Brit and Linda
Linda and I met through your expanded area option. I had originally signed up for matches within 150 miles of my home. I came home from work one day to find a match with Linda, some 700 miles from my home in Arkansas. Linda had already requested communication, so, I replied. Through the directed communication process, I was continually surprised by how much we had in common, and how similar our interests were! We breezed through the directed communication process, and were soon talking, both by email and phone on a daily basis.
The physical distance was an issue that we both were concerned about, but neither of us wanted to end the match. We agreed to finally meet in a neutral place - Chicago - and see if this budding romance-at-a-distance was real. We met in the O’Hare terminal, sparks flew, things were even better in person!! After a great long weekend in Chicago, we couldn't wait to meet again. Kansas City became our dating site, because it was about half-way for both of us. On Labor Day Weekend, 2007, I flew to Sioux Falls, SD (Linda's Home) and then drove to Huron, SD to meet her family. I survived! In December, 2007, Linda came to Arkansas and met my family. Of course, they loved Linda too! By the end of Linda's trip to Arkansas, we were formally engaged. We had many quick weekends together from January to June, and we were married on July 1st in Sioux Falls! We plan to spend time in each state during the years ahead. It helps to have supportive and understanding families and friends. Being willing to try something new and to expand our boundaries has certainly paid off for us!