“It was a tremendous boost to my somewhat wounded self-esteem to be approached by such a beautiful woman,” he recalls.
“However, it was the ensuing conversation that evening that made her irresistible—I found her absolutely fascinating.” The beautiful woman, Perri, was equally entranced by the man she saw walk in the door more than an hour before she gathered the courage to speak to him.
“And I lucked out.” After more than a year with the service and meeting several people, Uli was matched with Gary.
A delightful phone conversation led to an in-person meeting, which went extremely well.
In July 2005, Gary and Perri were married in the groom’s childhood church, surrounded by 150 family members and friends.
“It was Perri who, in a matter of hours, turned me around mentally and got me looking to the future.” While Perri was not looking for a husband that pivotal evening at Cowboys, she did feel that she would walk down the aisle again at some point in her life.After some casual chitchat, the two shared a couple of spins around the dance floor and ultimately decided to head out for a cup of coffee so they could continue getting to know each other.At the end of the evening, Gary wrote Perri’s number on the back of a Waffle House ticket and promised to call—even though he had not even thought about entering the dating scene again.Today, with three years of marriage behind her, Uli happily encourages people over the age of 40 to turn to the help of a professional in their search for love.In fact, she even founded her own Atlanta-based upscale matchmaking service, Sterling Introductions, which also has an office in New York City.