Q & A with Travis {the Boyfriend}

Ever since I started dating Travis a few months ago I have had quite a few people ask about him! The usual; how we met, what does he do, etc. So, I thought it would be fun to do a little Q&A about (and with) him today. 2014-07-06 10.29.20-1

1. How did you two meet? Online! Yes, I've done the online dating thing and actually had really good luck with it. I tried it out a few years ago and have done it on and off since then (much to my mothers constant worry.) I've always told people I found better quality guys online, since you can weed them out a bit, then I ever did in person. I took almost all of 2013 off from dating but decided it was time to try again. I don't get out much in Pensacola and Travis is stationed in middle-of-nowhere Alabama right now so we both happened to be on Plenty of Fish. My search window was about 25 miles so I would have never come across his profile. Fortunately, distance was no object to him and in early May I received a message from a cute guy who had cat tattoo's, and the rest is history!

2. What it's like dating a carnivore?
As a self-proclaimed health nut I always wondered what it would be like dating someone who wasn't interested in working out or eating healthy. I lucked out because Travis is very active and loves to eat healthy. We both food prep on the weekends and whenever I cook I look for recipes that can be easily modified by adding chicken or beef in the end. I'm still working on him warming up to the idea of eating more meals that don't include meat!

3. How do you like having a long distance relationship?
It sucks. Seriously. We have it WAY better than some couples (he is only 2.5 hours away) but it's still rough! For our first date he came down and we met at Bagelheads around 10:30 a.m. and he didn't end up leaving town until about 8 p.m. that night. Longest first date ever, and I've never had someone drive 5 hours roundtrip for one date!

Questions for Travis (I emailed these to him and these are his responses. He can be a man of few words.)

1. What do you do?
I have been an active member of the US Army for almost 5 years now, currently being paid as a Warrant Officer learning to fly helicopters for a living. Such an unbelievable experience!

2. What's with the tattoos?
I like and have a few of them. {Erica's note: this is an understatement as most of you can see he has quite a few! I was hoping he would elaborate on them but in essence he has random 80's movie tattoo's, cat tattoo's and super mario brothers. It's pretty sweet.}

3. How do you put up with Erica?
Oh dear. This is a tough one. I would say keeping the lanes of communication open. I think that is key for any relationship to survive. There really hasn't been too much to put up with. Pretty sure she is just trying to get me to spill the beans with these questions.

4. How long have you been running? What's your training like?
I have been running off and on for about 5 years now. Never had too much of an interest in cardio before joining the military. Never had too much of an interest in running over 4 miles before meeting Erica! ha... {Yes, his shirt says 'Running Sucks'}
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5. What's one thing about you that most people don't know?
I'm a pilot with a fear of heights.

2014-07-27 13.52.12-2So, there you have it! Any other questions just leave them in the comments!

Have you ever tried online dating? Have you ever been in a long distance relationship?