I’m D, the American. Southern to be exact. I come from a small town in South Carolina, but moved to the suburbs of Atlanta while I was in high school. I became the first in my family to graduate a four year college. I have a BA that I just finished paying off about a year ago that I’ve never actually used. I’m currently living in sunny Florida. A few years ago, I finally took the plunge and went into the family line of work, insurance adjusting. I’m still navigating the waters in that area so to speak.
He’s B, the Canadian. He’s the typical gamer geek. He’s idea of a dream job would be beta tester for various games. Oh and he’s the typical Canadian guy, loves his hockey – the Canucks actually. He’s once divorced, and that worked out for the best. Otherwise, this site would not be needed.
We met online in early 2006 through a mutual online friend – Jen. One day she and I were messaging when she told me I had to get on Skype to listen to these two Canadians, B and his roommate. It was hilarious, everyone making fun of accents. For the first couple of weeks, it was always group sessions, then he started messaging me in private. Finally it was just the two of us and we hit it off. In May 2006 he asked me to visit Canada in July so that I could be his date to a friend’s wedding. I eventually caved, and we met in person in July 2006. With the exception of about 24 hours in June 2009, we’ve been dating ever since.
So what happened in June 2009? Well, we finally had the argument over who moves where. Neither of us were willing to budge so we called it quits. Worst night/day of my life but I realized how much he meant to me. I caved and said that I would be willing to move at the end of the year. (Un)fortunately, that did not happen. In September 2009 I found out my dad was sick and ended up moving to Florida to take care of him. In August 2010, things were much better and I ended up taking what turned out to be a life changing temporary job. It finally ended in June 2012 and I’ve been bouncing around ever since.
During his visit here in June 2012, we went to my stepbrother’s wedding. We also helped out with setting up and getting last minute supplies. On the drive home from this wedding we had funny chat. Somewhere between Jacksonville and Orlando, we both agreed that if we ever got married, we would fly to Vegas and find Elvis. It would be cheaper, faster, less stressful, and a ton of fun.
Over his visit Christmas 2012, we started talking about when exactly we wanted to move in together. We agreed it would be after his car was paid of in October of 2013. It would be a great time as both of us would be debt free and could start with clean slates. In January 2013 I started looking at ways to get him here legally. We decided to go the fiance route.
For us, all of this makes sense. Once he gets the K-1 Visa, he has 6 months to enter the US, then we have 90 days to get married. We’re not really going to know the time frame well in advance for a typical wedding. Then there’s the fact that most of my family is spread out over Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. His family is all in Canada. Trying to have a central place for a traditional wedding would cost way too much, just for the amount of travel involved. So we’re going to Vegas.
When he gets approved for the visa, we will randomly pick a week to do the Vegas trip. As soon as we have that, we’ll let everyone know. There’s been interest in some people tagging along (on their own dime) for a fun Vegas vacation with a wedding thrown in.