Hi, met my fiancee through a mutual friend in March of 2009 and proposed in February of 2010. We live only 4 hours apart (by car) and are working through a K-1 visa to bridge the gap. The immigration process has been a learning experience for us and we still have a long way to go, but having Visa Journery to refer to has been a real blessing. It is comforting to know that so many are going through the same process. I believe that if you are sincere and honesty about your intentions, the system will get you where you want to go, it just takes time, patience and yes, money.