Website Success Story!
Email received 12/27/2010
Dear Becca, I wasn't sure exactly where to send this to, so I hope this gets to you! I just wanted to thank you so much, this site is not only brilliant, but because of it, I met a guy who could very well be my soulmate. I've always had the greatest affection for British guys in general, so when one of my friends on Facebook posted about this site on their wall, I joined it. It looked like most of the guys were in the UK, so I figured I'd only really find a good pen pal...anything else didn't seem feasible. I chatted with a few people, and it was fun. But then I exchanged some of the most fun, brilliant, clever emails with one guy in particular. From the start, his emails lit up my day. Our emails grew in length, until we reached upwards to 18 pages (single spaced in word, they would reach 18 pages). I only tried to consider him a lovely pen pal, as he lives in the UK and I in Georgia, but I couldn't help my leaping heart anytime I saw his name in my inbox. So then we moved to Skype. And after weeks of talking for 4 hours a night, we couldn't deny it anymore. We really fell in love. And now he's coming to visit me for the New Year! We're going to make this work somehow. Even if it's long distance for a while, we've already started chatting about options... So thank you. Thank you for helping me find my dream guy. I'd be more than happy to share my story if it was necessary...just email me or something for more details, etc. if you needed to. Happier than I've ever been, Diana
Email received 01/07/2011
I'm so, so, so sorry it's taken me so long to get back to you. Things got very busy as you could imagine with me planning James' (that's his name) arrival.
I'm at work so I can't write for too long, but in a word, it was wonderful. We had a really lovely time together, and he's going to try and come back in February. I just got a new job so I have no vacation time practically. The long distance thing is rough....
He and I started chatting on November 2nd. My DBG profile is Princessdi_323 and his is skysurfer.
It's not "perfect" by any means. It's rough, the long distance thing, and there's a lot of hurdles to cross. But one thing I think he and I both agree on is that even if it doesn't end up working out in the end, we've been able to find someone we care greatly for and someone who returns the respect, admiration, and love we both want. Plus, we have the most wonderful time talking about all of your brilliant little British phrases and differences between America and England :p Even if it doesn't work out, it's already been one of the most rewarding experiences ever.
So thanks so much for that chance. :)
We took this picture at the airport minutes before he had to leave, so we were a bit weepy. How soppy is that? (Diana has asked us not to publish this picture for the public)
Anyway, thanks again, and let me know if you have any questions, etc.
Email received 01/08/2011
Hey Ben & Becca,
As you know, myself and Diana had a really great time together last weekend, and we both really want to thank you guys for enabling us to meet someone we both care dearly about. I’ve decided to contact you too, just to add authenticity, and also as I would like to add my personal thanks.
As Diana mentioned, things are far from perfect, purely due to the distance. When we are together, it’s like life could never be better, so we’re going to work our hardest to give things the best chance possible. We have the most fantastic conversations on skype, and inboxes stuffed with the longest, most incredible emails imaginable, so really can’t thank you enough for facilitating this.
Diana and James
Becca and Ben - The Inter-Continental Romance That Started It All
It all started in 2005 when Becca, who originally hails from Connecticut, was studying abroad in London. She had come to England to experience a foreign city and meet new and interesting people. Finding the man she would eventually marry was not high on her list.
After several months of enjoying British life, touring Europe and generally having a great time, Becca found herself out one night with friends at The Loop, a London Bar off of Oxford Street.
Also at The Loop that night was Ben, a Brit through and through. Ben was living in London, having grown up in the English countryside on his family's farm. He had moved to the city to live the life of a swinging British bachelor. Well, he was British and a bachelor. The swinging part is up for debate.
DRINKS, DANCING, AND SMOKE MACHINES.
Having purchased a bottle of The Loop's finest cheap wine, Ben was heading back to his friends, when, through the haze of a smoke machine, he spotted Becca.
Ben sauntered over, and noticing that Becca was American, introduced himself in his most charming British accent. Becca, who has a keen eye for bollocks, saw through the posh act immediately. Always the consummate salesperson, Ben didn't back down, and with the aid of his charming smile and winning accent, pitched himself like nobody's business.
No one knows exactly what transpired, but eventually, Ben's annoying persistence wore Becca down. The pair began a whirlwind romance that spanned the next six months.
CHAMPAGNE, VERTIGO AND DIAMONDS.
After extending her stay to spend more time with Ben, the time finally came for Becca to return to the States. Two days before she was set to leave, Ben took Becca to a champagne bar at the top of Tower 42, named "Vertigo". It was here, atop one of London's tallest buildings, that Ben proposed and produced the smallest diamond on record with what little funds he could pull together. Becca, of course, said yes.
The next ten months were hard for Becca and Ben, who were now on different sides of the Atlantic. They traveled back and forth to see each other every six weeks. Eventually, Ben was accepted into a Master's program in New York City and was able to move to the States.
This still meant frequent travel, as Becca was at University in Connecticut for a further three years.
NEW YEARS EVE, WEDDING, HONEYMOON IN RIO.
All the back and forth finally paid off when Becca and Ben were married on New Years Eve 2008/2009.
When Becca graduated the following May, she moved to join Ben in Manhattan, where unfortunately things didn't work out, and they are living separate lives.
Just kidding! What kind of success story would that have been?
They are currently living in the Upper West Side, happily ever after.
Though Becca and Ben did not meet on this website, their union inspired many of Becca's friends, who are now looking for British guys of their own. Becca and Ben decided to create DateBritishGuys.com to introduce American women to British men, and perhaps write a few more success stories along the way.
Ben & Becca
An International Love
Ladies and Gentlemen of DateBritishGuys.com,
did you hear that chiming in the distance? If you guessed it was wedding bells, then you guessed right! We are pleased to announce that two of our own, the lovely Erinn and her handsome prince Adrian, are engaged! Erinn and Adrian met right here on DateBritishGuys.com and it was love at first click. Read on to hear how the happy couple met, and remember, your one true love could only be one search result away!
Thanks to you, I am sending in a success story. I can't believe I am the lucky one writing this to you, instead of reading it from someone else in my inbox. It was just about a year ago, when I first joined DateBritishGuys.com. I've always dreamed of finding my Englishman, and was delighted to find your site.
Bravely I signed up as 'Booklioness'. I was amazed at the amount of people with the same dream: to find the love of their life "Across the Pond". After overcoming my shyness, I eventually started searching and responding to messages. But one stood out to me immediately: 'CuriousFrog'. From the moment we began communicating, I knew it was right.
We proceeded with a barrage of messages, email, text, chatting, and video calls. We were in constant communication and soon planned to meet in the U.S. of A. We did this by arranging a ten-day road trip across America in a convertible Camero. It was the best time of my life. It could not have been any better.
Since then, I have visited him in Blighty twice, and he has returned 'home' three times. We are now engaged, and awaiting approval of our K-1 visa (estimated in August!). It's thanks to you that I met my soul mate. I've heard it said before by others and never truly believed it was possible, but genuine love is out there, if we are persistent in pursuing our dream. I've attached a photo of us...it demonstrates how blissfully happy I am. (See tumblr/facebook and success story page for photo)
Thank you for having this site available to us. Without you, who knows if we'd have been able to meet?
Erinn and Adrian a.k.a 'Booklioness' & 'CuriousFrog'."
Congrats Erinn and Adrian from all of us at DBG! We wish you many years of happiness.
Erinn & Adrian
Love is in the air!
I was just writing to tell you THANK YOU! Because of your site, it put me into contact with the GREASTEST guy I think I have ever met in my whole life. He messaged me, I'm pretty sure, on the first day or two of me joining the site in June. I ended up e-mailing him, and we exchanged a quite a few e-mails over a 2-3 week period. I badgered him (lol) into adding me onto FaceBook, so that we could use an application on our phones called Voxer, that lets you voice chat and text chat. We both heard each other's voice for the first time, and we both went 0_0 :D. We talked on there all day long, every single day, from that point on. We'd talk til' it was early evening my time, and late his time. I'd wake up to messages from him and immediately message him. And we would talk all day from there. We sent pictures, voice chat, and talked...we shared life stories, likes, dislikes, music.... And it didn't take long before we were both feeling and thinking the same things. I knew I had already went past falling for him. When I told him, he was ecstatic because he felt the same exact way. He's planning a trip very soon to come see me, and I can't wait. He won't tell me the dates because he wants to surprise me, and it's driving me crazy (but in a good way!) He's sweet, funny, spontaneous, loves me for me, and doesn't see my imperfections as imperfections. I don't care what we have to do, how long I have to wait, this is the guy for me! Thank you thank you thank you for making it possible! Jennifer
Hi DBG, I wrote previously to you about a guy on here that I met, and how we have been talking non-stop since then, and how we are very much in love now, and planning on meeting, etc. I just wanted to throw a heads up. I took my profile down when I realized I wanted no one else, but my profile name was JenJen25, and he is still on here as saladfingers00. My name is Jennifer, and He is Benjamin. I just wanted to inform you, so you didn't think it was a fake e-mail haha...I dont' know where else to send this stuff, so I hope it reaches you. Thanks again! Jen
Jennifer & Benjamin
Met through DBG in Summer 2011
Great seeing you at the royal wedding party back in April, I had a great time and so did my friend Carl who came across the pond with me.
Anyway I was talking to a girl who I made contact with via your website, mostly just recommendations for cool places I could eat, drink and hang out etc.
As I happened to be in NYC a few days before the party we decided to grab a pint at an Irish place. We hit it off great and had a great night out, we met up several times whilst I was in the country.
Six months after that initial email I am writing you an email from her laptop in the UK, to say thank you. We are very much in love and have made plans to be together throughout the coming year; including me living over there in the summer and raising a glass with her at new year.
There is a pint waiting for you from both of us when you want it! Anyway once again thanks for helping us to find each other.
Take care, Jon & Kristi
Jon & Kristi