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...
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.
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.