We met when I was a freshman at UCF and he was a sophomore. A couple of months after we met and unofficially started dating he transfered from UCF to FAU in south Florida (where he is originally from). For those of you not from Florida, there’s a 3 hour drive between the two schools. We would talk all day and all night via email, AIM (Skype wasn’t a thing then) and phone – and almost every weekend once of us would make the drive to see the other one.
We made the long distrance thing work but it was hard, so a year later I also transferred down to FIU also in south Florida. For a year I lived in the dorms with my best friend while he lived in a sweet two bedroom condo all by himself (his dad owned it and let him stay there). As you can imagine, I spent at least three nights at week at the condo with him to escape my tiny dorm room. After a year of that my friend became an RA and I officially moved in to the condo.