“Girl, that long distance stuff – that don’t work.”
“Man, you don’t see all these fine women here? You want to be stuck on the phone when you can have a live body right now.”
In college, long distance relationships were like a stomach virus. Swept in and consumed you, and just as easily as you caught it, you were back in action for the turn up of the following weekend – single. The general ethos across campuses around the world are that long distance relationships don’t work in a college setting.
How can two people block out the temptation, retain an unwavering trust, and quiet the human need for physical intimacy while on a campus where there are more hookups than actual relationships? Long distance relationships are the minority of the minority.
It takes a little faith, a lot of phone calls, vulnerable communication, an understanding support system, and an open mind. No relationship is easy and once we’ve all realized that then long distance doesn’t always seem too crazy.
For recently married Dr. Maxx-Scorpio and Victoria Uzuh, long distance not only works it is their true love story. Currently living in Houston, Texas, Maxx, 29, is currently applying for medical residency and Victoria, 30, works as an Operations Manager. Meeting at a mutual friends house, the two fashionable lovebirds didn’t instantly take to one another.
“He took interest in me and we talked for maybe, not long and it didn’t really work,” Victoria said. “I would say he was the cocky jock.”
“I was an athlete and I was in a fraternity – you know that state of mind back then. It wasn’t until two years later I ended up transferring back home to Texas and I actually randomly saw her on Facebook, believe it or not,” Scorpio added.
With a lot of persistence, the two entered a relationship despite not once being in the same state – seeing each other for one to two weeks, four times out of the year while they attended their respective colleges. Six years and climbing, the newlyweds are a walking testament to how beautiful love is when you block out the naysayers and surround yourselves with a strong group of likeminded individuals.
Now, the two are using themselves as an example in the creation of their lifestyle blog, Dapper2MyDame. Check out our interview with Scorpio and Victoria in the following pages.