hey there! i’m amanda, better known as the panda on me and my girlfriend’s shared tumblr: thepandathegiraffe. her name is jessica.
we met online about 3 years ago on a forum she was running and became fast friends. we IMed, texted, skyped and messaged on Facebook. i didn’t realize there was such an age gap between us at first because we had so much in common. like down to home life, likes/dislikes, etc. it was crazy. (just so you know, i’m currently 24 and she’s 18 next month.)
anyway we spent that year hanging out and sharing everything really. she was a really great long distance friend.. like a pen pal, almost. in august of 2011 we started talking more regularly (like, daily). and in september, she went to pride with her friends in vegas and i went to a gay club in delaware with my friends. and i got drunk, ha, and made out with some girl and immediately told her about it. she made a comment like “i wish i couldn’t made out with someone here.” and i said “psh, i would’ve made out with you!” and she said “really?” and i said “of course!” haha and pretty much the rest is history.
we spent the next month texting nonstop and spending hours each night on the phone talking about everything and anything at all. on skype on october 12, 2011, jess asked me to be her girlfriend. and that’s what we’ve been ever since. i met her for the first time in december 2011, and visited again in june and november. we’ve only spent about 3.5 weeks together in person, but this june we’ll be spending about 40 days solid together and couldn’t be more excited. she’s coming to stay at my apartment in new jersey!
we’re trying to make plans to move closer to one another soon, but we have a lot to get through before we can make it happen. keep your fingers crossed for us. :)
anyway, we keep our tumblr updated with stuff about us - we also answer questions and share other peoples’ stories.. so we encourage you to come tell your story to us!
also!! this summer we’re going to be in new york city for pride 2013 and would love to meet some of our tumblr friends!! drop us an ask or shoot us an e-mail for more information.
thanks for reading! xoxo the panda
Jessica and I are a long distance lesbian couple who are 2,491 miles apart. Jess is a 17 year old art student who graduates this summer and is going to college next fall and I (Amanda) am a 24 year old project manager who’s still trying to decide what she wants to be when she grows up. She’s in Nevada and I’m in New Jersey and we met about three years ago on a forum. Jess asked me to be her girlfriend on October 12th, 2011 and I met her for the first time on December 27th, 2011. We’ve been together ever since. We’ve only spent about 3.5 weeks together in person in our entire relationship, but we’re as strong if not stronger than any regular couple.
Our next visit is pretty far out - June 2013. We’re spending the time getting work/school stuff done and making new friends in the LDR community here on tumblr. We love meeting new people and sharing experiences. We’d love to hear from all of you!
Come visit us and introduce yourselves and/or submit your photos and stories!
Also~ I’m planning a surprise for Jess for Valentine’s Day that I will reveal to her via tumblr. She doesn’t even know that I’m posting this now. Come visit and watch the surprise and reaction unfold! ;D
Amanda and Jessica