(on the left: Manda, on the right: Jay)
Jay and I met on a role-play forum that she and a few of her friends were administrators on. We can’t figure out which site it was, but it was at least two years ago when we met. I actually got closer with her friend at first, because I had been plotting our characters together, but she was in AIM chats with us from time to time. Basically over the last two years, she and I would chat on AIM and move together from RP site to RP site with various characters. We also tried to make a few sites together as well. We got to be fast friends.
I didn’t know much about her other than she lived in Vegas, she had a great sense of humor, and she was an excellent writer. Eventually, we started chatting on Skype together and added each other on Facebook. This was when I realized she was seven years younger than me and my mind was blown. She and I were on the same page about so much and she was so mature, I was just surprised by it. But it didn’t matter, we were friends and that was that.
We exchanged cell numbers and started texting regularly. In August 2011, I went to a gay bar with my friends, and Jay went to Pride with her friends. We were texting throughout, as usual, and I made out with some random girl and told her about it. She complained that she didn’t get to mack on anyone at Pride, and I replied that I would’ve made out with her. And she was kind of shocked, and it obviously changed directions of our conversations.
After a lot of text flirting and late night phone calls in September and into October, Jay asked me to be her girlfriend on October 12th, 2011. That’s when we started our shared tumblr. We are exactly 2,484 miles apart - I’m in New Jersey and she’s in Nevada. I went to visit her for a week over New Year’s, and am going to visit her again in just 15 days. We’ll be together 8 months on June 12th, but we’ve known each other for 2+ years. I’m one lucky lady, and I plan to be with her for a very long time. She’s funny and smart and accepting and loving and caring and I really couldn’t ask for anything more in a girlfriend. Age difference and distance don’t matter.