One of the Best Things I Ever Did.

All started about six years ago, when I met her through another friend on an online game, a sort of text version of World of Warcraft. We hit it off pretty well, and were good friends for over a year, before (another) mutual friend pointed out we should knock it off and actually think about trying to get together.

So we did. I travelled over to Missouri, spent a couple of weeks over there, and we had a great time. I also proposed to her, naively assuming at the time getting marriedwould be an easy and quick thing to do.

Five and a half years later, we've almost accomplished this, I hope. My visa application is currently going through the last stages, and I'm crossing everything possible that it all goes smoothly.

Was it all worth it? Absolutely. The distance at the minute is a pain, but it's also an irrelevance. I believe I've found the perfect person for me. Someone who's supportive, funny, intelligent, gorgeous. Someone who knows what I'm thinking even before I do. Best part: All this goes both ways.

I'm no advocate of long-distance relationships, nor against them. I know from experience they can be expensive, time consuming, and a lot of stress and grief. But if you suspect the other person will bring you half the happiness my fiancee has, I'd have to say give it a try and see what happens. Sometimes the worst thing that can happen is that you don't try something, and then you'd spend forever wondering what might have happened.
Wolfechu Wolfechu
31-35, M
2 Responses Aug 13, 2007

Wonderful story and thankyou for sharing it!<br />
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It reminds me that in my own story I perhaps forgot to mention that I am still open to the idea of doing what I did, and I still believe it can happen, and I'm happy that you are both living proof of that :o)

Well, damn. Your fiancee sounds like a very, very lucky woman.