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 had been on the internet for about a year when I met "Eric" in November of 1999. We were just online friends, someone to vent to who wouldn't judge you.

  I had just gotten out of a relationship and sometimes just needed someone to listen. In March of 2000, I was planning on getting away from the harsh Wisconsin winters and heading down to Florida to visit my grandparents, which happened to be quite close to the Air Force base where Eric was stationed. So we decided, what the heck, let's get together. Maybe go out for a few drinks and have a nice conversation.

Well, my first night in Florida, Eric came to pick me up and I took one look at him and my knees went weak. He was adorable! We hadn't exchanged pictures previous to this because neither of us were looking for a relationship, let alone a relationship from someone we met on the computer. We went out that night, had a blast, and went out every other night I was in Florida.

 

 



   

 

 
       
 

The time came for me to pack it up and head on home and we were devastated but promised to keep in touch. We talked on the phone constantly, sent emails and letters daily. And a month later, I was on a plane to Florida to see him.

For 6 months we kept up with the nightly long distance phone calls and once a month visits to see each other. In August of 2000, I moved to Florida to be with him. It was a hard move because I lived with my parents up until this point (I'm 21, he's 24) but now that I'm here, I'm happier than I ever have been.

I never in a million years would have guessed I would meet the man of my dreams via computer.

"Stephanie"