ROMEO Love Story
ROMEO is a dating platform, but it’s also a community of friends and a place to meet partners for life. From time to time we feature couples on the blog and for Valentine’s Day we featured 3 married couples in the 3 part series, Eat Gay Love. When Liam and Raphael reached out to us with their ROMEO Love Story, we knew we had to save it for Valentine’s Day.
This is a thank you letter.
A little over four years ago on your website I met the man I ended up marrying in August 2017. From our very first date in Berlin, we fell deeper and deeper in love with each other, experiencing a type of relationship I never knew existed. I didn’t realise people could be so compatible and so complimentary of one another until I met him.
Let me give you a little background information to our love story.
My name is Liam. I moved to Berlin in August 2012 from England to start my professional career as a dancer. In my first year I met many guys, but also never developed feelings for any of them. I hadn’t found my ‘one’ yet. In my second year I met him. My ‘one’. It was as easy as it was cliché, and from one day to the next we both fell completely and soul envelopingly in love with each other.
Love and Marriage
Raphael, a German martial arts teacher here in Berlin, eight years my senior, had managed to sweep me off my feet and I haven’t hit the ground since. We deleted our original profiles, were monogamous for a few years, and have now decided our love is secure enough to allow each other the freedom to explore outside our relationship. We’ve returned to ROMEO, the platform that allowed us to find each other, and I decided to give you guys a shout out, and thank your team. Without this platform we wouldn’t have found each other, and we wouldn’t have stood in front of 90 of our closest friends and family to fully commit our lives to one another.
Related Eat Gay Love: Part 1 – Dennis and Tony
Four years on, Raphael is completing his medicine studies to become a doctor, and I am freelancing here in Germany, having danced for almost all the top names in the music industry. We are sickeningly happy and have just booked our Mega Honeymoon to travel for 6 weeks through Thailand starting on Valentine’s Day. It also marks the date of the two year anniversary of our engagement when Ralph surprised me on tour in Frankfurt am Main with chocolate, a Lord of the Rings ring and a question I could have never said no to.
We wish everyone the love and happiness we are blessed with. And thank you once again for bringing us together.
Liam and Raphael
Here’s a selection of pics from Liam and Raphael.
Send us pictures from Thailand you lucky boys.
Thank you for sharing you story and bon voyage.
Got a ROMEO Love Story you’d like to share?
Send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hungry for Love? Eat Gay Love.
We reached out to three married couples to ask about their relationships. How did they meet? What keeps them together? And just for fun, we asked them to provide recipes to create a three-course meal for you to enjoy on Valentine’s Day.
Let’s get GIPHY!
Want to feed someone you love? Why not send them a ROMEO Valentine’s GIF?