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Why Coffee Drinkers Make Better Lovers.

Every love story is beautiful but ours is my favorite.

Because coffee drinkers make better lovers.

We often have difficulty explaining how we got together. Ours is a match made in Instagram. While Internet dating is becoming a norm and accepted as a way to meet the other half, ‘meeting’ in an iPhone app is another story altogether. Try explaining it to an adorable granddaddy with wispy ears and you will know what I mean.

In early 2011, we knew each other through the Popular page on Instagram. Her photos kept appearing on the Popular page and I had ‘Liked’ many of her photos, not knowing they were from the same girl. Soon we were ‘following’ each other and ‘Likes’, ‘Comments’ led to messages on Whatsapp, chats on Talkbox. Before we knew it, we have fallen head first into a long distance relationship.

Coffee Drinkers Make Better Lovers iPhone Chat AppsA long distance relationship 5300km apart is a mix of joy, longing and frustration. Love does funny things to people and they start doing silly things. Half-baked poems, cringeworthy love notes, corny videos are all proudly produced and delivered with our iPhones’ apps. We try our best to narrow the daunting distance with technology. It helps that messaging, chat and video calling is now virtually free, thanks to WhatsApp, TalkBox, Pair, Viber, Line, WeChat. All you need is a Wi-Fi or 3G connection. Technology does backfire occasionally, often at the wrong time i.e. during a quarrel. If absence makes the heart grow fonder then a weak signal makes it more frustrated than ever.

Of the endless interests that we share in common, coffee is one of them. Exchanging photos of our first coffee of the day became a morning ritual. Weekends are spent at home or at the cafe, chatting, messaging and sharing photos of what we are doing. Weeknights often end with us falling asleep beside our iPhones after chatting.

3 flights to Tokyo and 2 visits to Singapore later, we have never been more certain that we are perfect for each other. Every time we see each other it’s like we are seeing each other for the first time. We make breakfast together, snuggle at the movies, skip along supermarket aisles and all the other things that normal couples take for granted. We will hang out at different cafes and chat for hours, sharing our pasts, hopes and dreams over cups of coffee.

During one of these chats, we had the idea of starting a blog to share about coffee, love, life and everything in between. One day when we are together for good, we will look at the years spent apart as the time that strengthened the foundation of our love. By then, this blog will serve as a fond reminder of how hard it was for us to be together and that we must always cherish each other.

Many have said that most long distance relationships cannot last long enough to ring the wedding bells. The roller coaster emotions are particularly painful. In a matter of days, the warm fuzzy hugs at the arrival terminal will fade into her forlorn departing figure, slurred by defiant hot tears. Seeing and hearing each other every night but unable to touch, can be very cruel. Technology camouflages the relationship with fake intimacy, only to be revealed by an immense sense of loneliness in the midst of a Christmas party. Despite so, we know that having a special someone to miss is a blessing and we shall embrace impending pains with fortitude.

We will persevere.

Because coffee drinkers make better lovers.

Coffee Drinkers Make Better Lovers: Journey of a Thousand Miles

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12 thoughts on “Why Coffee Drinkers Make Better Lovers.

  1. Mine maybe start like that and lately end up sucks. I wish it will back to normal again this weekend. I sent a picture today and saying can we talk today because I miss you. But I don’t know if I will get any reply or not. I really don’t know what should I do. Hope you guys keep get on together.

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