I hope you’re doing well? I did a poll on my LDR IG (@211_miles) and the feedback was that you guys wanted more reality posts and more about my story with Haydn, So I thought we’d take it all the way back to the beginning. I don’t want go into massive detail as I won’t be naming anyone other than ourselves and don’t want it to get confusing but hopefully this will still be a good explanation.
A lot of people already know that Haydn and I met in a Skype group call with a mutual friend but a lot of people don’t really know how we have a mutual friend. This story can be traced back to Year 8 really when my friend played online games and met Haydn’s friend. The two of them talked for quite a while and eventually I was introduced and then me and him started talking too. We’d been friends for quite a few years before I met Haydn but in the few months leading up to that meeting I’d gotten a little closer to this friend, talking everyday, Skyping and all that,
It wasn’t until half way through August 2015 that this online friend invited me into a group call with a few of his friends. I was a little apprehensive as I assumed I’d be super uncomfortable and awkward but I said yes and the call came through, I answered and within the first 3 seconds Haydn literally shouted ‘I can’t feel my face when I’m with you but I love it’ – it was pretty out of tune if we’re being honest. (Should probably mention that I had a boyfriend at this point so none of these relationships were initially romantic).
Haydn and I started messaging outside of the chat and eventually Skyping just us to obviously getting closer and closer. He was there for me when I broke up with my boyfriend and continued to be just friends for a few months. Yet things went pretty quickly after that and eventually we were talking everyday, Skyping every night and calling each other in between all of that.
We weren’t using the internet to meet people we literally just happened to (metaphorically) run into each other. We just had, one massive argument, eight weeks apart and a total of 7 months to go through until we met each other for the first time. (Which you can read all about HERE)
P.S. Here’s a nice little throw back picture of Haydn and I on the first day we met: