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Glamour (South Africa) - - Relationtips -

Jes­sica Kramer, 26, and Sam Har­man, 26

“When I moved to Cape Town in 2014, I joined an on­line dat­ing site in the hopes of meet­ing in­ter­est­ing peo­ple. Hardly a week had passed and I was over the idea. But a few of months later, I logged into my ac­count to de­ac­ti­vate it and I saw a mes­sage in my in­box from a girl called Sam. She was liv­ing in Hong Kong and wanted to get to­gether when she came to Cape Town for a hol­i­day. I re­sponded and we went from chat­ting on the site to talk­ing on What­sapp and then to daily Skype calls. We had a huge amount in com­mon and there was an in­stant con­nec­tion between us. The fact that she was so far re­moved from ev­ery­thing around me also gave me the courage to be my­self in a way I had never been able to be­fore. We fell in love with each other be­fore she had even landed in the city.

“The day be­fore Sam was due to ar­rive, I saw sev­eral missed calls on my phone and when I phoned her back, she said, ‘I’m stand­ing out­side your front door. Please come and get me!’ I was taken by sur­prise and charmed.

“Sam spent three weeks in Cape Town and dur­ing that time, we spoke frankly about our feel­ings and about the pos­si­bil­ity of her mov­ing to SA. The con­nec­tion was un­de­ni­able – it felt as if our lives had lined up to our meet­ing. Three months later she was back and we moved in to­gether. We’ve been in­sep­a­ra­ble ever since and in April 2015, I pro­posed to her with my grand­mother’s wed­ding ring.”

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