Everyday Romance: He Said/She Said

This week we’re chatting with Adam Slade and Rhaina Randell about how romance has taken hold over the internet. Grab a cuppa and pull up a chair for a look at love from both perspectives…

How/when did you meet?

He said: We met through a writing forum named Absolute Write around 8/9 months ago. We had spoken and flirted a little on there, but it really kicked off when we exchanged email addresses and got talking over MSN.

She said: We met on Absolute Write a year ago.

Was it love at first sight, or did it take awhile to develop?

He said: I was attracted to her straight away, but it took a little talking on MSN before I knew she was the girl for me. Haven’t looked back since.

She said: It took a while to develop and after some rocks and bumps, we realized we had a lot in common and the love between us just developed naturally.

What are the top three things that you love about your sweetie?

He said: Her smile, her sense of humour, and how much she cares.

She said: Heart, personality and the fact that we connect so much.

What are the three most annoying habits of your “other half”?

He said: I can’t think of that many! The only one that occurs is that she puts herself down too much. She needs to accept that she’s fabulous.

She said: Only one thing annoys me. His ability to over think things.

What is the most romantic thing that your sweetie has ever done for you?

He said: She loves me unconditionally, despite my extreme weirdness.

She said: He has flashed me love notes (over webcam).

What’s your favorite nickname for him/her? 

He said: Either Rhai Rhai, or “angle” (intentionally misspelled).

She said: Muffin

Is there a song you consider “yours” as a couple?

He said: Always by Bon Jovi

She said: Always by Bon Jovi

What is the most romantic thing he/she does for you on a daily basis?

He said: She tells me she loves me every day, and blows kisses at the webcam. I can’t get enough of either.

She said: He tells me he loves me every day.

Do you have any tips to share for keeping romance alive from day to day?

He said: Honesty and affection.

She said: Compromise is the key and romance.

Thanks to Adam and Rhaina for sharing a bit of your relationship with us! What you may not have guessed is that Adam and Rhaina have never actually met in person – Adam lives in England, and Rhaina in Canada. Adam is flying to Canada this summer, and they’ve kindly agreed to do a follow up with us sometime after, so we’ll look forward to hearing from these two love-birds again. Best of luck to the both of you!

You can connect with Adam through his blog – Editing Hat. , on Facebook , and Twitter .

17 comments on “Everyday Romance: He Said/She Said

  1. Adam

    ‘Ere, that’s me! 😉

    It came out well! Thanks, Jamie! 😀


  2. Ana Goncalves

    Truly wonderful interview.
    It is so nice to hear from you both, and how each other make one feel. Love is sure powerful and it is good to be reminded of that, and see that it can take one to many heights, break all barriers, and fly through all horizons.
    Keep shining and being as you are in the relationship as your love will guide the way.

  3. Adam

    Thanks, Ana! 🙂


  4. Carol

    This was really sweet. I can’t wait to read the follow-up after you two finally get to meet in person!

  5. Adam

    Thanks, Carol! 🙂


  6. Pat

    Very sweet! I had no idea, Adam! Looking forward to the follow up. 🙂

  7. Pat

    Sweet! I had no idea, Adam. Looking forward to the follow up later!

  8. Adam

    Thanks, Pat! So am I. 🙂


  9. Kristin Callender

    It is funny how people connect. You just never know where you’ll meet your next friend or maybe more, as in this case. Good luck and have fun meeting :).

  10. Adam

    Thanks, Kristin!

    I really hadn’t been expecting it, which made it all the better. 🙂


  11. Dolly

    What a fantastic interview 🙂 Loved reading about your love story, and wish you both well when you meet. Ooh the excitement…

  12. India Drummond

    Aw, a very sweet story. I’m a sucker for a good romance. 😉

  13. Adam

    Thanks Dolly, thanks India. 🙂


  14. Erica

    Aw, so sweet! I love the story of you guys! Great post!! Can’t wait to hear about the trip ;o)

  15. Adam

    Thanks, Erica!


  16. Diane

    Ahhhh! Cute banter. :O)

  17. Adam

    Thanks, Diane! 😀

    Glad to see so many people enjoyed it!