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"I will say when I started my pages about 9 months ago it took me a good month before I started seeing interest from people, and actually I have been exceedingly lucky to have found (just 2 months after I started) a wonderful man. But even he has been on this site (and in the many different passions) for years and has had off and on very hit and miss interactions. Even when we first started talking, I treated him very poorly, I was snippy and he even at one point said "I think I have a crush on you" and I told him "Oh, crushes are crushes, you'll get over it." I'm lucky that he kept on talking, cause now we're planning a life together."
"Hi, I just want to say that I met a wonderful man on your Native American Passions page in 2006. I was in Australia and he was in Los Angeles at the time, and I never dreamed that anything would happen. But we are now married (since 2008), and very happy together here in Australia! I originally joined Native American Passions because I wanted a Native American pen friend, and I ended up finding the man of my dreams (he is Mexican but with a half-native grandmum)! And as a bonus, I also met a lovely Ojibwe lady through your website at the same time, we are now friends and have met three times! She was living in the SAME city as my husband! Thank you Passions Network!!" [Message received in Dec. 2014]
"On December 18, 2013, I started talking to a man and somehow we seemed to hit it right off the bat. We were on there for the same reasons and seemed to want and need the same things. It was only a few short weeks, then I went and picked him up a few hours away. We were married March 1, 2014. All is well. Thanks Senior Passions for being there. :)"
"I`ve been on passions for almost a year now, and within a few months I started making new friends, but more importantly I started developing feelings for this girl that I barely knew. We kept talking for a while and got to know each other on a deeper level than I chose to show to anyone else. Turns out we relate to one another almost to a T, I never thought something like this was possible, but it happened. Not only did I meet the person whom I eventually fell in love with, but I`ve met friends on here that I know will be friends for life. The environment, the people, their stories.. it`s all fascinating. Thank you for creating such a wonderful place where people can come and be themselves, meet new people and hopefully eventually find someone amazing like I did. "
"Met someone wonderful from a different room here. we had similar interests;started chatting,with more chatting;then phone calls,with more chatting/talking;for about 2+ months(figured we had the equivalent of multiple dates?). decided to meet(a public place);we really hit it off from there;and have been together ever since. so,yes,it can happen. some "guy"advice? dont be afraid to take a chance,step outside your comfort zone abit,be your true self,and tell the truth(a lies a terrible way to try to start a relationship) & have a nice,friendly(decent!)current photo of yourself(and only yourself...no one wants to see your ex,honestly!) oh,and have fun with this,ok? its all about love. not lust(lol) good luck to all!!"
"Hello to all on NAP, I am here to tell all that YES IT CAN HAPPEN. I met the most wonderful Man here on NAP. WE started communicating and we decided after a couple of months it was time to meet. Upon meeting in January we both Fell in Love and we were married on January 31st 2012. TO all who feel this site is not actually a dating and romace site, as you can see it CAN be!!!! I wish all of you the best in finding your true Love...."
"hey all! YES its true!! --------- and I were married on Jan.31,2012!! We were both single for many years,after meeting we fell in love! I want to tell everyone that it can happen and dont give up hope!!My best advice to everyone is be yourself,be honest,and dont let a chance pass you by! there is hope for everyone! We are so blessed to have found each other thru NAP,,THANKU NAP!!,,,so,,to everyone,,,never give up hope,because it will happen!! aho!!,,,--------- =======>!happyAbnak! "
"Hi peeps, Just thought I'd send you a thank you as I finally met the love of my life (------) through trekpassions. We have since moved in together and are looking forward to spending our lives with one another. Just thought we would send you this so that maybe it shows more skeptical people that internet sites such as this do work if people give them a try. Thanks guys, this wouldn't have been possible without you. Will keep you posted. Regards, Shane & Kelly."
"I haven't been a member very long on gothpassions, but my recent girlfriend thought it would be nice to tell you all how much we appreciate your site. Because of your totally free website, we happened to meet it each other and we both are in love with one another terribly. We both believe that if it wasn't for you guys, we would never had met. SO I want to thank you guys fully for doing what you do because I no longer feel the need to continue searching for my beloved and I hope to marry this gorgeous woman some day."
"i would just like to thank you for having this website.if it were not for y'all i would have not met the most wonderful man in the world.we have been together for a while now.and are hopelessly in love.i would like to send y'all some pics of us so u can see what y'all have done for us. thank you from the bottom of my heart i thought i would never find the one.after being on your site i think it was only a week i messaged a guy to say hi see if he needed a friend thats all and what i found out was that we had too many things in common to hold back we hit it off so well and are together forever.i am known on your trukerpassions as ------- he is ---------- just once again thank you u r a success in our book!!!!!we can not thank you enough for bringing us together"
"I've had my profile on several other pay sites in hopes of meeting that special someone. I cam upon your website upon accident, but signed up anyway. One of the men has really made quite an impression on me through this website. We have had several internet correspondences and have decided to take the next step by exchanging phone numbers. If it weren't for this website, I might never have met him. I want to say thank you."
"I used to be a member of this site and absolutely loved it. The only reason I am no longer on it is because I am in a relationship with someone I met on your site."
"Hello LargePassions, I just wanna say thank you. I (------) met Andy (--------) on your website and we're inseparable :) I never thought I would really, REALLY, fall in love in life, let alone over the internet. He emailed me in October and we exchanged numbers and before we knew it, we were falling in love. We exchanged gifts for Valentines, which I have never done before. Even though we live hundreds of miles away, he always made me smile and happy :) I went up to see him in March and we've been together since then. I know it's not been 5 months yet but I just wanna tell you that you guys, with your site, have made me extremely happy and wonderful. We're looking at me going to college up there for next year so we can live together. Thank you so much, I owe you! :) Lily"
"Dear Large Passions...I just felt I needed to write to you and express my eternal gratitude for your site. Around june 22 of this year I signed up and put my profile on your site. On the 24th I was sent a smooch from a woman in Idaho, I live in Washington... She had just joined that very same day. I messaged her back and we have been e mailing and talking on the phone ever since. I know it may sound cliche but it truly and without question is as if we have been waiting for one another our entire lives. We have fallen strangely, madly, passionately and deeply in love. It still blows me away and every day I am amazed by my more than good fortune..Neither one of us are naive and we both have lived through some very traumatic events in our lives. Without sounding too repetitive, we both feel that we were meant to be together and that our paths have been crossed thanks to you and the divine intentions of things beyond this world..I am going to be moving down to Idaho within the next 6 months or so.. I have to finish up some prior obligations.. and then we shall begin spending the remainder of our lives together.. I know it is hard to believe, but we know in our hearts that this is a rare example of happily ever after..I dont know... Im sure Im rambling but I just cant help it..She is honestly the most beautiful, amazing, compassionate and kind woman in the world.. Large Passions will forever have a special place in our hearts.. and I guess I just needed to let you all know that.. Thanks in part to you there are two people in this world who have found a happiness beyond description...I guess its as simple as that...Thank you doesnt even really begin to fully express my gratitude and appreciation for the part you have played... but It will have to do.. so....Thank You...Sincerely..Darren"
"I was on your website a couple of months ago and closed my account because your website worked...My account was ----- and I met ------- on this website...we are together now and I'moving in with him :)"
"would just like to thank punkpassions as i am now engaged to a match i found on here -------.....we decided to meet up after months of talking and got on so well we got together and here we are many months on now engaged. thankyou x"
"I just wanted to thank Large Passions for helping me find the love of my life. If this wasn't here, our relationship would have never been possible. Ever since Jermaine and I have met, it has been amazing. We clicked instantly, and we have so much in common with each other. I would have never thought, not even in a thousand years, that finding love online would be possible. But through this site he and I were able to connect and fall in love. Even though we have only been together for a short time, and live 5 hours apart, we are still making it work for us. And we are hoping for many more moons to show our love for each other. Thank you Large Passions for making this all possible. This is really amazing. Pauline"
"Hi. I am here to tell you my story. Well actually it is our story. I met the LOVE OF MY LIFE right here on Passions Network. I had been single for 8 years and thought I was just not going to find Mr Right. I had met a few men on dating sites but WOW they were NOT what I was looking for. I cant say I had a specific physical template to fill or an exact list of personality traits. I just knew I would know when I found him. I was about to give up. I thought maybe it just wasn't meant to be, I was about to throw in the towel and when I checked into my account here I seen a message from a guy I didn't give a chance when he first messaged me. I thought he looked mean or grumpy and I just wasn't willing to go through that again. But some little voice said to say hi anyway. He is nothing like my first impression. He is the most kind-hearted, loving, sincere, honorable man I have ever known. We started with just a few messages back and forth. Then we started chatting on that yahoo site. Soon we were exchanging phone numbers and talking constantly. He is an OTR Truck Driver and I a Psychology Student @ UW- Madison. The first one up would call the other and I would talk with him until he arrived safely at his destination. We shared EVERYTHING!! The good - the bad and oh yeah the ugly. It was strange at times, one of us would be saying that we felt this way about something and the other would chime right in and say "Me too!" We even started finishing each other's sentences. We both have gone through horrible relationships and bad marriages and talked openly and honestly about why they failed and our responsibility for their failures. We discussed spiritual beliefs and how we wanted a relationship that was loving and supportive and happy. How we would go about keeping such a relationship going. What was important to each of us and surprisingly enough we agreed on 99%. We were also brutally honest with each other, and still are. Honesty is the key. We believe that Love, Honesty and Communication are the bedrock of our relationship. We each believe that life must be lived with HONOR. You might think we are exactly the same but actually we are quite different. He is more worldly, I am a local kid. He has been in many parts of the world while I have only been to 6 or 7 states. He is Goth. I am more of a Hippy. He wears black. I love colors. Also something I NEVER thought would happen to me is he is younger than me, only 5 years but still younger. He has a small family. Mine is Large. He has a cat. Me a dog and a bird. He is not into sweets ( E-GADS! ) Me, I adore them. But it all comes out wonderfully. We balance each other out. Help each other in our short comings and daily life issues. Before we met in person I was already in love with this man. When we finally met in person I knew he was my soul mate. I had this wonderful feeling come over me the first time we held hands and when we hugged I finally had a face to put on all the dreams that I had about "the man of my dreams. So when you ask is my special someone out there? The answer is yes. Will you find him/her here on Passions Network. Maybe/ Maybe Not. But you can't sit there expecting him/her to come walking into your kitchen.....but then again you never know. Be honest, be careful but most of all be yourself!. It's not about money or what the other one can give you. It's about how sharing life with each other with the intent to make the other persons life the best it can be. Post a current Picture. Tell them you hate Country music or whatever but let them enjoy it because they love it. And remember always live with honor and always expect honor from your partner. And smile! Thank You Passions Network! Good Luck to ALL!!!"
"Christine & Rob met on Tattoo Passions, a dating and networking site specifically for those with a passion for ink. Rob asked Christine to marry him in the simplest of ways - "Nothing fancy. He's not that kinda guy". (I think the ring says otherwise - that is one gorgeous ring!)"The above testimonial was pulled from an article in Marry Me Ink
"Thank you. Thank you. This site has changed my life forever. I finally found my ohter half and it ws on the Passions I first signed up for, NAP (Native American Passions) will always hold a place in my heart. Just wanted to say keep looking and be open to it. Thanks again."