I Met My Wife Through ‘Meet Me’ on POF

Every day at PlentyOfFish we have the pleasure of reading stories from couples who found their special someone on our site.

Today we would like to introduce you to Mr. & Mrs. Robins!

Bevis Robins had been on and off PlentyOfFish for a couple of years. He logged on for certain weeks at a time and went on a few dates here and there, but nothing too serious…that was until he click yes to a pretty girl on ‘Meet Me’ from Barnstable, which happened to be 80 miles away from his current location.

It’s Never Too Late To Find Love

Every day at PlentyOfFish, we receive multiple emails from happy couples who, once upon a time, met on our site. Each month on the blog, we will highlight some of our favorite love stories.

Today I would like to share the heartwarming story of Terri and Paul, who found true love later in life!

PlentyOfFish Couple Proves Love > Distance This Valentine’s Day

Despite it being 2016, and having every shred of common sense tell you it shouldn’t matter, chances are, if you are in a long distance relationship and happen to be spending Valentine’s Day weekend apart, you might feel a tinge of sadness.

And you’re not alone either — millions of couples in long-distance relationships will be separated for February 14th. That’s a lot of conflicting feelings surrounding the day of love.

After learning about one PlentyOfFish couple’s long-distance relationship (Kristen hails from New Jersey and Johnny from Pennsylvania), PlentyOfFish decided to bridge the gap by flying them both into Vancouver, British Columbia for an all-expenses paid romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. What followed was a very sweet reunion, and a reminder that love is truly greater than distance.

But what about the millions of other long-distance couples who may be spending Valentine’s Day apart this year? The Dating Experts at PlentyOfFish have you covered there too. Below are four simple tips to keep you feeling close to your partner this Valentine’s Day, even if there are miles stretching in between:

Call Your Love First Thing: There’s nothing quite like hearing the voice of your Valentine first thing in the morning to get your day started on the right foot. Even if you can’t be together physically, you’d be surprised at how effective a few kind words over Skype or the phone can be.

Send A Letter – Or Email! Trust us when we say that everyone loves receiving a little written reminder that they matter. The days of the love letter aren’t over, so even if you can’t mail a letter in time, compose an email highlighting everything you love about your person, or even recap a special shared memory.

Plan A Reunion – So you can’t spend Valentine’s Day together…but you can definitely plan for the next time your paths will cross. This will both keep your spirits up, and give you something to look forward to. Blue skies ahead!

Try Not To Stress – Most importantly, whatever you do, don’t put too much pressure on yourselves. Valentine’s Day is just one day out of the year, and letting your partner know you care about them on the 364 other days is just as important. That’s the most romantic thing of all.

We’re celebrating those who go the extra mile this February 14th. Happy Valentine’s Day from PlentyOfFish

A Long-Distance Love Story

Every Day, PlentyOfFish receives love stories from couples who’ve found love on the site, and all of them are unique. To celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, we’re posting stories written by these couples in their own words. Here is Krystal’s long- distance love story:

I had been on PlentyOfFish for a month or so and had talked to several guys, but never actually progressed to the meeting stage. I had even started talking to a guy in Vegas and he was supposed to come up and meet me…but I was stood up! I was pretty crushed, vowed to delete my profile and give it up.

Then a day or so later, I did a 180 and decided I’d start browsing all people PlentyOfFish recommended for me, message all of them and then see what happened.
Strangely, The first profile I came across intrigued me. This guy seemed to like nerdy things like me! And he wrote enough in his profile to give me a feel for who he was (and he used proper grammar!), so I thought, this must be too good to be true! Where is he from? My heart sank – Vegas. Still stinging from the last Vegas possibility, I decided it best to just pass him up and move on.

Lo and behold, 5 minutes later, he messaged me!! We talked a little on  PlentyOfFish before switching to texts. This was on a Sunday.
I had Thursday off from work and had planned to go to the Vegas Renaissance Faire that weekend after work on Saturday. I jokingly told him to come up (about a 2 hour drive) and visit me Thursday. He agreed!

We hit it off immediately, and hung out together Thursday to Saturday then met up again Saturday night at the Renaissance Faire. I was getting good vibes, but then he left the faire early claiming to be tired but that he would meet me back at the faire Sunday morning. After not hearing from him again, I started to feel very discouraged.

Eventually, the faire was about to close and I was getting ready to leave… and my phone vibrates! Apparently his phone died and he wanted to know where we were so he could pick me up. He then officially asked me and we’ve been together ever since.

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It’s been a great year, but it hasn’t been without it’s struggles. Our schedules haven’t always lined up. He works graveyards, our days off never lined up when I was working and going to school, so for the majority of our relationship we only got to see each other for a few hours for a couple of days a week.

I will say that a big reason our relationship has lasted as long as it has is because he has been very understanding of my inflexible schedule and he will drive up every weekend (except for the few exceptions when I would have the weekend to go down there) to see me for however long we had together that particular weekend.

We’ve had some wonderful trips together, Scandia in Ontario, CA for Valentines Day, Disneyland (my favorite) for our anniversary in Oct, a cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada for Christmas.

It’s been wonderful, hard, but we make it work because we want to make it work!

Krystal

 

A Long Distance Love Story


Imagine falling deeply in love with someone who lives over 1,000 miles away. Would you dive in head first and try your hardest to make it work, or would you give up and always wonder what could have been?

Love knows no boundaries for the two incredible people you are about to meet!

We learned about Marcus and Gina’s special PlentyOfFish success story just this past November and are very excited to share it with you.

Where do you live?                                                                     

Gina: New York City, New York
Marcus: Orlando, Florida

Distance?

1,105 miles, 7 states apart, 22 hour train ride, 3 hour flight 

Who initiated the first message?

Marcus: Gina took the reins on that one and messaged me first. I noticed her profile once before and thought, whoa she is beautiful!

Gina: I definitely reached out to Marcus first. I saw his picture one day, but at the time I had gone on a couple dates with someone else. In the end that didn’t work out, so I went back on PlentyOfFish and there was Marcus again under Meet Me. I decided to go for it!

Why did you feel so compelled to message Marcus?

Gina: I viewed his profile and noticed we had a lot in common; both liked the Yankees, he was a family man (I have a son myself) and had great taste in music. He was fully clothed in his profile picture (laughs!) and I was definitely attracted to him.

How long did your first conversation last?

Gina: June 30, 2012 was the first message and we talked from 3:44pm-5:37pm  (yes, I timed it and saved all our conversations)! Marcus asked for my number at the end of our message thread, we exchanged texts which eventually lead to phone calls and an invite to NYC for our first date!

Marcus: Once we started talking there was no looking back from there. This was it. When I visited Gina in NYC, we had to make a trip to Sprint to get Gina’s phone fixed from the amount of saved messages she had from our lengthy conversations.

What was your first date like? Were you nervous? (3 weeks after they first met online, Gina and Marcus met face to face in NYC) 

Marcus: Nervous? Not at all. Gina had mentioned to me that her son had joined a bowling league so I thought it would be a great first date idea. I already felt so comfortable with Gina since we had talked so much on the phone together.

Gina: I was so nervous to see him for the first time! I picked him up at the airport. We arrived at the bowling alley but there was quite the wait so Marcus suggested we play a game of pool. I used to play pool often and knew I could kick his butt, my nerves got the best of me and I was a hot mess.

What is the most romantic thing Marcus/Gina has ever done for you?

Gina: There have been a lot of things. Out of the blue he will send me little videos saying “I miss you, I love you and I can’t wait for us to be together.” There was this one morning in Florida at 4:30am when Marcus woke me up and said let’s go to the beach and catch the sunrise. We sat on a lifeguard chair with a blanket while the sun came up on the water and to our surprise a pod of dolphins swam by! I will never forget how I felt in that moment with Marcus.

Marcus: I’m a huge football fan and my team was playing a big game in London, England but unfortunately I couldn’t make it to the game. I made a trip to NYC to visit Gina and when I arrived she had her living room set up like the city of London with props, photos and an amazing food spread. She knew just how much the game meant to me and I couldn’t have asked for anything better.

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Gina: To be honest it was almost immediate for me, but it felt too good to be true, I kept pinching myself. I never imagined a relationship like this one was even possible. After Marcus left NYC on his first trip, I was sitting on the porch with my best friend and he looked at me and said “Gina you have a glow about you, who is it?” He knew I was head over heels.

Marcus: I was telling a coworker about Gina when I got home from NYC and he said “she’s the one you will end up with, I just know it.” Gina still wonders what I told him! (laughs) It was a steady progression for me over time because the more I got to know Gina, I realized we clicked on all levels. Every day just keeps getting better and better.

What are you most looking most forward to in the future together?

Gina: I will be moving to Orlando, Florida with my son in the New Year which is a huge step for our little family.  I can’t wait to have the two families together and legitimately be able to see Marcus on a daily basis.  No more tearful goodbyes at the airport!

Marcus: I am looking most forward to starting our lives together in one place and growing deeper in love every day.

#PlentyOfLove4Mom: Share Your Love for Mom, Win $500!

Love is always in the air here at PlentyOfFish headquarters, but this time it’s for our amazing moms. With Mother’s Day less than 2 weeks away, we’re asking you to share the love–with a photo of your mom and you–and in return we’ll give you a chance at winning a $500 Mother’s Day giveaway. Who knows, this may even make up for that year you forgot Mother’s Day…

What is #PlentyOfLove4Mom? It’s a way for you to share just how alike you and your mom really are, and in doing so, you’ll enter to win one of two $500 Mother’s Day Giveaway. Hilarious, inspiring, loving, fun, and even kooky photos are all welcome. That’s right, starting April 30th at 2pm PST a tweet or ‘gram could win you $500 for you and mom. Here’s how:

1. Follow PlentyOfFish on Twitter (@PlentyOfFish) or Instagram (PlentyOfFish_Official).

2. Share a photo of you and your mom on Twitter and/or Instagram. Hilarious, inspiring, loving, fun, and even kooky photos are all welcome. Sharing your photo on both Twitter and Instagram will get you two entries into the contest.

3. Use the hashtag #PlentyOfLove4Mom so we can track your post.

Contest closes on May 8th 2015 at 3pm. We will choose 2 winners (TWO chances of wining!) who will go home with a $500 Mother’s Day Giveaway.

Good luck!

 

 

 

 

 

See full rules here:

#PlentyOfLove4Mom Mother’s Day Giveaway: TERMS AND CONDITIONS

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN A PRIZE.  THE PURCHASE OF ANY GOOD OR SERVICE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.

THE “GIVEAWAY TERRITORY” FOR THE #PLENTYOFLOVE4MOM MOTHER’S DAY GIVEAWAY (THE “GIVEAWAY”) ARE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (EXCLUDING THE STATES OF NEW YORK AND FLORIDA, AND AMERICAN PROTECTORATES AND TERRITORIES) AND CANADA (EXCLUDING QUEBEC).  THIS GIVEAWAY IS VOID OUTSIDE OF THE GIVEAWAY TERRITORY, MEANING THAT RESIDENTS OF QUEBEC, NEW YORK, FLORIDA AND AMERICAN PROTECTORATES AND TERRITORIES, AS WELL AS PERSONS RESIDENT IN COUNTRIES OTHER THAN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND CANADA, ARE INELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE.  THE GIVEAWAY IS ALSO VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

  1. Introduction: Plentyoffish Media Inc. (“Sponsor”) is offering the #PlentyOfLove4Mom Mother’s Day Giveaway (“Giveaway”).
  2. Eligibility: The Giveaway is open to individuals who are legal residents of the Giveaway Territory and who each are not previous winners of a Plentyoffish giveaway or contest. Each participant agrees to abide fully by these Terms & Conditions. Employees of Sponsor and its affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, and any business or entity involved in the development, production, implementation, administration or fulfillment of this Giveaway, and each of their immediate families (defined as current spouse, parents, children, siblings and their respective spouses) and individuals (whether related or not) living in the same household as the foregoing parties are ineligible.  The Giveaway is subject to all applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations.  By participating, you agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions and to accept the decisions of Sponsor as final in all matters relating to this Giveaway.
  3. Giveaway Period: The Giveaway begins 2:00PM Pacific Time (PT) on April 30, 2015, and ends at 3:00 PM PT on May 7, 2015 (the “Giveaway Period”).
  4. How to Enter: To enter the Giveaway, during the Giveaway Period, follow @PlentyOfFish on Twitter or @PlentyOfFish_Official on Instagram, and then tweet @PlentyOfFish on Twitter or mention @PlentyOfFish_Official on Instagram with a picture of you and your mom/mother figure using the hashtag #PlentyOfLove4Mom for a chance to win one (1) of two (2) Mother’s Day package for two. Limit one (1) submission per person/Twitter username and one (1) submission per Instagram username.  Proof of sending will not be considered proof of receipt.  Any use of robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods will void all such entries by such methods.
  5. Content: The tweets on Twitter and mentions on Instagram must not contain (as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion) any content that:
  • Is sexually explicit or suggestive; unnecessarily violent or derogatory of any ethnic, racial, gender, religious, professional, sexual orientation or age group; profane or pornographic; contains nudity;
  • Promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco, firearms/weapons (or the use of any of the foregoing); promotes any activities that may appear unsafe or dangerous;
  • Is obscene or offensive; endorses any form of hate or hate group;
  • Defames, misrepresents or contains disparaging remarks about Sponsor, its members, or its products or services or other people, products or companies;
  • Contains trademarks, logos or trade dress (such as distinctive packaging or phraseology) owned by any entity;
  • Contains copyrighted materials owned by any entity (including photographs and other works of art or images);
  • Advertises or promotes any brand or product of any kind other than Sponsor;
  • Contains any personal identification, such as personal names, street or email addresses, or phone numbers;
  • Violates or encourages the violation of any law, rule or regulation in any jurisdiction where entry is created;
  • Contains materials embodying the names, likenesses or other indicia identifying any third party, including, without limitation, celebrities and/or other public or private figures, living or dead;
  • Promotes any particular political party, agenda or message; and/or
  • Communicates messages or images inconsistent with the positive image and/or goodwill to which Sponsor wishes to associate.

All decisions regarding the appropriateness of the content of any entry shall be at Sponsor’s sole discretion.

  1. Drawing: At the close of the Giveaway Period, two (2) winners (each, a “Winner”) will be determined by a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. Sponsor’s decision is final and binding in all matters relating to the Giveaway. Odds of winning depend on the actual number of eligible entries received. Potential winners will be notified by direct message via the Twitter handle or the Instagram username they use for entry. If a potential winner is unreachable for 24 hours after the first attempt to contact such winner or is unable to attend, Sponsor may award the Prize to an alternate entrant.  This Giveaway is in no way Sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Inc, Twitter, Inc., or Instagram.
  2. Prize: Each Winner will receive a Mother’s Day package for two consisting of a $500 pre-paid credits at a merchant local to the Winner to celebrate Mother’s Day with their mom/mother figure. Sponsor will not be responsible for any loss, liability or damage arising out of any Winner’s acceptance or use of any Prize. Prizes are non-transferable. Winners will not receive the difference between actual and approximate retail value. No cash, alternative prize or other substitution is permitted except by Sponsor in the event of Prize unavailability. All federal, state, provincial and/or local taxes, fees and surcharges on any Prize, and all other expenses and costs, not expressly listed above, including but not limited to, ground transportation, meals, incidental expenses and gratuities, are the responsibility of the Winners. No refunds or credit for changes are allowed.
  3. Each Winner will be solely responsible for the reporting and payment of any and all Federal, provincial, state or local taxes, sales taxes, surcharges, service charges, registration, licensing, processing, insurance premiums, and handling fees, and all other costs incurred in claiming, redeeming, receiving or possessing the Prize. Sponsor accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from Prize winnings.  Each Winner will and hereby do hold Sponsor harmless from liability for their failure to timely report and/or pay any taxes.
  4. Conditions: Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, or unintelligible entries, lost connections, miscommunications, failed transmissions, other technical difficulties or failures. If, in Sponsor’s opinion, there is any suspected or actual evidence of electronic or non-electronic tampering with any portion of the Giveaway, or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the Giveaway, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to void any entries at issue (including disqualifying any individual who tampers with the entry process), and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Giveaway, in whole or in part, at any time without notice. In the event of such cancellation, Sponsor reserves the right to award prizes in a random drawing from all eligible entries received before the time of cancellation.  By entering, participants release and hold harmless Sponsor and its promotional partners, and their subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents, from any liability for any injuries, loss or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Giveaway or receipt or use and/or misuse of any prize.  Entrants agree to indemnify Sponsor and its subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and liabilities arising out of or in connection with this Giveaway.  By entering this Giveaway you agree to the use and publishing of your name, photo, opinions, biographical information, state or province of residence, likeness and entry for promotional purposes, without payment or compensation to you (except where prohibited by law).
  5. Governing Law: This Giveaway shall be governed by and interpreted under the laws of the Province of British Columbia, Canada without regard to its conflicts of laws provisions.
  6. Sponsor: The Sponsor of this Sweepstake is Plentyoffish Media Inc., 2500-555 W Hastings St., Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  7. Winners List: Giveaway results and a copy of these official rules may be obtained by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: “#PlentyOfLove4Mom Mother’s Day Giveaway,” Plentyoffish Media Inc., #142-757 West Hastings St., PMB 670, Vancouver, BC V6C1A1, Canada. Results will be available May 14, 2015.  Requests for results must be received by June 14, 2015.