Jim and I met at a bar in Washington DC in December 2010. I walked in with a friend of mine and, saw him standing there and immediately went up and introduced myself. A week later we had our first date and we have been together ever since! Jim is a Marine and was stationed at Quantico for training. He is originally from Morristown, NJ and I am from the San Francisco area. I lived in DC for 6 years after I graduated college. Most of our relationship was long distance as Jim was moved to North Carolina and then went through 2 deployments; 1 in Afghanistan and 1 to Sicily. In 2014 we was moved to Chicago and I came with him.