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Phil and Gemma

Phil and Gemma
OccupationInvestment Trainer
OccupationAdmin Coordinator

How long were you a member on match?

Gemma: I was a member for about 3 months when I started talking to Phil. We were talking by text every day for about 3 weeks before we met up.

Phil: I was a member for about 1 month and joined after watching one of your ads on TV.

What first attracted you to your partner?

Gemma:  The thing that attracted me to Phil is how funny and kind he is. He is always making me laugh!

Phil: Gemma was really natural and very pretty. She also laughed at me a lot which is important because I’m hilarious.

How did the first date go?

Gemma: The first date went really well! We met in a pub in Sussex.  When I got there I text Phil to say I had arrived. When he came out to meet me he was dressed so smartly and looked lovely.  We ordered some drinks and chatted for ages. He walked me back to my car and made sure I drove away safely. I was so excited to see him again!

Phil: I was quite nervous, not about the actual meeting but more that I would do something stupid as I am very clumsy. It was okay though, we instantly clicked.

When did you meet up again after that?

Phil: We met up again 2 days later in Eastbourne and spent almost all day together, playing crazy golf, the fairground, and talking for ages on the beach. We met again the following Wednesday and Friday.

What do you have planned for the future?

Gemma:  We are getting married next June! Phil popped the question at Hever castle in Kent – it was so romantic! We are hoping to buy a house after we get married and go on honeymoon to Thailand. Meeting Phil has changed my life and given me a life I never thought I would have. I can’t wait to marry him. I am so lucky I get to spend my life with my soul mate.

Phil: I’m really looking forward to building a positive and happy future. Whilst we live together in a flat at the moment, I am looking forward to moving in to what will become our family home. Thank you, Match.com!