David and Victoria
When did you join Match, and what compelled you to join?
Victoria: I joined in September, simply to meet someone special. After I spotted David’s profile on the site, I decided to get in contact. The attraction was mutual: David said he was instantly drawn to my “striking” eyes! After a week of communicating on the site, we met up in March and quickly fell in love.
How did the first date go?
David: After that first date, I knew right away that Victoria is the right girl for me.
Victoria: It was an unforgettable one! We’d both only been on one other Match date before meeting for the first time, in Weston-super-Mare. David made an interesting first impression when he arrived in his Coca-Cola transit van and gave me an orchid! I’d been driven to the date by my friend Linda, with my 3-month-old puppy Flo as well. Needless to say, this made for an unforgettable start to the date – David & I walked along the sea front, chatting for what must have been 3 or 4 hours, all whilst poor Linda waited in the car and looked after Flo!
How did your relationship progress?
Victoria: Despite living apart earlier on in our relationship, we saw each other every weekend. Every now and then David would come and surprise me during the week. I couldn’t believe my eyes when David arrived on these occasions – the journey being a good hour and 45 minute drive – so a huge hug and kiss was always on the cards!
What has been your favourite holiday together?
Victoria: We’ve been on so many great holidays together! Places close to home like Centre Parcs and Cornwall, but also adventurous and exotic like Morocco. David’s most memorable experience of Morocco is probably more terrifying than romantic, as he let me loose in a sand buggy, and I can’t drive!
Tell us about your engagement?
David: I’d been thinking about proposing to Victoria for a while, and being apart from her when in Vegas really hit home how much I want to spend the rest of my life with her. I searched a few jewellers and eventually found a ring that really stood out from the rest. I knew it was the one for Victoria when I saw it, and after she said yes, I knew I’d found true love.
Victoria: David really surprised me with our engagement. He bought me an engagement ring from Las Vegas, where he went for a friend’s stag-do. He insists that he wasn’t drunk when he bought it!
Where did you get married?
Victoria: We got married on 21st September at Wroxton House Hotel in Oxfordshire.
Would you recommend Match to a friend?
Victoria: Absolutely! And we have done so. My best friend is using Match at the moment.