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Couple Meets For the First Time After Years Of Dating

Prepare to have your heart warmed.

By Kristin Wong Jul 18, 2012 3:11PM

Photo: cadynow via YouTube, http://aka.ms/cadynow 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."

Tell us on Facebook: What do you think of long distance relationships?

Photo: cadynow via YouTube, http://aka.ms/cadynow

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19Comments
Aug 9, 2013 9:19PM
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lol nice story :) i enjoyed it greatly. Not all relationships have to come from a dating site i have noticed some come through a form of game be that online, xbox/ps3 or what not or even facebook games. My guy and me met online 2 years ago playing a online game called combat arms we met playing cabin fever killing zombies he gave me pointers i eventually got better than he an held more kills :D went from that to facebook to live chat then phone and then met :) He was from Florida and i lived in North Carolina were now we both reside been together since and never plan on it changing getting married soon :) Combat arms will always be a game that we shall hold dear to us.
Dec 12, 2012 5:43PM
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me and chelsey met online i havent seen her yet but the distance is only making us want each other more and more every day. she lives in idaho and i live in kentucky we've been dating for 6 years and now we are both seniors in high school and this year i'm planing on proposing to her on her gradition(of course mine is before hers so i can take a nich long airplane ride to her gradition). :) cant wait
Jul 20, 2012 4:37AM
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It is such nice experience to watch this video it recalled me my time when after a long distance relationship in country like pakistan, i met my friend first time over karachi international airport right after 4 and half long years and for this flight me borrowed money from my friends to get my first air ticket........ Its lovely to see this...

it means universally LOVE is Friendship and its language is same across countries... Cheers  a lot ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
Jul 20, 2012 2:39AM
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Awww, I met my boyfriend on an art site called deviantART a little over 3 years ago.
Since I'm still living in my parents' house (I'm 18 now), it was hard trying to be able to save the money for it by myself, let alone convince my parents to even LET me meet him in person.
I met him for the first time in January of this year, and it was absolutely amazing. Distance sure does hurt a lot more after finally seeing him face-to-face, but you know what they say. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I couldn't agree more than I do now.
Will definitely be trying to save up again to see him in December of this year. <3 It's a lot of work, but well worth it.

Jul 20, 2012 2:39AM
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Awww, I met my boyfriend on an art site called deviantART a little over 3 years ago.
Since I'm still living in my parents' house (I'm 18 now), it was hard trying to be able to save the money for it by myself, let alone convince my parents to even LET me meet him in person.
I met him for the first time in January of this year, and it was absolutely amazing. Distance sure does hurt a lot more after finally seeing him face-to-face, but you know what they say. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and I couldn't agree more than I do now.
Will definitely be trying to save up again to see him in December of this year. <3 It's a lot of work, but well worth it.

Jul 19, 2012 6:52PM
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Another reason why Halo is an amazing video game.
Jul 19, 2012 5:45PM
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I met my wife online, on an online game non the less. We first met when i was 14 and we hated each other. We were rivals, she was one of the game masters and i was a player always making trouble for her. After a few years i quit the game for a different server and she quit shortly after. We met again on the same game, just different server, when i was 18 and began talking. We laughed at our old memories of one another and decided to try being friends. We began dating about 6 months after. Found out we lived about 3 hours apart so i went to visit for the first time.  Around a year later she moved out with me. Im 25 now and we still play games together and she loves to share how we met. Even though we were young, our whole relationship was built on trust and friendship, not the physical. Because of that we have made it threw some really rough times.
Jul 19, 2012 4:13PM
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Online relationships can work if you give it commitment, not a lot of people likes commitment, but online relationships needs it other wise it won't work out.  

I've recently came back from Indianapolis from visiting my boyfriend for the first time. We've been dating for 2 years now online (We met on a MMO called Ragnarok Online on a private server), we had major ups and major downs, but we figured a way around it. It was nerve wreck on the plane trip for me, but I made it through. When I was walking to the main departure my heart was racing. Finally he spotted me first and I tried to record this but it didn't go to well since you only saw 2 seconds of him and next thing you know it, it's the floor. We held each other tightly and for a while until one of his friend was like "DAWWW that's cute" and we laughed. I stayed there for a month, and I'll be moving in with him near the end of August.


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