Dear Intellect Connect,
Keith and I met through IntellectConnect in early January of 2009. In fact, he was the first person I met through your service. We immediately clicked and have been dating exclusively ever since.
Now, for a little story, if you have the time.
Last month, Keith and I went hiking along the Potomac in Great Falls Park in Maryland. After an hour or so of our scrambling over lichen-covered rocks, Keith noticed something. He pointed out a mysterious blue leaf on the ground. It was striking - a large dried leaf that appeared to have been painted royal blue. Attached to the leaf was cryptic message in French written on old parchment. At first, I got very nervous and thought perhaps we had stumbled upon a spy drop-off, because the French didn't make sense. I thought that perhaps it was some sort of spy code - after all we do live in the D.C. area. I also live very close to a park where a high-ranking national security official was caught selling sensitive material to the Russians a few years back. Have you seen the movie Breach? That's the one. Anyhow, I guess you can say that all of this has me a bit paranoid about spies in my midst. So upon reading this cryptic message, (I majored in French in college so I was able to gather that message was garbled) I told Keith that the message was most likely intended for someone else, and that we should vacate the area immediately. I ran away down the path.
Keith called out and finally convinced me to come back. Apparently, there were more messages (again, all on these mysterious painted blue leaves, which I noticed formed a beautiful blue circle on the forest floor). I was suspicious, but resumed interpreting them for him. It was hard - the messages, though they spoke of love, made no grammatical sense. It wasn't until I reached the final leaf that I understood what was going on. Attached to the last leaf was a scroll written in English. Keith had written a poem asking me to marry him.
How could I not say yes to this brilliant, hilarious, and thoughtful man? Especially after he had gone to such great lengths to paint the leaves, translate the messages into French (he used an online translator, hence the bad translation!) and hide them in the forest the night before.
We plan on getting married in 2010. I just wanted to say thanks for bringing us together!
December 18, 2009
I met my boyfriend on IntellectConnect about six months ago, and we clicked from that first e-mail exchange. I've been a can't-wipe-off-the-dopey-grin living testimonial ever since. Upon hearing about my great experiences with the site, a few of my similarly bookish friends signed up, and one of them met *her* boyfriend here a month or so later. I'm so glad I stumbled across your site!
Anyhow, I mostly just wanted to share my success story, since I found testimonials pretty motivational when I was looking. Thanks!
September 13, 2009
It may be too soon to say I'm eternally grateful, but I did meet someone at your site 2 months ago and it as completely changed my life. So I want to say thank you most sincerely in some way! I tell everyone about your wonderful service. -KM
I just moved in with my boyfriend, who I met on Intellect Connect. He is the only person with whom I have ever gone on an Internet date, and I am thrilled (and still a bit amazed) to say it worked out. It's totally changed my opinion of Internet Dating. I'm a professor and my bubbe is a nonprofity kinda guy. Our first date was a tour of used bookstores in Philly. -TD
We're moving in together this summer.
Thanks again! -EH