Because of his kindness, when he made the infamous comment on Easter Eve a few weeks later:
"Nilptr grouses at elfi for being attractive, 2000 miles away, and in rut!"
I didn't snap his head off, instead I asked him if he was in Chicago. And we wound up talking all night, both online and on the phone, and by the time we hung up the phone at the crack of dawn, we were both infatuated.
And our lives changed. For the better.
:) Happy anniversary of sorts to us! We have another coming up next month. Well, two others. I'll keep you posted, of course!