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LDR Love Stories

How He Asked Me to Be His Girlfriend.


As you may (or may not) know, I’ve been in a long distance relationship with a gorgeous guy named, Sam. He lives in England and I live in New York. Since the first day I saw his photo, I knew he would be the one (cheesy – I know!)

So, as requested…

Here is the story on how my long distance boyfriend asked me to be his girlfriend!

nice france

On October 15th, 2015, Sam and I flew to Nice, France with a few of our friends. To set the scene, check out the photo above – that was our view for the entire vacation!

Anyways, we met in person 4 days before we ventured off to Nice. The water was so crystal blue, that you could see every little thing underneath you.  It was my first time in France, and I couldn’t even believe I was there… After all, I was only 18 years old and I was with a group of people I just recently met!

blue ocean

The first day was super exciting. We checked in to our Airbnb, scouted the area, went out for an amazing lunch (where I tried spaghetti bolognese for the first time – YUM), and relaxed on the beach where we got our tan on! I didn’t even think it was possible to have more fun (and it was only the first day!)

Sam and I cuddled up in our bed and spent the whole night talking about life – I felt as if I was in the most romantic movie of the year!

Little did I know, the next morning, my life was about to drastically change.

sam ice

The second day of our trip was spent exploring Nice, jumping into the ocean from the cliffs, and spending the day as a group. When it was getting close to dinner time, Sam asked if I wanted to go out for dinner. Me being a girl who’s never been in a real relationship before, I said yes and looked over to our friends and said “guys we’re all going out to dinner”. (I had no idea this was him asking me on a date!!) Sam quickly stepped in and said “I’m going to take Monica out, we’ll meet up with you guys later.”

At that moment, I got the hint and realized I was just asked out on my first date!

We walked down the Promenade, a beautiful long road alongside the beach filled with tons of amazing restaurants.

We found a cute little restaurant, sat down, ate, and chatted for hours. Below is a picture of Sam during this exact date (I’m so glad I document everything, haha!)

Then, once we left the restaurant, we walked alongside the beach – yes, it’s as romantic as it sounds! We started playing a game to get to know each other more – We took turns asking each other questions about one another. After a few rounds when it was my turn to ask him a question again, I asked him something along the lines of “tell me something personal that not many people know about you”. He smiled to himself, looked me in the eyes, and said “I want you to be my girlfriend.” To my surprise, I said “what?!” and he replied with “Will you be my girlfriend?”

In that exact moment, I didn’t think about how I would be able to afford the relationship at 18, or how I would tell my family, or the fact that my absolute dream guy just asked me to be his girlfriend – All I can think or say was “YES!”

As of now, it’s been over 3 and a half years and it’s been the best years of my entire life!
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Thanks for reading all about how my long distance boyfriend asked me to be his girlfriend!

I’d love to hear how you were asked (or how you asked) to be in a relationship with your partner. Comment your story down below, send me a message on any of my social media platforms, @MonicaGartner, or contact me here!


Monica Patterson

to perfectly sum me up, I'm a dad jokes enthusiast who's either busy filming videos on Youtube, petting a dog, or talking about my long distance relationship! I currently own 3 companies: Infinite Management (a social media management company) Hidden Candle (a personalized candle company) Long Distance Relationships Blog! alongside my companies, I'm a social media influencer who enjoys making videos on YouTube about my relationship and who loves to travel the world!