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The book is a modern romance novel written as a chat conversation in a dating website. Despite its limited descriptive qualities, the conversation will engage you and make you part of the lives of the protagonists - their hopes, dreams, reality and the feelings they develop for each other.

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Prologue

I call this book a modern day romance for two reasons. It is about love, virtual love in particular, and nowadays many people meet online. It is not uncommon for a relationship to start in this way. One more thing that makes it current is its form – it presents the written communication between 2 people and how it evolves over time together with their feelings for one another.

This story is based on real events which happened in a dating website. You will be able to follow their life stories, passions, feelings, fears, and the challenges they face. Will this love survive? Read on and find out for yourself.

The book is dedicated to all people around the world who are trying to find their love online. May real love always win.

Chapter One: Introduction

Aug 20, 2015 10:21 a.m. (Thursday)

He: Hey

Me: Hey, how are you?

He: Fine, tnx, you?

Me: Same, what’s your name?

He: Stefan, yours?

Me: That’s an interesting name, I’m Toby, nice to meet you. I know it’s a dating website and this will be a lame question, but what are you looking for?

Stefan: Meeting new people, dates, and it might be nice if one of them turns into something more than just sex.

Toby: All of these in this order? :)

Stefan: It all depends on the person I meet, how about you?

Toby: Well, I’m the relationship type of guy. I don’t like sex dates because of all diseases you can get, and I prefer to have just one partner. And not just a sex partner – I want to be able to talk with him, sleep together, do things together, you know, these type of stuff.

Stefan: Agree with you, this is what I’d prefer, too.

Toby: By the way, before you start wondering what’s wrong with me, lol – most probably I’ll ask you a lot of questions so just accept it as normal curiosity and a natural way to keep the conversation going. ;)

Tell me something more about yourself – what’s your education, job?

Stefan: I’m currently a law student, and I’m working as a manager but I’ll tell you later in what kind of company.

Toby: Guess you’ll be graduating soon? You’re 25, right? I have a friend who studied this and she’s already working as a lawyer. She seems very busy but still it seems she likes it. As for me, I have already graduated. I majored in Economics and IT.

Stefan: That sounds cool.

Toby: I can’t lie to you, I really like how you look on your profile pic and it’s nice to talk to you, compared to the other guys I’ve met here – do you want to meet soon?

Stefan: Sure, I do, I also find you attractive on your pic.

Toby: Free on Saturday?

Stefan: Yes, sounds good, I’m free the whole day.

Toby: Cool, do you want to exchange phone numbers to make this easy, I’m sending you mine.

Stefan: Thanks, I’ll write it down in my phonebook later because my phone’s low on battery now. Can I ask you something personal?

Toby: Sure, go ahead.

Stefan: How long have you been single?

Toby: Maybe more than a year, I had a boyfriend for like 2 weeks earlier this month but we were just not right for each other and we had to break up. How about you?

Stefan: 4 months.

2:23 p.m.

Stefan: What’s up? Don’t wanna chat?

Toby: Sorry, I was out for lunch. How long were you together with your last boyfriend?

Stefan: No problem. ;) 2 years.

Toby: My longest relationship was two and a half years and I hope for something longer than this.

Stefan: Yes, me, too.

Toby: How do you like to spend your time with your bf?

Stefan: Depends, I like fun stuff, trying new things together like going out to different places, bungee-jumping and many more. How about you?

Toby: For me it depends on the person but basically I like hanging out together, taking a trip somewhere, even for a day, sports, watching movies and TV shows, talking about what happened to us during the day, cuddling, you know, the normal stuff couples do.

Stefan: I like those, too. What do you like doing in your free time?

Toby: Well, maybe reading some books and trying to sing, lol – I even go to karaoke bars sometimes. What do you like doing?

Stefan: I practice martial arts.

Toby: Wow, nice, what exactly? So you’re a quite dangerous man. :)

Stefan: Judo, but you can easily make me harmless.

Toby: Lol, yeah, I don’t wanna fight you, that’s for sure.

Stefan: You don’t need to use any force. ;)

Toby: I know, I have a very strong weapon called k-i-s-s-i-n-g but if you don’t like me when we meet, I doubt it will work.

Stefan: Mm, I like your methods.

Toby: Works every time. ;) So, tell me something more about you, what kind of person are you?

Stefan: I’ll be glad to try it on me. ;)

What exactly do you want to know about me?

Toby: For example, how can you describe yourself in a few words?

Stefan: Sorry, handsome, have to go, was really nice chatting with you.

Toby: Same for me, text me later, hope you still have my number. ;)

Aug 22, 2015 (Saturday)

Stefan: Hey, handsome, sorry, I’m away at the seaside, can’t make it today.

Toby: Seaside sounds good, when are you coming back?

Stefan: I’ll be back on Tuesday.

Toby: OK, text me when you’re back on my mobile. How is it there, having fun?

Aug 24, 2015 (Monday)

Stefan: Yeah, it’s great.

Toby: You’re coming back tomorrow, right?

Aug 27, 2015 10:06 a.m. (Thursday)

Stefan: I’m back. :)

Toby: Welcome back. So, when are we meeting?

Stefan: Not sure yet when I’ll have the time.

Toby: OK, leaving this up to you then, text me when you know, alright?

Stefan: I’m very busy these days but I’ll try to find some time.

Toby: Great, talk to you soon.

Stefan: Handsome, I’m sorry it happened like this, I want to meet you - I really do.

Toby: No problem, I guess we can meet in a few days when you aren’t that busy.

Stefan: Maybe Saturday or Sunday, I’ll have free time then.

Toby: It will be nice if we can meet, that’s what is important. I can wait a few more days.

Stefan: Thanks.

Toby: No worries, you’ll tell me how it went at the seaside when we meet, right? ;)

Stefan: Sure.

Aug 28, 2015 (Friday) 2:56 p.m.

Stefan: Kiss.

Toby: Kiss.

Stefan: How are you, lovely?

Toby: Good, thanks, and you?

To be honest, it feels kinda strange to call me lovely or handsome because you still don’t know me. Who knows what you’ll think when we meet. And you’re the more handsome one anyway.

Stefan: I think I’ll like you…I’m having a bad day…

Toby: Why, what’s wrong? I’m also having a bad day, but what’s up with yours?

Stefan: I had a business meeting and my colleagues made me look like a fool on purpose. What’s wrong with you?

Toby: You’re saying they did this on purpose, but why??. In my case it’s a combination of things. I can’t sleep well and this has been going on for many days now. I’ve been waking up at 4 in the morning because I feel hot or cold or something else… At the same time I’m having some trouble at work – I messed up one project and now I’m trying to fix it… I can barely keep my eyes open.

Stefan: They do it on purpose because they don’t want me to get promoted.

Toby: I see…I don’t like such people, I’ve had such colleagues at one of my previous workplaces. The important thing is not to give up but stay calm and ignore them. And it will be fine soon.

Stefan: I know, but I just can’t control myself sometimes.

Toby: What did you do?

Stefan: I lost my temper and we had a fight... I know I shouldn’t have started it but I just couldn’t help it.

Toby: I’ve had many situations like this one before but with time I’ve managed to control my anger. Anyway, most probably your colleagues deserved what they got so just forget about it. ;) Whatever happened, happened, and you can’t change it. I’m sure you’re a nice person and you don’t deserve that kind of attitude from them. Everything will be fine. If I were near you I would give you a big hug.

Stefan: Thanks, that’s very sweet of you :)

Toby: You’re very sweet.

Stefan: No, you’re very sweet.

Toby: Stop being so nice because I’ll fall in love with you before even meeting you, lol.

Stefan: I dare you.

Toby: What will I get in return? :P

Stefan: You will find out yourself. ;)

Toby: Haha.

Back to our previous topics - how would you spend a weekend with your boyfriend?

Stefan: We’d go each weekend to a different place where it can be just the two of us.

Toby: And what would you do if the weather was bad and you had to stay in?

Stefan: Movies, cuddling, kissing, we can cook something. What would you do?

Toby: Exactly the same! The cuddling part I miss so much… If there was someone else in my bed, I doubt I’d be waking up at night like I do now. As for the weekends with nice weather – yes, there are so many interesting places that can be visited. I love to travel and I always do a lot of travelling during vacations.

Stefan: Agree with you, cuddling is the best, I also miss it...

Where have you traveled?

Toby: I’ve been to many countries– Egypt, Dubai, the Netherlands, the Balkans, Turkey and Greece. Where have you been?

Stefan: I’ve been all over Europe and my last trip was in Africa. Now that you mentioned Dubai. I really want to go there.

Toby: I’m glad we have so many interests in common. The trip there wasn’t that nice – hot climate, skyscrapers…I like islands, ancient history, spiritual places. But what’s worth seeing in Dubai are the singing fountains. I think the original ones are in Las Vegas but these should be bigger. I can show you a video of this – it was an amazing experience with all this light, music and water going up and down.

What did you see in Africa? There was this deadly disease there, weren’t you afraid for your life?

Stefan: It was very different to what I’d seen before, it was a mixture of different cultures. It was nice. We were in a country which was far away so the risk was smaller there.

Toby: You’ll tell me more when we meet – I’m curious about all the cultural differences you saw there.

What kind of music do you like?

Stefan: Yes, I’ll tell you. :)

I listen to different kinds of music, it’s all up to my mood.

Toby: Mainstream music, black metal, rap? :P

Stefan: Depends... It’s so nice talking with you.

Toby: Same here – you’re very sweet and interesting. (hug)

Stefan: Same applies to you, too. (hug)

Toby: Thanks :*

Different topic! :) What kind of movies do you like watching, any favorite TV show?

Stefan: I don’t have much time for watching anything right now but I prefer comedies, romantic movies. You?

Toby: I also don’t have much time even though there are so many things I want to see. I also like comedies and romantic movies, as well as any other movie that is well made. As for TV shows – mainly comedies an mystery.

Stefan: Is it a problem for you that I’m 5 years younger than you?

Toby: Not at all, I usually go out with younger guys, haha, is it ok for you?

Stefan: Of course. :)

Toby: How old were your ex-boyfriends?

Stefan: Usually 3-4 years older than me.

Toby: Same with me, but only younger, haha. What men do you like?

Stefan: It’s different. I like handsome men with beautiful smiles – this is what attracts me the most. I really like your profile pic, it’s hot. But most important for me are love and respect.

Toby: Thanks, I also think you’re very handsome and sexy. I don’t know to what extent I match your criteria but hope I’ll be the exception to that rule if necessary. ;) You look very fit, I guess you’re always at the gym.

Stefan: Of course I’ll make an exception for you. ;) Yes, I go regularly – 3-4 times per week.

Toby: It pays off. ;) I do some exercises at home. I kinda have my own fitness room. I’m not very muscular but look toned and I’ve been feeling much better ever since I started it.

Stefan: I think you look fine. ;)

Toby: Thanks.

By the way, how are you feeling about what happened with your colleagues, better than earlier?

Stefan: Yeah, I’m feeling better now.

Toby: Glad to hear that. Whatever happens just remember it’s just work and there are far more important things. :)

Stefan: That’s right, there are more important things.

Toby: Hey, what are you doing? Can you guess what I’m doing? :)

Stefan: I’m