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Did anyone meet their current partner/soulmate on travels?

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11. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting Isadora

Quoting tway

Apologies for anyone who's heard tthis for the umpteenth time! It makes a good party story...

That's okay T - I'm following almost right behind you with the repeats. Though mine doesn't have the loooooooong distance thing going for it, it does have Beerman. ;)

I was involved in a live-in relationship (which followed a failed 8 year marriage) when I changed jobs and starting working for a university medical center. My "significant other" was taking classes on the other side of campus. He would hang out with a particular group, as most students do. He and 2 of his friends decided to go on a weekend fishing trip together - meeting at my (our) apartment. I had heard about, but not yet seen Kris prior to that day. I took one look at him and knew he was the guy I was to be with. I had dreamed about a man with a particular face since about the age of 5 - and seeing his - I was absolutely stunned. It took 3 years of being "just friends" and finally ridding ourselves of significant others before we dated. But, it was worth it all. We've known each other (now) for 22, been together for 19 and married for (soon to be) 16 years. We may not have met traveling, but we travel exceptionally well together. (Okay, maybe his fishing trip could be consider under the heading of "travel" - they were crossing state lines.)

Great story there Isa. He's certainly a looker in those old (1984?) photos.

12. Posted by streams (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

I dont know if he was a soulmate but I met someone who would send ripples to my life in the days to come.

We met in Paris in front of the Louvre, it was actually weird since I asked him to take photos of me (i was alone that time). Turned out he's also there to travel. He is from England and was staying there for the whole week before he'll fly to Spain. I was staying at my uncle's place, who is an ambassador to France. He was very good looking, articulate, very educated and poetic. Sounds like Mr Darcy huh? LOL. Anyway, after our brief introduction to each other, he invited me out to dinner and what followed it was a trip to a local bar, more walks, breakfasts, lunch, dates, and a lot more.

It was a magical experience indeed and for the first time, I thought ive found my Yin. But it was only good for a week, as I was on my way to Switzerland with cousins and he was off to Spain. We'd send emails after that and a few calls that lasted for 5 months until I realized that I wouldn't want to be in a long distance relationship :( so I stopped replying to his emails. He'd still send me "hi" or "hello" emails from time to time but I just read them and don't reply.

I still want to meet THE ONE. And I hope he wont be too far from me.

[ Edit: Edited at Jun 30, 2006 2:10 PM by streams ]

13. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

Awh thats really bitter sweet, at least you have great memories.

14. Posted by streams (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Haha I'm not really looking for love from my travels (referring to the above post). By the way, I now have a boyfriend who is 10 years my senior. I am 26 and he is 36. It's a long-distance relationship by the way since he is in LA and I am in the Philippines. We've been dating for 1 year now. Due to our busy sched (his work in particular), we only met 5x since we started dating. He had to travel across my continent to be with me which I find really sweet. We'd talk on the phone 3x a day and chat everyday except weekends (since it's our only time to relax).

I am not in a hurry to get married but I want to really end up with him. I am usually evasive when it comes to marriage but not with him and I take that as a good sign. My past relationships include a 4, 2 1/2 and 2 years relationships.

I would like to know, what is the reasonable number of years that we should date as a couple(considering my age and his age) before we get married?

thanks and hug to y'all

15. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

There's no right answer to that question for some its whirl wind and the marry after 6 months for others they go out for years and years get married and end up divorced after 6 months!!

Just follow your heart and your dreams!

16. Posted by Lush88 (Full Member 66 posts) 10y

Hi streams...its fantastic to read that you have found someone that you have considered to maybe the one you'll marry. It is definitely a decision that has to be made between the two of you. Just follow your heart and dont rush into anything until you are both ready for such a commitment. There are no rules when it comes to a relationship, as long as you consider eachother's needs/feelings etc!! My BF and i have previously been in a long distance relationship for about two years. And i can relate to your situation, we also have a 10 year gap between us! We are currently living together now, but it took alot of work to be able to trust eachother, learnt to be patient and it made the heart grow fonder..
Anyhow, love conquers all....doesnt it??

17. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 10y

Quoting streams

I dont know if he was a soulmate but I met someone who would send ripples to my life in the days to come.

We met in Paris in front of the Louvre, it was actually weird since I asked him to take photos of me (i was alone that time). Turned out he's also there to travel. He is from England and was staying there for the whole week before he'll fly to Spain. I was staying at my uncle's place, who is an ambassador to France. He was very good looking, articulate, very educated and poetic. Sounds like Mr Darcy huh? LOL. Anyway, after our brief introduction to each other, he invited me out to dinner and what followed it was a trip to a local bar, more walks, breakfasts, lunch, dates, and a lot more.

It was a magical experience indeed and for the first time, I thought ive found my Yin. But it was only good for a week, as I was on my way to Switzerland with cousins and he was off to Spain. We'd send emails after that and a few calls that lasted for 5 months until I realized that I wouldn't want to be in a long distance relationship :( so I stopped replying to his emails. He'd still send me "hi" or "hello" emails from time to time but I just read them and don't reply.

I still want to meet THE ONE. And I hope he wont be too far from me.

I hope you gave him some sort of explanation and didn't just stop replying to his emails???

18. Posted by herront (Budding Member 45 posts) 10y

Yeah like James said it would be pretty harsh too just stop emailing (if it was me on the other side i would be heart broken) as if you are looking for the one

Hi streams...its fantastic to read that you have found someone that you have considered to maybe the one you'll marry. It is definitely a decision that has to be made between the two of you. Just follow your heart and dont rush into anything until you are both ready for such a commitment. There are no rules when it comes to a relationship, as long as you consider eachother's needs/feelings etc!! My BF and i have previously been in a long distance relationship for about two years. And i can relate to your situation, we also have a 10 year gap between us! We are currently living together now, but it took alot of work to be able to trust eachother, learnt to be patient and it made the heart grow fonder..
Anyhow, love conquers all....doesnt it??

Then like lush88 said it took alot of hard work but its finally paid off and they are living together now. So maybe he was THE one?

19. Posted by sunraybret (Full Member 27 posts) 10y

I am from Australia, Melbourne and my girlfriend, who now lives here with me is Canadian, New Brunswick. There was 18,500 miles between our homes. We met on a bus in Florida when we we both on conferences. I took her to dinner that night and continued to write and Skype for 6 months before we met for our second date in Paris. We spent several weeks on a romantic tour of Paris, Switzerland and Italy. After a lot of logistics and loooong phone calls she moved to Australia. We visit her parents each year on a round the world trip of discovery (see picture gallery). I found the distance made it easier because we were determined to make it work against the odds.

20. Posted by Ka-Jo (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

I met my boyfriend in Normandy, France last summer :) We both went there to visit the military cemetries and WW2 landing beaches. I can't even remember how we really got to know each other. We stayed at the same farm-house. We're both from north-Germany, though. So it's not a (very) long distance relationship (about 200km)