Did you know you can find love through Classic FM? Join these five loved-up couples who did just that

17 July 2019, 09:33 | Updated: 25 July 2019, 09:29

Classic FM Romance
Classic FM Romance. Picture: Getty

Unlucky in love and just wish you could find your fellow Brahms enthusiast to settle down with? Look no further than Classic FM Romance – it worked for these guys…

Classic FM Romance has been going for 10 years – yep, for 10 whole years we’ve been matching modern Bachs with their Anna Magedalenas, Claras with their Schumanns and Brittens with their Pears…

To celebrate Classic FM Romance turning 10, we revisit five of our favourite stories of couples that have found love through the dating site (and warmed our collective hearts).

  1. Haydn Giffney

    “After a couple of failed marriages and other relationships I thought at 68 years of age I would never find that someone special ever again.

    “How wrong could I be? Not only is my new lady someone special but she has turned out to be the love of my life. We met on Classic FM Romance some four and a half years ago and although from quite different backgrounds we seem to hit it off from day one.

    “My now partner had lost her husband the previous year and was prompted by a family member to join this dating site. I met two other lovely ladies on your site but mainly because of travelling distance, things didn’t quite work out.

    “My message is that no matter how old you are, never give up as there are some wonderful genuine people out there looking for someone just like you. So a big thank you to Classic FM for bringing me and my partner together.”

    Read more: online dating success for Classic FM Romance

  2. Barbara and Philip

    “It’s been four years together, almost. It’s nice to look back… we can’t imagine life being anything else. We will have been married three years in January, and we still feel like newlyweds!

    “We had a lovely wedding on the beach and everyone was cheering! It was perfect. And of course, they loved our story of meeting on Classic FM Romance – Philip was a considered a bit of a Prince Charming...

    “We felt really safe and comfortable knowing that we could switch off at any time – but we’re very glad neither of us did! Our plans next? We’d like to go to New Zealand… there isn’t a bucket list big enough!

    “Had we not met on Classic FM Romance, this fairytale would still be yet to happen, we’d have been ships in the night. Thank you so much for your part in this wonderful future I have with my dear sailor.”

    Classic FM Romance
    Classic FM Romance. Picture: Classic FM
  3. Pat and Val

    “How wonderful life is since we met. We were both married for over 40 years and lost our spouses to cancer. They are not forgotten but loneliness is dreadful, so we are delighted to feel able to move forward together. We both agree that the approach of the Classic FM site is excellent and assists people to go through the process in a comfortable way.

    “I signed up to Classic FM Romance and had a reply from Val within three days of joining. We met up on 31 March 2016 and immediately knew we wanted to take things further. A few months later I proposed at King’s College Chapel in Cambridge as I thought it would be a place we would remember. She said yes! We married in January this year and Val moved in with me. We are delighted with our use of Classic FM and encourage others to give it a go.”

    More: quiz – what sort of musician should you date?

  4. Paul and Joanne

    “For our first date Paul took me to see Madness at the O2, which was fantastic as we both love Madness and ska music more generally. Afterwards, to avoid traffic jams we had a walk alongside the Thames where we kissed and realised this was it.

    “We are getting married on 23 December, and will exchange rings made using the gold from my father’s signet ring, who passed away 18 years ago. This will be followed by a wedding meal at our favourite Turkish restaurant, and then a party and cake for 150 friends.

    “Our honeymoon will be spent at home with our two dogs, the fire and lots of delicious things to eat. As for the future, we’re planning to buy a motor home and tour the UK with our dogs Paddy and Freddy!”

    More: quiz – what kind of music are you destined to marry?

  5. Alison and John

    Read more: a musician went on a date (a story for music nerds)

    “Thank you Classic FM Romance.

    “We have just been to the Cotswolds and Oxford for the weekend to celebrate our wonderful first six months together.

    “The first six month ‘overture’ predicts a brilliant ‘symphony’ ahead. To borrow a phrase ‘if music be the food of love ... play on!’

    “Thank you for bringing us together and for helping us to create so many happy memories.”

Classic FM Romance has been turning solos into duets for 10 years and sees 9,500 messages exchanged every week. Click here to sign up now.

Classic FM Romance
Classic FM Romance. Picture: Classic FM