I met my significant other a month after I graduated from high school (age 18, barely). We met online, from okcupid. He was the first and only person I messaged (technically I was an initiator! lol). He immediately responded and we went through a flurry of messages, texting whenever possible (which was every waking hour outside of work). We barely slept because all we wanted to do was talk.
He called me (he was really shy and cute about it) and then we talked on the phone for at least 8 hours a day (more like 10 most of the times). He first told me loved me after a week of talking nonstop. We were long distance-ish, 3 hours away. I drove up when my parents were out of town (rebel) to meet him. 2 months later I was going up there for school (already prearranged - I was looking for someone at that location because that's where my college was), and I moved in with him rather than going to my dorm. I haven't regretted it, not for a second.
Most people find it weird that we loved each other so quickly, but we have such an intense connection. It really feels like he's my other half, my soul mate, and I've never believed in such things until him. There isn't anyone else I'd rather be with.
And now almost 3 years later, we're engaged, just waiting on funds. We don't want anything fancy, just something small to show our love. We're renting our first apartment together soon, we've been living with his parents while going through school to save money (still buying everything ourselves, but saving on rent which is always nice).
I know he's my forever person, even though I'm pretty young.
I'm a firm believer that when you know, you know.
We're willing to compromise and bend around each other, as long as we have each other we have everything we need. We already know how to handle finances, and we've been sharing our money completely since the very very beginning, so I know that nothing will break us up.
There is no one better fitted for me than he is, so although I'm young, I just know.
It's always frustrating when my parents or my sisters get on my case about it... but it's just like how some people are so stuck in their faith, and they just know that there's a god... I just know that he's it for me. It's in my gut.