This is a photo from our first meet-up with lyrics from one of my favorite songs, “Impossible Soul” by Sufjan Stevens. I can say without a doubt that the weekend we spent together was the best weekend of my life. To those who haven’t met their SO yet, it’s worth the wait. 1300 miles separate us, but I’ve never been more comfortable than when he was in my arms. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for us :)
We only say "I love you" when we separate in real life....
…. and it’s the only way I would have it.
I think because of distance, a lot of online couples use the word a lot because they can’t even begin tp physically demonstrate their love. For me now, I cherish the times we do say it and it’s one of the biggest outpourings of true love anyone has given me.
User adrianesque posted this awesome biscotti recipe!
I always want to cook stuff for him, but can’t (for now) because of the miles between us. Baking is a great way to cheat! Biscotti travels well because it already is dry and hard, so it won’t go bad while in transit. Perfect with coffee, these baked goodies are sure to leave a lasting impression - he will warmly be reminded of you in the morning while he drinks his coffee and crunches down on the delicacy that you made just for him.
Last week I made some biscotti for my special man. Today, he received his little (or rather huge) surprise package and absolutely loved it. This recipe is impossible to mess up, very easy to do, and makes around 20 biscotti. Enjoy!
tsp = teaspoon
tbsp = tablespoon
NOTE In brackets, [ ], I put what you need if you instead want to make double chocolate biscotti instead of the original flavor biscotti.
2 cups flour
3/4 cup cornmeal
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup brown sugar [white sugar]
3 large eggs
1 Tbsp vanilla [2-3 Tbsp cold coffee]
[1/2 cup dry dark cocoa]
[18 oz. chocolate chips]
Parchment paper or Pam
Wax paper and/or wire rack
Preheat oven to 325º F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with Pam. In a large bowl, mix the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, and salt (and dry dark cocoa if making the double chocolate flavor). Then, add in 1 and 1/2 cups of chocolate chips and mix (if making the double chocolate flavor).
In another large bowl, use the electric mixer to beat the sugar and eggs until it is frothy. Mix in the vanilla (if making the original flavor). Mix in the cold coffee (if making the double chocolate flavor).
Gradually add the dry ingredients (first bowl) to the wet ingredients (second bowl). You must use an electric mixer. The dough is very sticky and thick, by the way.
Let dough rest for 5 minutes. USING MOIST HANDS, divide the dough evenly into 2 equal mounds and place on the prepared baking sheet. USING MOIST HANDS, space the dough evenly apart and form into 2 9” by 3” logs. Bake for 35 minutes until lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes.
Using a serrated knife cut the logs into 3/4” slices.
Arrange the biscotti, CUT SIDE DOWN, onto the same baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. Place the biscotti on a wire wrack or a piece of wax paper and let cool for 15-20 minutes.
For the chocolate biscotti, with the remaining chocolate chips you melt them and use it as a sort of frosting. If you’re mailing them to him, do not top with the melted chocolate chips - it will melt in the mail and it will be a huge mess. But if you keep some of the biscotti for yourself, then top those with frosting to eat.
To melt chocolate chips, you’ll need two pans. One has to be smaller and be able to fit into a larger pan but not touch the bottom. In the larger pan you boil some water, but make sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the smaller pan. Put the chocolate chips in the smaller pan and wait for them to melt, stirring occasionally. Once melted, take your biscotti and dip them into the chocolate. Let the chocolate harden - it will take a while. I like the chocolate creamy so I won’t wait for it to settle, I just start eating whenever.
When you’re packaging your biscotti, use air-tight containers and line them with wax paper to guarantee ultimate freshness, cleanness, and a safe ride to their destination. I also recommend using plastic containers to place the biscotti in. One of the containers I sent was this metal container that used to have Christmas cookies in it, and while on the way its top got a little banged up and had some dents in it.
Throw in a handwritten letter and perhaps something else special, and don’t forget to seal it with a kiss. Happy baking! :)
“We met on a game called jk2 (jedi knights II: jedi outcast). We WOULD be together if we lived at least in the same state. I’ve known him for 10 year this year (we met in 2002). It’s very strange. When you see “It’s complicated” on Facebook, you could say that is the definition of us.
We met for the first time in 2006. The second time in 2009. And I’ll be seeing him again in 2 weeks (March 11) for spring break and once more in August for a star wars convention (bwahaha). The first two times we met because we wanted to see if it could work. These next two times we’re just meeting up as “friends”.”—habi12
“My SO and I met on one of the nerdiest games ever! RuneScape. I met him sometime around last January. He had join a clan/guild that I was a mod in. I must say, he was the most annoying troll ever! At first, I think I might have actually hated him,but I think it was neutral between up at that point.
Eventually, some of my clan mates added me into a Skype call with him, at first I was a bit defensive towards him until I realized how cute and shy he really was. We only talked in group calls, I was the only girl out of 3-5 guys in the call, so surely enough they constantly teased me, but he would always take up for me.
After about 4 months of group calls we’d usually end up being the last two people in the call. It was awkward at first, ‘cause he’s shy and doesn’t ever talk!@#$ After a few weeks of it, we eventually started talking to each other. I wanted know know so much more about him. Thank god it was during the summer time. We’d stay up until 4am(10am his time) just talking. Over time we started saying ’ iloveyou’.
Around last August; I think he was scared of the feelings and the thought that he was falling in love with a girl online. So one day he decided to delete me off everything. I was crushed. I got online in time to talk to him before he deleted me off FB. We talked. He told me that he never felt this way before, he was scared, and when he says i love you, it’s not a friend thing. && I reassured him that I loved him as well and that even though it’s online, I’m not leaving.
8/13/11 The same day he wanted to delete me, we started dating. I love him. (:”—Chrissie_
User jenniferjoyus created this wonderful craft idea.
Now this is my first time ever doing it so it may not be perfect.. but I still think you guys could get some ideas from it :)
shaped like the states with little hearts over you and your SO. He’s in Wisconsin and I’m in North Carolina<3 It could also be a necklace or magnet or whatever you want! [Also if you’re in different countries a globe pendant would be adorable too]
All you need is the simple salt dough which is 2 parts flour and one part salt and just enough water to make it a dough. I used 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup salt, and about 1/4 cup of water as well. Maybe more.
Cut into separate chunks and use food coloring to dye it the right color [this is my way, you can use actual paint I just didn’t have any :/] I also painted more food coloring on once it got out of the oven.
Also make sure to poke a hole before you bake it with a toothpick/pencil/pin anything if you want it to be a key chain or necklace!
The recipe says to bake at 250F for 2 hours but mine was thin and small so I only kept it in there for 30 minutes or so. Just keep checking :)
You need to seal it after! I didn’t yet because I’m not sure what to use to be honest ha. Also it seems like I made my dough too dry because its cracking quite a bit.
If you try this let me know I’d love to see how it turns out!
So what do you think? Pretty cool huh? If you do try it out, let us know! :3 we’d love to see what you come up with!
“I met my boyfriend in a little mmo called Vindictus in about January/February 2011. We had joined the same guild and his funny banter in guild chat had caught my eye and we ended up finding a private area in the game to hang out and talk in. A few weeks later and I knew I was falling hard for him.
I struggled to convince myself that I had no feelings for this guy whatsoever, but one day he shared a picture of himself with the guild and he was super cute. I told him how I felt about him and he said he felt the same way but did not want to start a relationship over the internet.
Well, too bad! We’ve been together for about 9 months and I met him in person on December and had the most wonderful time with him. I love him :D”—GrandpaJelly
“Ok so my SO and I are both into D/s (it stands for Dominance and submission but since that is not really what this is about I won’t really go into much detail). We met on a site catering to bdsm and D/s and began simply as a Dom and sub. We clicked really well together and got closer. He actually left me as a Dominant for a while but he came back a great friend. We have been talking online for 2 years now and recently told each other we love each other. It was actually kind of cute. We were friends who talked everyday. We would call, text, Skype, and it wasn’t until we started getting off our convos with “I love you” that we finally had the talk.
One night we were up talking late and were talking about when we started getting off the phone like a couple. And he says “You know when I say I love you I don’t mean it as just a friend”. That was the moment I realized just how much in love with him I was.
He’s the only person in the world who totally and completely understands me and is always there when I need him.
So that’s my story. It was amazing for me to find this subreddit! I wish everyone luck in your relationships! :)”—enigmaticsurrender
“I like this subreddit, because it makes me happy to see others stories :). I met my SO on Omegle, like a couple others. We talked for a few hours, and I gave him my AIM screen name, which lead to me giving him my number. From that point on we pretty much talked all day, every day and about a month and a half later, after some serious hint dropping, he asked me out. Now, a year and 10 months later, we’re still going very strong. I always (and still do, kind of) felt so weird about telling people where I met him, but about a month ago I finally grew a pair and told my mom about him. She’s happy for me, and wants to meet him… What she doesn’t know though is that we’ve already met once, in August. I told her and my dad that I was going to the beach for a week haha. But anyway, meeting my SO was pretty much the best, and I am so excited to see him again, whenever that may be.”—samewhitepillar
“We met 5 years ago in an MMO (FFXI), we were both 18.
I logged on one day with a new pearl(guild) that one of my friends put on me while I was out. I nearly threw it out instantly, but there were a few people I knew talking, so I just read along. I didn’t know one of the guys, but he just seemed so fun and really similar to myself(emotes, humor, interests, friends etc). I jumped in the conversation, (not my usual style- I hardly chat in games) and I already had butterflies! I was totally flirting via chat with some guy I just met 5 minutes ago!
We finally met in game a few days later when he had volunteered to power level me when my friend up and left for over an hour without warning. He even stayed up all night when I had school to keep times on a special drop I needed until I could be there to get it on the weekends. He was the nicest person I had ever met in this game.
Well needless to say… I kept that pearl and stayed around waiting for my chance to talk to him, all the time, everyday. We used to chat about the weirdest things, I don’t even remember saying half of this dorky stuff, but he thought they were adorable and screenshotted them. The pearl set up a ventrillo server and exchanged phone numbers for events, but I was way to shy to actually talk to him. I spoke to everybody else on the phone before I could muster the courage to call him. On vent I’d try to be silly and play weird sounds or music to feel included (so dumb looking back), but I finally got over it a couple weeks later. He and I would talk and talk and talk all day. Ventrillo led to Skype/videochat, which made it so much better. Nobody to bother us? Video? No hot key? Hell yeah!
It just kept evolving from there, even through rough times. 5 years later, we’ve only met twice, and neither of us have enough money to take any big steps. I’m a student at home trying to get part time jobs, and he lives in a very populated area where employment is scarce. 1,235 miles apart, one disapproving family, and the inability to be nearer to one another is very stressful, and at times emotionally draining, but somehow we’ve made it work.”—imnotlurking
“Hiya fellow LDRers and WMOers!
well, here it goes! :)
First contact was through the FB wall of a mutual friend, where I posted something to do with what I found out later was her favourite animal. Then got talking a little on the chat of an online radiostation we frequent and added each other on FB after…
Just very casually, because I had fairly recently come out of a 9 year relationship… and she was/is in a bit of a situation as well!
The week after we first connected was… just casual, no intentions… until we got talking… and had “the night”! Realising that we’d found that odd one out in each other…
Pretty much a roller-coaster from then on…talking to each other every day, while in the first few weeks us both also fighting against it, but ultimately leading up to, more or less for symbolic reasons, asking her, and her saying yes! (Yeah, crazy, I know)
We’re meeting end of March now and are making plans for the future already as it’s basically an all or nothing situation - the distance and timezone difference is really challenging.”—Kranic
“Xbox Live. We were together for about 2.5 months before I freaked out and broke it off from him.
About a month ago I met another man on Reddit in a different subreddit. I started talking with this man every day for about three weeks. I found comfort in him and he talked with me about all my exs, including the one on Xbox. He wouldn’t talk to me on the phone or on Skype though which I thought was weird. One day, I got fed up with it and pressed him for why. He finally admitted painfully that he was my ex from Xbox. O.O Total shock. I knew I broke it off irrationally last time and refused to see how wonderful, intelligent, and moral he is. I’m still fighting my fear of commitment…but come on…he made me fall in love with him twice. He’s more than worth a second look.
edit hopefully some one reads this…fear is easier with support.”—tinparrot
“We met on an iPhone app for local chat. Yes, really :P He was one of the only people I had anything in common with who wasn’t some douche just looking to get laid. He also lived within ~5 minutes driving distance of me.
We initially met IRL at the local mall, after I decided to get something to eat there and asked if he wanted to join me (only a few weeks after starting to talk). We hit it off immediately and spent more time together playing games in the arcade. The next day, we went to see Thor together as a “real date”. From there on out, we’ve been spending pretty much all our free time together.
We had crazy chemistry as soon as we met, and we also both fell head over heels for each other fairly quickly. That feeling’s still there almost a year later, and it’s only gotten stronger. I still get butterflies every time he kisses me, tbh. I love being with him and I wouldn’t want it any other way.”—AmbientResonance
“My partner and I met playing World of Warcraft, about three years ago. I joined his guild and began chatting with him and other guildies in Vent regularly. I was caught off-guard by how sexy his voice is, and he has this infectious full-body laugh that can crack even the most stoic person. Suddenly we were chatting all the time, flirting like crazy; I sent him hilarious whispers while he was raid leading/tanking, trying to get him to crack up while giving instructions on Vent. I told him I had a huge crush on him and gave him my phone number to show him I was serious. We just chatted all the damn time, phone, text, IM, Skype.
We discovered we had a respectable distance between us, southern US to southern Ontario. We were exchanging heartfelt I love yous after a few weeks, then decided to become a couple (:P). I flew out to visit him for the first time six weeks after becoming “official.”
I was giddy, beaming, and shaking with nervousness when we met at the airport. But then I saw him, smiling in the flesh, and I hugged him, and I knew I was in for an adventure. Everything was just as comfortable and awesome and fun in person as it was online. And it was easy. It was so damn easy, other than the pesky distance/international thing. That first week was blissful, and we continued to see each other about once per month for about two years.
We got married this summer (squee!) and finally put long distance behind us. Thank goodness for WoW, eh? :)”—SweetNeckBeard
We met while playing an online MMORPG in October 2001. We were in the same guild, and pvp’d and quested together a few times.
Then in early June, after a month of constant talking for hours a day, we suddenly realize that we are in love, sight unseen. Our guild decides to have a LAN party in the middle of June, and we both sign up to go. The party is being held pretty far away, and so he suggests that I pick him and his friend up (the same friend from before), and he would drive the rest of the way.
We were around our guildies the entire weekend, and never had even a single moment alone, but it was easily the best time of our lives. We were really in love and started planning our lives together.
Fast forward a year later, we eloped and have now been married 8 years, have 4 cats, and still play MMORPGs together. Oh, and his parents still hate me, but that’s another story :-P