1700 Miles Meant Nothing

Posted by Leticia, 29 Sep 15

Cassie and Nick are now married, but not so long ago they were complete strangers to one another, just “Cassie92” and “LifeNJustice” on our site.

We asked Cassie why she signed up. “Just as a joke,” she admits. “I didn’t actually want to meet anyone. I wasn’t looking, but I’d heard many success stories. This was my first experience [with online dating].”

Nick tells us he posted a dating profile here “to find someone, after looking for a long time. It was just as successful as anything else... I had tried other sites before.”

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Nick joined the site a year before Cassie did and another year went by before they found each other. “He contacted me,” remembers Cassie. “Even though I was just goofing around, I read his profile and he did sound like a dream come true. And he proved it in our interactions, too.”

This was definitely her kind of guy: “Asian, older, about my height, introverted, honest, kind... pretty much perfectly my type,” Cassie enthuses.

Given that, Nick wishes their paths had crossed sooner. “She was pretty, interesting, and she showed an interest in Asians,” he says of Cassie’s profile. That was reason enough to reach out. And as they opened lines of communication, they quickly found out how much they had in common. “We talked and talked for hours, and I just couldn’t hang up the phone,” says Cassie. “He asked to visit and I said yes. So we met in my hometown. There’s not a whole lot to do, but we had fun doing it!”

Here’s how Nick remembers it. “I flew from LAX to PIT, took an hour drive into Wheeling, WV, and she showed me around town. Her photos do her no justice. She really is so much prettier in real life!”

Cassie’s first thought about Nick, laying eyes on him initially, was “Wow, he’s short!” She laughs out loud. “No seriously, I was really excited! I am not the most social person, so when I do like someone, it’s a huge deal. Seeing him in the flesh was great.”

As the evening unfolded, she was also struck by “his gentleness.” That went a long way with her. “I have never met a man with so much respect for a woman,” Cassie adds.

Nick couldn’t believe his good fortune. He remembers thinking, “She’s actually interested and excited to see me!” and reports “we got along perfectly” that night.

Their relationship steadily progressed and new insights about each other gradually came into focus. “He might not show it or even think it himself, but he is a really funny, silly person,” says Cassie. Nick tells us that their similarities certainly outweigh their differences. “She is so much like me,” he marvels. “I mean, who else in the world would actually want to start a ranch with me?”

Still, though, it wasn’t entirely a storybook situation. There were problems to overcome. “The distance was hard, I admit,” Cassie confides. “I never thought about leaving him, though. When we got married I did have to move 1,700 miles away from all my family, but love made that easier, and we all have a good relationship so I get to see them and talk to them regularly.”

Nick nods in assent. “I was working on a project at the time and there was definitely the distance, too, but nothing too hard. She does have to live far from her home, though.”

We’re all dying to know how the engagement happened, aren’t we? “Well, I proposed unofficially over the phone by the typical ‘when we get married...’ type of conversations,” begins Nick. “She eventually wanted to know if she was going to get the formal ‘down on one knee with a ring’ sort of proposal, but I’m Chinese. I don’t know how to do that. So she did have to tell me how. But we went to the jewelry store, she picked out the ring, and I proposed to her at my house — the old-fashioned way, where you pretty much spill out your heart and then she cries and says yes!”

How charmingly traditional! Now that all those tears of joy have dried, how is married life treating these two? “I finally have someone who understands me,” says a grateful Cassie. “Life doesn’t seem dull or without meaning. It’s been great!”

Nick also feels as though love has changed his life for the better. His emotions are wholly positive. “I am more happy and not floating through my life any more. I now have a best friend.”

“Don’t quit trying,” Nick urges singles. “Talk to anyone you may have even the slightest interest in.”

Cassie is eager to proffer some advice to everyone hunting for a love like hers. “I say it really is true: You will find love where and when you least expect it,” she says. “Try to have fun and meet new people. Even if you think you won’t like a person, don’t just assume that before getting to know them a little more, via chatting. You might meet your very best friend.”

And that friend might become your spouse.

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  1.   bbydollkity says:
    Posted: 18 Apr

    Woooow this is really sweet, let me keep trying too, All the best friends.

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  2.   Shaike says:
    Posted: 15 Apr

    It was meant to be

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  3.   eliha5 says:
    Posted: 08 Apr

    Wow good luck

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  4.   mariliz says:
    Posted: 31 Mar

    Wow is very nice love story I hope one day I have it thanks you sharing GI bless

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  5.   Erla says:
    Posted: 29 Mar

    Hmmm she will come one day

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  6.   dada915 says:
    Posted: 29 Mar

    This is true love

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  7.   sweatas says:
    Posted: 26 Mar

    Well all i can say is theres no such thing asth future ..there is no set plan or arrangement to depend upon only there are numerous probabilities which can emerge .depending on th choices that we all make..and how happy you are within yorself in th moment..?

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  8.   Lespad says:
    Posted: 10 Mar

    It happens,because God loves us all

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  9.   Tracedee says:
    Posted: 12 Feb

    How come I don't find him or him me. Anyway we be reading their stories.

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  10.   Terezin says:
    Posted: 04 Feb

    true love

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  11.   Terezin says:
    Posted: 04 Feb

    am still waiting for my true love

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  12.   Sherox says:
    Posted: 25 Jan

    True Love Knows No Limits ..

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  13.   Ray367 says:
    Posted: 19 Jan

    A happy ending;)

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  14.   Winrose20 says:
    Posted: 18 Jan

    Am still waiting for my mr

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  15.   redfightet says:
    Posted: 14 Jan

    I pray to the god he give a good partner in life god bless...

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  16.   Boddicca says:
    Posted: 06 Jan

    I believe everything that comes your way is meant to be but you can give fate a little nudge in the right direction !

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  17.   Juaniejuan says:
    Posted: 30 Dec 15

    I just pray mr wright come my way.

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  18.   Rasgirl says:
    Posted: 09 Dec 15

    Good luck girl love has a way of finding you went you lease expect,keep that smile on your face.

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  19.   Tislorh says:
    Posted: 29 Nov 15

    Hmmmmmm If not for your article I was about giving up on all this long distance Romeo and Juliet stuff. Kudos to cassie and Nick. So far so good, the experience here has been very enlightening , there are great lessons for green horn like me to learned.

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  20.   Woman2Woma says:
    Posted: 27 Nov 15

    Beautiful story,,, I love to see people truly in love,

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  21.   Naserian86 says:
    Posted: 21 Nov 15

    Wow. Lovely. I wish one day it will be me

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  22.   dolly- says:
    Posted: 17 Nov 15

    Wow!so lovely I wish one day for me huhuhu

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  23.   veleti says:
    Posted: 05 Nov 15

    Great inspirational that relates to me in'some ways.. Star 5

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  24.   Sj1cookie says:
    Posted: 04 Nov 15

    Hi

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  25.   Hty29 says:
    Posted: 20 Oct 15

    That's very interesting story, l wish you all the best.

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  26.   Mirandene says:
    Posted: 11 Oct 15

    Thats the kind. Of love i hope to find one day no distance. Mater but i only want to marry to someone. Who really know that.

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  27.   spr61 says:
    Posted: 06 Oct 15

    That is so true love knows no distance as long as you love somebody you don't care if he or she is in Timbuktu real love is what prevails.I hope to find true love too someday

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  28.   Angelos777 says:
    Posted: 04 Oct 15

    I'm a American Caribbean Oreo who loves Asian philosophy,culture ,etc ; I'm open to a Caucasian sister whoappreciates Asian and Indian culture and philosophy especially being a born-again Christian. Great story...I dream for this,too

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  29.   gold39 says:
    Posted: 03 Oct 15

    Love and understanding matters.hoping to me mine one day.

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  30.   cartell70 says:
    Posted: 03 Oct 15

    Nice one still waiting for my time.

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  31.   honestand40 says:
    Posted: 03 Oct 15

    Great story you guys keep it happy and faithful

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