This L.A. Couple Is Proof That Long-Distance Relationships Can Work

Each week we ask a local couple, ”How did you meet?”
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In our series How Did You Meet?, local couples tell us how they first hooked up. 


Sometimes you may meet the one, but it could take a little longer to realize it, which happens to be the case for Jamie and Krzysztof.

It was during a chance encounter at a friend’s apartment in Chicago that Jamie, an L.A. native and marketing professional at a media production company, met Krzysztof Pakula, a doctor of physical therapy. Jamie spotted Krzysztof across the room, glass of white wine in hand, and went over to introduce himself.

“I was actually moving out of that apartment and shouldn’t have even been in the room. I was just out of a relationship and thought maybe it was time to meet new people,” saysKrzysztof.

After hanging out the following night, the couple decided to ditch the rest of their friends to better get to know one another.

They continued a long-distance relationship between Chicago and L.A. for a few years before Krzysztof decided to take the plunge and move to Los Angeles. What seemed like a weekend fling turned into a seven year relationship. They’re still going strong.


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