Jasna & Jason are the perfect Couple of the Week because they have faced overcoming the challenges of a long-distance relationship and have learned the importance of communication. Learn how their relationship has flourished!
Jasna & Jason
Ages: 28 and 36
Status: Together 1 year 6 months. From long-distance to currently living together
How did you meet?: We heard about each other through a mutual friend and a few months later we met in person while he was in town visiting for the holidays. Sparks flew as soon as we saw each other and the rest is history….
When did you realize you were in love?: From the first moment we saw each other in person, there was an instant physical connection and once we started talking that spark was ignited. On “Date 3” or 5 months in, we traveled to Marco Island, Florida, where we made the decision to eventually move to the same city. That is where and when we knew we were deeply in love.
What qualities in each other make you a good match?: We both love to explore new cities, cultures, and expanding our taste buds. He likes her planning ahead approach and she likes his laid back and easygoing style. Together, we balance each other out.
What is your perfect date night?: A perfect date night would start out with a dinner at an ethnic or off the beaten path restaurant (think Moroccan style adorned with Persian rugs, floor seating, hand held food, colorful décor, etc. or a western big game steakhouse in the middle of Jackson, Wyoming). Then grab a drink at a cocktail and dessert spot overlooking the city skyline and city lights with chill trance music in the background. The night would end with a long walk back to the hotel, usually located downtown.
What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced as a couple and how did you get through it?: The biggest challenge was living on opposite ends of the country for a year and a half. We had regular phone dates every Sunday and would watch movie/shows at the same time. Good communication was the key!
What is one thing you would like to improve about your relationship?: Although we love each other’s differences in personalities, we are still learning to appreciate those differences when it comes to planning/non-planning things ahead of time and incorporating both, especially when traveling.
What advice would you go back and give yourselves when you just started dating?: We always had a positive outlook on the long distance relationship and made the most out of it (took things slowly, traveled, met up in different cities, had 2-4 hour phone conversations, etc.). Now that we live together, we realize how these small yet significant things helped us get to where we are, so we wouldn’t change a thing.