I think I'm in love. . .

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  1. d_anne5

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    I hope I'm not boring anyone w/ these relationship/guy issue posts, but I reeeaaallly have to share this!:)

    This guy IM-ed me on match about 3 1/2 hours ago. We IM-ed for three hours straight and are now texting. This guy is an absolute sweetheart and totally and completely AMAZING. I know it sounds crazy having just met him a few hours ago, but I am incredibely smitten with this guy. BIG TIME.:)

    As we speak, I'm just melting chatting with him and thinking about him. *Sigh* :wub:

    Here's the issue: I'm in Texas. He's in Missouri.:(

    I told him that it sucks that we're so far apart. He's a first year law student and made the comment: Now hold on. We have internships during the summer. Do you know how many good law firms there are in Texas?

    :D

    Then just a minute ago, he texted me asking where I like to go out on dates in Texas. He said he knows it's far away, but he likes to plan. lol.:)

    I am totally falling for this guy. I just wish he weren't in Missouri!:( Has anyone tried doing the long-distance thing? If so, what did you do, and how did you make it work?
     
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  3. TemperanceFaith

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    My dh and I did the long distance thing for a while and then he eventually moved to NJ to be with me. I also know of several people who met online and were far apart that ended up successfully dating and marrying. It can be done but it takes a strong committment from both people, and a lot of patience and understanding.
     
  4. TemperanceFaith

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    I also know a great guy in Texas who is looking for his "match"; he is one of my best friends and a great looking guy with an awesome personality to match; he is also one hell of a musician. :D
     
  5. runsw/scissors

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    I would be gushing too, but just try to keep some level of reality in mind. Traveling a few hundred miles for a guy you just met is kind of a scary idea IMO. Keep in touch with him and texting/talking. You never know where things will go. Just be careful not to give out too many personal details until you feel you really know and trust him.
     
  6. runsw/scissors

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    Is he moving to NE or MO anytime soon?
     
  7. d_anne5

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    Thanks for your concern.:) We've already agreed to keep up w/ the texting/IMing before we call each other. I'm not planning on travelling any time soon.

    I still can't help the flood of emotions I'm feeling. He is sooooooo incredibley amazing. I feel like mush right now. LOL.:wub:
     
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    I love that feeling of gushing meltiness. I haven't felt it in a long time. I kind of miss it.
     
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    I told him that I wasn't initially going to reply to his IM b/c of the distance issue, but I'm glad I changed my mind.

    He said thank God I did and that He was helping him out today.:)

    Then he said that this was the best day of his break and that he's likig 2009.:D
     
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    D_Anne ... how fun that you've met someone interesting. :) How fantastic if things can proceed into something real.

    Don't let this be too much of a downer, it's a warning to protect your heart and yourself ... but there is a small part of you that is remembering that a person can really make him/herself into something he/she is not in IMing and texting situations, right?

    I wish you the best in your pursuits with this person ... how fun! :)

    Which law school is he attending, I know some Missouri law students.
     
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    I personally wouldn't want to deal w/ a long-distance relationship, but of course everyone's different & I'm definitely not saying that it's impossible.

    It's so refreshing to see (by what you & what TemperanceFaith said) that the guy is willing to do the moving. So often, women are the ones picking up their entire lives & moving for a man!

    Good luck! :)
     
  12. d_anne5

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    I know! I wasn't expecting that. I know this sounds crazy, but he's already making plans to come see me during his spring break (has his B.S., in first year of law school). While I'm working, he's going to look into summer internships around the area.:) Then we'll hang out after I get off work.:)

    Depending on how that goes, we'll see if I go up to Missouri the next week during my spring break.;)

    BTW, I mapquested the distance. It's about a 10 hour drive or a 2 hour flight. I once took a 23 hour road trip to Florida, so 10 hours doesn't seem TOO terribly bad.
     
  13. Irishdave

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    Putting on my DAD HAT

    d_anne5 please

    tread softly
    the excitement of a new "Love" is so overtaking
    make sure you "vet" him thoroughly.

    The internet is wonderful and it has changed my life.......
    Before the internet I was 5'4", balding, over weight, owing money to everybody and obnoxious,
    after the internet
    I was 6'1" long blonde hair, six pack abs, a great lover, wealthy, can recite Shakespeare and John Keats on command and I sell fake butter.....​
     
  14. scienceteach82

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    :lol:
     
  15. Aliceacc

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    Very wise advice Dave!
     
  16. TeacherNY

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    LOL Reminds me of that song "Online". :whistle:
     
  17. Irishdave

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    Here you are

    Online

    I work down at the pizza pit
    And I drive and old Hundai
    I still live with my mom and dad
    I 5'3 and overweight

    I'm a Sci-fi fantatic
    Mild asthmatic
    Never been to 2nd base
    But there's a whole nother me
    That you need to see
    Go check out MySpace

    Cause online I'm down in Hollywood
    I'm 6'5 and I look dam n good
    I drive a Mazarati
    I'm a black belt in Karate
    And I love a good glass of wine

    It turns girls on that I'm mysterious
    I tell 'em I don't want nothing serious
    Cause even on a slow day I can have a three way
    Chat with two women at one time

    I'm so much cooler online
    So much cooler online

    I get home, I kiss my mom
    And she fixes me a snack
    I head down to my basement bedroom
    And fire up the mac

    In real life, the only time I
    Ever even been to LA
    Was when I got the chance with the marching band
    To play tuba in the Rose Parade.

    Online I live in Malibu
    I posed for Calvin Kline, I've been in GQ
    I'm single and I'm rich
    And I got a set of six pack abs that'll blow your mind

    It turns girls on that I'm mysterious
    I tell 'em I don't want nothing serious
    Cause even on a slow day I can have a three way
    Chat with two women at one time

    I'm so much cooler online
    Yeah I'm cooler online

    When you got my kinda stats, it's hard to get a date
    Let alone a real girlfriend
    But I grow another foot
    And I lose a bunch of weight everytime I log in

    Online I'm out in Hollywood
    I'm 6'5 and I look dam n good
    Even on a slow day, I can have a three way
    Chat with two women at one time

    I'm so much cooler online
    Yeah I'm cooler online
    I'm so much cooler online
    Yeah I'm cooler online​

     
  18. New3rdTeacher

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    I did the long distance thing for a while. It was good and I was really excited when I saw him :) I believe in all relationships as long as you give it all your love and heart :). Good luck, I am so glad to hear the love in your words
     
  19. czacza

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    Be cautious, proceed slowly. Good things are worth the wait, and worth 'checking out'....You may be 'in love' with the idea of this person...Keep your options open, but be realistic.
     
  20. Irishdave

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    Very good advice czacza! :thumb:


    See even CZACZA and I agree so you'd better listen to us :hugs:
     
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    Nice!

    :lol:
     
  22. Irishdave

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    Have Talked on the phone yet? (did I miss reading it?)
     
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    I wasn't going to post to this as it hit too close to home for me. But after seeing IrishDave post this! I decided to put my two cents in. PLEASE be careful and check this person out. You see my soon to be ex was caught in an FBI sting (Crimes against children) and after that I discovered he also had a full time girl friend who knew nothing of me and our kids. She thought he was a upstanding member of the military and had no debts ect. He had even been visiting her, staying in her home with her kids. Please be very careful. Make sure you really truely know this person.
    Yarnwoman
     
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    It's such an exciting feeling to be smitten over someone. As someone with experience in online dating, please proceed with caution as the others mention! Good luck!
     
  25. Irishdave

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    I think we are all for love :love:
    Just protect yourself :woot:

    Why d_anne5? Because we all love (Agapē) you and don't want you hurt

    Agapē (IPA: /ˈægəpiː/[1]) (Gk. αγάπη [aˈɣa.pi]), is one of several Greek words translated into English as love. unconditional love
     
  26. runsw/scissors

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    :lol::rofl:

    Point well stated!
     
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    IrishDave is so amusing & brutally honest:thumb:

    Be careful, dear.

    Feeling this way just feels so good!!! I do remember! :D
    But, be cautious. Try to be one step ahead. :hugs:
     
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    I'm so very sorry to hear that.

    Are you OK?
     
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    Aliceacc - yes I am ok! It is a long story but the kids and I have started new lives and are thriving. Thank you for asking.
     
  30. d_anne5

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    I would've replied sooner, but I went out for my friend's birthday last night, had a few cocktails. . . and shots. . . and provided "entertainment value" for everyone. :dizzy: :D

    Anyway, I appreciate everyone's concern. Thanks for the love!:hugs:

    I know it's hard not to get wrapped up in my emotions. I'm going to try and be safe. Actually, my gramps is a PI. Convenient for me, huh?;) It would be really easy to look up MO boy's info if I wanted to do that.

    dave--No, we haven't talked on the phone yet. I wanted to keep it a texting/IMing thing for right now. He's falling for me pretty quickly, too, b/c he's the one who wants to come to Texas. I would like that, too, but it was his thought.:)

    dave, also, LOL!!! about the description thing. He added me as a buddy on facebook, so I've seen lots of pics and know more info from his page.;)

    I know everyone's wanting me to be cautious. I will be.:) Thanks!
     
  31. TeacherNY

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    It sounds like you are being pretty cautious. Take as long as you think is necessary to get to know him before you meet him. He might turn out to be a great guy or a not so great guy. It's always a gamble no matter where you meet a guy. People meet guys in bars or many other places and they don't check them out as thoroughly as you seem to be doing. Good luck.
     

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