Twelve Messages Marked The Start Of Chris & Sandi’s Story


Twelve is a number that carries with it a certain amount of spiritual authority for believers in the Catholic Church that of course being the number of disciples Jesus chose to carry out his divine mission.

But for Chris and Sandi, 12 has some magic too, but for more down-to-earth reasons. It took 12 messages on CatholicMatch between them to set the tone for a relationship that has grown into something special.

Sandi, 24-years-old and living in southern California, dealt with the same struggles so many other singles do, wondering when “the one” would come along. “I used to always pray to God that He simply allow for the right thing to happen,” she recalled. “I was simply excited for the day he willed it to happen.” Whether Sandi’s sort of humble submission to God’s will speeds up His plan or not, no one knows, but one can safely say it makes a person a lot happier in the process.

It was Sandi’s sister that was the impetus behind trying online dating—Sandi herself wasn’t so much skeptical as she was indifferent. But she gave it a try, she and Chris connected and after those 12 e-mails, they were off to a date of lunch, ice skating and yogurt. That first date was last August and seven months later everything is still going strong.

Sandi found Chris' humor and sense of fun to be irresistible.

Sandi found Chris’ humor and sense of fun to be irresistible.

“He’s incredibly funny,” Sandi said enthusiastically describing the qualities about 25-year-old Chris that are most attractive. Beyond the humor, she also admires a sensitive and caring interior in the former Navy man who now lives about an hour north of her.

Over past several months, Chris and Sandi’s relationship has shown continual growth, including getting actively involved in the lives of each other’s respective families. While there is no formal engagement yet, the couple sees themselves marrying in the Church at some point in the next year. She currently works in technical sales after graduating from nearby Loyola Marymount University, while he joined the Department of Water and Power after serving his country in the Navy.

“I am eternally grateful,” Sandi said regarding her one-time indifference to the suggestion of her sister that the right man might be found online. She waited patiently for the day God chose to act, but is more than happy that the day came sooner than she ever anticipated.

Chris & Sandi are planning to begin their happily ever after with a Church wedding sometime in the next year.

Chris & Sandi are planning to begin their happily ever after with a Church wedding sometime in the next year.



  1. Tom-965873 May 5, 2013 Reply

    Congratulations! My wife and me were married 48 yrs. before Cancer took her to heaven! One of these days soon I hope to find another one like my first! You guys have you whole life ahead of you….Good Luck and God Bless!!!!!!

  2. Hehe-952783 March 18, 2013 Reply

    congrats to both of you darlyn, wishing the both of you all the best that you ever wished yourself..
    you guys are inspiration to me, because i have never believed in online dating. i just decided
    to give it a trial. God bless you guys.

  3. Kar-954059 March 18, 2013 Reply

    You and Chris make a great couple! I’m so happy for you both! I’m going to keep praying that I’ll meet that special someone. I just joined today. You’re an inspiration to me. Thanks so much! God does answer prayer.

  4. Joe-839977 March 12, 2013 Reply

    That is awesome! I am very happy for the both of you.

  5. Bertha-811213 March 7, 2013 Reply

    Lol. Andy.
    I wonder if St Christopher is involved?

  6. Andy-516957 March 7, 2013 Reply

    Did anyone else notice how many guys named “Chris” get married out of this site?
    I’m headed to the courthouse for that name change now!

  7. Esther-532964 March 7, 2013 Reply

    Great Story! There is hope for the rest of us still looking. I will keep praying. Esther

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  8. Rachael-729451 March 6, 2013 Reply

    Nice story:) Congrats you two!

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