“Hi, I am writing to share our own success story which happened here on FirstMet.com. I had been using the online dating application for quite some time and I did get lots of yesses on my profile and messages along with it. One day, just as I was browsing the people who showed interest in me and my attention lingered on this guy who looked like the Hollywood actor Benjamin Bratt. His message was nothing out of the ordinary, but there was just something about him that caught my attention.
I replied to his message and then we added each other as friends on Facebook. We used Facebook as our primary means of communication. Because I live in the Philippines and he was from New York, the time difference kind of made it hard for us to stay “together” online most of the times. We then decided to set up a schedule so we knew when to log on. I gave him my cell phone number so we could text each other about the schedule. However, he didn’t use it for texting; instead, he called me a matter of seconds after he got the number.
The good thing about our set-up was that we opened our web cams 24/7. I was a writer and a massage therapist then, so I was mostly at home for my job. Ralph decided one day that the long distance had to stop. He made a big decision in his life when he moved from the United States to the Philippines, leaving his cozy apartment and his two cats to be with me here. We got married shortly after and celebrated our first anniversary as Mr. and Mrs. Ritoch.
Thank you so much FirstMet.com for bringing connecting me to my soulmate, my best friend and husband. I can’t thank you enough!”
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