I Met My Boyfriend Online Before We Started College And He Lived 2,000 Miles Away
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I met my boyfriend on an app that my college sent me a link to so that I could make friends before coming to college. He posted a photo of himself on the app and I thought, "okay, he's cute" and did what any other girl would do, I followed him on Instagram. And no joke, 30 seconds later I had this message:


After getting that message, I was on cloud nine. This attractive boy that was going to school with me that I followed on Instagram direct messaged me. That was definitely a good sign. Unfortunately, though after a few messages back and forth, I came to find out that the cute boy that sent me the message lived 2,000 miles away and we were nowhere close to going to school considering it was only April. But, we talked anyway. In fact, the night that he sent me that message, I laid on my bedroom floor talking to him until 3 a.m.

I knew that night that I stayed up until the morning that he was something special, that I was going to fall hard and fast for him. And let me tell you, life gave me exactly what I expected, a hard and fast fall. We talked for days upon days and every conversation, I got to know him a little more and a little bit better. I got to slowly begin to fall in love with the boy I had never met.

While this all sounds crazy, it is absolutely what happened. Nearly everyone has this powerful tool with them constantly called a cell phone. It allows us to constantly be able to communicate with anyone, anywhere, any time. It allowed me to find my person. The person that I can't imagine going through college without. Doing long distance with him wasn't perfect. We had fought like a normal couple would, we disagreed, we got upset. We also laughed and joked, smiled, and made memories that I would never trade.

At this point, you may be wondering, well did they ever meet? Let me go ahead and answer that for you, yes we did. I made a joke one day about how crazy it would be if he took me to prom and well, see for yourself.


We also thought it would be fun if I went to Texas and visited him for a while.

Being in a long distance relationship with someone you have never met is a lot more difficult than being in a long distance relationship with someone that you have already established a connection with. In my relationship, there was not a foundation already set, nor did we have a strong trust established which is key in a long distance relationship. Embarking on a long distance relationship with someone you have never met is a struggle, but the moment that we met for the first time in person was one the best moments I have ever experienced, just being in his arms for the first time and getting to finally hold his hand.

These relationships are never easy. It's that simple. They are hard and emotionally draining. There are days when you just want to give up because it doesn't feel like it is worth it anymore, but I want to tell you that it is. At the end of the day, you will have made it. Every time that I picked up my boyfriend from the airport or he picked me up, those are the moments that I cherish. The moments that made all of the hard days worth it. Long distance relationships will always be what you make of them, but I am here to tell you that they are completely worth it.

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To The Boyfriend Who Makes It Feel Like Valentine's Day Every Single Day Of The Year

I couldn't ask for better.

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If love is in the air and it's all over your Instagram feed, that can only mean one thing: Valentine's Day is approaching.

When it comes to Valentine's Day, people typically try to go over the top and demonstrate how much love they have for someone else through giving gifts. Whether that's flowers, chocolates, or going out to dinner, the gifts are meant to show that it's a special day that's all about the person they love.

That's not the case for me.

Valentine's Day is just another day to me. The love I receive from my boyfriend on a daily basis makes me feel like a queen every day, so nothing will really change once February 14th rolls around.

To him, I just want to say two things: thank you, and I love you.

Growing up, I never thought I would know a love as wholesome as yours. I sure as hell never thought I would deserve it, either, but you've shown me my worth and what real love feels like.

I used to not know my worth. I used to only know love as something that turned toxic and controlling. You changed all of that once you came into my life. You have shown me a healthy love that was trusting and unconditional, and I'll love you forever because of that.

I don't need Valentine's Day to know how much you love me. I don't need flowers, chocolates, or anything material to know that you see the rest of your life by my side. I know all of these things because you consistently show me that they're true on a daily basis.

You show me love in everything you do, whether that's holding the door open for me when we go out to eat, asking me how my day was, or making sure that my mental health is okay. You always greet me with a hug and a kiss, and you make me feel like I'm the most important person in the entire world.

You don't need to demonstrate a grand gesture to prove to me that you love me because I've never once doubted your feelings for me. You always tell me how beautiful I am and all of the things you love about me. I'm so thankful to be so head over heels for someone who cares about me with all of their heart.

I could never ask for someone better than you to be my partner in crime. You know me better than I know myself and I love every fiber of who you are. I know that in everything you do, you have me in your mind and your heart. You've shown me what it means to truly love someone, and for that, I'm so grateful.

Thank you for showing me what I deserve, and thank you for making every day feel like the most romantic holiday on the calendar. I love you.

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If You're Grossed Out By PDA, Then Don't Look At Me And My Boyfriend Kissing, Easy As That

Building my relationship and showing my boyfriend how much I love him will always be more important than catering to someone's bitterness.

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Whenever I see two people kiss, I always smile to myself briefly before looking away. That may sound weird, but honestly, there's something really heartwarming about knowing that other people are happy and in love. In a world that all too often seems full of hatred, heartbreak, and suffering, I try to value little moments of love. I've always felt this way, regardless of whether I was moody or happy, single or cuffed, and having a good or bad day. But apparently, other people, as I've recently found out, don't feel the same way.

"Do you two ever brush your teeth?"

"Are you picking bugs off of each other?"

*Other various glares and audibly annoyed sounds*

Talk about a mood killer, right?

I'll never get what possesses people to say stuff like that when there's a simple solution to this problem.

Don't like it? Don't look.

No one is forcing you to watch us be affectionate with each other. You can easily turn around, check the notifications on your phone, or talk to whoever you're with instead.

I've kissed my boyfriend in LOADS of places: restaurants, bus stops, school buildings, carnivals, parks, beaches, cars, apartments, social gatherings, and so on... And I can promise you that even when you act disgusted by what we're doing or make a nasty comment about us, we're not going to stop. So there's really no point in wasting your breath or expending energy on overdramatic facial expressions.

Even if just for a brief moment, try to think about why a couple might be showing affection for each other in public. (News flash: They're not doing it to deliberately make you comfortable.) It's more than likely that these two people are making the most of a moment.

They're happy and in love. There's nothing wrong with that.

On the flip side, why are you making such a big deal out of something that doesn't involve you whatsoever? My guess is that you're either unbearably lonely, jealous because your own relationship isn't suiting your needs, or just generally coldhearted. If any of those scenarios are true, I wouldn't be surprised. You chose to be hateful and rude over being civil and staying out of matters that don't personally involve you.

Regardless of the circumstance, it's a you problem that you need to work out on your own time.

Just like communication and effort, affection is an important part of a relationship. I want my boyfriend to know that regardless of where we are or who is around us, I will never be embarrassed or reluctant to kiss him or touch him. His feelings guide my behavior. He's my #1 priority. Building my relationship and showing my boyfriend how much I love him will always be more important than catering to someone's bitterness.

You can't avoid being around happy couples in public (really, we're everywhere), but you can change your reaction to them. And that's that.

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