Couple Meets For the First Time After Years Of Dating
Prepare to have your heart warmed.
In an adorable YouTube video now going viral, a long distance couple has their first face-to-face encounter after forming a relationship five years ago.
The video, uploaded by a user known only as 'Cadynow,' features the pair meeting at an airport as they run to each other in a giant embrace.
The video description reads:
"After meeting for the first time on a Halo 3 game lobby 5 years ago, we built a relationship as best friends for 3 years through video games, Myspace to Facebook, then finally Sykpe."
She lives in Texas; he's from Tennessee. They've now met two more times since this first meeting.
Only a decade ago this love story would have been atypical, but according to a study from the University of Rochester earlier this year, online dating is now the second most common way for couples to meet.
Harry Reis, the study's co-author, said in a statement:
"The Internet holds great promise for helping adults form healthy and supportive romantic partnerships, and those relationships are one of the best predictors of emotional and physical health."
Sure, there have been other studies knocking the online dating trend, claiming it's no better than meeting someone at a bar—but try telling that to the happy couple in this video.
Still, there are some things for which you just have to go offline. The two are now engaged, and one YouTube user asked whether the proposal happened online or in real life. Cadynow's response: "In real life of course."
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Photo: cadynow via YouTube, http://aka.ms/cadynow
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Everyone I have dated I met online first, and even though the first two relationships didn't work out, I was still happy with both of them for the years that I was with them each online and in person. Online dating isn't for everyone, but it does give people a chance to get to know someone at a slower pace without jumping right into the physical, and for a lot of us, that can be a major hurdle for trust issues. Now, I'm happiest of all. I met my beautiful girlfriend online through mutual friends two years ago. I didn't plan to fall in love with her. She became my best friend, my strength, and something positive for me to work toward; she's saved me in a lot of ways, and we're even better together in person than we are online. This year when I visit we'll be talking to a visa specialist to help us find the right forms for me to move over as well as the right forms for us to marry. <3
My Sweetheart and I met online 5 years ago in SWG. We have been engaged for 3 of those years. He is from Germany and I am from NY State. We get to see each other 3 times a year for a month each. It can be hard the long distance across the ocean, but we are devoted to and love each other very much.
I know alot of people who meet in online games, then date long distance and eventually marry. :)
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