Sarah Robinson and Jillian O'Brien were a zero-percent match based on OkCupid's analytical engine. But from the very first moment they met on a Friday night in December 2013, they've been inseparable. Even when Jillian was hospitalized and diagnosed with bipolar II disorder just six months into their relationship, Sarah refused to leave. Instead, they've clung to each other for support. The 26-year-olds got engaged in October 2014 and are planning a fall 2016 wedding.
Sarah: "In my relationships before, I was always the idealist. I just believed in love so much that I almost sacrificed myself for the relationship, because I cared so much about the other person without seeing that there wasn't the same sort of care back. I view Jillian as a light in my life. She showed me a new way of being. I really like our relationship because we're both sort of connected in a spiritual way. Eight months after we knew each other, I'd be like, 'Jillian, don't you want to get married?' I just kept asking her because I think commitment is important. If we are going to be together forever, or for a really long time, being engaged makes me feel more secure in the relationship."
Jillian: "If I want to be happy and continue to grow, then I want to spend my life with her. There's always been growth between us, like helping each other find our path and supporting each other on whichever path we've chosen as individuals. I'm more open with expressing emotions now. I'm definitely more stable and motivated and connected to my future. Before, I was just kind of falling down a rabbit hole. I'm just happy when she's around. It's hard to put into words. People will say that on commercials for Match.com like, 'We were just connected.' But we are and we know it, so there's already this thick layer of trust."