Shana and Michael:
It all started last July. I was baby sitting my younger cousin Kristian while my aunt was out of town for the weekend. As it was getting late I put Kristian to bed and I began to watch TV... 
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She's From:   United States
He's From:     United States

I will go by the name labtech, and I met my true love online.

We met in a chat room in march, and after talking for 3 months, I flew to Louisiana from Michigan to meet him.

     
  We spent a wonderful week together and from then on, we both knew we are meant for each other.

Where we met was in a centurytel chat room on March 2 this year. He is 30, and I am 29. that is what started us talking, our closeness in age, and the fact that we each have 2 children close in age. we then discovered that we had a lot in common. he was recently divorced, and i was getting divorced.

We began discussing our failed marriages, and our conversations grew. We discussed anything and everything, beginning as friends. As our discussions grew, sometimes we talked for 8 hours or more, so did our love for one another. we first talked on the phone the day we met, March 2.

 

 



   

 

 
       
 

He called me from work, just for a minute. I don't remember exactly when we first told each other "I love you" but it was before we met in person. I was shocked at first, to hear him say that. I knew I loved him, we shared a bond I had never shared with anyone.

It was like he always knew what I was thinking. but he made it very clear from the beginning that he did not want to get married again. He just wanted a friend to talk to. but I think after months of talking for hours every day, I kinda got to him. I was never opposed to an online romance, but I did not set out looking for one. but after a couple of months, I knew I had found my perfect match. I think it took him a little longer to realize it. 

We exchanged pictures about a month after we first met online. he looked to me like your typical southern gentleman, very tall, and very handsome. he told me I was beautiful, although the picture my sister sent him was less than flattering.
In April, I made reservations to fly to Louisiana, and I arrived at the airport on June 7. He was there waiting for me, and from the moment I stepped off the plane, it was like I had known him forever. We were so comfortable together. Our week together was perfect. So perfect, in fact, that I cried all the way home when I left. 

During that one week, I fell in love with him, and I knew I did not want to live without him. And when I talked to him next, he said he felt the same way. My family and friends were all apprehensive about me flying down there alone to meet him. I assured them that I knew him well enough to go alone, and he is a police officer also. They felt a little better about me going after he sent pictures. My sister and brother-in-law had both talked to him on icq, and they liked him. but I basically told all of my friends and family that it is my life, and I was going to do what I wanted to. 

Everyone just said they wanted me to be happy. And now I have never been happier in my whole life. And soon, I will be happier as we will be getting married in the semi-near future. We each have 2 children, so we planned a get together in Tennessee for the children to meet and get to know each other. My children absolutely adore him. We are now making plans for my children and I to move to Louisiana. He is everything I have ever wanted in a man. it has been so nice to fall in love with someone because of who they are, not what they look like, or what they have. We were friends before anything. he will always be my best friend, as well as the love of my life. We are soul mates, and it is the most wonderful feeling in the world.

"labtech"

Update - February 1999

I just wanted to update you on the latest developments. I am moving to Louisiana at the beginning of February. My cyberlove proposed to me on November 28, when he was here over Thanksgiving. My family just loves him and how good he is with my children. We have set the wedding date for March 27!

"labtech"