Do On-Line Dating Services Work?

After three days of pondering the decision, she spent the $29.00 and renewed her membership so she could pursue this 100% match.

Nadine Vaughan and Rick Traum's Wedding Day

Nadine Vaughan and Rick Traum's Wedding Day

I have been married for over 21 years and on-line dating services didn’t exist when I was single. Many of us old married folk ask the question, “Do on-line dating services really work?”

Honestly, I can say, “It appears they do.” We have a dear friend in Atlanta who met his second wife on-line and they have been married for almost as long as we have.

One of Amelia Island’s popular couples, Rick Traum and Nadine Vaughan also met on-line via Match.com.

Nadine’s Match.com account delivered Rick to her in-box as a 100% match. This was the highest number for a match she had received by a long shot; and with her membership expired all she could view was his photo and profile. There was no contact information available without renewing her membership. After three days of pondering the decision, she spent the $29.00 and renewed her membership so she could pursue this 100% match.

Rick never heard of Nadine because he had placed a 20-mile limit on possible matches for his account. At the time, Nadine lived in Tampa and Rick was living in Orlando, Florida.

Nadine and Rick Today

Nadine and Rick Today

This love was truly a 100% match. Nadine is a psychologist and author. Comfortable with movie sets, she is also a screenwriter and filmmaker. Rick is an Emmy Award Winning television producer. Her first email ended like a screenplay, “…as the camera pulls back, and the music swells…” For Rick, it was love at first “read.”

The next ten days were packed with emails back and forth, which is the basis of Nadine’s newest book, 10 Days to Love.

Married for nearly ten years now, I asked Rick what that first face-to-face meeting was like. He said, “Amazing! Knowing you’re already in love with a person whose face you now see for the first time is a bit like knowing you’re already in love with a baby before it’s born.”

Thank you Rick and Nadine, for sharing your story of finding love!

Still single and looking for love in all the wrong places?… maybe you should give an on-line dating service a try?

2 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    Thank you, Judie, for a heart warming article. The way I look at it is if people could be successfully matched by match makers for thousands of years and manage to make lives and families together, why not give it a shot? To all of you young people out there, this works best with lots of life experience under your belt. (Singing as I close for the night), “Match maker, match maker, make me a match…”

  2. Anonymous

    I’m proud to say those beautiful and talented people are friends of mine .

    May Their Love Last Forever
    Mickey

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