A holiday romance – or in my case a lifelong one!

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fran2Alan and I met on holiday in Magaluf; I was 18 and it was my first girlie holiday. He was from Belfast and I was from Streatham in London. After our holiday, we went back to our homes and we just visited each other long-distance for about a year. I was in the process of applying for university and so one of the places I put down was Ulster-based Jordanstown. I decided to go there and study business and finance. I moved into a flat with Alan, who had never known anyone with a disability before – he was just open-minded!

I fell pregnant in my last year of university. It wasn’t something that was on the agenda, I was 23 and I wasn’t married at the time, it was my final year. I was 11 weeks pregnant when I found out, and I had my first scan on the first day of my first final exams…. 

Read more on Fran’s story, and other’s experiences of meeting someone special, online dating and perspectives on intimacy in our It’s complicated report

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