Story: Love and romance

Finding great happiness

Finding great happiness

Sally and Bill met via an internet dating site in mid-2008. She lived in Christchurch and he in Auckland. They were able to meet face-to-face the next week when Sally was in Auckland on business. After a planned one-hour coffee turned into a four-hour non-stop talk fest, they agreed to try an every-other-weekend-by-jet romance to see if a lasting relationship would develop. The outcome was great happiness, despite the challenges of moving between two cities. They married in early 2010.

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Rosemary Du Plessis, 'Love and romance - Marriage arrangements and dating', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 September 2023)

Story by Rosemary Du Plessis, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 1 May 2017