Met Alan online in July of 1998. We became fast friends and pen-pals for about eight months. He came to visit in March of 1999. I knew I had fallen then. It took him four months later when he visited again in July! I had my first trip to England that October and for the past six years, it's been back and forth 4000+ plus miles every 3-4 months or so. Alan proposed in August of 2005 and we're busy gathering the evidence to prove to the nice immigration people that he's not my mail-order groom!