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OUR LOVE STORY | Roxanne & Maartje

our love story

Who’s that tall blonde girl who’s taking my place as the funny tall blonde girl working here!? She even works harder and people must like her more than they like me… Our love story is definitely not one of love at first sight… Today we celebrate our third anniversary and we want to share our love story with you!

our lgbt love story

Maartje and I met while making popcorn, cleaning screening rooms, checking tickets and washing IMAX 3D classes. Maartje had already worked at the cinema for half a year and she saw me as the enemy at first. A trip to Six Flags during Halloween changed everything. We were forced to bond since the common friend who invited us didn’t show up. So we didn’t know anyone and we were scared – Maartje the most. It was in a horror villa where our friendship started, as I could protect Maartje from the scary actors with my tall body.

Our friendship to us meant partying and kissing lots of boys together. Especially Maartje, because she just broke up with her boyfriend. She explored her freedom as much as possible, so why not try to date girls as well? Her tinder fling turned out to be nothing, but while she dated a girl I started realizing I might be into girls. I told her, and I had never told anyone before. The first thought that crossed Maartje’s mind was: ‘Oh no, hopefully she will not fall in love with me!!’ Little did she know that it would happen the other way around!

It so happened that Maartje started to like me, and started dropping small hints; holding hands a bit too long or offering to kiss each other to get rid of an annoying English guy I kissed one night. Of course I was too ignorant to notice. Not even when Maartje put so much passion into the ‘you kiss her then he kisses him’ game, that even bystanders noticed. And me? I just pretended to kiss back, with nervous small lips and a pointy tongue. Definitely not the best kiss ever.

our lgbt love story

Time passed by and though we did share a sultry summer evening nothing happened. By the time a room in my student house came available, Maartje decided to let go of her feelings and moved in. But not before trying one last thing. Because there was one day too short for moving out and in, she needed to drop all of her stuff somewhere temporarily. I told her to put it in my room and she literally put so much stuff there, I could not sleep in my bed… And what a ‘coincidence’: Maartje was housesitting and could share her bed with me!

our lgbt love story

After a birthday party of my friends I went to that house. I had a little bit too much to drink and when I saw Maartje I kissed her. Yes, I kissed Maartje. Out of the blue! Right when Maartje almost gave up on her feelings, I kissed her. Apparently I had feelings for her as well; they were just hiding, waiting to come out at this exact moment. We were supposed to go to a music festival the next day, but we stayed in bed the entire day. And that’s how our fairytale started!

Or fairytale? It was more like a rollercoaster. Since we already lived together – typical U-haul lesbians? – we both needed to find our balance with things. After five months of being crazy madly in love, Maartje went to the States to study abroad. And then we were separated for as long we had been together. But I went to visit her, and it was one of the best weeks of my life.

Surviving living so close and so far from each other made us a strong team. A team that wanted more: traveling the world together. And here we are! We gave up everything back home and began our big dream together, not knowing when we will return. Our story isn’t over yet!

Curious about our coming out stories? Read Roxanne’s and Maartje’s.

our lgbt love story

Do you believe in love at first sight? Do you want to share your love story with us? Let us know, we are curious about it!

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