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I Am In An International Relationship

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    Usa<3 Germany

    7 years ago i met my now fiance at my High school, he was the foreign exchange student from Germany, we were 16 at the time. We started dating a couple of weeks after we met. We dated like any ordinary couple for 9 months before he had to return home. We used emails and phone...
    Mausi16 Mausi16 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 4, 2010

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    Us In Ca And Ireland Online Relationship

    I am a bit older than some of the people in the other stories that I have already read. I met him online on a forum we were both involved with, he emailed me privately asking a question and it turned into us emailing each other and forming a friendship. Neither of us had any...
    Kat47 Kat47 46-50, F 6 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    Met While Abroad

    I studied abroad in London during college and at first we kept in touch casually over Facebook messages, not expecting anything but over time we've visited eachother twice and are now exclusive, it's been over 2 years since we started dating in London. There have been times where...
    acrossthepond acrossthepond 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww A Pom Hahahahaha (kidding Baby)

    I am from Australia She is from England Such a match shouldn't work (she is a Pom HAHAHAHA). But that doesn't matter in the slightest to me. I think I can even teach her how to speak like an Aussie =)
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 24, 2010

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    Uganda and the U.s.

    Well, I am in a very long distance relationship. I had not planned on getting into another relationship after I had had some crash and burns. I was in a Christian chat I regularly frequent. I started talking with a nice guy. We decided to keep in communication by Yahoo...
    ChihuahuaSweetheart ChihuahuaSweetheart 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2009

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    U.s/England

    First, I would like to share a quote that has helped me very much, and will hopefully help you. "..contrary to what the cynics say, distance is not for the fearful, it is for the bold. It's for those who are willing to spend a lot of time alone in exchange for a little time with...
    xAlyssaMarie xAlyssaMarie 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 3, 2010

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    Costa Rica And California

    I met my boyfriend about nine months ago while I was studying abroad in Costa Rica. We only spent about two weeks together, but we continued to stay in touch after I left. For about six months we were just getting to know each other. Sometimes we would talk often, and sometimes...
    ChildoftheEarth ChildoftheEarth 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 12, 2012

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    USA/Ghana-- 7 years ago I went to Ghana with a

    Ghanaian-American guy I was dating at the time (let's call him Yaw). Since Yaw's main purpose in going to Ghana was to visit family and friends, he didn't have much time for me and left me in the care of his good friend (let's call him Kofi) pretty much every day. Lucky for me...
    Eureka54 Eureka54 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    In Love With China

    I met now my boyfriend at my work when I was studying abroad in Japan. I am Russian who lives in Germany and studying Japanese. He is Chinese who lived couple of years in USA and studying at Japanese university. Could it be more complicated?) But we found each other and now we...
    kamiya kamiya 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 24, 2010

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    2 Foreign Lovers, 3 Children Involved

    I am an American woman with a big problem. I'm in love with a French man. We met 3 years ago when he was visiting my city for military work. He is in the French Air Force. When we met, we spent 3 wonderful weeks together. I met him in July 2010. I have been to Paris twice...
    AngieBriera AngieBriera 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2013

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    Super Long Distance

    I met someone online 4 months ago completely by accident. I wasn't even going to talk to them for more than 10 min, but for some reason we continued to talk and eventually got to know each other really well. This is an US/Italy relationship. We haven't met yet, but we really...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Feb 7, 2010

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    Aus&us

    I am from Australia and my LDR boyfriend is from America. Although we may be from different countries and live miles away from each other, it doesn't change the way i feel about him emotionally as there is nothing of the physical side yet. There are no major differences between...
    StephLuvRick StephLuvRick 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 26, 2010

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    Kiwiland Love...

    My boyfriend is from New Zealand, and I am from the US.  We met at a summer camp we both work at two years ago.  This past summer, he's applied for a greencard to move over here to be with me and to have a change of pace.   We haven't been dating for very long, but...
    Anagik Anagik 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 22, 2009

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    Spain/us

    I met my boyfriend when I moved to a small city in Spain to work as a teaching assistant. I'm from the US, and our relationship has been challenging in so many ways. I'm his first girlfriend (he's 28) and he lives with his family (typical Spanish situation, especially with the...
    desdelaaldea desdelaaldea 22-25 2 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    To The Raven And To The Wind

    Be my Valentine I love you so! Be my sweetheart I'll never let you go! In the heat of the day And into the silent night I'll love you forever This is just our right. You light up my world This love is so divine Here's heaps of my lovin' You're always on my mind! Come be my...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 3 Responses Feb 14, 2013

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    I Love You Baby!

    Dancing in the sunshine Cavorting in the steady rain Tell me now my darling When will I see you again? Jumping on my king bed Lounging in my yard- I am getting wet now Are you getting hard? Nestling in your embrace Cuddled in your arms Being with you lover Sharing all my charms...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2013

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    Love of My Life

    I've been in an international relationship (UK/US) for 3 years now. We met online 4 years ago as co-workers. Since 2005, we have been going back and forth to live with one another. The longest period of time we've ever spent apart is 3 months. He's a wonderful person and I couldn...
    Chiru Chiru 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 17, 2008

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    U.s/london

    Well we just met, we are texting and talking on the phone. I am falling so hard so fast, we are in high school. I live in America and he is in London, he is the sweetest guy i have ever talk to, but i am scared too death! I like him, but i know this is going to be hard! I need...
    GirlInLovee GirlInLovee 16-17 3 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    It Gets Better :)

    We started dating while I was studying abroad my third year of college. After my year was up, I had to return to my home country and finish my last year so I could graduate. I needed the degree and to go on interviews so I could get a working visa to go back. I'd say the 1.2...
    jlk2 jlk2 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2013

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    France + Switzerland

    I'm French and my wife is Swiss. We met in Geneva when we both lived there.
    weirdcolor weirdcolor 36-40, M Aug 22, 2012

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    Canada/Australia

    I met my Candian boyfriend in Australia. He moved here with his family, but when I met him he was the only one left here as the rest went back some years earlier. When we started going out I knew straight on he planned to head back to be with his family, and if all worked out...
    expat2011 expat2011 26-30 2 Responses Jan 7, 2013

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    International Love Isn't Cheap...

    So... I met the most amazing man about 5 months ago, but the only problem is, I'm from Michigan, and he's from Germany. He was here on a 6 month internship, so I met him a month into his time here. It started as just an exciting international affair, but quickly turned into...
    wickedgurly wickedgurly 26-30 2 Responses Aug 30, 2010

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    I'm a 20 year old college student,

    working full time. Starting a little over a year and a half ago I began playing an online game. I wanted something to do in my spare time while I wasn't studying. The game was fun, I enjoy fighting games so it was perfect. There was a chat part to the game, but I didn't bother...
    EaterofDreams EaterofDreams 18-21, F Jan 9

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    British and Dutch

    I'm a Brit and he's Dutch. We met when he was living in North America and now we're living in France. We had a long-distance relationship for about a year before we decided to try living together and it went perfectly. Immigration was a bloody nightmare though! I don't think we...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 11, 2009

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    British Columbia And Washington

    We met through her mother's profile on a dating site in July of  '09. (I was more than a little suspicious). After messaging back and forth on my-space. We swapped emails and begun emailing back and forth. I quickly asked for a picture, not wanting to be rude I didn't ask...
    Notsuru Notsuru 22-25, M 1 Response May 14, 2010

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    British Columbia And Washington Continued

    I previously shared the bizarre circumstances surrounding the meeting of my girlfriend. Despite so many factors we found each other. I've decided to write this, well... I'm honestly not sure what's driving me to write this, nevertheless here I am typing away. As stated earlier...
    Notsuru Notsuru 22-25, M Mar 15, 2012

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    A Deutsch-amerikaner Relationship

    I met "Ralph" at a youth retreat. We both were volunteers there. We met in the back of the food line after I finished serving everyone. His accent was striking, intriguing and enticed my inquisitive, intellectual mind as I asked, "You have a lovely accent. Where are you from...
    violinchocolate violinchocolate 18-21, F Aug 28, 2013

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    Love No Matter The Differences.

    .From my early teens I had always found some black girls to be very attractive, but it was nothing more than just glances. I recall a time in my early 20's while out clubbing I saw a beautiful black girl with a lovely smile who I approached got talking too, had a few drinks and...
    Dave342 Dave342 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 3, 2013

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    Hello! Let Me Tell You About My Experience. Will You Tell Me About Yours?

    I was in a long distance relationship too. Five thousand miles away she was living in another country. I fell hard. Really hard. I was in Seoul, South Korea for two weeks working on a documentary and thats when I met her. We hit it off immediately, we had a lot in common, and...
    blhutson blhutson 22-25, M 4 Responses Dec 18, 2012

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    Mexico and France

     I am from Mexico. My boyfriend is from France. We met last fall in the US. He was doing a two month internship. I was there for an international exchange semester. We met at an international welcoming party and then talked at an international welcoming picnic. We spent a...
    laguna laguna 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2009

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    I'm a lesbian from US (Cali) that's with an

    Aussie. We've been in a relationship for almost 2 years. We met online and just hit it of straight away.. She came to visit me for 7 weeks, we traveled and had a great time together. Connected well, fell deeper in love with each other.. Anyway, I'm really struggling with not...
    StacefaceGal StacefaceGal 22-25, F Dec 26, 2013

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    International love.. I just wanted to update

    everyone on my current long distance international relationship. To recap, I met my boyfriend during the second semester of my 10th grade year in high school. He was a foreign exchange student from Germany and I from the USA. we were together in person for about 2 months before...
    kyrablue kyrablue 16-17, F Dec 27, 2013

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    UK/USA Relationship

    I've been involved in an online UK/USA relationship for 4 and a half years now. The distance is a pain but we get through it. Any others out there involved with someone from another country? Kirsty
    IrishDancinMum IrishDancinMum 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 5, 2007

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    I Love Ny- That's What He Says

    I Love England- That's what I say. I am in a international relationship with a guy from England. We met online and it was love at first sight. SERIOUSLY. He's coming out here at the end of the month and I am very excited! He's going to come back every so often for two years...
    Shellyzcool Shellyzcool 18-21 Sep 5, 2011

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    My Heart's Desire Is Far Away

    Come to me in the darkness When times are most severe Come to me in the dawning Cause I love you dear! Come to me when I am joyful Sharing with you my glee Come to me when I am longing Rest my head upon your knee. Come to me in the moonlight Come lay upon my pyre Close your...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    I Fell For An Aussie...

    I was 17 years old when we met, about to start my senior year in high school. He worked at a summer camp with a friend of mine and before the summer ended we were crazy about each other. Unfortunately, at the end if the summer he had to go back to Australia and I was left here in...
    LDloving LDloving 18-21, F Mar 22, 2013

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    Luxembourg

    Don't be surprised if you've never heard of this tiny country. I never had until I met my girl. In fact, when she told me where she was from, I thought it was a town in Germany. My girl is 100% Portuguese, born in Lisbon, but lives in Luxembourg. When I tell ppl I'm in a...
    ThatBitchKc ThatBitchKc 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 20, 2013

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    This Is Such An Odd Title For An Experience Group

    Makes me want to ask its members just how many nations they've been involved with.
    Nyxie Nyxie 51-55, F 18 Responses Mar 25, 2009

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