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Why is it that people who are particularly loving and kind-hearted are so often the ones that end up mistreated and lonely? What becomes of them? Does destiny ever reward these believers who courageously stand their ground and open their hearts with faith every single time? Read the true love story of Sandi & Tim, two beautiful souls on two ends of the world who never stopped believing in love.

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Two girls in love in Atlanta

Love will chip away at anything that needs to go

Read the true love story of Katrina and Tamara and how they got in touch with their true selves and found true love, such a common occurrence. True love is precious, rare and miraculous. As Katrina also said, true love really will chip away at anything that needs to go – misconceptions, opposition from family, loneliness… everything. All one needs to do is open one’s heart, as well as mind…

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“Risks, courage, struggles & endless love – thank you Liverpool Football Club!”

This is a beautiful story about how when you have courage, you have love. Read about Philip & Safiyyah who met on Twitter. Coming from very different backgrounds and religions, they had the courage to quit jobs, move continents and handle family opposition to make their love survive. Married four months after they met, they took the shortcut to happy ever after! What an incredible journey they have experienced. Read on…

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We Hitchhiked into Love

Perhaps we shouldn’t listen when people say, “Don’t talk to strangers.” Perhaps we should not only talk to them, but we should also take their advice and even invite them to stay in our house for a few days. Perhaps that’s how love comes into our lives. Read the crazy love story about how these two full-time hitchhikers, who unknowingly had the same dream, hitchhiked into each other’s lives… Names: Cynthia

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A One Way Ticket to Happy Ever After

Names: Blaire & Chris  Status: Engaged Been together since: May 2016 From Heartache to Big Break-ups Blaire: It was 2014 and I was living on a beautiful little boat in Vancouver, Canada. It was not the best of times as my long-term boyfriend and I had just broken up and I was quite disoriented. I didn’t know what I was doing with my life! Just at that time, I got a call

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A Man Always Knows From the Start…

Names: Selma & Tayfun Status: Married Been together since: 2015 Life Before My Real Life… I got married and moved to the States from Turkey in 2003. Unfortunately, it was an unhappy marriage. We went our separate ways and got divorced in 2010. Everything about my life had to be built back from scratch. I was continents away from my family and this was a phase that I had to go through alone.

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I was 16 and he was 30 but nothing could stop our love – Part 3

Names: Emel & Alpay Status: Married Been together since: 1968 (This touching love story spans over 4 decades so we have divided it into 3 parts. Click for part 1 and part 2.) On the road to recovery… It was now 2005. By nature, Alpay was always full of life and bursting with energy. At work,  they used to always consult him first before making any decisions. With the factory and his job now gone he

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I was 16 and he was 30 but nothing could stop our love – Part 2

Names: Emel & Alpay Status: Married Been together since: 1968 (This touching love story spans over 4 decades so we have divided it into 3 parts. For part 1 click here and part 3 click here.)  Putting love into our lives every single day… The political and economic climate was changing in Turkey and we found ourselves dancing on the outskirts of a financial crisis. My son was attending a private high

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I was 16 and he was 30 but nothing could stop our love – Part 1

Names: Emel & Alpay Status: Married Been together since: 1968 How we met… I was in my last year of school in Istanbul Nisantasi High School for Girls. I must have been 15 or 16 and the year was 1965 or ’66. Back then, you were either in the maths or literature department. I was doing maths. I was an enthusiastic, happy student. I had many friends whom I loved

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True love stories

“I didn’t believe in crazy love or fairy tales until it happened to me…”

UPDATED – The cynicism caused by years in unhappy relationships, wrong choices and bad experiences is not an easy one to get over. And how we are also influenced by memories of our childhood… It is difficult to keep the hope alive in an environment and past that has been so painfully arid. But when love has decided to make its way towards you there is nowhere to run, much

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I went on Tinder and broke all my rules – thank God I did!

“But you’re going to leave, why bother dating? And on Tinder of all places?!” Logic was nagging as usual. “Shush!” she said and listened to the voice of her intuition instead saying, “Just give it a try, who knows? Look, he seems lovely, yes, he’s bare-chested, but swipe right, just see what he’s like, forget those rules you made…”. And that’s how the fairy tale began. Read on… Names: Danielle

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I thought he was an annoying, conceited know-it-all and he felt the same about me. Three months later we were married!

  Nobody likes a brake-up, especially when it comes at the end of deep, stormy, 8-year relationships. Add to that the respective ages of the people involved: both being above 40 and 50 at the time… But everybody loves a story that ends with finding true love and getting married 3 months after that. Read on for the true love story of Nur & Askin.   Names: Nur & Askin

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The long lost feelings of love returned when I met her

Sometimes love begins with multiple challenges. Our anonymous story is about a lovely couple who were over 40 and 60 when they met. They were separated via jobs, culture and countries but joined via the heart. Great obstacles were on the way to their union. In this struggle between love and circumstance, guess which emerged victorious? Read on for this touching story of making the impossible possible with love. Names:

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If you do not love yourself how can you love another?

Names: Cathy & Earle Status: Married Been together since: 1971 Cathy: It was August 1971. I met Earle when we started working for a mail machine company in Washington DC in the same department. I was the ‘important’ secretary of the big manager and he as the ‘lowly’ employee who used to answer service calls when someone had a technical problem like machine jams. We started on the same day, a Monday,

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For the first time in a long time I felt deeply understood

Names: Meltem & Hakan Status: Married Been together since: 1996     Meltem: We met in Ankara, Turkey, in the modern music choir. Three years went by and we didn’t even notice each other as we were both in committed relationships with other people at the time. As fate would have it, we both ended up getting separated from those partners. I guess that was when the wheels of destiny were subtly

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They said, “You can get married tomorrow,” and now we are 3…

Names: Metin & Vita Status: Married Been together since: 2014 Metin: I had just returned to Turkey from Thailand and was not in the best of places emotionally. I found I was staying home a lot, I was not feeling happy and could sense dark clouds above me. I was on Facebook one day talking to my friend Mustafa, who lives in New York. As we were chatting, I saw photos

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Couples who fell in love at the workplace

It all felt so right – it really was that simple

Names: Roxana & David Status: Married Been together since: 1999   Roxana: We met at work. We started working for Bose on the same day and met when we went for our orientation together – June 23rd, 1997. We exchanged our first words during our coffee break where we ended up sitting opposite each other. We discovered we had similar backgrounds with his parents being Syrian-Lebanese and myself being raised in Dubai.

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Age doesn't matter when it comes to love

Age doesn’t matter – love has no limits.

Names: Esma & Eray Status: In a relationship Been together since: 2011   I have been involved in politics for over 30 years. My story begins during the elections. There were many meetings going on so my phone was always on, just in case. One night, early 2011, at 4:20 am I received a message. It was a beautiful poem of love. I was wondering who in the world would send

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We still can’t believe how we finally managed to get together

Names: Figen & Kemal Status: Married Been together since: 1965 or 1993 Kemal: It was around 1965. I was 5 or 6 and we lived in Istanbul. Figen’s parents had just separated. My father decided to take them under his wings and into our home. There was Figen, her mother and her elder sister, who was my age. Figen was cross-eyed when she was a child and although her sister was considered

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Sometimes it takes a while, like 32 years

Names: Nicole & Philip Status: Married Been together since: 1981 or 2011 It was 1981. I was living in Holland and was going to the USA for Christmas to spend it with my best friend Barbara. She wrote me a letter before I arrived saying she knew this really lovely guy and that we had to get together. She was telling me how gorgeous he was and apparently, she was telling

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just married Dubai wedding Couple with a real love story

All those years I never realized he liked me!

Names: Carmen & Aaron Status: Married Been together since: 2012  Aaron: It was 14th July 2009. I was living in a villa in Dubai and we loved hosting theme parties. The theme this year was space and as one of the hosts, I was making a big effort with my costume and was dressed up as Buzz Lightyear. Carmen was dressed as a Martian girl. I spent most of the night

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Hawaiian ceremony Korean Swiss wedding

There is a story and it has to do with destiny

Names: Eunjung & Yves Status: Married Been together since: 2011 Yves: I was having a challenging time during 2010. I had a breakdown and left behind absolutely everything that had defined me and my life up until that point and headed into a void, letting go of everything. I arrived in Kaua’i in Hawaii at the start of 2011. The traumatic phase I was in manifested itself physically and I

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South African love story in Dubai

How interlinked we had been without knowing it – a love story in Dubai

Names: Monique & Quinton Status: Engaged, (Updated 2015) Married, (updated 2016) Became parents.  Been together since: 2013 About 14 months ago a mutual friend sent me a message saying that one of his good friends, Quinton, was moving to Dubai, where I live. He asked if I could show him around. I said, “Sure!” He arrived a month before he was to move just to sign his contract. We met the day

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My life has got twists and turns that I never imagined possible!

Names: Valentina & Leo Status: Widowed Been together since: 1966 or 1980 until 1997 I am not going to lie, my story has got twists and turns that I never imagined possible, life played cruel jokes on me and then showered me with blessings again. Looking back at the journey of my true but crazy love, I smile and the warmth fills my heart, because I know that I did

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When you meet ‘The One’ you actually know it

Names: Refika & Rudi Relationship status: Married Been together since: 2005 Our story began in December 2005. Actually, the universe had apparently started working for us before that but I had no idea! It had become a regular annual event to have dinner with our salsa group every December. That year we were running late. I kept urging them to arrange it. We finally got it organized at my dear

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True love stories about happy couples

I wished for him and my wish came true

Names: Ates & Gulsen Relationship status: Married Been together since: 1962 I was 17 and Ates was 23. We met in law school in Ankara, Turkey in 1962. Ates was climbing up the stairs and started talking to my friend who was standing next to me. He completely ignored me for quite a few minutes and for some strange reason I wished from the bottom of my heart for this young,

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Happy couple that met on a blind date

I married my blind date’s friend

  Names: Gulay & Korky Status: Married Been together since: 2002 My husband Korky and I met in 2002 in a city that belonged to none of us, a city that I loved and he happened to hate so much, Ankara in Turkey. I was trying to be set up on a subtle blind date with a friend of my sister’s as I was in town for a few days and Korky was

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True story of happily married couple

I dreamt of him every week for 10 years!

Names: Melissa & Mike Status: Married Been together since: 2010 or 1994 years – depends how you look at it. Mike and I were high school sweethearts, actually for me it was junior high. We saw each other at a party when I was fourteen and he was seventeen, but we didn’t speak and I was on my way out. Later, when a mutual friend conveyed the message that this random

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