Seventy years ago, the Yale sociologist John Ellsworth Jr. Though the internet allows us to connect with people across the globe near-instantlydating apps like Tinder prioritize showing us nearby matches, the assumption being the best date is the one we can meet up with as quickly as possible with little inconvenience. A year and a half ago, I was 23, single, and working as an engineer at the online-dating site OkCupid. The site held a meeting internet boyfriend philosophy when it came to distance, and we employees would sometimes joke we needed to add a special filter for New Yorkers that let them specify, Show me matches under 10 miles, but nobody from New Jersey.
This week has been a super exciting one for me and Haydn because we celebrated our anniversary.
On the 6 th of April we celebrated a year since the start of our relationship and a year since the day we first met in person. Although we had been talking for many months before meeting — September — we decided to wait until we met to make things official. The way the situation of us meeting came about was so bizarre and super unexpected.
I had 3 apps installed; Facebook, messenger and snapchat. That was it! I literally just used my IPod for the basics and of course communicating with Haydn.
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Haydn would have to stay up till 3AM U. Anyway continuing with the story… Whilst I was away Haydn got so sad and lonely without me that he opened up to one of his sisters about me. This was really the meeting internet boyfriend of the meeting process. Dessa his sister responded in the most perfect way possible saying that herself and Haydn could travel down to Bournemouth in a little under 2 weeks so we could meet for the first.
Train tickets were booked and a hotel was sorted. By the time I got home from America I had only a few days to wait.
Of course these days dragged but on the morning of the day we would finally be meeting I was a mess. Honestly I felt sick one minute and excited as hell the next. I walked to the station with my best friend and waited. But then he was there.
In front of me, not a screen an actual real life person. Our first visit together was amazing. But like all good things our first visit came to an end. The Funny Thing About Distance. Like Liked by 1 person.
Sorry to hear about yours though! Was probably for the best!
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Like Like. Great post, loved to read how you met and how you felt the first time you saw him in front of you, completely true! Firstly love to say congrats. Long distance relationship been a while since I heard anyone talk about.
I am happy to read you both have been able to visit each other constant after meeting in person.
I wish you both the best. This is so cute! Thank you for sharing it with us! Long Distance do work!!! Very happy reading this. All the best! Nice that you got to meet!
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My long distance relationship is across the Atlantic ocean, but hopefully not for much longer. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google. You are commenting using your Twitter.
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You are commenting using your Facebook. Notify me of new comments via. Notify me of new posts via. Hey Guys, This week has been a super exciting one for me and Haydn because we celebrated our anniversary. Thanks for reading this week — Sorry if this was to cringe for you! Charliestar xoxo P. Like this: Like Loading Share this: Twitter Facebook.
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Awww thank you so much! Aww thank you so much! My long distance relationship is across the Atlantic ocean, but hopefully not for much longer Like Liked by 1 person.
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