I Met My Boyfriend Playing Video Games And He Drove 2,000 Miles To Come See Me In Person
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I have always been a hopeless romantic.

I found love in the weirdest most unexpected way. I never thought I would find love on a video game, and if someone told me a year ago that I would meet my best friend and lover on a game I would have laughed at them. But it happened and I soon found myself in a long distance relationship.

I met my boyfriend playing Fortnite, I would randomly play with random people online when I was bored and to pass time. When playing with random people one day I ran into someone I soon could not imagine ever losing. The only problem was he lived In Arizona and I live in Michigan so that means he is 2,000 miles away from me...

It started out as a friendship.

We would play many hours every day together, learning new things as we both played a game together we enjoyed. We became best friends and began telling each other everything. After a month of playing every day together, we started FaceTiming and having long conversations on the phone.

I fought the feelings for a couple of weeks knowing that the distance was just too much and it seemed like a childish thought to think that anything could possibly work.

What I did not know was that the boy I was secretly crushing on 2,000 miles away, felt the same exact way I did. One night on the phone he told me he had feelings for me and it was so much more than a friendship to him. The news excited me but also scared me because that number of miles in between was always going to be there.

Even though I was scared I knew that it felt so right and I could not hold myself back like I have many times before in the past. One late night he told me he was going to come visit me. Within a couple of weeks he was on a plane to meet me for the first time.

I have never felt nerves like I felt the night he flew into the Detroit Airport. I woke up early that morning and tried on ten different outfits running around my apartment like a lunatic. I could not even believe it was happening. The plan was that he was going to stay for a week and we were not going to force anything but just enjoy each others company.

The night I picked him up from the airport he called me and told me he was walking out the terminal to where the cars were parked. I looked out of my best friends car window and saw him walking towards the car and my heart dropped. This is the moment I have thought about countless times for the past month and a half and it was finally coming true. I quickly got out of the vehicle and ran towards him. Immediately hugging him. It honestly felt like I was in a scene like I have seen in the movies as a little girl.

His first trip out here ended up turning out amazing! After a week of going on many dates and getting to know each other more, we soon came to realize that our feelings for each other were just too much to ignore. He was only supposed to stay a week but ended up staying almost two whole weeks extending his stay because he just simply did not want to go home.

We ended the trip on a good note and decided that even though there was going to be a distance between us we wanted to make it work and be in a relationship. I was scared because this was going to be my first relationship where distance was a huge factor but I knew that he was the one I wanted to be with.

Not even two weeks after him leaving he texted me one day and told me he couldn't do the distance and he was going to move here. He packed up his car that night and headed back to Michigan. He drove all through the night only stopping once in Texas and was quickly back knocking on my apartment door.

He has been living with me for four months now and things could not be better. Every day is a journey and this love story has been one of the craziest journeys in my life so far.

But it continues to challenge and excite me every day.

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11 Things The Man You Love Should Do For You, No Questions Asked

Sometimes it's just the simple things in life that mean a lot.

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Every girl feels special when the guy she's dating does simple things for her that not everyone thinks about. Here's a list of 10 things that every girl genuinely appreciates.

1. Open/Hold the door

I feel like this one is really simple because everyone has to walk through doors. Chivalry isn't dead, let him open the door for you. He's not trying to prove that you can't do it for yourself, but he's trying to be polite and show you that he cares for you.

2. Give you really big hugs

Everyone has bad days, and sometimes you just need a really big hug. Whether it be a bear hug or the hug where he picks you up and spins you around, it will make you feel better in the long run.

3. Buy you really small gifts

One of the best things my boyfriend has ever done for me is simply bringing me a Dr. Pepper when he knows I'm tired from a long hard day full of exams or work. Sonic slushes will also make my day in a heartbeat.

4. Text/Call you just to tell you he loves you

This is pretty simple. It takes less than 10 seconds to text, and only a few minutes to call. Sometimes you get these texts right at the perfect moment, and it makes you feel so much better.

5. Come see you when you're sick

Everyone hates being sick. But seeing your friends and family while you're sick can make you feel so much better. Having your boyfriend come to see you and possibly even take care of you just makes being sick that much easier.

6. Respect your decisions

You're not married yet, so your decisions are up to you! He should respect the decisions you make and support you, even if it's not what he thinks is the best decision. After all, you know yourself better than anyone else!

7. Give you a shoulder to cry on

We all have bad days, and sometimes you just can't stop the tears from coming. Even if he's not good with crying, he should give you hugs and love to help you get through it.

8. Compliment you

Even if you look horrible and know so, hopefully, he'll still tell you that you look good. Even if the clothes you're wearing aren't his style, he should still tell you that they look good on you and that you are beautiful each and every day.

9. Call you when you're away or he's away

If you're like me, I miss my boyfriend after being away for about three hours, so when we're apart for more than a couple days, I love getting random calls from him when he knows I'm not busy. It's definitely better than a text.

10. Deal with all your annoying quirks

So if you're anything like me, you enjoy screaming music as loudly and horribly as you can in the car and making a complete fool of yourself, but he should love you for that anyway. I also love to take really stupid pictures, and he should put up with that too. He shouldn't be annoyed by your quirks, he should love them and laugh along with you.

11. Love you no matter what

I honestly feel like this goes without saying, but I put it on here so that the girls who don't feel like they're being loved no matter what can realize. He should want to work out problems with you instead of calling it quits and holding a grudge. He should want you to be happy and support you in every decision you make in life. When he loves you unconditionally, he will do all of the above things and more.

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If You View Being In A Relationship As 'Losing Your Freedom,' You’re In The Wrong Relationship

Someone had to say it.

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Relationships are about being the best possible version of yourself separate and together. They're about growing with and doing life alongside your partner. They're fun, loving, and granted, they can sometimes be challenging.

Some challenges that frequently come up in relationships are disagreements (which are for sure gonna happen, because you're two individual people!), dealing with stress, and depending on where you're at in life, it could also be financial struggles. Of course, all relationships are going to have problems and everything won't always be “rainbows and butterflies" as Maroon 5 like to put it.

That being said though, one challenge that shouldn't ever be an issue in a relationship is the loss of freedom. Where did this idea come from?

I see it all the time, people talking about not wanting to get into a relationship because they don't want to "lose their freedom".

If you are in a relationship which causes you to lose your freedom, you are 100% in the wrong relationship.

Being in a relationship is not synonymous with not being able to be yourself or be able to do what you want. In a good relationship, you will be able to still have your alone time, be your own person, hang out with your friends, the list goes on and on. All of these things are so important. Relationships should never consume your life, they should complement it.

Why is this even a conversation we need to be having? Seriously.

Now obviously if you're referring to losing the option of getting with other people or dating around, then yes, you're right, you absolutely shouldn't get into a relationship... but that doesn't mean relationships mean losing your freedom.

If you are in a relationship with someone you love and respect, getting with other people isn't even going to be on your radar. It truly is that simple.

The trend of hating on relationships, for this reason, has gotten so out of hand in recent years, especially on social media. It's so frustrating, though, because it could not be any more inaccurate.

You should absolutely still have freedom in relationships. You can have it. I for one absolutely have it and do not view my relationship as the loss of freedom, at all. If you don't, maybe evaluate that relationship and realize it's not the best one to be in.

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