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#Bondstories: Prom Time!

#Bondstories: Prom Time!

We met in theatre camp the summer before my freshman year. We were friends but didn't get that close. He said that he "didn't hang out with people outside of school" (which was true at the time). The following year we met at theatre camp again, hung out, and eventually became best friends. We were best friends for almost a year, all the while I was falling in love with him.

Then one day he asked me to prom (as friends of course). I was ecstatic, even though he made it clear it wasn't a date. But while we were there, something changed. We slow danced to "Thinking Out Loud" and we flirted a bit, I even put my head on his shoulder. At the end of the night, we confessed that we liked each other and started dating.

We've been together for about a year now, and we are completely in love and happy.  He's the sweetest person I've ever met and he's very kind and old fashioned. He even holds the door open for me and calls me "my love", "beloved", and "angel". I'm never happier than when I'm with him.

The problem is that he's a senior and I'm a junior. He's going off to college at the end of this school year while I will still be in our hometown going to high school. On top of that, he has Asperger's which makes it hard for him to communicate sometimes, which will make things even more difficult. A lot of people (including his mom) think that we won't be able to handle the long distance, and that we should break up, but we refuse.

I think that the Bond Touch bracelet would make it a bit more bearable for us to be apart from each other. It would be nice to know that he was thinking of me and I of him. He's my favorite person on the planet and I'm going to miss him so much when he's gone. Feeling his touch every now and then would mean the world to me. Thank you so much for creating something like this, I don't think there is any other going away gift that would be nearly as meaningful or long lasting. This might be able to give me just a bit of the happiness I feel when I'm with him. :) 

Bond Touch Community

#Bondstories: Scottish Dragons

#Bondstories: Scottish Dragons

Aidan and I have been the best of friends for years. We've confided our fears, shared our failures, and seen each other at our lowest and worst. We could talk for hours about absolutely nothing. We call each other Dragon and Kiba, and are an unopposed duo in anything we do together. There's only one problem. He lives in Scotland, and I live in the United States.

Aidan and I met online one summer over a game. I engaged him in conversation because his username was a book reference to a series I was currently reading. We really clicked, and our friendship took off from there. Our nicknames, Dragon (Aidan) and Kiba (Me), even stem from fragments of our usernames.

In the beginning, it was all words, but after several months, we decided to Skype each other for the very first time. The shock of seeing Aidan's face for the first time is an irreplaceable memory to me. The way his eyes widened, and his jaw fell to the floor is a treasured memory. Tears were shed that day, and not just by me.

But not everything can be conveyed by words. Skype can be tiny and grainy at best, and sometimes we let silence rule a conversation because we just need each other. Since Scotland is six hours ahead, Aidan oftentimes cannot Skype late at night, and I am largely unable to pull my phone out during the day. This leaves a hole in our hearts and our heads with unshared burdens.

Aidan plans to visit the US next year, but that could never be soon enough for me. Bond could bring us together in a way that was previously unattainable.

-Sydnee, Bond Community

#Bondstories: Studies in Spain

#Bondstories: Studies in Spain
I met my girlfriend over a year ago online, we got along instantly and she quickly became my best friend.
We have not gone one day without talking since we met, the first time we Skyped it lasted 5 hours and felt like one. I knew that I wanted to date her more than anything, but it was a bit complicated as I lived in Texas and she lived in Spain. For a year we stayed friends, although I was very much in love with her we knew it would only make things harder to date so far away.
After I was finally accepted by my university to study abroad in Spain we decided to make it official. As much as I loved every moment with her before, the difference of having someone physically with you is incredible. I have only been in Spain for two months but the time we have had together is priceless. I have to return home in June to finish studies and we will face another 6 months to a year apart.
Bond gives us the chance to be that much closer until I can see her again and it gives me comfort that we will never be completely apart. 
Emily - Bond Community