We exchanged emails very frequently over the next few days and, finding we were so comfortable with each other, at Christmas we also exchanged phone numbers. On Christmas Eve, we'd chatted via online messenger for 5 hours ... Heather later told me that she fell in love with me that night. Other commitments kept us apart, but we spoke frequently and if ever the phrase 'got on like a house on fire' applied to anyone, it was us. We wanted to meet for New Year's Eve, but both had prior engagements miles apart. However, just like Blackadder I had a cunning plan... On New Year's morning, knowing we all suffer from the excesses of the season, but deciding the risk was worthwhile, I took my life in my hands and rang Heather at 9am. Yes, I woke her up ... Yes it was dangerous ... and YES, it was worth it! I had to give her a couple of hours to get ready (fair enough) and then I picked her up in my car to whisk her away to a lovely hotel in the Lake District. We talked non-stop all the way there, had a fabulous lunch and had our first kiss (but not the last) in the car park. I've never met anyone with whom I have so much in common - so your system truly works.