I met my boyfriend in church. I was 19, he was 23.
Who set us up? It was his sister who started teasing us. Pretty soon the rest of our peers started pairing us up, although not forcingly. I admired him from afar but thought of him as a "kuya". We just let our friendship develop and ignored the teasing. When I was nearing 21, that's when we officialy became a couple. He told me that he was praying for me (translate: he wants to marry me someday). 1 and 1/2 years later, we're still together although physically apart. In my case, absence makes the heart grow fonder. I can't wait for the day when I see him again, much more so the day when we'll never have to be apart again.
Stupid me, I didn't notice that this was the Female Network Celebrates Women Over 35 thread. Sorry bout that.