Dating people outside of your country or
Being forced to talk on the phone meant that we got to know each other a lot more intimately, and a lot more quickly than we otherwise would have.
A few months in, I may have had only spent 12 hours physically with this person, but I felt like I had known him for years. Work out a time which works in both time zones and try to stick with it so you have consistency.
I got an amazing phone plan where I had unlimited calls to international mobiles, and we would talk for hours.
I would call around 11pm after getting home from work, meaning I would “apparently” sometimes fall asleep mid conversation : S, which meant Mike picked up his phone every morning around 6am in America.
Which is a pity, because long distance relationships don’t work, right? I swear I will hit the next person who tells me that long distance relationships NEVER work out…and there have been many.
I’m Megan from Australia, and over the last 5 years I’ve spent an accumulation of 6 months out of every year abroad.
Saying something in your native language and feeling sexy.6. Using “culture” as a crutch to letting them get away with behavior you don’t agree with.10. Trying to learn basic phrases in their language.14. Discussions about the US failure to “get” soccer (if one is American).28. Celebrating another country or race’s traditions.30. Having a personal translator in at least one language.35. Actually moving to a new city or country, doing long-distance, or breaking up.39. Pioneering the new world by statically going against that in 2015 most people still don’t date outside of their race.41.
Hearing something in their native language and it being sexy.7. Being referred to as “The American” “The German” “The Aussie” instead of as “the xyz.”11. Wondering if you’ll make it past this weekend, these few months, or lifetime together.36. TOO MUCH PRESSURE TOO SOON Because your decision to move or do long-distance shouldn’t have to be made until you know each other well enough to make that decision, but hey, you don’t have a choice when flights are booked.42.
We have a pretty incredible story – so I’m told – which included pulling off one of the greatest long distance relationships ever, being almost 15,000 kilometers apart. Before we knew it we had spent hours talking to each other and laughing together, and found ourselves sitting beneath a starry African sky in the early AM hours.(Immigration is a whole other blog which I will rant about at some other time).We both worked 2 jobs to pay for all of our travel; 16 hour days, in my case while at the same time studying Journalism and Law full time at university and still maintaining a pretty impressive social life.No pressure because it’s just a traveler fling, and you know it wouldn’t work out in real life anyways.44. Not resenting someone who wasn’t ready to make those sacrifices.48. The novelty of dating someone of a different country or race.50.
Assumptions that either person has a “fetish” for a certain race or culture.45. Understanding that love sees no color, feels no borders, hears no accent, and tastes nothing but sweet sweet kisses of trust, friendship, and passion.60 days out from us meeting in Scotland for New Years 2011 I received a box which had 60 letters; one each day until we met up!