We met online on a gaming system. Playstation 3 to be correct. We frequently ran into each other on the system. He was a nice guy and I enjoyed talking to him. One day he asked for my number, I didnt think much of it. We spent 3 hours on the phone that night just talking about everything. He turned into one of my close friends, about as close as someone could be when you're actually 16 hours away. He had mentioned that he was single, but I didn't think much of it. You know it was just small talk to me. One day we were in the middle of chatting when he asked if I would ever consider dating him. I was flabbergasted. I had seen his pictures and I thought he was attractive..but I had never thought of having a relationship with someone so far away. I brushed him off, saying that I didn't think a relationship between the two of us would work. Months passed by and he slowly made his way inside my heart. I turned giddy when my phone would ring and I would hear his voice. He told me that he thought about me all the time and that I should reconsider dating again. I was stubborn to say the least. I told him that I wanted to meet him in person before I would decide anything. A month later, I was taking my first flight out of many to visit him. I want to say that our meeting was magical...but it was a bit awkward. I completely walked past him at the airport and we sat at dinner, mostly silent. We were both pretty shy and it was some painful silence considering that we knew wayyy too much about each other. As the night progressed, we became more relaxed and I realized that he was a great guy and worth the distance. We became a couple that night. 6 months later after a challenging long distance relationship, I packed my things and moved half way across the US to be with him. Fast forward to the present, we've been together for 2 1/2 years. While its certainly no fairy tale, he makes me feel like a princess everyday. Although its always challenging to explain to people how we met, I rest easy knowing that I made the right decision by taking a chance to be with him.