Neither of us was looking for anything super-serious, but we kept hanging out regularly and it just kind of happened without either of us noticing.
Tonya, 34, was a classic online-dating skeptic, but when her parents pleaded with her to try—and offered to pay for six months on e Harmony.com, she relented—though she bargained it down to three months.
"I thought, 'What the heck, it's not like I'm going to meet the love of my life!
I knew from the first date that I really, really liked Matt.
It was great, because I couldn't get out a lot at the time — I could get out maybe once a week, if I had a babysitter.
I repeat, almost 25% of people who have tried online dating have married one of their acquaintances. And that number is just going to increase; imagine how high it will climb in the next few years. It takes the awkwardness out of approaching people. You can message people you normally wouldn’t talk to in real life, because the worst they can do is not respond.