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What It's Like To Meet After Falling In Love Online, As Told In Comics

Nothing compares to seeing each other at the airport for the first time.
01/31/2018 01:01pm ET

These days, finding love online is the new normal. A 2013 study revealed that one-third of recently married couples in the U.S. met via the internet. But that didn’t save them from all the hopes, fears and butterflies associated with finally facing each other in person.

That’s why we love Italian artist Simone “Simz” Ferriero’s illustrations, which capture the sparks that flew when he first met his long-distance girlfriend, Krisi, in person in December.

The couple initially connected on the video platform Twitch, where Ferriero was streaming his digital artwork. Five months into chatting and falling in love, the 29-year-old artist took the leap and flew out to meet Krisi in Toronto.

“Traveling alone was a little scary and airport security was a little rough, but I went for the sake of love,” he told HuffPost.

Simone Ferriero
The pair's first kiss and their visit to the aquarium. 

In Canada, the pair toured local museums, took care of each other after getting sick and drank a lot of coffee (Tim Hortons FTW). While Ferriero flew back home to Naples in early January, the couple’s bond has grown even stronger.

“It was a really beautiful experience, and it felt like it was natural being with her,” he said. “I’ve grown a lot thanks to this experience.”

Check out how the couple’s first meeting unfolded below and see more of Ferriero’s work on his Facebook page.

Naples Airport
Simone Ferriero
Flying
Simone Ferriero
Airplane Wing/Italian Alps
Simone Ferriero
Frankfurt Airport
Simone Ferriero
First Look
Simone Ferriero
First Kiss
Simone Ferriero
Escape The Airport
Simone Ferriero
Arrived
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First Night Together
Simone Ferriero
Ripley's Aquarium Of Canada
Simone Ferriero
Coffee Shop/Spilling Coffee
Simone Ferriero
Cold Weather
Simone Ferriero
Insomnia Episodes
Simone Ferriero
Mall
Simone Ferriero
Lazy Boys
Simone Ferriero
Royal Ontario Museum
Simone Ferriero
Sick
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Art Gallery Of Ontario
Simone Ferriero
Netflix & Chill
Simone Ferriero
Tickling
Simone Ferriero
Me Sick
Simone Ferriero
CN Tower
Simone Ferriero
CN Tower Restaurant + Final Bill Surprise
Simone Ferriero
Gift Shop
Simone Ferriero
Some Local Food
Simone Ferriero
Promise Ring
Simone Ferriero
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