Ricardo and I met while I was on vacation in December 2005. I fell in love almost immediately. We exchanged phone numbers and talked several times a week on the phone. I missed Ricardo and wanted to be with him so upon the advice of a friend I proposed to Ricardo and offered to apply for the I-129F visa for him. He accepted and I began to filing the paperwork in April 2006, after spending another fantastic week in Jamaica with him. I have been back to Jamaica two times since then and am waiting anxiously for his first package to arrive, his interview date to be set and his arrival in New York. I feel very lucky to have met such a wonderful man and I cant wait to marry him.
Update. I email the consulate based on advice I saw here and our package has been "lost" since July 13th. Ricardo will be going to embassy to pick up duplicate copy. WATCH THE MAIL AND KEEP IN TOUCH with consulate. We have lost a month. Got the fourth package in the mail and date for interview FINALLY, Nov 9th. Ricardo didn't have all the necessary paperwork. The embassy said that he would have to wait another month to schedule another interview AGGH!. Waiting for the new date. Finally got a new date, Feb 27th. Will let you know. Got new date 3/27/07. Holding my breath.
He made it. He arrived on 4/20/07. We were married on 7/6/07.
Divorced 9/21/09. Unhappily married one year. Separated one year, then divorced.