Jeff Simmermon : "Foreign Soil" (Internet Relationships)

Some of you may be aware that I'm someone who has been through the whole experience of Internet relationships - going from online to offline. I met my current partner, Enigma, online back towards the end of 1999. By May of the following year I'd moved half way across a continent to at least live in the same town and ultimately the same house.

For anyone who has ever done this kind of thing then this video by Jeff Simmermon perfectly captures many of the thoughts and anxieties that people trying to transition relationships from online to offline and in person face.

Thanks to Boing Boing for sharing the video.

Jeff's Description of his video:

Back in 2003, way before online dating was remotely acceptable by the general public, I met a woman from Perth online. I ended up selling all my stuff and flying from Virginia to meet her in person in Sydney.

I told this story at The Moth's story slam at Union Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn. I actually won the slam with it, which is a big deal for me.

To learn more about the Moth, visit them online at

For more stories, art, and web weirdness, check out my blog at

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