Couple surprises each other with double marriage proposal

Becky McCabe and girlfriend Jessa Gillespie capture the special moment on video by a photographer pretending to take photos of the couple at a Zoo Brew event at the Memphis Zoo.  During one of the poses, Becky gets down on one knee and surprises Jessa with a ring and proposes to her.  Shocked and excited, Jessa goes to her purse to take out her ring too, and in turn proposes to Becky.  Totally on the same page!

surprise double marriage proposal

“I had no idea she planned to propose, and she had no idea I planned to propose to her!” Jessa said on Facebook. “We were both so surprised!!!!”

They’re engaged!

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Facebook announces dating service coming soon – based around events

Facebook is throwing it’s hat into the ring of “Facebook dating apps” – but this will be directly a “Facebook” dating app hosted on their network.  Just first names, a separate dating profile from your Facebook profile, text messaging, and browsing events nearby and groups that interest you.

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No word on any advanced search tools for finding your special someone.  When you “unlock” an event, your profile is then visible to others who match your preferences.

facebook dating browse via events

“It mirrors the way people actually date, which is usually at events and institutions that they’re connected to,” said Chris Cox, Facebook’s chief product officer, during his keynote.

What do you all think?

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OKCupid removes “Inbox” folder for checking messages, no Sent folder either


Where do you go to check your messages?  The Inbox right?!  Not anymore on OKCupid.  In one of their latest dating site/app updates there is no more Inbox folder.  It’s not that it’s renamed – it just doesn’t exist anymore on OKCupid.  To check your messages, you have to scroll through profile after profile, to find out if they happen to have sent you a message, and then if you want to read it, you have to like their profile for access.  To send a message, you also have to like their profile first.  You can’t see likes though unless you pay.  And there’s also no Sent Box.  Plus, once you like/send a message to someone, their profile disappears until they like/respond to your message.

Drawbacks?  Getting your message actually seen.  Finding a match.  Connecting with others.  Missing connections and possibilities.

Feedback from app users on Google Play:

alden gatto

April 10, 2018

The new version of the app and website is a dog turd. Messages never get seen. Abusive messages are down by 70% because all messaging is down by 70%. Everything is filtered through a swipe system based on likes you cant see in a free account. Bad form OK Cupid!

Moby Hassan

April 8, 2018

Seriously, in the beginning I put effort on writing the messages to people who I thought will be a good match but the fact that the other party have to judge you by how you look in your profile picture now and cant even see the message I sent after thinking for so long??? Your really trying your best to shut this app down aren’t you. Now I don’t even feel lile writing message to people while putting my heart into it at all. Going to be deleting this soon if they keep pushing the user to buy the subscription like all other hungry dating apps.

Kieran Smith

April 2, 2018
Ignore the copy and paste replies some guy on minimal wage uses to reply to the messages. Everything about this app is designed to lure you in to paying for a premium subscription. Don’t waste your time because even if you send someone a message they have to anonymously like you to even see your message. A massive waste of time and energy and the people who like you when you’re not subscribed are bots.

Sai Ce

April 6, 2018
I hate the new messaging system. It was easy before, we get everything in our inbox. Now it’s a lot of misses and none of the hits. Have to go through so many people just to hope this one or that one messaged us. If harassment is the problem, we always had an option to ignore or block people.

John witaker

March 31, 2018
Recent updates are garbage, show me people who messaged me instead of making me root for it, this is ridiculous. Not to mention how wonky half the settings are now for no reason The only distance options given are 15 miles and anywhere in the world for christ sake.

Glenn Bronner

April 1, 2018
I used to love this app it was more personal so I’d get the chance to know someone before meeting them but this weird Tinder-isk type approach is terrible, if I wanted tinder I’d get tinder. My profiles not great but my messages would be good so what went from a good deal of talking to people because of my messages became zero because there lost in this update.

MARCy johck

April 5, 2018
I used to like okaycupid the recent updates have made the app horrible. You can no longer see who visited your profile. That was a fun figured out a little more flirt to the app. Also is so complicated to search for people. If they ever bring the feature back I might download it.

Heman D Rai

April 9, 2018
I had lot of expectation from this app. Before opening an account, several questions were asked, it was okay but there are very few people that appears on your screen and then totally blank and have to wait for unknown period. If someone liked you then you have to pay view them. I paid for 1 month but your chat vanishes after sending a message and couldn’t see the chat section. Are you for real?? Even after paying money you don’t know whether the msgs was delivered or not…they saw our msgs or not. No any recommendation from my side. Just a waste of money and time

Alexander Butziger

April 8, 2018
Has been changed to a Tinder clone. You still can write everyone, but they won’t see your message until they match with you. Doesn’t work, either. Hardly any matches since the transition. Changes have been poorly communicated, and now most users probably don’t know how to use it.

Margaree George

April 5, 2018
This app used to be nice to use but now is a waste of cannot find and view the person who liked you and sent you a message without going thru a load of awful prospects. I want to see the person who messaged me and not all the others I have not. Going to have to delete .

shannon derosa

April 8, 2018
I almost never use this app anymore because of the stupid way they have their messaging set up now. I honestly hate it. It used to be my favorite, now i don’t even see the point. Make it to where we can see all of the messages sent to us and i’ll start using it again.

Nia T

April 2, 2018
I thought that it was a problem on the browser but its also on the app i wish that i could see who messages me. It would make everything so much easier and i understand that theres alot of creepers and spammers but we should be able to just block them rather than the app automatically hiding the messages and having to pay to see who likes you. Its pretty upsetting.

And lots more of the same.  Sounds that No OK Cupid.  OKCupid has really complicated their dating app/site, with no benefit to members.

We have an Inbox on Friends Match Me.  And a Sent Box.  And you can check out who has liked – we call it favorited – your profile for free.  You can even check out your profile visitors.  All Free.  Even privacy settings are free.

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Norooz’s sabzeh and wishing for love

One of the traditions of Norooz, the Persian New Year, is to grow sabzeh a couple weeks before the start of Spring for it to be ready for the Haft Seen, a spread of items starting with the Persian letter “seen” (and also some not starting with “seen”).


Sabzeh is a grass grown with wheat, barley, or lentils.  It is a symbol of growth.

On the thirteenth day after Norooz, it is Sizdah Bedar, literally meaning the outing on the thirteenth.  It is the day family and friends spend time picnicking outdoors, and also when the sabzeh is thrown into a stream, river, or other free flowing water.  Traditionally, young women looking for love and to get married tie knots into the sabzeh before throwing it into the water.  Men, feel free to do it too!

Happy New Year!

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Spring is coming, and Happy Norooz!


With the start of Spring is the Persian New Year, coming up next week on March 20th.  Happy Norooz to our Persian members!

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Happy New Year!

Here’s to finding your love match and feeling the fireworks!

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Women Share How Long It Took Them To Fall In Love

Couple on first date

A Reddit question on the AskWomen section, “How long did it take to fall in love with your past or present partner?“.  Some were super fast, and some took time:

CallMeFlapadap 12 points 

Super fast. I think 1 month of dating, but I still “kept it together” for another 2 weeks until I couldn’t keep the words in anymore.
I used to be a “you can’t fall in love that fast” person. Until I wasn’t anymore

 7 points 

It was super fast, within weeks of dating. Still together 22 years later.

6 points 

About a minute for my infatuation to settle in. I’d say after the first week of knowing him I was 100% in love.

 5 points 

I started to feel it at 5 months. We were supposed to be this casual NSA thing but that turned into entire weekends and at least 2 nights a week together. I was the one who asked him out, so I decided I wouldn’t say I love you first. Two weeks later he said it.

 2 points

I fell in love with my SO way way faster than usual. We said I love you about 3.5 months in but I had been thinking it for a while. I had to kinda go back and forth with myself for a bit about whether I really did love him because I didn’t quite trust it since it happened so fast.

 2 points

Around four or five months together, friends 8 months before that.

 2 points

It was weird, I met him almost exactly one year ago and we didn’t hit it off. I was quite happy to leave it in the past and I met someone else 3 months later, who I liked immediately. Unfortunately after a few months that relationship took a nosedive.

I went back on the dating site I had used before and the first guy soon messaged asking if we could try again. I ignored him because I was talking to other guys who seemed more friendly and positive and generally a better match.

However he then found my mobile number again and started casually messaging. I thought ok, we can be friends. I very quickly realised though that we were getting on like a house on fire this time. He was such a gentleman, similar morals, outlook on life, keen to settle down etc. He was making such an effort with me and soon progressed to buying lovely presents, fixing things around the house for me and really becoming everything I had ever wanted in a guy. We’ve been together almost 7 months now and planning next stage of our lives.

2 points 

Only a handful of dates. Which was unexpected, before that I’d only ever fallen in love with people I’d known at least a year and was already friends with. Never would have guessed that the first time I met him and he asked me out.


How about you?

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