very well and he instantly believed that their reunion was evidence of the hope he had secretly held for decades.
Midway during the subsequent Black Singles online chat, Ronald asked for Martha's telephone number, promising to call. Two minutes after exiting the site, Martha's telephone rang. Ronald began telling her exactly how they knew each other. Bubbling with happiness, Ronald told her that 40 years apart from her seemed like a month to him!
We were born one month apart in the same community, and attended the local parochial elementary school. We transferred to different schools after 8th grade and never met again. We began our careers in government-service sectors. We married other loves, and had children. Years later, one of us was divorced; the other, widowed.
Ronald [Libra] is the one who 40 years ago and forever after sensed their soul-filled connection. The Black Singles website was the gateway for Martha [Scorpio] to recognize the holy partnership of their lives. Now, a month apart seems like 40 years to both of them!
By Christmas 2008, both of us felt and believed that we were meant to be together! We recognized mutual significance in ordinary moments. Martha says she knew he was *The One* on a day that she was in his family's kitchen and saw his kindness of actions and feelings toward his siblings.
Less than a year later in October 2009, with his family in on the surprise, Ronald served Martha a slice of cake in which a foil-wrapped ring was hidden. Everyone noticed that Martha mistook the bit of foil for debris. Ronald rescued the foil, then knelt to propose. Martha was too stunned to say 'Yes', smiling with tears as he placed the ring on her finger.
One year later -- November 6, 2010, we marry and begin a sweet new portion of relationships with God, family, and friends. We know that our marriage is blessed with an unconditional two-way love resting on divine fertilizers of compatibility and chemistry.
Sometimes, Martha still pinches herself to prove she's not dreaming. Ronald who began dreaming of her 40 years ago, smiles to see her at his side where she always was meant to be--where she's pinching herself or him!
It's no surprise for family and friends to comment that we seem to resemble each other, like long-married couples do. In God's heart, we soon will celebrate 50 years as a couple!
God bless all of you!
Martha & /Ronald
I just wanted to let you know that I was very skeptic about using any online dating/meet service. But after much consideration and being very cautious, I met my love. Through this network, we communicated, dated and now am happy to say that our big day is October 9, 2010. I thank God and this venue for the opportunity to find true love.