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On the tenth of August, this boy I met online on Yahoo! Answers and I started "dating." Seven thousand miles of ocean separate us, though, which neither of us is too happy about. Recently (as recent as you can get -- it's only been two weeks) he's started asking me questions about the future. When will we meet? Where are we heading? What can come out of this? and things like that.
Personally, I believe that if I want something badly enough I will try my best until it happens. I have no problem with waiting four years until I can see him for the first time, but apparently, he does. The distance is killing him (he's a very physical person, he says, but not sexually, since I'm saving myself) and he really wants me to be there with him. Marriage is what I see in the future. Call me imaginative, but it's what I want and what I think can happen.
He thinks it can't until we move in together, which he doesn't see happening.
I love him very, very much, and he says he loves me too, but I'm scared he'll break up with me because he can't handle the distance. Only one man before him has managed to make me like him (first crush; also long-distance, but we never went official) and he broke my heart this May. Now that I'm only beginning to properly heal and be happy, I'm terrified this is going to be torn from me, too.
Sorry if what I'm saying isn't making much sense; my mind is all jumbled up. Does anyone have any advice? Neither of us can afford to visit, but I /know/ we can, sometime in the future. I don't want to lose him. Please share your opinions.