February 4, 2004 at 4:14 PM EST - Updated June 26 at 2:26 AM
My husband and I met on the internet when we were 16 (1997), we started talking to each other a lot on a chat service. He lived in IL at the time and I was in OK. We started sending pictures and talking on the phone. We would send presents for holidays/birthdays. When we were 17 (1998), he drove from IL to where I lived to meet me, because he had to decide what he wanted to do with his life. It was love the instant we met. We had a wonderful few days together and we knew we wanted to continue our relationship. But things didn't turn out like we planned. He ended up going back home early and we didn't have contact for awhile. Then finally I was able to e-mail him and e-mailed me back and we talked about things and knew we still loved each other and wanted to be together for the long run. So I moved out to IL to live with him and about 6 months later, we got married on Valentine's Day (2000).