Ricky Peralta, 43, and Jerusalem Tagatag, 36, are a living testament to the power of love. After two years of chatting and texting online, the two decided to meet in person for the first time on February 1, 2022. They were both nervous, but they quickly realized that they had a strong connection. They spent the day exploring Tabuk City, and by the end of the night, they were officially a couple.
Just 28 days later, Ricky and Jerusalem got married in a mass wedding ceremony. They knew that they had found "the one," and they didn't want to wait any longer to start their lives together.
How it all started
Ricky and Jerusalem met in the most unexpected way: through a chat app. Jerusalem's cousin forwarded Jerusalem's Messenger username to Ricky, and they started chatting.
Ricky's first message to Jerusalem was "Hi. Good morning." Jerusalem responded immediately, and they started chatting. Ricky said that he felt "butterflies" when Jerusalem immediately returned his message. He knew that he was onto something special.
They quickly realized that they had a lot in common, and they started talking every day. However, they were not able to see each other through video calling because of poor internet signal in Ricky's place in Lower Uma, Lubuagan.
The first meeting
After two years of chatting and texting online, Ricky Peralta and Jerusalem Tagatag finally decided to meet in person. They were both nervous, but they were also excited to finally see each other.
Ricky picked Jerusalem up at her house in Tabuk City. When they first saw each other, they were both relieved to see that they looked just like their pictures. They were also both surprised at how much they felt like they had known each other for a long time.
"Medyo agbibinain kami pay bassit," Jerusalem recalled. "Ngem naawan metlang ta kasla kami nabayag nga agamamo."
(Translation: "We were both a little nervous. But the nervousness went away. It was like we had known each other for a long time.")
They spent the day exploring Tabuk City, and they quickly realized that they had a lot in common. They talked about their families, their jobs, and their dreams. They also laughed a lot, and they felt a strong connection.
By the end of the day, they knew that they were meant to be together. They became officially a couple, and they went on an official date on Valentine's Day.
The decision to get married
Ricky and Jerusalem knew that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. They didn't want to wait any longer to start their lives as husband and wife.
So, just 28 days after their first meeting, Ricky and Jerusalem got married in a Mass Wedding sponsored by the Lubuagan Local Government Unit on February 28, 2022. They were surrounded by their family and friends, and they were both so happy to finally be together.
The advice of Ricky and Jerusalem
Ricky and Jerusalem's story is a reminder that love can happen at any time, even when you least expect it. They met online, and they were from different cities, but they knew that they were meant to be together.
Their story is also a reminder that it's important to follow your heart. Ricky and Jerusalem could have easily let their fear of getting hurt stop them from pursuing their relationship, but they didn't. They took a chance, and they're now happily married.
If you're lucky enough to find "the one," don't let them go. Follow your heart, and don't be afraid to take a chance. You never know where love might strike.
Ricky and Jerusalem's advice to others:
- Don't be afraid to take a chance. If you meet someone who you think you might have a connection with, don't be afraid to take a chance. You never know where it might lead.
- Trust your gut. If you feel like someone is right for you, then trust your gut. Don't let your fears get in the way of your happiness.
- Be open to the possibility of love. Don't close yourself off to the possibility of love. You never know when you might meet the person who is meant for you.
The power of love
Ricky and Jerusalem's story is a reminder of the power of love. Love can conquer all, and it can bring people together from all walks of life. If you're lucky enough to find love, don't let it go. Cherish it and nurture it, and it will bring you a lifetime of happiness.