The other week Ben and I celebrated our five year anniversary, to me that sounds like a long time and in the scheme of things really isn't but it's also my longest relationship and that makes me super happy. For those who don't know, Ben and I met through an online dating site. If you have never been on one, 99% of the Aussie guy profiles read something like this
"I'm a fun loving guy, who enjoys hanging out with my mates, going fishing, playing sport"
"I also enjoy cuddling on the couch"
Which sounds good, heck I like cuddling on the couch but after a while that line starts to become a little repetitive. When I read Ben's profile it was weird and he said he liked art and it was pretty much love at first read and sight. I remember feeling totally smittened after our first phone call together. I remember he talked about those tiny, fish shaped, bottles of soy you get with sushi and how awesome they are and that made me think he was awesome. Our first meeting was a little funny but maybe I'll save that for another time.
Our Limerance has lost some of its shine (google it it's interesting!) but how I feel deep down about him is just the same. I'm beyond stoked I got to meet someone weird and cute and smart and goodlooking and so stoked that he liked me back. I'm also so grateful that his heart, like mine has a desire to commit to someone not just in those peachy happy times but through all those annoying, bad mood, peeved off, pms-ing times too. I love him so crazy much and I'm so thankful we met each other :) Five years kind of just happened - we're still the same silly peeps that met, liked each other and luckily still like each other (or even more). Below are photos from our trip to the Gold Coast we took together (and with Gremlin). I had no idea pet friendly motels existed but apparently they do :)