BY TRISHA SAKHUJA
A Queens married couple showed their everlasting love when they were featured on a brand new eHarmony float in the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif., on New Year’s Day.
The float is meant to inspire those looking for love in the New Year by bringing seven of the more than 600,000 married couples that have found true love on eHarmony to celebrate finding “Everlasting Love” at the annual Rose Bowl Parade.
At one point, both Dyna, 33, and Nehemie Juleus, 40, never believed in “happily ever after,” but by finding one another on eHarmony, it changed their way of thinking.
“Finding one another on eHarmony not only made us believe in having our own happy ending, but also made us realize how special our bond is and that it doesn’t come easily,” Dyna said.
Dyna and Nehemie’s love story is unique, because Dyna, originally from Springfield Gardens, decided to send out one last message to a match before withdrawing from the online dating site, and that message was to Nehemie.
“His profile was appealing and of course, he’s attractive,” Dyna said. “Within a week, we were on the phone constantly and within two weeks, we had our first date. During this time, we shared so much of our similarities, like, our Haitian background, our ambition to succeed and our joy of laughter.”
Nehemie and Dyna’s first date took place at a Thai restaurant in Manhattan. “Instantly, when we met, there was chemistry,” Dyna said.
Even though Dyna is from Queens and her husband is from Roselle Park, N.J., they would drive two hours each way in traffic to see each other, on average four times a week.
They soon fell in love and Nehemie proposed to Dyna in Times Square about six months later.
“I cried tears of joy because it is an amazing feeling to know that the man I love and adore feels the same and wants me as his wife,” Dyna said.
The couple later tied the knot in April 2012.
Dyna said their love is everlasting because, “When we feel like we can’t love each other more than we do at that moment in time, God reveals to us time and time again that we have so much love to give.”
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