Gigi & Michael
Now: Both in Las Vegas NV
Before: Gigi in Phoenix, AZ and Michael in Jacksonville, FL
How did you two meet?
We met through co-workers while traveling for work.
Who made the first move?
Michael, found me on Facebook after meeting through friends and asked for my number.
Tell us about your first date.
We went to dinner at The Perch in Chandler, AZ. I was extremely nervous and exhausted from work that I didn’t even feel like eating, but we talked for hours about our families, sports, and our life goals.
How long have you been together?
3 yrs 8 months
What has been one major challenge in your relationship?
Our biggest challenge was finding time to spend by ourselves. Every visit he made to Arizona I was just so excited and I wanted my friends to get to know him that I would sacrifice alone time. We’ve learned to make time for ourselves and continue going on dates.
How do you settle disagreements?
Talking through it, and if things got too heated we like giving each other some space. We still continue to learn how to best communicate but we always make sure to say I Love You before going to bed even if we’re still a little upset with each other.
If you are from two different cultures, how do you deal with the cultural differences?
We do come from two different cultures and have different opinions but we continue to learn from each other and are supportive of our beliefs/opinions.
Any memorable trips together?
We’ve had many memorable trips, but one of my favorites was visiting Chicago. We were heading there for work but decided to meet there early to have a few days of exploring. We had a chance to go to a baseball game Michael's favorite baseball team The Cubs at Wrigley Field.
When and how do you plan to close the distance?
We closed the long distance about 8 months ago, Michael moved to Phoenix, AZ and on Oct. 2019 we moved into our own place in Las Vegas, NV.
Any words of advice for other LDR Couples?
Communication is key to any relationship, especially when you're in a long distance relationship. There has not been a day since we met that we haven’t talked. We always make sure to send a text or even a quick one minute phone call just to say Hi!