How to Love like a Poet: 10 Essentials to making a Relationship Work

Alex Bentley
14 min readJun 24, 2020
Couple walking on the street.

There I was, scrolling through Facebook, when a new friend suggestion popped up on my phone’s screen.

A young Filipina woman, with the cutest dimples I had ever seen and eyes that mesmerized me.

Her name was Jesa.

She was beautiful and mysterious. So, I poked around Jesa’s profile and checked out her recent posts, photos, and where she lived. To my dismay, she was on the other side of the world — over 7,000 miles away.

But I didn’t let the apparent distance stop me. I quickly sent her a friend request and waited to see if she would accept. Little did I know back then, my life was about to change.

I’m glad I didn’t let the distance stop me, because a day later I finally received the notification I had been waiting for — she accepted my invite to connect.

The rest is history now.

We’ve been dating for over half a year, the entire time in a long-distance relationship. Which hasn’t always been easy. You know, with the 15-hour difference in time zones, not speaking the same native language, and coming from distinct cultures. Luckily for me, Jesa is fluent in English, speaking it as well or even better than most…



Alex Bentley

I write about crypto, personal finance, business & tech. Also, I publish a bit of humor to make you laugh.