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I signed up for the Affinity Exchange and came across Derek’s profile. I read along and thought, “Wow, we have a lot in common! I should message him.” We indeed had a lot of the same goals and purposes—which is extremely important to me and rare to find. I kept reading and then saw his age—3 years younger than me! So now the whole, ‘Oh great! He probably still lives at home with mommy and daddy. How could he ever be ready for marriage and kids?’ popped into my head. Ironically, I myself lived at home with my mommy and daddy, so I couldn’t really use that against him. But in the end, the age factor caused me to not message him.
Amazingly, a few days later, he emailed me! We started messaging each other back and forth. It turned out we had a lot of mutual friends, and even our Dads knew of each other from the 80′s. We became friends on Facebook, which is where I found out his last name is the same as mine!! Later we found out that our oldest brothers have the same name (Chris Meyer), both of our best friends are named Alex, AND both were artists. Amazing synchronicities like this just kept coming up!
For 4 months, we talked on a daily basis, skyped, texted, you name it. We were head over heels and knew it, but just wouldn’t say it. So we decide it’s time for me to travel to Portland. I was an absolute wreck that entire flight. Of course, the thought of, ‘What if he doesn’t like me?’ or ‘What if I don’t like him?’ did NOT help. I stepped off the plane, walked what seemed like an endless walkway to a tall gorgeous man with a single red rose. He pulled me into his arms for our very first kiss, and it has been literally a fairytale ever since!
From Derek: A few years back it seemed that love was in the air and I was somehow in outer space. A close friend of mine recommended the Affinity Exchange, which I initially laughed off; but because he met his wife through the website, I did consider it. Meanwhile I was in and out of relationships that either didn’t quite take off, or crashed on the runway.
Thinking back to my friend’s recommendation, I thought, “It couldn’t hurt. Probably wouldn’t be my cup of tea, but minimally I shouldn’t knock it before I try it”. The site had all types of girls, but the important thing is, it turned out to have one that was just my type—Katie!
She was a bit hesitant at first because I was 3 years younger than her. I handled her consideration by telling her that she was younger than my ex-girlfriends, and might even be too young for me! Flirty banter ensued and I was happy to see we had the same sense of humor, which goes a long way in my book.
Between then and 4 months later we were constantly texting, flirting etc. and my admiration for her hadn’t stopped increasing (and it still hasn’t). At this point I had to invite her to visit me to make sure (a) she was real and not a 40-year-old man, and (b) that she was all that I had built up thus far.
She seemed to take forever to get past the security point. I knew she was nervious, and I’m pretty sure she redid her entire make-up twice in the bathroom. But when she got past security, she was everything that I hoped for and more.
For the next year, she would fly up and we would have the time of our lives. So I broached the idea of her moving to Portland. At this point I knew she was “The One,” but I had to do my due-diligence and live with her for a bit before I asked her to be mine forever (just to make sure she doesn’t snore like an tectonic shift or have some weird thing where she labels all of our possessions). She checked out on this with flying colors–and even helped with my laundry!
I wanted to propose to her at my family’s annual trip to Mexico so I could share it with my Mom. This trip was months away so I had to torture Katie with misdirecting answers and jokes that really weren’t funny to buy myself time for that trip. Luckily I survived her interrogations and made it to the day when I would get down on one knee.
I had it all planned out, and even asked for her father’s approval about a month or two in advance. My parents, grandfather, aunt, uncle, and cousins had coordinated it so that when were touring around we had a bottle of champagne ready. I had gone over it enough to where I was confident in my delivery, but the importance of the event made my heart start to flutter as I grabbed her hands and held them close to my chest, commenting on how wonderful of a future we were going to have.
She saw what was coming and spaced out such that I still have to replay this part for her occasionally. I told her that there was one thing that I needed to do before we could secure our future and that I needed her help. I took a step back, got on one knee and asked her if she “would make me the happiest man and marry me”. She said yes, and we headed into “happily ever after.”
A friend told me about the Affinity Exchange, and I signed up. Near the beginning of 2016, I connected with Angelina, who lived in Russia.
In April 2016 she came to California for the birthday of an extended family member; thus we were able to meet. During her visit, the affinity, reality and communication kept growing, and we have since never been apart. Our life together has been a spectacular experience of love, romance, adventure, and personal growth.
We were married on July 17, 2016 at our beautiful home, Chateau de la Mer, in Southern California, along with 40 other family and friends.
If it had not been for the Affinity Exchange and your assistance, we would not have met and gotten married. Thank you so much for your wonderful service and all of your help!
From Stuart: Like most people, I was looking for someone—someone who shared the same interests and could share going up the levels. I originally signed up in 2010, and came back to it in 2012; had some comm with some ladies, and a date or two, but nothing that “clicked.” When I came back to it in 2014, my intention was much stronger and I outflowed a lot more.
Communication with Jacqui started in September of 2014. We decided right away to suspend our profiles so as not to get distracted by others. I was living in Northern California, and she was in Mexico City. Our communication was mostly by text and voice texting on Whatsapp. We met for the first time in November 2014 in Cancun at her sister’s wedding. We immediately knew we were right for reach other.
For a year, we traveled between the United States and Mexico. Having decided to propose, I had a jeweler make new rings from my parent’s rings. It was Christmas Eve, and we were at her father’s house in Mexico City. The whole family was there. I was very nervous—terrified, actually! But she said Yes, and it was a very happy moment.
The wedding occurred in the pueblo of Aculco, Mexico, on 21 November 2015, with family and friends in attendance, followed by a lovely honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta.
We are very much in love and are happily together now in California. Our progress up the levels has been very good. Jacqui’s daughter is on staff in Clearwater, so our plan is to move there soon.
From Jacqui: I have been a Scientologist all my life, and have been on staff. I was doing the rundowns relating to survival, and my spiritual counselor wanted to help me find a high level Scientologist with interests in the 3rd and 4th dynamics as well as the 1st and 2nd; so I signed up for the Affinity Exchange.
It was not long before I found my soul-mate, Stuart. All our time together was very romantic—especially that he flew to Mexico and, like a real gentleman, proposed in front of my father and family!
I am very happy, having so much fun playing the game of life together with such high affinity and high-toned emotions.
Thank you so much for your site, as I know I would never have met Stuart had I not used it.
From Justin: I’d had a few girlfriends, but nothing really worked out. I decided to move to Clearwater for the sole purpose of finding someone who could be my second half. Fortunately somebody told me about the Affinity Exchange and I signed up right then and there on my smart phone. In the next couple of years I had a few dates, but was still looking for my perfect match.
Then one day I received an email notification that someone had sent me a Wink. I looked at her profile and realized she was so beautiful that she was possibly even out of my league; but I set aside that consideration, winked back, and proceeded to upgrade my membership so that I could send her a message– which I did!
The pre-date occurred within a week, and the conversation over coffee went so well that we ended up going to lunch, and then to Disney World a week later.
On Christmas Eve, we had been together over seven months and were staying in a hotel room in Orlando as part of the celebration. For one of her presents, I had created a giant box with a series of smaller boxes within it (like Russian nesting dolls), containing the ring in the smallest box. She was shocked—and happy! The moment she opened up the final box to reveal the ring, I got down on one knee and proposed. She said yes right away!
We’ve been married for a year now, and I must say that both the courtship and the marriage have gone very smoothly. Thank you, Marcia, for creating this wonderful way for people to find each other!
From Sol: I’m from Venezuela. I relocated to Clearwater in 2009. After my divorce, a good friend encouraged me to sign up for the dating service. I was searching for a couple of weeks, and the flows were going both ways, but nothing developed. Then I came across Justin’s profile and sent him a Wink. He responded with a message that night and included his phone number.
Within a week we had our pre-date at Panera. We talked for about an hour about similar interests in going out and doing fun activities, as well as common tastes in music, after which he offered to drive me home. I invited him in, got him to play my guitar, and since we both were hungry by this point, we went out for lunch (a real date!) Two more hours of conversation ensued.
A week later we had our second date. On the third date—at Disney World—we started holding hands, and it went forward from there. In a matter of weeks, we decided to live together. We got engaged about 6 months later, and married about a year after that—a beautiful wedding on the beach!
Now and then disagreements would come up, but they were minor, and we were happy to see that we could work through any of it. Almost a year has now gone by since the wedding, and our relationship just keeps getting better. Thank you!
GREG WAUGH and ISABELLE PREVOST
From Greg: A friend told me about Affinity Exchange so I signed up. I was looking for my long-term soulmate.
Somehow I knew she was not in Australia. For some reason, when the banner line of photos of women members came up, my attention kept going to Isabelle’s photo. So one day I clicked on it, pulled up her profile, and sent a little hello. That’s how the communication got started.
We exchanged some email messages and then talked over Skype. Shortly thereafter I flew to Paris and stayed in France for a month.
We’ve been together ever since, travelling back and forth. I mostly stay in Paris, traveling to Australia as needed. We got married first in Paris and then again on the Freewinds ship in the Caribbean.
Due to our strong characters, distance, differences in culture and language, we went through a lot; but I think that part of the pleasure in a relationship comes from persisting through the hard times as well as the easy times. From two individuals, we are now growing together as a loving team.
We laugh, we cry, we kiss, we fight, we make up, we learn, we fix, we grow, and that’s truly living life!
From Isabelle: A friend of mine met her soulmate on Affinity Exchange, so after my divorce became final, I signed up.
I had no considerations on where or how my soulmate would be; although when Greg sent me a message, I thought he would only be a friend due to the distance.
We talked over the phone (Skype) only once. I hung up and said to my kids, “I just talked to your new stepfather.” I instantly knew Greg was my soulmate!
Greg flew to Paris a few weeks later and stayed for a month. Then he invited me to Australia. During the next few months we were flying back and forth.
We got married knowing we’d have to go through quite a few difficulties, but our viewpoint was that getting married would give us a higher level of commitment, which would make it easier to solve any problems that came up. We did well to do so. Marriage is indeed a journey–exciting, challenging, sometimes hard, but always always incredibly rewarding in the end.
Thanks for having given us (and four of my friends!) the opportunity to find my soulmate.
DUANE KIRKLAND and VALORIE VOGEL
From Duane: For years Valorie and I had both been searching for that other person that truly brought light, life and laughter to our lives.
I had spotted Valorie a few years ago by chance when walking through a courtyard at the Church of Scientology in Ybor City near Tampa, Florida. I wanted to talk to her but missed the chance.
A year-and-a-half passed. I had thoroughly decided I wanted to meet my true love, so signed up for the Affinity Exchange. As I was looking through profiles, I came upon Valorie’s. I could not believe my eyes that I was looking at the same lady I had spotted much earlier! I was ecstatic! I sent her a wink, and… well, the rest is history.
Although we lived 80 miles apart, we were able to be together on the weekends, which allowed us to pursue a long and enjoyable courtship. On 26 December 2015 we got married in a beautiful ceremony which included close friends and family.
Thank you so much for providing this invaluable service!
From Valorie: In 2011 my roommate and best girlfriend insisted I create a profile, as she had done so and knew the value of the service. While I was sleeping, she browsed the site winked at guys she thought were suitable for me. Even when I told her not to, her help flow was so strong, she continued. lol
While I was busy being on staff at the Ocala Mission, I received many responses from the website members. I met a couple of them and wrote several more, but none were right for me. I wondered if I would ever meet my match.
I sent a “prayer” to Ron to find someone perfect for me. One night I dreamed he came and kissed me three times. He spoke one word–”Flag.” I wondered if I was going to meet him there. Not too long after that, Duane sent me a wink. We made a date to meet after a graduation event at Flag. After a wonderful 18 month courtship, we had a beautiful wedding ceremony at the Flag Building Chapel, and are now living happily ever after!