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Lucas & Shawna - Washington, United States
In the Game of Love, She was on a Losing Streak
The member called “Falcon722” caught Shawna’s eye. So she decided to reach out to him with a Flirt. Lucas (aka Falcon722) was surprised and pleased to be the recipient of female attention—especially from “Lulubaby11” (Shawna). “She’s just my type,” he says. “And I felt like I knew her from the first time we spoke. I couldn't have been more comfortable with her… Every conversation I've had with this godsend has released me from the bonds of solitude and despair.”
It wasn’t long before they were face to face across a table, out on their first date. “I immediately fell in love with his eyes and his warm personality,” Shawna says. “He was a lot of fun and very interesting.”
And how did it go for Lucas? “She seemed very sweet and accessible when I first met her,” reports the gentleman in this tale of torrid romance. “I felt like I could talk to her about anything. She had a great smile and seemed really nice,” he says. He says he was surprised at how immediately they “clicked” and “how romantic it was.” Despite their scintillating conversations, it was still a little shocking to them “how quickly and easily we formed a connection” in person…
Shawna was “100 percent sure” there would be a second meeting. “I was certain,” agrees Lucas. As they say, one good date deserves another!
Of course, bad dates were what brought these two together in the first place. How? A string of disappointing dating experiences “in the real world” led Shawna to the Internet. “After a few bad relationships, I decided to try online dating for the first time,” she says.
In Lucas’ case, it was his occupation that made “offline” dating problematic. “Moving around in the Army all the time, it’s hard to get to know new people,” he says. “As a result, I decided to try dating online for the first time.”
That’s right. Both singles were newcomers to the online personals scene when they signed up on our site. Shawna was a member for two months and Lucas for four when they connected. He tells us that “out of all the websites I've come across, this was the only one where, on the first day, I had my inbox blow up!”
Lucas is completely smitten with Shawna, calling her “a woman of beauty, not just outwardly, but inwardly.” Asked if there was anything she appreciates about Lucas that didn’t come across in his profile, Shawna answers, “Yes, how genuine he is.”
These two are in deep and don’t want to be rescued. The relationship is getting stronger every day! “It's nice to be with someone who deserves my love and affection,” Shawna says. Her man is on Cloud 9 right there with her. “Today is not a day to proclaim I have a girlfriend because of this site,” says the ever-loquacious Lucas. “I am honored to tell you here and now, that I have a wife, a soulmate… Thank you!”
Lucas is glad he went with authenticity over trying to impress his date. That approach helped him win his lady’s heart. “Don't try to come across as something you're not,” he advises singles. “You can't keep up a facade forever.”
Looking back on that string of disappointments that spurred her to try something new—online dating—Shawna hopes that other singles will keep the faith, even when their dating prospects look lousy. “Don't give up on love,” she admonishes all those dispirited daters out there.
Shawna and Lucas didn't quit on the game of love. They turned their fortunes around and are now enjoying success's sweet rewards.
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