When I met my wife, she was living in CT and I was living in Utah. we'd skype all day long on my days off, send each other surprise gifts in the mail, but it wasn't the same.
first time I saw her in person however..... Well you ever do Ecstacy and LSD at the same time? That sweet spot in the rush where everything is just wonderful? That's the feeling that swept through my body when I stepped onto the ground in CT the first time, despite the fact that I hadn't done any harder drugs in years.
Course, besides the distance we also had a 17 year age gap to get over, but it's been totally worth it for almost 5 years now.