Jenny and Dax

Facebook Love Story - Jenny and DaxMeet Jenny and Dax who found love on Facebook.

If you didn’t know one of the biggest secrets on Facebook, it’s the conversations that go on in the private groups where chatting and dating has resulted in love.

When Jenny, who lives in Canton, Ohio, joined the Facebook private group called “Super Specials,” created by a blogger friend of hers, she didn’t have love or dating on her mind.

Meanwhile Dax, who was from St. Mary’s, Georgia, joined the group and started flirting big time.

The wisecracks, according to Jenny, got her hooked and she sent him a Facebook friend request, which Dax accepted.

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Jenny noticed the bad jokes on Dax’s Facebook page and the two then started chatting privately on Facebook.

Six months later, the two decided to meet IRL in Charleston, South Carolina.

Jenny traveled from Ohio to Charleston and Dax come up from Georgia.

“We felt like we were a couple before we even met, ” said Jenny. ”

She added, “The first time we spoke on the phone, there was something familiar in his voice and we just had a connection.”

Before their big meeting, Dax had told Jenny, “I’m going to kiss you right when I see you!” And he did.

The two started a long-distance relationship and got together for long weekends once a month for 1.5 years, but they knew that someone would have to move. Jenny tried to get her company to let her work remotely in Georgia, but it turned out that was not an option. Finally, Dax started to look for work in Ohio. Without success, he picked up and moved to Ohio to be with the woman he loved. A few months later, he landed a job in his field and then his son joined him in Ohio.

So is there a happy ending? You bet. Jenny and Dax were married in September in her back yard. Her friend Chris, who started the Facebook group, officiated the wedding.

It was three years from the day Jenny joined the Facebook group until her wedding day. The family now includes Jenny’s two daughter’s and two cats, Dak’s son and basset hound, and all together, they are a happy family of eight.

Congratulations to Jenny and Dax who proved that joining a private group on Facebook could result in a happily ever after.

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Facebook Love Story – Martha and Lawrence

Facebook Love StoryThis love story began innocently in 2009 when Martha was searching for her son’s uncle named Larry Grant on Facebook.

Martha found a page of a man named Lawrence Grant and reached out to him to see if there was a family relation. Lawrence replied that he wasn’t related, but in the spirit of social networking, they friended each other. Little did they know that it would become the beginning of a beautiful relationship between the two of them.

At the time they became Facebook friend, both Martha and Lawrence were both involved in other relationships; both of which were not going so smoothly. They kept their Facebook friendship platonic with only simple “hi’s” and “how are things” and commenting occasionally on each others’ posts.
They later lost contact via Facebook because Martha’s now ex-bf snooped (hacked) into her Facebook and saw a comment from Lawrence directed to someone else and thought it was for Martha. He became jealous and made her delete Lawrence as a friend.

Later in 2010, Martha and Lawrence regained contact when after going through a breakup with her ex, Martha was going through Facebook deleting pictures and found a comment on one of her photos from Lawrence. She again emailed Lawrence to see if he was related to another person in the Grant family, but in reality, she just wanted to reconnect with him.

This time, both of them were single. They began communicating more on Facebook until one day Lawrence asked Martha for her phone number. They began to speak to each other more frequently and expressed a willingness to meet each other. The only problem was, Martha lived in Windsor, CA and Lawrence lived in Roseville, CA. Martha had some idea of the travel required between the two cities but Lawrence had no idea.

Time passed and passed and they communicated a little less than they previously had; and they still had not met as anticipated. But one day they started to have discussions about football. Martha’s team was the Saints and Lawrence’s was the Raiders. In common, they both liked the Raiders. Superbowl XLV was approaching; the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers. Lawrence did not like the Pittsburgh Steelers and wedged a bet with Martha that the Packers would beat them. Martha accepted, what was at stake? If Martha won, Lawrence would go to Windsor and meet her and if Lawrence won Martha would come to Roseville. On February 6, 2011 the Packers defeated the Steelers by the score of 31–25. Lawrence won the bet and it was time for Ms. Martha to pay up… and that day was to be Saturday March 26, 2011

On this, a cold and somewhat rainy day, Lawrence’s mother went into the hospital and was admitted overnight. This jeopardized the meeting between Lawrence and Martha and threatened yet another delay in their journey to meet up. Fortunately, Lawrence’s mother illness wasn’t serious and she was just kept for overnight observation. So the meeting remained on track.

Martha arrived later that evening in what Lawrence knows “today” to be her favorite place “the mall”. Upon laying eyes on Martha for the first time, Lawrence was floored and excited to be getting to go out on a date with such a beautiful young lady. Martha was delighted to finally meet what she considered to be a “real man” and was also very happy with his physical appearance as well. From this date forward the two became inseparable.

Lawrence would drive two hours to see Martha every other week and visa versa Martha would do the same. On their second date, Lawrence was able to meet Martha’s three wonderful children, Leticia (22), Alonzo (15), and DeVante (13). On April 2, 2011 even though Lawrence and Martha considered themselves a couple, they declared themselves as such publicly. On Saturday, August 14, 2011 Martha and Lawrence spent a romantic weekend in a luxury suite at the Thunder Valley Casino Hotel & Resort where Lawrence proposed to Martha. Martha said YES! A year later, they were married.

Congratulations to Martha and Lawrence who prove that a simple search on Facebook could result in a happily ever after.

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Bonnie and Josh

 

Meet Bonnie and Josh who reconnected on Facebook. Bonnie shares her Facebook Love Story with us.

Facebook Love Story - Bonnie and JoshJosh and I met about thirty years ago at an advertising agency in New York.  Working in different departments meant that our professional paths didn’t cross much, but we often rode the Fifth Avenue bus home together, as our apartments were in the same neighborhood.

We really enjoyed being “bus buddies” each evening, sharing the events of the day and laughing through it all. Eventually, I left my job, got married and moved to Connecticut, where I raised two children.  Josh got married and stayed in the city, and we completely lost touch.

About 3 years ago, my son decided it was time for me to have a Facebook page.  I’d gotten divorced, had very little in the way of a social life, and he thought I’d have fun looking up old friends.  After balking a bit at first (Mothers don’t do Facebook, I thought), I began to ask myself who I’d like to look up.  I thought of Josh, but my Facebook search for him turned up no results.  A strong intuition told me to try again, so six weeks later I did… and there he was.

I sent him a message asking if he remembered me and he responded within hours, so excited to hear from me.  Within three days we were talking on the phone for hours at a time, and within weeks we made a date for dinner (Josh’s birthday).  He showed up with carrot cake and a dozen bagels (he owns Eisenberg’s; a landmark restaurant in NYC) and I was hooked.  We were engaged the following New Year’s Eve, and were married last August at a friend’s home in Connecticut.

The wedding cake was a delicious Fifth Avenue bus. Now here we are again, sharing our lives and laughing through it all.  In my wildest dreams I’d never have imagined that Facebook would change my life, but it did.  It reconnected me with Josh, and I consider it a miracle.

Congratulations to Bonnie and Josh on finding love on Facebook.

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Alexa and Devin

Facebook Love Story - Alexa and Devin

Meet Alexa and Devin who found love on Facebook through the “People You Should Know” feature.

Here’s Alexa’s story in her words.

For the longest time it felt like, I was always looking for love but could never find it. I tried online dating off and on for about two years and felt like there was no hope for me. I knew so many of my friends who had success with Internet dating, but the more I tried, the worse the dates seemed to be.

My friends all told me countless times, you’ll find someone when you least expect it, or told me that when I’m not looking is when he will come into my life. Being the impatient person I was though, I didn’t want to hear this. One day I received a friend request from someone I didn’t know named Devin. We had one mutual friend in common, so I thought I might have met him somewhere and just didn’t remember.

I looked at his pictures and couldn’t recognize his face, but I thought he was cute so I thought, what the heck?? I added him. He was the first person in my six years of being on Facebook that I added without knowing in real life. We didn’t talk or anything for a few days after that, but then he commented on one of my pictures, saying “hey there ;)” I found his comment cute and decided to message him.

I asked if I knew him from somewhere and he said that we didn’t, but I showed up in the “People You May Know” feature and he thought I was cute so he added me. We started talking on and off a little bit, then a little more. Finally we decided to hang out and have been inseparable since.

Thank you to Facebook for the ability to upload pictures of ourselves. I’ve finally found the great man that I’ve been looking for, or I guess I should say that he found me 🙂

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Meca and Anthony

Facebook Love Story - Meca and Anthony

Meet Meca and Anthony who found love when they weren’t looking for it on Facebook.

Both Meca and Anthony shared a lot of mutual friends on Facebook. The two even attended offline events at the same time twice, but never actually met in-real-life (IRL).

For about four years, Meca and Anthony were digital friends on Facebook, but they never really had much contact with each other.

Since Meca was divorced, she spent time on online dating sites looking for someone special to date. Last spring she began blogging about her experiences with online dating and posted them on her Facebook page.  At the same time, she was super-busy with her start-up business.

Anthony enjoyed reading her blogposts and would send her messages in private emails on Facebook. He wanted to know why a girl like her was single. Their romance developed on Facebook chat privately and finally they decided to exchange phone numbers.

Meca was very hesitant at first, especially as Anthony was an artist. As an accessory designer, Meca didn’t think she wanted to date an abstract painter. “I don’t date artists,” she proclaimed. Soon they discovered that they were indeed soul mates and have been together for seven blissful months.

The two remain friends on Facebook, where Meca is very social and posts random daily updates about her personal life and business. Anthony posts about twice a week. They’ve decided to save the mushy stuff for the privacy of their inbox.

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Diva Taunia and Jake

Facebook Love Story - Taunia and JakeMeet Taunia and Jake who found the love of their lives again on Facebook.

It all started twenty years ago when Taunia met Jake in college. The two dated for 2.5 years and then went their separate ways to pursue their career aspirations.

“We always knew we were each other’s ‘true love,’’ said Taunia.

Twenty years and a lot of life lessons went by. Taunia had gastric bypass surgery in 2008. She got married, established her musical career, and developed an online following, particularly on Facebook.

Tania reconnected with one of Jake’s sisters on Facebook. When Jake’s sister noticed Tania’s relationship status as “Divorced,” she told her brother, who then contacted Taunia to reconnect. The two have been inseparable ever since.

This past Christmas, Jake surprised Tania with the best gift ever. He took her to Paris for a romantic holiday trip. Jake proposed to Tania in front of the Eifel Tower. The two were married in the summer of 2013 and could not be happier.

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Using Facebook Gifts for Your Valentine

Facebook GiftsIf you’re in a new relationship or have just started dating someone, the pressure could be high around Valentine’s Day.

Perhaps you’ve just been chatting with someone on Facebook, and haven’t had the time to meet in person yet. Maybe Valentine’s Day will be your first or second date. If so, it’s unlikely that you’ll know the actual address where your digital crush lives.

If this is the case, overwhelming someone with a lavish present may make him or her feel uncomfortable. The Discover card 2013 Valentine’s Day Shopping Survey found that 45% of consumers expect to spend $25 on Valentine’s Day, so there’s no need to break the bank.

If you’re already friends on Facebook, the world’s largest social network is making it easy for you to send someone a Valentine’s gift this year, without having to leave the house or your computer behind.

How do you use Facebook gifts?

1. Visit the profile home page of the object of your affection or a friend you’d like to spoil this Valentine’s Day.

2. You’ll notice the red and white gift box above the status update. Click on the gift icon, where a variety of gift options will appear.

3. Select a gift within your budget and then select an eCard to go along with the gift. You’ll have the option to share that you sent a gift to your friend or loved on on Facebook or keep it just to yourself.

4. Put in your credit card information and you’re done.

5. Facebook will notify the recipient that they’ve received a gift from you. They can then provide their address anonymously and be surprised when it arrives.

Even if their gift arrives after Valentine’s Day, they’ll know that you made the effort to select it in time. If they don’t accept the gift within 2 weeks, it will be automatically canceled and your credit card will be refunded.

Not sure which gifts to select?

Here are some of our favorite gift ideas to the object of your affection, or your BFF.

1. iTunes Gift Card.

iTunes - FB Gifts

Who doesn’t love music? Let him or her pick their favorite love songs this Valentine’s Day. $10-$50.

2. Starbucks or a Caffeine-Filled Gift Card.

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If you went on a first date for coffee, and you know he or she is a caffeine junkie, you can memorialize the day with a gift card to Starbuck’s  $5-25.

3. The L-O-V-E Strawberry Gram.

Love Strawberry Gram

These six juicy, premium strawberries are hand-dipped in delicious dark Belgian chocolate and decorated with white chocolate lettering to spell L-O-V-E or drizzled with colorful confection. Presented in an elegant gift box, they’re the perfect Valentine’s treat for someone who’s been waiting to hear those special three words. $15.

4. Valentine’s Apple hand-dipped in Caramel and Chocolate.

Caramel Apple

This Valentine’s Day treat is both healthy and blissfully decadent: the granny smith apple is covered first in delicious caramel, then hand-dipped in dark Belgian chocolate and artfully decorated with elegant satin bow. It’s a sweet way to celebrate a Valentine. $13.

5. Sweet Pea Candle Tin

Sweet Pea Candle

If you’re counting calories this year, ditch the chocolate idea and present her with a romantic soy candle to help spark the romance. $11.

6. Anti-Valentine’s Candy.

Anti Valentine's Hearts

Sending a gift to your single friend? Check out the Anti-Valentine’s Candy, which celebrates his or her single-hood. You can let your friend know it’s time to “Stop Kissing Frogs” or encourage them with “Plenty of Fish in the Sea” candies. $5.

7. Pick Up Lines Coaster Set.

Pick Up Line Coasters

Looking for a last minute date? Try these cute pick-up lines coasters or send a set to your single friends to help them if they’re feeling shy. From “Do you believe in love at first sight…Or should I walk by again?” to “Do you have a sunburn…Or are you always this hot?” they’re worth a chuckle or two. $15.

If you select gifts $15 and under, you’ll find Valentine’s gifts for every relationship status, which are within most people’s budget.

What will you be purchasing this Valentine’s Day?

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Sophie and Trevor

Facebook Love Story - Sophie and TrevorMeet Sophie and Trevor who fell in love on Facebook.

How did these two who lived in Indiana and England find each other on the world’s largest social network?

It all started in the fall of  2007, when Trevor was going to a University in Indiana.

At the same time, Sophie was living in Leeds, England running her own business. Neither was interested in developing a long-distance relationship.

The two happened to join a “Star Wars” fan group on Facebook, where they entertained themselves collaborating on fan fiction. Sophie and Trevor became fast friends as they got to know each other over the period of just three months.

In the summer of 2008, Sophie and Trevor decided to finally meet in person. They decided that Berlin would be the city for their first date. Later that year, they both realized that they were falling in love.

Over the next several years they commuted between Indiana and England as their relationship flourished. Both Sophie and Trevor acknowledge that Facebook played a huge part in keeping them connected, during the time of their long-distance relationship

In 2012, the two finally got married in New York City . They just celebrated their first anniversary and are madly in love and finally living on the same continent, in each other’s arms in the Big Apple.

Congratulations to Sophie and Trevor who allowed their Facebook romance to flourish while living in different countries across the Atlantic.

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How to Flirt on Facebook

How to Flirt on FacebookFlirting and dating on Facebook. It happens daily and is simple to do.

We know you’re spending a large portion of your time hanging out on Facebook; checking your friends’ status updates, and occasionally engaging in a dialog publicly or privately.

Here are our five tips on how to have fun and flirt on the world’s largest social network.

1. Claim Your Single “Single” Status. If you’re looking for a date or a relationship, why is your relationship status blank? Hiding won’t help your love life. Let your friends and their friends know you’re available. Perhaps that secret crush will notice your relationship status change, and the conversation can get started.

2. Check their relationship status before you start flirting. If your friend’s About page shows that they are  “Single,” chances are the coast is clear, but it doesn’t mean they’re not in a relationship. For this reason, you need to take it slow and just become friendly. Engage in Facebook chat if you’re both online at the same time.  If you see their relationship status says, “In a Relationship” or “Married,” or if you notice several photos of them in the arms of the same person, save your flirting skills for someone else who might be open to the possibilities.

3. Say Thank You Publicly.  If you become friends with someone new, or reconnect with someone from a previous job or from school, don’t just accept the friends request and ignore them. Take the extra step to thank them on their timeline. This will develop a digital rapport and get the conversation started. If you’re uncomfortable posting for all of his or her friends to see, send a private message by clicking the message button under his or her cover photo to keep the conversation between the two of you. Acknowledging your new digital friendship is engaging and shows you’re social media friendly.

4. Engage and “like.” Take the time to review your home page and “like” a few status updates or photos of someone you have a digital crush on. Remember not to go overboard. You won’t want to appear like a stalker. Start LIKING sites, bands, stores, things that describe your personality to find people with similar interests. Our Facebook Love story couple, Sophie and Trevor met in a Star Wars fan group on Facebook and are now happily married. The possibilities are wide-open.

5. Start the conversation Offline. Continue Online. Often people meet offline first and then connect on Facebook to stay in touch. This develops an online bond to add some glue to your relationship or friendship. Some of the best relationships start as friends. This is how our Facebook Love Story couple Lauren and Daniel fell in love.

Singles are finding love on Facebook. Isn’t it time for you to cast a wide net?

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Patience and Sam

Facebook Love StoriesMeet Patience and Sam who fell in love on Facebook.

In 1984, Patience Smith knew Sam Bloom as the wildly popular senior who always found new ways to be in the spotlight. Many in their class would call him the class clown. By contrast, Patience was a wallflower. She had a crush on Sam but said he was “out of her league.” They never dated and barely acknowledged each other in the halls. During a formal dance, after her date had ditched her, Patience was shocked when Sam asked her to dance and pulled her into a random picture. They still have that picture.

Twenty-six years went by. Sam had married/divorced and lived in Israel, teaching college and high school French. Patience had gone into publishing in New York and had serial-dated for two decades. She was 41-yeats-old and was completely over the New York dating scene which she jokingly refers to as “buffet dating.”

Both were at a crossroads in their lives and the timing was perfect. In August 2009, in the “Suggested Friends” section on Facebook, Sam noticed “the little redhead” as one of his options and “friended” Patience immediately. For Patience, it was a no-brainer to be in contact with such a popular person from high school and she further attracted him by “liking” his morose status updates. He finally picked up the phone and called her. Their first phone conversation lasted for over two hours and their bond over the phone, on Skype and on Facebook then led to a visit four-months after they reconnected.

One Facebook friendship and three months of Skype dates later convinced them that this was “something.” He asked if he could visit and possibly “marry and father her children.” Patience said all of her girlfriends thought she was crazy, but she knew there was a connection there. In fact, they had a deal. He would come visit and would leave if they thought it was weird. Fortunately, that was not the case.

On December 17, 2009, Sam uprooted himself to go west and saw Patience for the first time in twenty-six years. He ended up staying in New York. On their first visit to his father’s house in Miami, Sam dug out the original picture of them, which he’d kept all these years. They were married on January 16, 2011 and live in New York.

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