My boyfriend and I got together in the Summer of 2013. He gatecrashed my house warming with a mutual friend and sparks flew the first night. I don’t think love at first sight is possible but there was definite lust at first sight and there was something about this guy that no other guy had before. I was intrigued!
I was 25 and had never had a boyfriend (queue the violins). Whilst I thoroughly enjoyed being young and single, by that year I had started to want to find someone special. He had moved to the area that week and was just out of a serious, long term relationship. He was the same age as me and was so confident and charismatic, it knocked me for six. He seemed to really like me, he spent all night at the party talking to me, complimenting me and flirting. I loved how confident he was so I was definitely flirting back. The party moved to town, we kissed at the bar and the rest is history.
If I’m being 100% honest, I was crazy about him from the start. My friends had their reservations, I usually would have listened to them but it was different with this guy, I wanted to see where it would go. I knew I wanted to be his girlfriend from pretty early on and when he asked me after a couple of months of dating, I was over the moon.
Since then we’ve grown to be best friends. We share a sense of humour and split our sides laughing at (and with) each other all the time. Our favourite thing to do together is travel and we’ve racked up quite a few air miles together over the last few years.
We moved in together for the first time in March, 2017. I was nervous, he was my first boyfriend so obviously I had never lived with one before but moving in together has actually made us even closer. We’re not perfect, no couple is. We argue and bicker all the time. You can’t live with someone without getting irritated by them every now and then. “Are there any socks there babe?” triggers me more than I can explain but this is my first post, I don’t want my readers thinking I’m a homicidal Mama this early in the blog.
He means the world to me and I’ve been the happiest I’ve ever been since meeting him. He loves me unconditionally, he loves me and who I am, no questions asked. He’s never wanted me to change in any way. I’m not a shy person and I’ve always been confident in social situations but I’ve also always struggled with my self worth. I know I’m a good person but I doubt how highly others rate me constantly and this guy came in to my life and loves me just the way I am. I hope some day I can put in to words how much that means to me, for now just know, it means everything.
Through all the ups and downs that come with a long term relationship I’ve always known we’ll be together forever. Some may think that’s naive but all I can say to those people is, watch this space!