Ismael Reyes, Chante Thyssen

November 19, 2012


Ismael, 32, is a security officer. Chante, 24, is a teacher’s aide. They live in Riverdale, Md.

The Main Event: The tied the knot Nov. 11 at a banquet hall in Potomac, Md.

How They Met: On Singlesnet.com. “All thanks to my BFF for telling me about this dating website,” Chante says.

First Impressions: “I was a bit turned off on our first date because he was late, but at the end he swept me off my feet when he gave me a bunch of red roses and told me he was late because he was searching for the perfect flowers.”

First Date: Uncle Julio’s in Bethesda.

How He Proposed: At a botanical garden.

Their Song: “African Queen,” by 2Face Idibia. “She is from South Africa, therefore she is my beautiful African queen.”

When He Knew: When she started taking him to her church.

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