Isn’t being in love incredible? I can tell you that it is. I met my girlfriend online, and it went a little something like this…
I was going through a separation. I’d been bought out of my house and got such a bad deal, that I barely made any money from the property. I had to start renting, so any money that I had made, was being out into someone else pocket. I took on one of the two loans me and my ex wife had together. A total of £8,000 debt. (not much, to some people, but when you’re a self employed artist, that is a lot). it was at this point, I thought about looking into using the remaining money I had to move to America, and try my luck there.
‘But what is it like, finding love in America’, I asked myself? (I didn’t want to move to a country and end my days alone).
So I googled ‘how to get an American woman to fall in love with you’ and a website came up, a dating website. I joined… It was free, since I was an English male, and I could prove it.
Within an hour, my email was going bonkers (or at least to me, it was) 10 people wanted to match with me. I struck up a couple of conversations… but they were very shallow and not what I was after. Then this one girl matched with me and sent me a message…
‘Hi, How are you?’
I thought her picture was beautiful. so I responded… within 30 minutes, we had moved to talking on Snapchat.
We spoke for 2 days via text. Then, at 11:20pm on a Sunday, she asked if we could talk on the phone. Thankfully, WhatsApp is a ‘data usage’ call service, otherwise, what happened next would’ve used way more than I had in savings. We talked, on the phone, for 10 hours. 10! From 11:20pm to 9:30am. I had to work on that Monday, as did she, but she was 5 hours behind me, so at least she managed to get 4 hours sleep before getting up for work.
I napped for a grand total of 1.5 hours that day. And as I was heading to bed, she asked for a 5 minute FaceTime.
‘of course’ I replied, excitedly.
The thing is, that FaceTime didn’t last for 5 minutes…
it did last for 3 hours…
so that was the start of something, we both knew, would be very special. We text and Facetimed a lot of the next few weeks. getting to know one another better and better.
Then came the day she asked ‘Would you like to come and visit me?’
OF COURSE! I checked how much flights would cost, used my tax money to pay and headed over to meet her for the first time.
IT. WAS. INCREDIBLE.
We realised exactly how we felt about each other in that 5 days. We laughed, cried, laughed some more and fell for each other immediately. it was the most amazing 5 days I’ve ever had. When she dropped me back at the airport, she booked tickets to come and see me for a week. (that hasn’t happened as of writing this)
We’re in love! And it’s amazing.
I’m planning on going back to see her in December, for her birthday, as a surprise, and If I can sort it, stay until after Christmas. BUT, that will eat even more of my savings. Savings I’m supposed to be putting into paying off my debt and trying to sort out a work visa to move to the states. So if you love a good love story, and you would like to help two 30 somethings in love, please use the link below.