More specifically... in a chat room.
We had both been going to the same chat room for years. Every so often we'd exchange a greeting. We were aware of one another but never really did much speaking to each other.
One day, a girl I knew told me that she had planned on traveling overseas. (She was in the UK) She had planned on meeting one of the guys that she had met in that chat room. She wanted me to have his contact information in case anything went wrong or anything. You know, for safety.
I figured I ought to at least strike up a conversation with this guy, since I knew so much about him already. He and I started talking more and more. She had her visit with him, it didn't turn out too well. They just weren't compatible in person.
He and I kept talking. The mutual female friend (she stayed friends with him) kept joking about how he and I should be a couple, since we got along so well. I was in a relationship at the time. The relationship wasn't going too well.
As time went on I'd lean on this man for support and just someone to talk to. My boyfriend was a drug addict, I just didn't know it yet. I thought he was cheating on me for the longest time. The guy told me I could come stay with him any time.
Things in my relationship came to a head, I needed out. This guy said his offer still stood so I took a chance and traveled to meet him.
I'm so glad that I did.
He saved me.
It was planned that we were just friends, that I'd get on my feet and find my own place. The only thing was...we started to realize we really did have a lot in common, things that people don't normally have in common.
A year later, we were married.
We've been together for 8 years now.