Frequently asked Questions

But wait, there are 193/195/204/207/247 countries in the world!

Depending on who you ask, you'll get a variety of numbers for the countries of the world. The UN, the Department of State and Wikipedia all have different views on the issue.
Since this is my website, I made my own decision, and that's why Taiwan, Kosovo and Palestine are included. And I didn't separate the United Kingdom. It's not a political statement, just my preference.
If you feel very strongly about a missing country, by all means send me an email and make your case. I'll gladly add it to the list.

Do we have to be married?

Of course not! Friends, partners, lovers... we will accept them all. It doesn't have to be a current relationship - use a picture of your grandparents, if they were from different countries.

What about LGBT, polyamorous and other relationships?

Everybody is welcome. We invite you to share your story on this site regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

I didn't want this picture of me on your website!!!

I can't make sure that every submission is legit, but I will do my best to screen them. If you are in a picture that you don't want to see on this site, please send me an email and I will take care of it.

Did you make this website alone?

Most of it. Thankfully there is a lot of material available on the web, so building a website is more about welding the right components together. I did a little bit of PHP, Javascript and mySQL development, but mostly I used existing code - either my own or other people's.
I want to mention a few contributors:

Thanks to my friend Courtney for reviewing and editing the site and correcting my Germanglish.
Thanks to Andreas Viklund, who offers beautiful free website templates.
Thanks to The Oatmeal for the Tumblebeasts.
Thanks to IconDrawer for their flag sets - they are beautiful!

Thanks to Brad Hawkins for reviewing the site and pointing out a few problems.

Statistics, please!

Here are a few.

How can I help?

There are several ways:

Add yourself and your loved one to this site if you are from different countries.
Spread the word about this site and give the link to your friends (foreign and domestic).
Donate some money so I can keep the server running and maybe get breakfast.