I am now 22 and he is 29. We live together and are engaged, Im from Minnesota, He is from Kansas. Sorry for this story being so long. This covers a span of 7 years.
I still vaguely rember the first day we met online. We where both in a yahoo anime chatroom and (in a playful way) he sat on my head (like an anime cat or animal would do to an anime person). Because I let him roleplay sit on my head, he imed me. The first few months All we did was roleplay together. We never got to know each other until one night when I just wasnt feeling up to roleplaying. We got to know each other that night. I found out his name was George and he was 22. We talked and talked almost every night, I didn’t have a cell phone and neither did he, so we just waited for the other to get online every night and stayed up way too late talking.
After a whole summer of talking we realized we had feelings for each other. Well school came around and we where talking less and less. I got grounded from the computer for quite a bit (because of bad grades) and we lost contact. Well one night after I was finally allowed back on the computer he happened to IM me again. We continued talking for a few months.My parents found out, and didnt want me talking to a guy so much older than me. They took away all my computer free time. I would sneak off early to school to talk to him on the computers in the computer lab early in the morning. But eventually he lost his internet and my parents found out again. We where forced to stop talking completely.
It was years before we spoke again. I had fallen in love with him and He had fallen in love with me. Even though my heart was broken I still dated other people.My first real life boyfriend was when I was 17. But none of them really ever filled that hole in my heart. One night after I had broke up with my last boyfriend. I logged onto Yahoo messenger on my laptop. Not really looking for anyone. I was 19 years old.
then he IMed me. Asking if it was really me and if I remembered him. Of course. We caught up on what has been happening with each other. Then he told me he still had feelings for me. I told him I still liked him too but I didnt want to rush into any sort of relationship yet, I was still trying to get over the breakup and the death of my grandma all at the same time. He comforted me and understood.
But that didnt stop him from jokingly (but some what serious) asking me out every night. We talked for about 2 months before I finally said yes to him asking me out. November 8th 2010 is our anniversary.
We made plans to meet. I told him the best time would be in the spring when I had my tax returns so I could buy a bus ticket. I was living with my bestfriend at the time and had no job, in short I was a complete bum. He was taking care of his dying mother and couldnt leave her alone for too long.
We talked every night, got on webcam a few times together but everytime we saw each other we where too nervous to talk much. Finally May 31st 2011 I left for Kansas on bus. My bestfriend waving me off and telling me to be careful.
Yes, I left on my own, with out anyone but my best friend knowing, and by myself. I would have done things differently had it been anyone else, but we had been talking on and off since I was 15 years old so I trusted him pretty well.
I remeber arriving in Kansas, my heart was pounding it was very hot out but I was hiding myself in a black hoodie and sitting on my bag with my knees to my chest.
Then he appeared around the corner and i thought my heart stopped.
He asked me if I was Jennifer, I said yes. He told me he was George. He walked me to his car and drove to McDonalds. Where he had a soda and I had a chocolate milkshake. We where both too nervous to talk much. But after his nerves had calmed down a bit he brought me to his house where he lived with his mother. We sat in his room and watched a movie, but I still couldnt get over how nervous I was.
We walked together to a park afterwards, and he told me I was alot prettier in real life, just alot shorter then he expected. (Im 5’2” he is 6’1”) Things just went from there, we slowly got more comfortable with each other. I liked his mother she was nice. Before I knew it a month had passed In Kansas, and my parents hadnt heard or seen me in a month.
I decided to make the call, told them I had went to Kansas to meet a guy, that I was safe, and if I wanted to come back at anytime he would pay for my ticket back. They where worried but basically told me I was an adult and I could make my own descions. Just told me to keep in contact with them. To make them feel better I called them once a week so they knew I was ok.
I ended up never leaving, His mother passed away in August. I wanted to be there for him to comfort him. But we where faced with the descion to move to Minnesota(where I am from) or Missouri (thats where his family is) We decided to move to Missouri. I got a job and we got an apartment together.
On February 14th 2013 he propsed to me. We had talked about marriage before and he had told me he wanted to marry me but it was never offical offical until now.
We now are renting a nice house from his dad and planning our wedding and our future together. It was a long journey to where we are now. But I couldnt be happier.
this was taken christmas 2012
This is absolutely amazing. Wow. I have no words. My jaw was wide open while reading your story! haha This is incredibly inspiring.. almost like a dream come true. Or a love story from out of a Hollywood film :). Thank you so much for sharing with all of us <3 The success you two have experienced is amazing and is “meant to be” (as cheesy as that sounds haha) :). it’s so beautiful! The love you two share together is truly beautiful. I wish a forever happy and fulfilling future to both of you. This is once again another story that proves how real an online relationship is, and how much it can grow and develop after meeting in person. Feel free to share wedding photos with us if you like :D, all the best :)