Suggestions for your story
We thank you for sharing your story with other members looking for hope, encouragement, and love. Below are several ingredients that make up a good “success story”. There is no need to use all these suggestions. They are meant as a guide for helping you compose your story.
Share Some Stories
A couple “nice” stories about some of your time together that you don’t mind sharing. These might be special moments on a date, or with family that particularly stay with you. Or how the marriage proposal actually unfolded.
What was your experience on CatholicMatch like prior to meeting each other? Were you optimistic or pessimistic regarding the possibilities of meeting someone online?
Roughly how long did you e-mail me each other before deciding to meet “off-site.” Did you use the CM messaging system as simply a tool for exchanging information to get together, or was it a chance to get to know each other in more depth before setting up a face-to-face meeting.
If a long-distance relationship, how did you handle making it work? Were there any advantages to the distance that you saw either at the time or in retrospect, or was it purely an obstacle to be overcome? Is there any practical advice you would offer for members in similar situations (e.g., one of the stories above recommends getting a cellphone plan with free nights and weekends)?
How long a period of time was it from your first encounter on CatholicMatch to the engagement?