When I was 14, I met this boy in a game online. He was 16 back then. I live in Ontario, while he lives in California. But over time, I started to develop feelings for him, and he knew it too, but he did not feel that way, because I lived too far away from him. Long distance relationship wasn't something he had considered. He has always been passive, while I was always trying to get his attention. As time passed by, we drifted apart, I had my first boyfriend, but we still kept in touch every now and then. Then, the year I was 21 and he was 23, we became close again, and I developed feelings for him again, except I knew much more clearly that it's what I want. After some internal conflict, I confessed my feelings for him. He didn't respond to my confession; rather, we continued to "hang out" online for two weeks, until he finally told me that he also has had feelings for me for a month already, and he asked me out. Now we've been together for over a year, and I am still very glad I summoned courage to tell him how I feel. I could not be prouder of myself.