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For those ladies still skeptical about online dating, look to Essence Atkins for inspiration. The actress, who starred on the long-running shows “Smart Guy” and “Half & Half” and stole scenes in the comedic films “How High” and “Dance Flick,” is set to wed later this month, just 19 months after finding her boyfriend on a dating website.  She messaged Jaime Mendez on Valentine’s Day of 2008, and he proposed just a year later. The pair is preparing to walk down the aisle later this month. Congratulations to them and if looking for love, take a chance here.

No photos of her new man have surfaced yet, but here’s a few of Essence and two of her best friends you just may recognize:

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