User Name: oriskany
Location: Michigan/North Carolina
Occupation: Student, B.S. in Geology
SO’s age: 24
SO’s Occupation: Engineer
How you met: University dorms
Relationship length: Almost 4.5 years
A few words to describe yourself: Adventurous, friendly, kind
A few words to describe your SO: Goofy, thoughtful, crazy intelligent
Interests: Traveling, hiking, arts/crafts, geeking out about rocks/soil together
Kids?/Pets?: One dog, a dachshund/yorkshire terrier mix.
Guilty pleasures: Ben and Jerry’s, disney tunes, make up, napping…I sound like a child!
WaitingBee Words of Wisdom (brief sentence): Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet!
Comments (for longer story if you wish): SO is from England, and I was starting my bachelor’s degree at the same university. We met on the facebook group for our dorm in the Spring before we started, he messaged me welcoming me to England and asking why I chose to go abroad for my degree. We ended up hitting it off, and spoke for hours everyday throughout the summer. By the time I got to England, I felt like I already had a best friend and felt much more comfortable being by myself in a foreign country when I already established a support network! I got very, very sick my first week there with the swine flu, and being 5,000 miles away from any family or friends, he took care of me. We were just friends for awhile, but a little too much alcohol pushed it the other way! I wasn’t looking for a relationship, so we were FWB for awhile. He really thought we should give it a proper go, and here we are almost 4.5 years later! After a month of officially dating, he told me he loved me. The next month, he told me he wanted to marry me and he would do anything to make me his wife (obviously I didn’t take him seriously since he was only 19!) Unfortunately, that was right around the time I ended up moving back to America. We did almost 2.5 years of transatlantic long distance until he finished undergrad and came to my city for grad school. We lived together until he graduated with his master’s in December of 2013, when he was offered a fantastic job opportunity in another state. We are now back to long distance until I graduate this May, when I will then move to be with him. PHEW! We’ve been all over the place together, and I can’t wait to have more adventures as an engaged and married couple. We’ve been to look at rings, and I think he will be proposing later this year or early next year. 😀