Brandon and Lindsey
Lindsey and I started talking and it took off very quickly. We met in Colonial Williamsburg for our first date, and spent 10 hours together. Lindsey is a teacher and was leaving for a trip with students to Europe for just shy of a month. I am in the U.S. Navy and was being deployed to Italy for 3 months. We weren't able to meet up in Europe, but she was in Naples, Italy just one day before I arrived in Naples. We continued to communicate throughout my deployment through e-mail and Skype. I even woke up at 4:30 in the morning to talk to her before she went to bed, and she stayed up late to talk to me in the morning.
When I came back, we started officially dating (in person) - though 3 months of 2+hours of conversations/day had created a very strong bond, so by the time I came home, I knew that I loved her. I spent Thanksgiving with her family in Virginia, and she came to California to meet my family for Christmas. We were engaged in Colonial Williamsburg (the place of our first date) on January 17, 2009.