“I went to one event of yours and I didn’t met anyone I wanted to date”
Ladies and Gentlemen– it rarely happens in ONE event, but it DOES happen one day ! And hopefully when that time arrives we have enough time to enjoy each other.
People ask me all the time…What is your success rate?
I quickly respond- “I have no success rate, I am not a matchmaker”
My job is to create fun events, bring people together and let the universe do the rest. Rarely am I kept in the loop, as to who connected with who, unless the couple is kind enough to share their story.
*This below true story hopefully will bring new faith and inspiration to you all while searching
Steve G. was a single gentleman that attended my events. He first started coming to my events back in 2008 when I first got started. Steve was patient in his search, and many times left the event knowing that maybe he made a few new friends, but not a match made in heaven.
Well, about a year ago- Steve G met Diane at one of my events. I thought Diane had made a good connection with another gentleman whom we will call “SAM” that evening, not necessarily Steve. Diane and Steve had “picked” each other for a match however.
Well about 4 months later, I called Steve one night, and asked:
“Hey Steve where you’ve been? Have any plans tonight? Would you like to join us?”
Steve’s voice became sad and low, he said “Gail, I just found out this week I have Leukemia.” I was stunned and said. Oh Steve, I am so sorry to hear that. We discussed it a little more, and then I said goodbye and wished him the best in his recovery.
I went about my busy life and occasionally a thought came to mind – wondering how Steve was making out.
This past weekend, I held a Speed-Dating event and received a last minute call from Diane. She asked if she could join us, as she just needed to get out for the night. I said OK, and then Diane went on to explain she had been Dating STEVE G for the past year since they met at my Speed-Dating event.
I said REALLY? (remembering how I thought the connection was with “SAM”)
Diane went on to explain yes, Steve was not the first one she went out on a date with from that night, but the second. Steve called her, and picked her up and when he arrived, she noticed his charming cute half smile and said to herself, “Hey I think this date will be fun!”
3 months later, Steve suddenly surprised her with a fantastic weekend for them. At the end of the weekend, Diane, not knowing said “OK what’s this talk about? You breaking up with me now that you and I have had this fantastic weekend together” ?
Steve said, “Kinda; it might be best. I just found out I have Leukemia”
Diane said “You’re not getting rid of me!”
They spent this past year together having a BLAST. Diane accompanied Steve EVERYWHERE, they traveled saw old friends – Steve and Diane fell in love.
Steve and Diane dated right up until Steve’s battle with Leukemia ended May 2nd 2011
Steve had never been married, no children and had finally found someone special he so much enjoyed.
Steve did not attend one of my events but many of my events. And he did find someone, sadly and unbeknownst to him, the last year of his life.
Maybe Steve had become more open about the small stuff when choosing mates. When you know your time is limited, everything seems to really take a back seat.
Or maybe it really did take this much time to meet someone special.
It sure makes me think, how much time is wasted and how petty we can all be when it comes to dating.
And gives new meaning to the saying “Carpe’ Diem”
Latin for : Seize the day or Live Life to the Fullest
Wishing you joy on your journey,
7 in-Heaven Singles Events
On your search for the one, we make being single fun!
Web site- http://www.7-in-heaven.com
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