LINDSAY & MEG
Seoul, South Korea and Hershey, PA
Lindsay, 27, internet sales manager and basketball coach
Meg, 27, ESL teacher and freelance travel blogger
One of the best things about online dating is the way it allows you to expand your circle. That´s how Lindsay and Meg found each other. "At the time, I was living in Brooklyn, and she was living in Hershey," says Meg. "For the first nine months of our relationship, we met up twice a month in a different location. In the first year, we hit five states and three countries." Meg then accepted a job that would have pulled them even farther apart had Lindsay decided not to join her. Soon, though, Lindsay had to return to Pennsylvania for basketball season. "In the end, Lindsay convinced me I should go. . . She told me she knew we were going to be together for the long haul, and being apart for six months in the grand scheme of our entire lives was nothing. Pretty much everyone in our lives suggested we break up, but we knew we wanted to stay together." Besides patience and commitment, respect and communication is vital. "We check in with each other frequently to make sure we´re fulfilling each other´s needs," says Lindsay. Eventually, they plan to elope. "We want to have a small private ceremony in a remote location," she says. "We haven´t decided on a location but we know it´ll be very different from most weddings. We won´t have any cake or tons of guests. [It´ll be] just the two of us, somewhere gorgeous."