Ann & Shane, Married 6/2012

When I joined Plenty of Fish, I didn't know what to expect; I certainly didn't know my soul mate was waiting for me! He was a mere 45 miles away from where I lived at the time, yet we probably would have never met had it not been for POF. He had to be persistent with me to get my attention (and I'm so glad he was)! It was 2010 when we finally met face to face. We started dating shortly after. He was (and, of course, still is) a great guy, which was very different from the "bad boys" I was used to dating. They would use me (time, money, you name it) and I certainly wasn't used to being treated like a princess. I had no complaints. In 2011 we moved in together. Neither of us has children, but we each had two cats...which meant that together we had four furry critters running about! Our little "family" merged well together, though, and we started to learn what each other was all about. Warts and all. Later that year, Shane proposed to me one evening while we were relaxing at home. He had his grandmother's engagement ring (very beautiful) and he was so sweet and sincere. I couldn't say "no" (and would have been an idiot if I had). Fast-forward to 2012. We got married in June in my parents' hometown. It was the best day of my life. I married my soul mate, my best friend, my confidant. I was a happy bride (no pre-wedding jitters here). We had the best group of people join us for our wedding and reception, and it was just the greatest day. Throughout our time together, we have had ups and downs, good times and bad, but we've always been there for each other. Shane is the best thing that ever happened to me, and I'm so thankful to POF for helping us to find each other.