Pat and Ann in a good relationship walkingPat and Ann – so happy and in love

Pat and Ann wrote to give us an update on their story.  We were thrilled to hear they are extremely happy and love each other very much. Read it in their own words:-


I joined Friends First in September 2020.  Previous to joining Friends First, I had joined another dating site but was not happy with the way the agency worked. I happened to see an advertisement for Friends First and decided to contacted them and after they explained how they operated I joined.  I found them to be friendly, very well organized and ready to help.  I have to say it was the best decision I had made in a long time. When I received my first lot of  profiles I contacted one lady but the distance between us was too great. Ann was the second lady I contacted,  she lived in the next county over from mine. I sent her a text explaining who I was and giving her some details.  She replied agreeing to have a chat on the telephone later that evening and asked if I would send a copy of my profile which I did.  We spoke to each other that evening and enjoyed the conversation very much. Even though we had not yet met, we found that we enjoyed similar interests, likes and dislikes.  One of our mutual interests was exploring places of interest and vintage cars. I have a vintage car, a 1978 MGBGT and we go together on rallies. We  talked to each other everyday for the next week and then we Facetimed.  After a week or so we agreed to meet at first in a park we both knew.  When I first saw Ann in person, I thought she was attractive and interesting. We have been together ever since from then. I am so glad that I found FF and am thankful for the advice and guidance that Katherine and Sarah offered.  It was very professional while friendly. We both look forward now to the future.


I had been a widow for sometime when my daughter encouraged me to think about joining a dating site.  I wasn’t too sure about it but did start looking at some sites and this is how I came across Friends First. When reading about them and what they offered I knew this was what I wanted.  The service was excellent, Katherine and Sarah were happy to help and offer guidance when needed.  I joined in May or June 2020 and received my first lot of profiles. Taking their advice I studied the profile and contacted quite a few gentlemen.  I found that a couple had already met someone, some others did not reply and one said that I was too far away.

Then on the 25th September I received a text from Pat. He explained that he had received my profile and wondered if I would be interested in contact with him.  I replied that I would and asked him to send me his profile.  We agreed to that he would call me that evening which he did. I found out that he lived in County Cork which is the county next to me. We talked for ages that evening and found we had similar likes and interests. We continued chatting on the phone for a week and then we facetimed each other. After a while we decided to meet each other in person so we chose a park which we both knew fairly near to me. Pat is a very kind, considerate person and we thoroughly enjoy each others company. Our future together is very promising to both of us and my thanks to Friends and it particular, Katherine and Sarah for their professionalism and readiness to help with any queries.

“I was very impressed with the pack and it was very helpful.”


“It’s been good talking to you – it’s given me a lot of confidence.”


“Thank you for encouraging me to increase my age range. If I hadn’t done that we’d have never met”

(Val 61 retired)

“Dear Katharine,  Thank you for the revised profile.  I was amazed at the detail that you recorded!  I think you have made a good job of it.”

(Terry, Schools support work)

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