Joanne and Craig
Why did you decide to join Match?
Craig: Because my best mate said it was a good idea! I’d been through a tough time the year before and was alone quite a bit. My friend suggested Match and helped me set up a profile.
Joanne: As a busy, single mum with a full time job, I knew it would difficult to meet someone while out and about and, to be honest, as a singleton for two years, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to meet anyone in a pub or club! I joined Match just to see who was out there really. Best thing I ever did!
How long were you a member on Match?
Craig: About 2 or 3 months.
Joanne: I joined just before Christmas and met Craig on 22nd March, so came off the website shortly after that.
How did the first date go?
Craig: Non-stop chatter and lots of banter! We got on great and the time flew. Couldn’t believe we’d got on so well.
Joanne: We met up for drinks in Manchester on a Saturday night. It was fantastic! We talked all night and giggled together like we’d known each other for ages! I knew I’d see him again.
When did you meet up again after that?
Craig: I think it was the following weekend…
Joanne: We met up the following Thursday night for a meal at a restaurant that was around halfway between both of our homes.
What do you have planned for the future?
Joanne: We bought a house in March last year and moved in together. We got engaged in July and we have our wedding booked for June 2019. Life is great. Our children get on well and after nearly 4 years together, we’re very excited about our future.