Jay and I started emailing back and forth in October 2011. We exchanged phone numbers about a week later and we have been inseparable ever since!
It is a long-distance relationship (I live in Los Angeles and he lives in Alaska) so we mainly communicate via FaceTime. He is 3000 miles away but we can see each other everyday, thanks to technology.
We finally met last week. He flew from Alaska to visit me and it was so great getting to hold him and kiss him for the first time. He was well worth the wait. And we just booked another trip for next month. We will eventually move closer to each other as early as the end of this year (yes, I'm planning on making the big move to Alaska!). We have not discussed marriage and/or kids just yet, but he is the only person that I've ever pictured a future with :-)
We are completely head over heels in love with each other and the ONLY reason we met was because of this website. Your site made me feel so much better about myself. After learning about my condition, I honestly felt like my life was over. I came across PositiveSingles and read all the personal stories and found that there are regular people, just like me, who are dealing with the same situation. I found the love of my life all because of my condition and your website. It's funny how life works out sometimes. I wish everyone the best!
Advice to other members:
My advice is to keep an open mind. I almost ignored Jay's "wink" to mebecause I saw his location and thought to myself, "What on earth would I have in common with someone from Alaska?!" I took a second look at his profile and it turned out we had a TON in common...we're from the same hometown, we both LOVE chocolate, and we were both diagnosed with the same condition.
My second piece of advice is to ask questions and keep the conversation going in your emails. A one-word reply probably won't keep the attention of the person you're talking to.