Better late than never! I'd been a PARSHIP member for several months and had been in contact with a number of nice guys, although that special spark seemed to be missing every time.
I was planning to fulfil a lifetime ambition and spend a few months abroad, so I was ready to let my PARSHIP subscription lapse. But not long before it was due to expire I got a message from Andy, and he sounded really nice.
We ended up writing long emails to each other and I looked forward to receiving each one with growing excitement. We first met each other ten days after he first got in touch. Though we were both nervous, we had a wonderful evening. By the time we'd been to a few bars it was the early hours of the morning before we said goodbye. Our first kiss followed a few days later and everything just seemed right. A month later, I'd pretty much moved into his flat. I'd already given up my own flat, since I was planning to go to Canada. So it was either my parents' place or his!
Two days before I left for Canada, Andy asked me to marry him. I said yes straight away. We kept in touch every day while I was in Canada, by phone and email. He was due to come over to see me, but surprised me by coming three days earlier than expected to take me on our planned trip to California. Arizona and Nevada, which was really fantastic. We now have our own place together and are looking forward to getting married.