Thank You Xbox LiveI met him on xbox live in like 2009 or so, or late '08. We talked every now and then, and I always had a crush on him but I thought, "oh please, it's on xbox live. That's silly." also, he's quite younger than I am. I disregarded it, and would flirt every time we talked but it stopped there.
Then, some years later (the end of September) we start talking a lot again. There's an obvious connection between us, we continue to talk and become extremely close. Skyping every day with each other, and talking almost every day on xbox live. I had completely fallen for this boy.
I then decided I wanted to be near him, the town I lived in was a dead end, I had no job, no friends that lived there anymore. Nothing. I took a HUGE risk. I moved from Michigan to North Dakota just to be with him. I knew some of his friends on xbox, but otherwise I knew no on in real life. It all just fell into place though, I got a job before I even moved, and a cheap but amazing apartment.
The week I moved we made plans to meet each other, we were going to a move and Chinese along with his friends. Words cannot describe how nervous I felt. I drove up to the Chinese restaurant and waited, thinking, "what the **** am I doing?!". I saw him and his friends pull up and he got out of the vehicle. My heart skipped, my stomach flipped and all that ****. I couldn't believe it was him. I was looking AT him. We met up outside, and it was incredibly awkward but yet not that bad at the same time. We didn't talk a whole lot that evening but we ended up going driving for about two hours that night alone together. Once we were alone it was much easier, and we were very comfortable around each other. He said that he wanted to hug me so bad, so I asked him"why don't you?". That was it. Done. The second we hugged each other it was like I had known him my entire life. We both fell for each other that instant. We pretty much couldn't keep off of each other. Nothing sexual, just a lot of cuddling and hugging each other. Taking it all in. It was better than I could have EVER possibly dreamed of. We see each other every weekend, sometimes more, and he stays at my apartment a lot. I've never felt so comfortable around someone before. It doesn't feel like I met him on xbox live either, also his friends are my friends as well. Thinking back, I can't believe how bad this could have turned out, and the possibility of it turning out so good was like such a small chance. It worked out amazingly though, and I couldn't be happier. Sometimes you really do just have to jump and do something crazy.
---Update as of 3.4.13
Thought I'd post an update since this was awhile ago. I'm happy to report we are indeed still together! We live together, and have a great relationship, easily the best relationship I have ever been in. We are very good together and super happy. The only down side is...some of the newness has worn off and I miss the days of being in parties together, or waiting for him to get online. There was a sort of...novelty to it. But even still I'm so happy, and I love him to pieces.