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Thursday, January 24, 2013

How did you meet your significant other?

If you're in a relationship, how did you meet your significant other? Here's our story from six years ago...

One cold February night, my friends hosted a small party to watch the Academy Awards. I got there early and was relaxing on the sofa, eating my weight in guacamole and analyzing red carpet dresses. (Reese Witherspoon was a big hit that year.) There were a handful of people at the party, when all of a sudden, a handsome bespectacled guy walked in. He was completely my type, and I knew I wanted him to sit by me, so I curled up on the sofa so no one would take the spot. Finally, after mixing cocktails for what seemed like hours, he headed over to find a seat. I sat up straight again and was like, "Oh, you can sit here, if you want." To my enormous pleasure, he did! Our first conversation was about how he had painted his apartment that weekend; and at one point, our knees brushed, which made my heart race. At the end of the party, we said goodbye and I gave him a lingering glance, which I hoped conveyed how smitten I already was.

(What happened next? He was a wuss so I had to ask him out to dinner!)

How did you meet your significant other? Anyone meet through online dating? (Tons of my friends have.) I'd love to hear...

P.S. Do you stay friends with your exes? And do you ever worry that you won't meet your soulmate?

(Photo of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward)

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Liana Moynier said...

I hired him! Not as scandalous as it sounds.... I was 19 and head lifeguard at the local pool and he came in for an interview. He had just moved into town and received a call saying we were hiring. The funny thing is, we both still cannot figure out who in the heck called him! We both felt right away like we'd known each other forever...Our eight year anniversary is next month!

Jessica Thiessen said...

I LOVE hearing how people meet! It's always one of the first things I ask when I meet a couple.
My husband and I met when we were 19 and we went to bible school in Australia. The beautiful thing is that we quickly discovered that our homes (back in Canada) were only a 20 minute drive away! We live in a small world :)

Emily said...

College! But we didn't date until well after, needed to wait until the time was just right.

Liz said...

That's so cute. I met my husband at church while we were in college. We were both very involved there. :)

Megan F said...

We owe our relationship to Facebook. My husband and I grew up in the same town, went to different schools, but had many of the same friends. Still, we never interacted. We even went to the same college where, again, we had the same friends, went to the same bars, parties, performances, but never interacted.

In 2006 he friended me on Facebook and I thought, "Oh, I know him. Such a nice guy."

Long story short, we dated long distance for two years before I moved from more than halfway across the country to see if the relationship would last. It did. We've been married two and a half years and are expecting our first baby. I love that we come from the same place but have different stories to tell each other.

Melissa said...

My husband was my high school teacher. He quite and moved out of state. Several years later, he was back in Massachusetts, we ran into each other, got to talking, and well, the rest is history!

Tyler Freeberg said...

I met my man on Match.com. He was the first guy I noticed on the site and messaged him right away. No response, no response, then all of sudden 3 days before my (month) subscription expired he responded saying he must have missed the notifcation email. We had the best 1st date (EVER!) and he called two days after asking me out again. Fast-foward 3 additional dates, and he FINALLY kissed me. Yep, he's a keeper. Such a great, mid-west, military man. That was almost 2 years ago and now we're looking for engagement rings together!

Villette Jewelry said...

We met on my first day of work at our first post-college job. We connected over having gone to the same (very large) university and later discovered we knew many people in common. (We even found a graduation picture of him with me in the background! Pretty crazy from a graduating class of 9,000!) The friendship eventually blossomed into a relationship over a few months (after we broke up with the people we were dating at the time). This year we are celebrating 9 years together, 5 years of marriage and the 1st birthday of our baby girl!

Scout and Rice said...

We met at a pub poker game! We are both big Texas Hold'em fans - I was the outgoing newbie, he was the motorcycle-riding IT nerd. Six months later we were engaged. :)

velievakari said...

We met online, wrote to each other for about two weeks, then met and went to the seaside. We swam and talked until late night. I am a pretty shy person and that was only the third date I had ever had in my life, but with him I felt unusually safe and comfortable. That night we discovered that we had lived in opposite apartment buildings for 5 years before meeting - the near proximity helped us to spend a lot of time together despite our busy schedules. I still cannot believe I have met such a wonderful man, who is a great friend, shares the same values and even cooks! :)

Lynn said...

I met my husband on a kibbutz (Ma'abarot) in Israel in 1977. I was there as a volunteer, after au-pairing in other countries for a few years, and he was one of a few Dutch boys doing a college internship in one of the kibbutz industries. Our relationship was on/off for a few years, with me in the Netherlands for a year when it was on, and going back to Ma'abarot when it was off, but we finally got married in 1980..

Lauren Fosberry said...

My husband and I met online (by chance as opposed to online dating) when I was 15 and he was 16! He lived in Ireland and I lived in Texas, so he came to visit a year later and we were long distance for 5 years before he finally was able to move here. We got married about a year and a half ago :)

Donna said...

E and I met through AIM when we were in the summer going into high school - our first date was lunch at Taco Bell (ashamed face). We dated for 2 years, split up and went our separate ways and off to college, me - Chico, him - SDSU.

Best news ever -- we started dating again after all the time and distance and have been together for almost 5 years! I am a firm believer that we are soul mates.


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Mina said...

I met my husband in April of 2004 on match.com. I was 21 and he was 22 and it was still very uncommon to online date in those days, but we both wanted a relationship and were fed up with bar scene. He was the very first person I talked to and we took the conversation to email and text right away. We met at a bar a few weeks later and fell for each other fast! We felt judged by everyone in those days when we told them where we met, so we lied and said the bar all the time. :) Now days I feel no shame at all! We got engaged in late 2006 and just celebrated our five year wedding anniversary last weekend! Since then my sister found her husband on match.com and my sister-in-law met her life partner there too!

JustAllieRuns said...

We met through Twitter! :) He and his friends created a 'Twitter Secret Santa' game and despite not knowing him (just randomly following each other), I somehow got matched with him. Instead of a gift for his SecretSanta, he asked for a donation to DonorsChoose-- I was so impressed I broke the anonymity and told him I had to buy him a drink... the rest is history!

racherpeg said...

We met on Match.com! He was the first guy I met from there so I have to say I had a great online dating experience. We've been married just over a year now! It's crazy to think we lived in the same town and went to some of the same concerts and events and just never met. :)

Laura (Bandida Blog) said...

My husband and I went to high school together. We were on the swimming and cross country team, and we even did lights and sound for a theater class together. The funny thing is, we never spoke a word to one another. My excuse was that I thought he was too cool and too good-looking for me. He was older and I was intimidated, so I just admired him from afar.

Fast forwarding 10 years later.

I'm celebrating my birthday at a bar and I see him getting a drink. I look at my best friend and tell her, "I'm going let him know how I felt about him in high school." She advised against it, but I marched up to him (powered by vodka mind you) and told him how I felt.

The rest was history! :)

Emma said...

I met my sweetie at an Australia Day party held by my brother - and Australia Day is tomorrow. I've been smooching him for 4 years!

Kate M. said...

I met my husband online on OK Cupid. I messaged him first because he reminded me of my neighbor as a kid I had a crush on who was in High School while I was in Elementary School, and he had mentioned Fine Young Cannibals in his profile too, which was randomly awesome. Our first date involved stinky gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and a very awkward first kiss, but we agreed to a second date, and then a third... and 15 months after that first date, he popped the question to a very surprised me.

Maria said...

E-harmony, my husband says it's the worst "how we met" story, to say you met online. But, I'd had a terrible break up, the kind where you start to re-evaluate everything, so I had a very detailed idea of what I wanted out of the man who would be husband, and in my desire to be proactive in finding him, I figured online dating was one more avenue I might as well try. My husband was the FIRST match I got through the site, and although he was not my first date through it, I think that was a sign. When I met him, it was like talking to a good friend, and time flew by (we were getting coffee for hours!).

Maria said...

So true, same for us. We had relatives living on the same street, I knew his brother, we'd been invited to the same parties...I like to think we were meant to meet somehow so if it hadn't have been online maybe we'd have finally met through one of our other connections.

athomewithbethany said...

What a great story Joanna.

My husband and I met in Taiwan (we're both from the US). We had gone there to teach English and we were assigned to the same team (of 6 people). He was the 23-yr-old team leader and I was the 19-yr-old kid who joined the team. At first I couldn't stand him and he didn't like me much either (we both have pretty big personalities) but we quickly realized we had a lot in common. We were there for a year, and I didn't really start liking him until the last few months, but then I was smitten. He definitely liked me somewhat, but he was older and we weren't supposed to date our teammates while working there, and it was all very confusing.

When we both returned to the US I didn't know if anything would work out. I lived in Minnesota and he lived in Virginia. We did phone calls and emails for almost a year before he came up to MN to visit me. When we saw each other again it was awkward at first, but within a day or two we were MADLY in love. No more confusion there. :) As it was, since we were both young and had lots of school ahead of us, we did long-distance for three years (including engagement). It was hard but good, and totally worth it. We got married in June 2009!

Hannah said...

Match.com and proud of it. I was 2 weeks from relocating from VA to CA and so changed my profile to say I lived in CA. My husband responded and we emailed for a bit, I tried to drag it out as I wasn't technically in CA yet. We ended up chatting almost the whole way as I drove cross-country. We met for breakfast the morning after I arrived and 6 years later we are married with 3 fluffy pups. I would never have met him if it weren't for the Internet and we are perfect for each other. Not to say the 10 previous online sourced dates/boyfriends worked, so I guess the probability might be slightly more in your favor for online because of a bigger pool but you still have your duds.

Hannah said...

Awesome.... the first I had heard that this method works. Fantastic.

Maria said...

I know what you mean about it's not organic, but it is at the same time...we don't feel like we met online, it's just that one day we met, and then we clicked, and that was that. I went into online dating as just one more option you had to meet people. Surprisingly, my husband and I had almost crossed paths so many times, so yes, you may have met him but haven't connected yet.
I went with eharmony b/c I was at an age where I wanted to meet a husband, and I knew at that time 9 couples who met spouses through the site. I liked the financial investment aspect of it. But it's all about what you're looking for.

shawn said...

Sweet story :) My guy and I met while I was vacationing on the east coast with a friend. We met at a record store, wearing the same green chucks. He was a courier in Boston at the time, and offered to be our tour guide. Almost 10 years later, we're engaged!

Kathy said...

I met my fiancee during one of the last parties of "sophomore summer" (at our college only sophomores take classes during the summer). A mutual friend, who was on the track team with him, introduced us. He had come straight to the party from a long day of running and playing tennis and he hadn't showered and was wearing a gross tank top! But, he was totally my "type" (tall, skinny, dark curly hair) and I was smitten. I invited him back to my off-campus house within about 10 minutes, but he couldn't stay long because he had to race a bunch of high schoolers early the next morning (he was working at a running camp).

We didn't see each other again before the summer academic term ended and he went on vacation with his parents. During the weeks we were apart, he would go to coffee shops with wifi just to send emails to me and finally I got up the nerve to ask him to my sorority formal. I was a bit worried I wouldn't remember what he looked like, since it had been dark when we met. Well, I almost didn't recognize him because he had cut off all of his dark curly hair. Nevertheless, we had a great time at the dance and have been together ever since. We're getting married in September :-)

Hannah said...

Ding, ding, ding, this one has to win. Boy Scouts, hilarious

paper friday said...

Such a gorgeous story, I love reading these! On my first day of leaving home and starting at university, I moved into a very run-down sixties-build Halls of Residence just off Oxford street in London. The girl in the room next to mine was lovely and we really clicked. That evening all us 'freshers' were sat in the corridor sharing a bottle of wine when she turned to me and said, 'I know this guy who is PERFECT for you...' They were friends from school.

Well, she was right! I have been with that guy now for ten years, married for five of those and have two little ones too!

Liz Reising said...

My fiance and I were hired at the same time for different positions for a college athletics department. We went from co-workers to friends, friends to roommates (all while dating other people). I moved for another job, he moved for another job, we broke up with our exes, he came to see me cross country for New Year's Eve....and I made the move on him at midnight! We are still long distance but got engaged this Christmas and I am moving East so we can be together. I love him so much and can't believe it was 5 years ago when I first saw him. I was so intimidated by his deep voice and handsome face. :)

lauralcharles said...

My British husband's band was touring the US. They went out one night after a gig, and I was out with my friend too. We were in two different bars right next to each other, and at closing time (2am) we bumped in to each other on the sidewalk. We've been happily married for 6 1/2 years.

Sarah Ellis said...

My boyfriend and I met on a big blue tugboat docked in the Boston Harbor on 4th of July weekend. I went on a sailing tour of the harbor with my girlfriends but my eye kept catching the tugboat filled with handsome men across the dock (it was a sight!). We invited ourselves over to the tugboat after and that's when we met. Oh, and of course there were fireworks :)

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Abby said...

4 years ago, I worked at an art gallery in Kansas City. I sat at a desk facing outward with floor to ceiling windows, I always felt so on display and awkward. My now husband was the Chef at a really popular restaurant around the corner and had to walk by the gallery every morning. After a couple of weeks I knew when to expect him to walk by and give me a glance or a nod and even figured out his days off. I started to actually look forward to it and found myself trying to look cute with him in mind. I started to imagine accidental run-ins and pictured myself very suave and cool about the whole thing. One busy morning my boss asked me to make a coffee run and as I was coming back, running in with 6 coffees in 5 degree weather, I heard a voice yelling at me from afar, "Killer Boots!". It was him. I gave him an awkward smile and kept running. I thought he was lame. That afternoon he walked through the door and introduced himself like a gentleman. He told me how lame he felt and how the words just slipped out and we laughed. He also said he had been wanting to introduce himself and couldn't work up the courage because he thought I was beautiful. I could tell how nervous he was but his honesty blew me away. On top of all that he brought me a beautiful salad with a perfectly cooked egg which sealed the deal. While eating my lunch I called my Mom and told her excitedly what happened. She still remembers that call and says she knew he was special. The next day he stopped in to see how I liked the salad and invite me to a party he was throwing for a friend. He handed me a printed out google map and told me I definitely DID NOT need to bring anyone :) We moved in 3 months later and now we're married with 2 beautiful babies.

Megan M-R said...

I now have an unabiding love for Airbnb. It felt like I was living in a movie for a minute...

cheri11 said...

My boyfriend and I met on roommates.com. I was looking to get out of my awful apartment situation and he was looking for a roommate to share his (and his best friend’s) house. We talked on the phone first and I remember thinking how sexy his voice was. We met on a Saturday morning and I thought he was gorgeous...and that this could be trouble (especially after touring this house and loving all of the nooks and built in shelving). I wanted to live in that house and date that man! We starting talking via email and phone calls for a week and then he asked me out. We went on a first date and then I moved in the next week. I made fast friends with his other roommate, but fell in love with boyfriend. We are still dating and living together 6 years later!

sarah said...

Beginning of sophomore year of college i kept hearing my roommates talk about this guy Thomas they all knew. One day walking home from class with my roommate this cute guy on a bike rode up to us and my roommate said: "sarah, THIS is thomas." i thought he was so cute...but he was dating the girl that lived in the apartment below us. i pined for him for the rest of college and then for 2 years after college while he lived in Seattle and I lived in New York. 4 years ago he messaged me on facebook and said he would be in the city in a few weeks, would i like to get dinner? One dinner and the rest is history. It took us a while to get together, but it was totally worth the wait.

elise said...

we met in college, working at the same terrible retail store. a few months later, i was hanging out at a friend's apartment and in walked steve! it was weird, like two worlds colliding, but a few weeks after that, he asked me out. i actually said no the first two times he asked...thankfully he was brave enough to ask me out a third time!

Elizacb said...

My husband and I met when were 16 working at our first jobs in the summer. The very first time I saw him, he was trying to jam a pillow into a pillow case (we worked at a home design store)and I can only describe it as clicking. We didn't even start dating until we were 22 but he's always been the one.

jenbern said...

my very soon to be husband and I met in an airport! We both knew right away that this was it (and I had just stepped off an 8 1/2 hour flight). He later told me that when he woke up that morning he had this intense feeling of butterflies, like this day was going to be something special!

Amy said...

On facebook! He searched for single women in our city and I was on page three. Short hair, glasses, done. Then he read my website (obviously my privacy settings weren't up to date), including all my creative writing, and then sent me a note: "I like your website." That was five years ago and we've been married for a year.

Beth E. said...

My husband and I met when we were both working on the Clinton/Gore campaign. We were staying at a crappy hotel without a restaurant and it was 2 am and I was at the vending machine with my wallet and it needed perfect change. I hadn't eaten since 7am and all I had were dollar bills and he came down the hall from a meeting and I asked if he had change and he did and we started to chat and we ended up eating KitKats and Doritos and drinking Coke in the hall and chatting all night. It has last a while at this point.

Amy S said...

I met my husband at a wedding - we each were there with OTHER dates. Scandalous! :)

Sharon de Jager said...

My flatmate was invited on a recce river rafting trip by two guys who had started a white water rafting company. She had invited a work colleague to go along with her, but the friend couldn't make it, so she asked me to come along. A self confessed culture vulture went river rafting with the ultimate outdoor man...this was 23 years ago and three children later...

Kyte said...

I met my husband the last day of my last class in college, senior year when we both had to reschedule the final. He had a crush on me and asked if I wanted to study together, and I said yes---but then I stood him up! Thankfully he didn't give up on me, and we started dating five months later.

Jules_P said...

Yes! I love this! I live in NYC and constantly catch people meetings eyes, or find myself trying to catch the eye of a fellow straphanger. I think more people should start pursuing their subway crushes. We've all had them at one time or another!

Erica C. said...

My husband and I don't actually remember the first time we met, but we assume it was sometime early on during 7th grade since we went to the same junior high. Later we became friends in high school, but were never romantically interested in each other. We lost touch during college, but both moved back to our hometown after graduation and re-connected after being invited to hang out with the same mutual friend. We flirted a bit that night, hung out a few more times with friends before he finally worked up the courage to ask me out. I was totally ready to call him that night to ask him out, but he beat me to it. :)

TC said...

My boyfriend was visiting friends in Seattle and he ended up buying a book that used to be mine at a used bookstore. After getting back home to SF, he decided to Google my name out of curiosity (it was written in the front) and he found my Myspace. After working up the courage to message me, we began writing back and forth until I decided to fly to SF to meet him. Six months later I moved in. That was nearly six years ago.

Emily said...

I was fresh out of grad school and home for the summer searching for jobs.
That day, I happened to be at the farmers' market, one of my favorite places.
I happened to run into a very cute guy navigating his way through the market for the first time.
we made plans to have coffee...and have been together for 2 years!

p.s. i'm a nutritionist :)

cody said...

The first time I met my husband I was five and he was ten... we walked down the aisle of my sister and his brother's wedding together. I was the flower girl and he was the ring bearer. We really never noticed each other though until i graduated high school and happened to sign up at the same gym as him. The next time we walked down the aisle together was 3 1/2 years ago for our own wedding. The best part was having the pictures of our five & ten year old selves on the front of our wedding programs.

Miranda said...

Our story is like a movie. :) We saw each other at Starbucks one afternoon and each noticed the other one, but we didn't talk and maybe didn't even make eye contact. The very next night, I went to a Christmas party and there, across the room was the Starbucks guy. At one point in the night, he was talking with two friends of mine, so I walked up and right away he said, "Starbucks." I smiled and we talked the rest of the night. He says that our first date happened in a random kitchen at a random Christmas party. I love that.

Emily Thompson said...

My husband and I met through eHarmony. I was dead-set against it because of the stigma that only desperate people resort to it. But I had a friend talk me into trying it. I had the worst dates with creeps, and I was going to let my subscription expire because I thought it was such a mistake. But it auto-renewed against my will, which I discovered when I got an email from a guy named Justin, who ended up being my husband! We did everything wrong – he was 40 minutes early to pick me up, I was running 20 min late and didn't even have time to shower ... He showed up with a bouquet and his guitar. That night, we both knew we were going to get married. Within three months we were engaged, and three months after that we were married. Justin and I weren't each other's types at all. But it turned out we were just what the other needed in every way. I was his very first recommended match, so he has a glowing view of eharmony. I've been set up with enough creepy guys that I have mixed feelings. We definitely agree it was a God thing! :)

Kristin Huffaker Greenhaw said...

My husband and I were set up by our mutual friends shortly after he moved back to our hometown. Everyone assured us it would be an instant connection - we were PERFECT for each other. We met at a friend's birthday party. He seemed quiet, reserved, not terribly interested in me, and I suspected he had a crush on the birthday girl. I started dating his much louder and more forward friend. That relationship lasted about a month. During that time, I got to know my future husband, and I realized I made a huge mistake. We stayed friends, and about six months later, he asked me out to dinner. We moved in together a few months after that, and we eloped last June in Yosemite National Park.

Genevieve said...

My boyfriend and I are part of a big group of friends that met right at the beginning of university when you're meeting so many people it's just a blur! But we tried to work out the other day when the first time we talked was, (which was a hilarious and fun way to spend a date :) and we're pretty sure it was in an AWFUL nightclub during fresher's week that we bonded over a mutually rubbish fancy-dress costumes. The theme was super heros, we were both dressed as cats, go figure. I was with someone else at the time, and we were friends long before it blossomed into something else... now we've been living together for 2 years and I'm glad to say we have not ventured to that club since!
Loved your cute story Joanna, I wish I had such a clear memory of the first time my boyfriend and I locked eyes!

Sara said...

I met my husband while we were both ski instructors in Vail, me from Texas him from England!!

Bree said...

My husband was a friend of my 1st post-college roommate. He had been crushing on her for YEARS, and I was getting over a bad breakup. I came home from work one day to find him standing in my kitchen. Tall, dark, and handsome... yes please!

It took a few more weeks, and my roommate confessing that she just didn't see him "in THAT way" for us to be complaining about stuff together, him telling me cool Army stories (he'd just returned from 15 months in Iraq), us cuddling late at night, me making the first move... and then 1 year of long-distance dating later we were engaged! It's been 5 years (1 more deployment) and I'd threated to say we're happier than ever!

Reina said...

that's the sweetest thing! I loved how simply you wrote that

Natasha Calhoun said...

My (American) husband and I (Australian) met on flickr - he sent me a message to tell me that he liked my photography. We were email friends for about 16 months when we decided to take the plunge and talk on Skype, at which point massive, massive crushes ensued and we made a crazy plan to fly to Prague to meet. Three months after that, we got engaged in San Francisco (lots of frequent flyer points in the year that we lived on opposite sides of the world!) and six months after that, he moved to Sydney and we got married. We celebrate our one year wedding anniversary this weekend :) It is weird and scary to think that we never would have found each other had I not decided to take up photography on a whim a few years ago ... !

Baylee said...

we met drunk at a casino and i called him hot. he called me gorgeous. then he didn't say anything. i said "aren't you going to ask for my number?" 2 weeks later we got each others names tattooed on our butts. 2 months later lived together. 3 months after that he proposed. and 9 months later we're expecting a baby! it's due around our 2 year anniversary.

Stella said...

Love this! So cute and romantic. We met in Moldova (it's a country in Eastern Europe) when we were both assigned there as missionaries for our church. We were friends, but then went our separate ways. After a year and a half, we ran into each other at a football game at the university we both attended and hit it off right away. Less than 8 months later we got married! (We're crazy, I know, but I just like to think we're crazy in love. ;))

Kasia Dietz said...

My story is truly a fairytale! I met my love on the street in NYC (soho to be exact, on my way to yoga). He was on holiday from Paris, but is originally from Italy. He returned to NYC 6 weeks later and we fell in love! I moved to Paris a few months later to begin our life together. We are now married and happily settled in Paris. It's all about the timing in life!

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Rob said...

Omg, this is my favorite story <3

Maiz Connolly said...

I've read all of these sweet stories so far, but this is the first one that made me cry. Soooo sweet.

sarah said...

i met my husband online! i was about to throw in the towel for a while with the online thing (due to a slew of really bad dates!) but i had already been talking to this one guy and he wanted to meet so i figured i'd go on a date with him and then take a break. well... we hit it off right away. we were talking marriage 3 months later and exactly a year later we tied the knot. we have been married 5 years next month, have 2 kids and not a day goes by that i thank my lucky stars that i didn't bail on that date! i just adore him so and he is so good to me. thank's nerve.com!!

chopsuey said...

A friend set us up. She had tried to figure out if he was single but couldn't, so she just went for it and it turned out that he had broken up with his girlfriend the day she mentioned me to him - he said he was flattered but not ready. Three months later when he asked her about me, we were shocked that he even remembered. He took me to an amazing dinner and both of us left thinking "that was the best first date ever." We're getting married in August - 2 and a half years after our first date.

Janelle said...

My Husband and I likewise met in grade school, (ours started with Pre -K so when I was 5 turning 6 although I don't remember anything about him until first grade) we hung out with different crowds although we knew each other and reconnected in the 12th grade when I dated a friend of his. When his friend and I broke up shortly after Valentine's day 2003 we kept hanging out and on March 29th 2003 we had our first date. 9 years later, March 29, 2012, we got married!

Janelle said...

My Husband and I likewise met in grade school, (ours started with Pre -K so when I was 5 turning 6 although I don't remember anything about him until first grade) we hung out with different crowds although we knew each other and reconnected in the 12th grade when I dated a friend of his. When his friend and I broke up shortly after Valentine's day 2003 we kept hanging out and on March 29th 2003 we had our first date. 9 years later, March 29, 2012, we got married!

hayley said...

my mom got married at 39 and had me when she was almost 41! i was her only kid but she and i are the best of friends and since she looks very young for her age, it never has even seemed like a problem! keep the faith and i know you'll find someone great

Nancy Cavillones said...

Here is my husband's story about how we met on Flickr. :) http://www.flickr.com/groups/we_met_on_flickr/discuss/165152/

Ingrid said...

In fifth grade the cutest boy moved into our school. He had very light brown hair and the darkest brown eyes I'd ever seen. My fifth grade teacher got tired of me looking at him and told me to "turn around...He'll be there the next time you look." (I remember that very well because I never got in trouble in school.) Anyway, we went together all though high school, my college and his Navy, and have been very happily married for almost 44 years. Not too long ago he told me I just get prettier every day... I am a very lucky woman.

Dorcas said...

I registered on Match.com a few days before Christmas, and got asked on a date today, but I am too chicken to go. I have always said it's inorganic, but it seems like the only way I could meet someone outside my circle.

heronp said...

Match.com-7 years ago. We've been smitten since the first date. Ironically, we have realized that for many years before we met, our paths had crossed and since we were both married (and faithful to our spouses), never noticed each other. We swear our children must have played together at the park, we have dined at the same restaurants and attended the same events. Timing is everything. :-)

heronp said...

Match.com-7 years ago. We've been smitten since the first date. Ironically, we have realized that for many years before we met, our paths had crossed and since we were both married (and faithful to our spouses), never noticed each other. We swear our children must have played together at the park, we have dined at the same restaurants and attended the same events. Timing is everything. :-)

igotsapoodle said...

So sweet!

igotsapoodle said...

so sweet!

Catherine said...

My husband was in my favorite indie rock band. I first saw them in concert when I was sixteen, and attended their shows several times later. The band broke up, but one day I saw him in a parking lot going to the same meeting as me. Somehow my extremely shy self jumped out of the car, ran up to him and introduced myself. We were friends for a while, then started dating and got married fast, I was nineteen, but we were crazy for each other.

Nine years later, we are still crazy for each other and he is still my favorite rock star. :)

Katie said...

I love this topic! I saw him on the second day of an upper division Psych class-- I kept staring at him from across the room because he was so cute!
That same day our instructor passed around a sign-up sheet for a disorders project. I was one of the first to get the sheet-- I put my name by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (my cousin has it) and watched the page float around, hoping that mysterious cutie would put his name by mine. Turns out, HE DID-- and we met that very day. This was 5 years ago-- our wedding is set for April 27, 2013 :)

SallyParadise said...

A blind date... that our mothers set us up on. I was dreading it, but then as I watched from the window, a devastatingly handsome man pulled up. I will always remember the first time I saw his face:)

Elizabeth Erlich said...

Like many other commenters, I met my husband in college. The first time I met him, I was interviewing him for a job! He was interviewing to become a resident advisor. He doesn't remember much from our interview, but started pursuing me after just two weeks into the job. After the first date we were inseparable. We discovered that our eyes are the exact same shade of green. He popped the question on our two year anniversary. We will be celebrating our fourth wedding anniversary this summer...

I love that man with all my heart. <3

Julia from Dozen Flours said...

I met my boyfriend while shopping for sheets in Macy's! I was in the deserted bedding department checking out the clearance bin for pillow cases and he was wondering around aimlessly, looking lost. I couldn't help but ask him if he needed help; I'm just friendly like that. Skeptical, he asked if I worked there and I said no but I that I loved bedding and would be happy to help him. He flashed a smile that melted me on the spot and said, "Sure. I'd appreciate that." Soon I was giving him an education on thread-count and brand names and after a half an hour of shopping (and flirting) he had found a great set of 100% combed cotton pewter-gray sheets. To thank me he asked me out to a late lunch right there at the mall. Lunch turned into coffee and we ended up closing the Starbucks, both of us clearly smitten.

I slept on those very sheets last night! :)

Jenny said...

Dave and I met at a moving screening in downtown Los Angeles. I was of course running late and all my friends were already inside. The bouncer outside was sorry, but couldn't let me in. I spot a long haired LA type man in the lobby talking to a woman with a clipboard. He see's me struggling with the bouncer outside and low and behold the woman with the clipboard looks over and nods and I can get in. My knight in shinning armor. Turns out he thought I was cute and we ended up sitting two seats away from each other. A business card was exchanged, an embarrassing drunk text from me that night we still laugh about today, and a date later that week. Flash forward two years later and he's packing up and moving to Shanghai with me! He's still my hero everyday.

Gwmfd$376 said...

meredith: in the same boat here! i'm 33 years old and would love to have one child (i've changed 3 to 1 in my head) but still single. we just have to keep at it and keep looking....that's all we can do, right?

Jenny said...

Dave and I met at a moving screening in downtown Los Angeles. I was of course running late and all my friends were already inside when I got there. I see a long hair LA type man in the lobby talking to a women with a clipboard. He looks up and sees me practically begging the bouncer to let me in, and he walks out with clipboard woman and she begrudgingly gives the nod to let me in. He flashes a smile at me that I will never forget, so charming and happy. Low and behold we end up sitting a seat away from each other during the movie. A business card was exchanged, a drunk text from me that night we still laugh about, and a date later that week turned our meet cute into a romance. Two years later he's packing up and moving to Shanghai with me for my job. He is still my hero everyday.

JeanneW said...

I was dating his fraternity brother and roommate. So glad I decided to go out with my future husband rather than continually set him up with my friends. I can't believe we've been together for 21 years now.

Martha said...

My boyfriend hates that we met online. We've been dating for almost three years and he just recently started telling people the truth. I hate that there's a stigma that meeting online is worse than meeting drunk at a bar.

Jane said...

We met (my) sophomore year in college. He was a year older and THE guy everyone wanted to hang out with. After a year of becoming friends (and watching The Office together in my dorm room all the time) we started dating! Then came cross-continental dating with him in Kenya and me in Nashville for a YEAR (roughest year of my life). But I decided to move to Kenya, where he proposed, and now we've been married a year and a half! He's such a generous, thoughtful, and fun person who is the life of the party and still a self-sacrificing husband.

Lilly Chantilly said...

My significant other and I met in the SFO airport after the plane we had both boarded was canceled after many delays. We ended up chatting in line after a random cupid thought we might enjoy a chat :) while waiting to get reassigned to a new flight. Much to our dismay and delight we ended up not getting reassigned till the next morning so we were put up at the same hotel where we enjoyed dinner together and exchanged emails. We were also assigned rooms right next door to one another, fate?? Thank you United! ;)

macidc said...

I met my husband over six years ago via eHarmony. I lived in a small city and my lifestyle was not allowing me to meet new guys. We communicated quickly and I could tell he was witty and fun. But, when I saw him walking toward me for our first meeting, he looked very shy and nervous and my first thought was that this will NEVER work out. I'm very Type A and *thought* I needed a strong person to put up with me and challenge me. Our first date started with him teaching me how to drive a stick shift! I mentioned in one of my emails I had never learned. He was SO patient and a really good teacher. He was mellow and funny. I appreciated his personality, but still wasn't sure about longevity. When he walked me to my car later after dinner and drinks, he shocked me by coming in for a kiss! All I could think of was maybe I had him pegged wrong. We've been together ever since. He is totally opposite from me and different than any guy I had dated before. But, I'm guessing that's why we work so well. I adore him and he's my favorite person in the World! Oh, and he says he was instantly smitten with me the moment we actually met.

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

I love the reserve the couch move - nice!

Coco Birdie said...

We met at a coffee shop. We were both there reading and he came up to me to tell me a joke that was in his book... a very inappropriate joke that I'm surprised worked! He was just so cute and trying so hard, there was nothing to do but give him my number. It is nice to be able to drive by where we met and we look forward to taking our daughter there one day.

erinsamm said...

I love the Koko flats in black! Classy but fun, and perfect for work-to-happy hour!

studious said...

We met on the staff of the literary magazine at our college! We went outside after a meeting and talked about movies (I made it seem like I knew way more than I did!) The next day in class he brought me Amelie, and it was luv from then on out!

lost in travels said...

We met on Facebook through mutual friends. The first time we actually met in person was when he flew across the country to meet me for the first time!

Jennifer Beaudet said...

My husband and I were set up by a mutual acquaintance. It was love at first sight!

Annie Dog said...

She was a cashier at a grocery store. He was a master's student who only came in every couple months and only in the evenings after classes (she may have been paying attention). Flirting glances passed between them. Smiles. Blushed cheeks. Finally, after 6 month or more, she couldn't take it anymore, and breathlessly ran after him to his car, where she asked him to coffee. Two nights later, they dined, they drank, they smiled... They knew.

I bucked up and asked my boyfriend out too! Now it's been almost two years and I couldn't wish for anything different. :)

ashcole said...

on an escalator. I was coming up and he was going down. We said hello but kept going our separate ways. Later that night we ran into each other at a bar that my waiter at dinner had recommended my friend and I go. Good thing we listened!

Annie Dog said...

I just had my first Anzac biscuit today! So delicious :) Congrats to you!

Carol said...

We met in College when he came to my University in Ireland on a study abroad. We started dating 2 weeks before he left Ireland, but I knew I had fallen in love, so it was not goodbye for good. We ended up dating long distance for 3 years!! Looking back now it was so romantic & perfect & I wouldn't change a thing. We are married 5 years and have our 2nd little baby on the way.
Oh, we ended up settling in Minnesota rather than Ireland...but we go back once or twice a year to see my family :)

Carrie said...

My husband and I met on a dark street in Vietnam! We were both backpacking solo and staying in the same hostel. A group of people from the hostel decided to go out to dinner at a nearby food stall. We sat across from each other on tiny plastic chairs in the street, sharing plates of food, cheap beers and stories of travel and home with the group. As the night progressed, we migrated from spot to spot and the group from dinner slowly split up until it was just the two of us. We talked for hours, totally disarmed by the sense of anonymity traveling alone far from home gives you. We were both traveling on in different directions the next morning, but he asked for my email address and I gave it to him. We both wanted to keep in touch, agreeing that even though we lived hours apart (he was in NYC and I was in Baltimore) it wasn't a bad distance considering we'd met on the other side of the world. 3 months later we saw each other for the first time stateside (I was so nervous, wondering if we'd still hit it off). The rest is history and now we're happy newlyweds and live in Brooklyn! I love the story of how we met.

katie d. said...

my boyfriend and i met in a college class that was an elective for both of our majors (mine was gender studies, his was political science). it was a huge lecture hall class at a state university, so there were probably around 300+ students in the class...but he found me and sat next to me every day, and every day he'd ask me what time class started. i eventually caught on that he wanted to talk to me but was just shy, so on the last day of class i gave him my number! we both had super busy summers (i live at the jersey shore and it was my first summer being 21, so i was a wild child!), but in september we met up for a date after class and have been attached at the hip ever since!

Jillian said...

I was in my fourth year of college and he came back after a few years hiatus. It was not love at first sight. To me, all hockey players were arrogant jerks. To him, I was his crush but he also "didn't like me" because I wouldn't give him any time of day. Long story short, we finally dated after a year of denials, he took me to England and proposed on the cliffs of Seaford (he knew my weaknesses), and we got married. Classic.

(His version? He had to grow a monster beard, stache, and small rat tail for me to finally go weak in the knees...).

abby said...

our friends set us up! we were both really reluctant, but since we had mutual friends, we agreed to go on a group scooter ride through town together one night. i sat on the back of his scooter and rode around our hometown- we barely knew eachother, but had so much fun, we kept hanging out . . . very roman holiday-esc, if you ask me.

Lauren Gordon-Thomson said...

Your story is so cute. I met my partner in crime at a nerd themed fancy dress party. His version of the story is that he walked in to the room to see a girl dressed as Lara Croft playing Mortal Combat and thought "she will be mine". In my version, I am awkwardly dancing with someone that I am clearly not keen on when my now lover and then stranger cut in and accused my partner of dancing with his girlfriend.

It has been love ever since.

Lauren x
Gordon + Gold

Abby said...

Alex and I met our freshman year of high school! Supposedly we were in the same history class {I don't remember him...} two years later we started dating.

aweighwithme said...

What a great story! I can't believe you remember so many of the little details from that night (I wish I did).

My hubby and I met through the non-profit I work for. He went to Africa with them to work on a short film about kids in Uganda (specifically a girl named Roseline), and a couple years later I was hired to edit the film and I saw him in the footage. Right around that time we randomly met at a mutual friend's birthday party (I don't remember much of those details, sadly)... But by the time I had finished editing the film about Roseline we had fallen madly in love. We've been married almost 4 years. :)

Laura said...

I am a radio reporter, and I the first time I met my boyfriend (soon to be fiance!) was when I interviewed him for a story I was doing on the region where he is from in Tennessee. I recorded our very first conversation! That was over two years ago, and I haven't listened to it since. Because he's 11 years older, I wasn't immediately thinking of him as dating material, but I do remember noting the passion in his voice and liking what I heard.

jane said...

For whatever it's worth, I met my now husband when I was almost 33 (on match.com), we got married 2 days before my 35th bday, and now have 3 kids and have have been married for 13 years. If I knew it would one day happen I could have been A LOT more relaxed in the years before then. Good luck and give online dating a try if you haven't all ready. :-)

jane said...

For whatever it's worth, I met my now husband when I was almost 33 (on match.com), we got married 2 days before my 35th bday, and now have 3 kids and have have been married for 13 years. If I knew it would one day happen I could have been A LOT more relaxed in the years before then. Good luck and give online dating a try if you haven't all ready. :-)

Jocy said...

We met while we were living in Cambodia. He was teaching and I was doing human rights work. Funny thing is that we both lived in Portland and Seattle for 7 years (at the same time) and even had a mutual acquaintance. But we didn't meet until Cambodia.

Erica said...

I met my fiance at work 4.5 years ago. We were just friends for about a year (neither of us wanted to date someone we worked with). Then one night we went out to a bar with work friends and realized the "more than friends" spark. It was perfect timing because i left the company two days later and We've been together ever since :)

xo
Erica

http://www.pocketfullofchuckles.com/

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eastcoastbird said...

For us it was in an Irish Bar in Washington, DC. The funny thing is Irish bars are really not our thing( he's English and I just never got into the whole Irish bar thing being from the south). But yet, amoungest the dark wood paneling, matted hunter green carpet and bad live singer we found one another. I was there for a happy hour fundraiser and he stopped in with his soccer team for a pint after a game. We exchanged numbers and he called me the next morning. I like to think it was fate and that the universe willed us to be there at the same moment. 10 years later, 4 years of marriage and 1 amazing baby later I still feel lucky.

c & b said...

We met in college. I was a first year senior (I had two senior years due to a change in my major), and he was a transfer student. I immediately noticed that he seemed shy and reserved but had the most awesome smile. For half a semester I surreptitiously looked at him in the two classes we had.

Then one day one of our classmates comes up to me at my art locker to say "He thinks you're cute." I just stared back and said "What?" I hadn't told anyone my thoughts, especially having come out of a relationship 4 months prior. She went on the explain that when I left class feeling sick she made a comment about me to him about how I still looked good when I'm sick (she's so crazy) and he replied "Yep." Lol.

Then about two weeks before winter break, out of the blue I decided to leave him anonymous notes in his art locker. It was meticulously planned out. I was so paranoid that he'd recognize my handwriting (why I don't know since I'd never written anything to him before) that I disguised my writing AND only left notes in his locker on days we DIDN'T have class together to throw him off. Each note contained one or two sentences -excerpts from different songs referencing a smile. I told one friend that he was the type of guy I could marry.

A week before winter break a bunch of us art students decided to go see a movie together to celebrate the fact that we survived another semester of college.

Around that time I decided I would "out" myself by recording all the songs that I excerpted for the anon notes onto a tape cassette (yes I said tape, this was 1991, they were still around). I figured he was the kind of guy that wouldn't make fun of me or make me feel stupid if he weren't interested in me. He'd let me down easy. But I knew I had nothing to lose since I was going to give it to him on the last day before break and I wouldn't see him for at least two weeks or longer if we didn't sign up for the same classes the following semester.

So the plan for watching the movie was that I'd go pick up a few folks, him included, to save on parking. You have to remember that this was before cell phones were common... or even affordable for most people. One by one my "friends" were calling me to back out saying they had to study for a test or they felt sick, etc. In the end I ended up picking him up b/c I had his addy but not a phone to cancel. I brought the tape with me.

We went and saw the movie Addam's Family, just the two of us. It was awkward, and stressful. I liked him, I had a tape waiting for him, and he didn't seem all that interested in me. So after the movie I dropped him off and as he started walking away I rolled the passenger side window and yelled "Hey! You forgot something!" and threw the tape out the window and drove off.

Two days later he came up to me in the hall and said "So you're the one leaving me those nice notes. I had a nice time at the movies, we should do it again some time." He gave me his number, I gave him mine, walked away from him with a huge grin on my face. That night he called, we talked for over 4 hours, and well... 21 years of being together, 15.5 years married, and one child later...

His smile still melts me.
cg

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Michele said...

We met at work. We're both teachers at the same school.

Mersey said...

We met working together at a movie theater in high school. We are both so shy that we worked together for a whole year before we even talked to each other. Eventually he started talking to me on Facebook, so I invited him to my (all girls) high school prom.

Piper said...

I love reading all of these! :)

My husband and I met playing an online RPG game based off 'Hitchkiker's Guide'... I a Canadian and student at the time, he an American officer who just arrived at his posting in Italy. We wound up talking (which eventually lead to Skyping) for hours on end. We finally met face to face when he flew in to Canada. After several years of a long distance relationship (and a lot of flying back and forth!), he proposed on a mountain overlooking Tuscany and the Mediterranean Sea. We were married October 6th, 2012 and well, the rest is history!

Traci Hendrix Hart said...

He took ballroom dance lessons because he wanted "to meet girls," and I was his teacher. Three months of lessons and a few student dance parties later, it occurred to me that he only wanted to dance with ME. Three and a half years later, I still fall in love with him, all over again, every time he spins me around on the dance floor. I'm a lucky, lucky girl!!!

Lindsey Hoover said...

I met my guy when he responded to a craigslist ad for a roommate. About the most unromantic way possible! :)
We lived together and were just friends with an intense need to be around one another as much as we could in common areas ;)
He moved out and I moved away, but we kept in touch through letters and long emails. Eventually I moved back to the area he still lived and we have been best friends and in love ever since :)

Mom on a Mission said...

We met when I was just 14 and a freshman in high school! He had actually graduated the year I entered high school. We met at a party. (Yes I partied as a freshman in high school- shameful! haha) We were both actually dating other people at the time. But when we saw each other at the party there was an immediate connection. And a mutual friend noticed it and kind of set us up. The next day he called and asked me on a real date, we dumped our current flames and the rest is history. Now, ten years later we're married and have the most beautiful baby girl, and are still very much in love. :)

lovely, yellow, madison said...

I was in a relationship with an awful man and thought that leaving him meant that my life would be over {super dramatic but we were going to get married and I ended up leaving him}. He told me not to go to university and when I decided to actually leave I toured out of state schools just to get away. Anyhoo, on the car ride over to the school that would become my new home, I told my mom that no one was like the man I was with and that I would never meet anyone that was like his good side. But mom thought otherwise and was right, as usual. I pulled up to the school, went in for my tour, and there standing by the entrance was a tall man who was identical to my ex. I started laughing, I couldn't believe it. I stared at him in awe the whole time because I couldn't believe the resemblance. My mom even whispered, "Maybe he has a brother!" We knew nothing about our tour guide for six whole months, but I remembered him because I was in love with his last name.
I chose that university and moved onto campus and out of state six months later. It was on my first night officially on my own that I was walking through Portland and up comes a man who introduces himself with the same last name as my tour guide. It was my tour guide's younger brother, also a student at my university! We've talked everyday since {The two brothers and I even had a class together!}, and have grown very fond of one another. Though we are not yet in a relationship, he has become my best friend. Who knows what other twists and turns out story might hold.
Just thought I'd share one of my first goes at love :)

MaKaela said...

My husband 'to-be' started coming to my parents farm to work for them the summer I turned thirteen. He was nineteen. He would stay every summer for a couple of weeks and work and then go back to college.
I was in love from day one, but it wasn't until the summer I turned twenty-one and he was twenty-seven that we finally realized we were meant for each other.
We have now been married five years this coming June!
It still brings a smile to my face to tell the story.

Scorpio M. said...

I love this, thanks for the encouragement and sharing your story!

Silvia said...

I met my boyfriend online. I hadn't dated seriously in almost a year and was ready to dip my toes back into the water. The day I signed up, I browsed the site for any potentials and ran across B's profile. I almost closed it because I thought he might not be my type, but something about him stuck with me. In the end, I decided to message him because I fell in love with a picture of him and his dog. Our first phone call a couple days later was four hours long and our first date turned from a Jamba Juice date to a day spent at the dog park, dinner, and lots of amazing conversation. Tomorrow is exactly one year since we met and I am crazier about him than ever! :)

kaela said...

I love that you remembered all those great details. Go you! Congrats on your anniversary and little girl. :)

kaela said...

aw hahaha I love your story....the bag of crisps just cracks me up. Happy for you! Maybe I'll give online dating another week...or two. ;)

kaela said...

aw I love that you keep a picture on the fridge and still have the for sale sign. too sweet. I hope my story is (eventually) as cute as yours! happy for you. ;)

elena prikhodko knapp said...

I met my husband online, i was living in middle east and all the dating sites were always blocked there and at some point new provider came along and they opened those sites for sometimes
Friend of mine came and started begging me to join her and do our profiles on eharmony.com and ... after a long convincing i did

my husband's profile was sent to me in a first few days and he was actually the only one that i requested to directly talk to ... and send him message saying that i would love to talk
he reply saying that its his maybe last day on this website but he would love to talk and left his email address (a few days prior to that he got a notice from the site saying that his membership is about to expire so he would have to renew and he was not planning on doing it, so instead he changed the settings to "the world" and my request came along)

we started talking and never stopped:) he traveled a number of time to Dubai from Texas to see me and there was not a day when we did not exchanged number of e mails or did not talk on skype
3 years later we were married:) its been almost 3 years of happy marriage:))

another thing my profile was blocked by the provider in Dubai so i no longer even could use the website:)))
so we had a very short window to actually meet even on the website:)

Kat said...

Love this story, Joanna! :) ps-we met at martial arts school, of all things! He was an instructor and I a student...(who later became an instructor--ha!). We are such lucky souls to have good guys in our lives, aren't we? :)

kaela said...

Aw, what a sweet amazing story you have. I'm so happy you found the right guy for you. Thanks for the positive encouraging words to all of us singles out here. Congrats on your pregnancy! xo :)

kater said...

I have no story, haha, yet! I have to comment though, because I've read that do you worry post about four-thousand times in the last year! I thought I met a great dude, and everything was fantastic, until uh, I guess he decided to date someone else. So I am trying my best to keep my chin up and remember that post!

Bradford said...

My husband & I met online in 2009. We dated that summer. I was smitten right away. He wasn't ready for a relationship. He was trying to figure out life. Where to work, live, should he go back to school for a second degree. Oct. 29th, 2010 he came crawling back for more & we've been together ever since.

Amelia said...

My husband and I met at a gas station on the way to Las Vegas to watch a college basketball tournament! I was with a group of girls, he with a group of guys. We obnoxiously waved at the cute boys in the car next to us as they passed us on the freeway. Then we ended up at the same gas station, realized we were heading to the same destination, so we went to the tournament together as a group. We've been inseparable every since!

natalienoods said...

I just started a new relationship after moving back to my hometown. I've been away for 8 years and never had any luck dating in high school, so my expectations were low. Very low. But I'm dating a guy I had a crush on in 5th grade! We weren't good friends in school ever, though. We re-met when I started dating his roommate upon my return (!)...when things fizzled with guy #1, he stepped in. It's been 2.5 months and I haven't been this happy in ages. It's so exciting.

VintageDanielle said...

We met in our high school's swing dance club. I was a freshman and a beginner and he was junior and knew how to dance pretty well. I had a huge crush on him but didn't act on it for about 6 months and then I stalked for his AIM account and we began chatting online which lead to playful flirting in person. One then led to another and he asked me out and now we're going strong; it'll be 8 years together in May.

rockdieregeln said...

I met my husband sitting next to him on a plane from dusseldorf to San Francisco!

rockdieregeln said...

my husband and I sat next to each other on a plane from dusseldorf to San Francisco!

Unknown said...

Met my hubby through my (still) best friend in college. I married her brother. Here's a little walk down memory lane :) http://obsessivision.com/projects/6th-anniversary/

Jill said...

Like many "how we met" stories, my husband, Nate, and I met in college. But unlike most of the other stories that begin in a classroom or during a study group, our story began on the streets of Melbourne, Australia.
During the month-long study abroad trip to Oz, we had the chance to get to know each other inside and outside the classroom. On one of the first nights in the country, we both went out to dinner with a few other classmates, but didn't talk much that night. Little did we know, the trip started what would become an fast friendship.
The moment I knew Nate would be my future husband came one day on a beach in Sydney. Most of our classmates were busy, so we decided to hop on a ferry and head to the beach, just the two of us. We spent the day talking about everything from family and friends, to passions and politics. I was smitten and I later found out he was too. One problem - I was dating someone else at the time!
A year later, my relationship ended. My beach boy and I reconnected and became a couple. We got married in August and couldn't be happier :)

laurenfoode.com said...

Same here! OkCupid, first guy who messaged me, and the only one I went on a date with. I knew after our first meeting I didn't want to meet anyone else. 3 years later, we're living together and happy as clams.

Audrie said...

I was in the States visiting a friend and went to a party. This very cute guy was there but my heart sank when I realised he had a girlfriend. We spoke very briefly about books and my robot watch... then months later he emailed me. He was single! We started chatting... and that became a daily affair... eventually he got on a plane to Australia to see me... and the rest is history :) We've been together almost seven years and married five. Best years of my life.

laurenfoode.com said...

I, too, deleted my Match.com account after one date with a guy who texted me after drinks, "Can I shower with you?" Who are these weirdo men?!

Ashley G said...

We met on an airplane. His seat was changed at the last minute, and he got the last seat on the plane next to me. We talked for the entire DC to LA flight, and sort of figured, 'hey, we should hang out'.

Bree Cardiel said...

My husband was a regular in a restaurant i worked at. He asked me out every Tuesday and Thursday for a year. I was moving back and forth from San Diego so i decided that a boyfriend back home would not be ideal. When i moved back home for good about 6 months later, I saw him out with friends at a different restaurant. i was sitting with my friend at the bar and she asked, "isn't that the guy who use to ask you out all the time?" i said- "yea.. watch this..." and picked up my phone, called him-while watching him- he picked up his phone...looked at the phone number and IGNORED THE CALL!! i said " how dare he ignore my call!"
so i texted him just that. He the proceeded to look around and found me and my friend at the bar, and said to me very sternly, " when are you going to let me take you to lunch?" that next day we had lunch together, and never stopped having lunch together. we got married five years later .

thanks for this post...i love our story..cause it's ours.

Bree
www.luxandlace.blogspot.com

Amanda said...

I met my husband at a Calexico show that my then boyfriend had purchased tickets for. He decided to skip out on that night and let me go with my friends. Unfortunately for him, I saw my soon to be husband across the room and it was all over. I was smitten from the get go though I didn't give my future husband my number until after my boyfriend and I broke up a few days later.

Mary E said...

My fiance and I met 5 years ago during our sophomore spring semester abroad in Austria. What's even more amazing is that we're from 30 minutes away from each other in Texas and we even spent an entire semester before that going to the same college in Ohio, but we didn't meet until we were in Europe together.

Vanessa said...

That's awesome! I'd love to hear Alex's perspective!

hayley [see.hay.fly] said...

i feel like mine is quite long, but i love it and i don;t get to tell it often...in the summer of 2010 i moved to germany to be an au pair. i met him through a friend while in a club. we started hanging out,very platonic, non stop. we eventually became the best of friends, but nothing ever happened between us even though we both wanted it. the next summer, the time came for me to move back home. i said all of my goodbyes and got on that plane. we were stuck on the tarmac for hours and eventually rescheduled to fly out the next morning. my host family was still in the area (miraculously) and brought me back home. i made him stay the night with me (like he had many times before...) and he finally made a move. Make out session all night ;) and on no sleep he drove me to the airport with my host parents. flying home was the most depressing thing of my life at that moment. i hated being without him. three months later, in september 2011, he flew to america for the first time to visit me in california. nothing was set in stone in terms of "us", but an amazing san francisco giants win, lots of beer and margaritas, we made it official. the long distance is torture, but we've been at it for almost two years and i wouldn't trade any of it for the world. he is my best friend and cannot wait to spend the rest of my days with him, wherever we are. hopefully i will be moving back to Germany next year!

loving reading all of these comments about love :)

Jade Sheldon said...

My husband saw me at a fourth of July party senior year of high school. We didn't go to the same high school but shared mutual friends. He saw me and told my friends that he was going to marry me. Well, he didn't get the courage to truly meet me for another year when we went out to coffee and talked for nearly 5 hours. On May 26th we will be married for a year and together for over 6 years!

Gena said...

I met my husband while traveling with my parents post-graduation. We were in Holland, staying at a hotel in the middle of the countryside, and when I asked to use the internet, this cute guy took me to his house (connected to the hotel) and let me use his computer. It turns out this was his family's hotel! Our group stayed at the hotel for two days, and both evenings wmy huband-to-be and I went out in the tiny village. I returned to the USA and over the next year we maintained a long-distance relationship, visiting each other, emailing and sometimes a phone call (before skype!) Almost exactly a year later, I moved to Holland to see if our relationship would work. I had just graduated from college and hadn't yet started on a career, so had more freedom to move and he was working at the hotel and couldn't leave. Almost 12 years later we are still happily married with three kids, living in Holland (although we also spent 8 years living in the US) and we always marvel at the unique circumstances under which we met!

elizabeth said...

Six months after I finished college (in Boston, MA), I moved to Johannesburg, South Africa to intern with a church. It was supposed to be for a year, and I thought, "When can I just up and move to another country?" So that's exactly what I did. Well, lo and behold, I met my husband the day I arrived in the country, we started dating three months later, and almost two years later, we got married... on 7 December 2012! We are still living in South Africa but hope to move back to the States in the next couple years. :)

Bente said...

We met 9 years ago in the record store where he used to work, when I was buying CDs. We're getting married in June!

Kate Hogan said...

Our story isn't very romantic - it's actually something I don't like to talk about much, as it brings up sad memories for me. We met in junior high but didn't become friends until senior year of high school. We ended up going to college together and had the same major, so we became even better friends. I began having feelings for him in our sophomore year, and he claims that he apparently did too at the time. But neither of us took the initiative to say anything, and my roommate also liked him. She asked him out and he ended up dating my roommate. I was incredibly heartbroken for quite a while. He dated her for a little under a year, and I ended up dating someone else for a couple of years. A few months after I broke up with him, we finally got together. It's been 3 years now, and we are very happy, despite a bad beginning.

Rachael said...

My fiance and I met as exchange students in Finland. And we were basically smitten from the first time we met. After 6 months in Finland, we returned back to our home countries (me = US, him = Netherlands) and did long distance for a whole year with trips to see each other every few months. Then I moved to Amsterdam where we've been living for the last 4.5 years! This week 6 years ago is when we kicked off our semester abroad in Finland and is also the week that we met. The same week was my birthday and I knew he kind of liked me because he walked 2 miles through the snow in Finland in the dead of winter to my birthday party....with 30 beers in hand haha. Nine months from now we'll be getting married! Crazy how a semester abroad can lead to love :). Our next plan is to relocate to sunny So California.

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wonderingsandwanderings.com said...

My husband and I met whilst I was traveling in Europe. I asked my ex boyfriend's brother (of all people) if he knew someone I could stay with in London and he recommended this guy, Joe, who was a friend of a friend. So I emailed said Joe and asked if I could sleep on his couch for a few days. Needless to say, I ended up sleeping in his bed ;) Little did I know that "fling" would turn into a 3-year long distance relationship (Montreal to London). We've now been married for a little over a year and I live in London. I wrote about our entire story on my blog if you have hours to waste haha

http://wonderingsandwanderings.com/category/british-boy/

sciroli said...

My man and I met on the tube in London - Northern line, last train of the night. I was with all my girl friends and one of them asked him to come with us for a drink, and that if he did, he could have the 'pick of the litter' (meaning one of us girls - how mortifying!) After much convincing he came along, and I struck up a conversation on the walk to the pub in Camden. I only got to say a few sentences before another girl wanted to have a try, so I thought that was it for me for the night. Low and behold, when all the other girls disappeared to the bathroom at the pub, he came to ask ME to sit with him - and we were inseparable the rest of the night! Our first date was 2 days later. :) So London and the tube have a sweet spot in my heart! x

megan said...

University. We were part of the same circle of friends and I never really noticed him, but we started hanging out more often and he fell for me. I wasn't entirely sold yet (I'm a slow learner?) and I remember he suggested going to see the new Harry Potter movie and I agreed but wanted to make sure it wasn't seen as a date so I invited anyone and everyone I could find... no one else came. So I guess... that was our first date? I think he spent more time staring at me than the movie... eventually I was won over. That was ten years ago this February :)

rochelleask said...

I met my husband through eharmony. He was the only guy I went out with from there, something about his profile intrigued me. A few messages later our first date was at Urth Cafe in west hollywood. We dated 2 years and got married last July. I'm so glad I got the courage to join an online dating. It was worth it.

Gemma said...

My husband and I met on our second day at university. We were in the same hall and shared a kitchen so would sit drinking coffee and chatting every morning and stay up late listening to music at night. I liked him but assumed he didn't like me back as that had always been the case with guys so when he kissed me a month or so after we met I was so surprised that I didn't respond at all. He apologised, I muttered something about it being fine, and the rest is history. That was just over 15 years ago and we eloped to City Hall in NYC last June.

md said...

Cuando vi moverse sus manos por primera vez dije "quiero estar más cerca" y afortunadamente ahí estoy.

Saludos. Feliz fin de semana.

McKenzie said...

Haven't met mine yet.. only 14 so not too worried, got a long time haha :) Even though I'm only 14, I agree with your other post, it just seems that so many divorce these days, or start to disbelieve in true love, that there is a person for you, it makes me think that maybe I won't really find that one soul mate that will just click with me :) I'm just hoping it miraculously can be like the movies in that way.. or at least in its own way haha :)

http://currentlylovingblog.blogspot.com/

domestikated said...

Loving reading all these stories! My boyfriend and I worked for the same company for years, but didn't really meet properly until last year, and I was so shy around him I could hardly speak to him at work other than to offer a cup of tea! We finally got chatting on a work night out - I needed a bit of dutch courage! - and the rest is history.

Paige Elizabeth said...

I love this post! I read every single post (when you're home sick, you have time to kill) and I never do that. But everyone's story is just so interesting. Excited to share my own story one day. :)

gabrilea said...

The story started to be in very hot summer day in the middle of woods (as I was celebrating my friend birthday) when birds were too lazy to fly and wild animals were on vacations.
Was it love from the first look of the eye corner? NO. But he had great ass, cute eyes, and amazing humor. As I have amazing legs (little ones, but still beautiful), great brains and lovely eyes too- there was definitely a chemistry between as, or just hot (as outside it was about +35).
So we all together spend two days, and on the second day of summer laziness I won our gamble game – at first day he gave me little “S” form wooden prop, and said to me keep it till the of that weekend. On the next day he asked me, do I still have that wooden miracle. I said – yes. Then, with very smart beard face, cute butt and amazing eyes, he said: if you don’t have it – you will take me to the dinner. If you have- I will take you. So, I had it. And after four month (this is how long it took me to enter his phone number to mine) I said yes for the dinner time.
He took me to the Georgian restaurant and suggested an “amazing” dish- Carp fish. So after that horrible first date, when he was so clumsy, I was dirty as hell after eating that hell fish- we made couple more dates to high the level of dating and made it officially- bought flat and started to live together (of course there are more than couple of dates, but beginning story was smth like this.

The end of beginning story, By Gabrilea.

gabrilea said...

The story started to be in very hot summer day in the middle of woods (as I was celebrating my friend birthday) when birds were too lazy to fly and wild animals were on vacations.
Was it love from the first look of the eye corner? NO. But he had great ass, cute eyes, and amazing humor. As I have amazing legs (little ones, but still beautiful), great brains and lovely eyes too- there was definitely a chemistry between as, or just hot (as outside it was about +35).
So we all together spend two days, and on the second day of summer laziness I won our gamble game – at first day he gave me little “S” form wooden prop, and said to me keep it till the of that weekend. On the next day he asked me, do I still have that wooden miracle. I said – yes. Then, with very smart beard face, cute butt and amazing eyes, he said: if you don’t have it – you will take me to the dinner. If you have- I will take you. So, I had it. And after four month (this is how long it took me to enter his phone number to mine) I said yes for the dinner time.
He took me to the Georgian restaurant and suggested an “amazing” dish- Carp fish. So after that horrible first date, when he was so clumsy, I was dirty as hell after eating that hell fish- we made couple more dates to high the level of dating and made it officially- bought flat and started to live together (of course there are more than couple of dates, but beginning story was smth like this.

The end of beginning story, By Gabrilea.

whatnomints said...

We met freshman year of college after being placed in the same dorm - My focus was mainly on academics, but he was persistent and would sit on my dorm room rug while I studied for chemistry class - I was completely oblivious to the fact that he was interested in me until a friend pointed out how much time he spent hanging around on our floor :)

Here we are, over 7 years later, and he still spends his time keeping me company while I study for class (except I'm in graduate school now). He is my ultimate support system and best friend.

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synapse said...

so... lisbon, year 1999. august. summer holidays. the new science museum had just opened and there was a room with free internet access. i spent there around 3h every afternoon (no internet at home). web surfing, web chatting (remember mIRC?). on one of those channels i started talking to a boy. the same introduction to everyone as usual (age? location? sex? blablabla) ... around 15min into it he askes if he can come meet me. just like that. i said yes. he lived nearby so in 10/15min we were saying hi. i was nervous but excited! from that day forward we started going together to the museum, almost every week day. we became friends.
on march 2000 we gave our first kiss. i was almost 17, he was 18. we've been together ever since. we moved in together 2 years ago and have 2 cats :)

synapse said...

so... lisbon, year 1999. august. summer holidays. the new science museum had just opened and there was a room with free internet access. i spent there around 3h every afternoon (no internet at home). web surfing, web chatting (remember mIRC?). on one of those channels i started talking to a boy. the same introduction to everyone as usual (age? location? sex? blablabla) ... around 15min into it he askes if he can come meet me. just like that. i said yes. he lived nearby so in 10/15min we were saying hi. i was nervous but excited! from that day forward we started going together to the museum, almost every week day. we became friends.
on march 2000 we gave our first kiss. i was almost 17, he was 18. we've been together ever since. we moved in together 2 years ago and have 2 cats :)

Brittany Lauren said...

My husband and I met at a pool party when I was 18. My friends gave him a call and invited him over thinking he was perfect for me. I couldn't believe it but they were right! The next day we went on a date and have been at the hip ever since. I remember thinking it was a summer fling at first since he was in college and I was in high school. :) 11 years later we are the best of friends and are excepting our first born in June!

christinajkurth said...

It was 2007, and I was headed to my first 'away-from-home' summer job; looking for a mental break from my aersopace engineering studies.

I flew from Ottawa, Canada to Charlotte, South Carolina and stepped onto my Uncle's mega-yacht on which I was to be the new stewardess. The moment I walked into the galley and shook the handsome/gentleman-ly chef's hands I knew it was going to be the best summer and the best rest of my life!

We got married last August, 2012.

Sophia said...

I met my boyfriend studying abroad in Costa Rica in undergrad! When I first saw him I thought for sure he had a girlfriend, because his roommate's girlfriend was also in our group and she was clinging to him constantly. I soon found out that she actually preferred him to the roommate, and proceeded to spend weeks chatting him up attempting to suss out his interest in this girl. I finally discovered that it wasn't her he was interested in, but me! Sometimes love sneaks up on you when you least expect it :)

Ileana said...

We met as coworkers... and roommates! We may not have gotten together otherwise as he is slightly on the shy side and having the opportunity to see him at work and at home showed me a side of him I might have missed out on. About a month later, we were a couple. We moved out of that first house, and now two years and two apartments later, we are still happily together! Yep, I met the love of my life when I least expected it.

bisbee said...

I am married for the 2nd time - I was married for 28 years, had met my husband when we were 18, and I didn't know how to date as an adult! After being separated for a year (and after my older son's wedding), I decided to go online (JDate). The 5th guy I made contact with turned out to be my next husband - I was very lucky! Turned out I knew people who knew him, which made it easier. We met 10 years ago, and we've been married for 8 years...very happily!

Anne and Alex [A Squared] said...

We were coworkers! We met during my first week of my first real job after college and I was so taken aback when he asked me out that I just said yes without thinking twice. Almost 6 years later, we're still together!

I blogged about the whole thing too :) : http://www.aasquaredblog.com/2012/06/five-years-of-squared.html

Caitlin said...

My boyfriend and I met when we were 14 in 2001. He was from Charlotte NC and I lived in suburban Massachusetts. His best friend from Charlotte, Justin, moved to my town in the 8th grade and we became close friends, and then Luke came to visit him for a week in Mass in the spring. I remember climbing into Justin's mom's car and saying 'Hi Luke' to the cute boy in the backseat wearing a Saves the Day teeshirt my brother had, and he said nothing back to me. He was so crazy shy, so Justin's mom took us to Newbury Comics and Chili's, and I think Luke and I had a two word conversation noticing we bought the same CD. That was kind of it, haha, I felt so awkward I told Justin's mom I needed to go home to work on a project, and that afternoon, my friend Jess and I took a walk downtown and I told her all about Luke, the cute boy with the messed up teeth who bought the same CD, that I didn't speak to.

Anne-Marie said...

On Jan 1, 2008, I decided that I might as well try the internet, since my previous relationship had been a setup by my mother. I had more fun dating in NYC through Match that Spring than I had had in my entire romantic life before then! On Jan 1, 2009, I moved in with someone I had met through the site, and we got married on March 20th. I sent him a message because his photo was of him making a silly face, standing in front of the Taj Mahal. I hadn't even shown up in his search because I was younger than the age parameters he had set! I knew I would marry him when I realized that he was full of fun and mischief and still the very kindest man I had ever met.

Catriona said...

I met my boyfriend at the pub I work at here. His best friend runs the pub. One night he came in while I was working, I didn't know him at all, and towards the end of the night we had both gotten a little intoxicated. He leaned over the bar to kiss me, I hesitated but went for it anyway. He's 22 years older than me, my boss wasn't best pleased, but a year and four months later we are together and in love and no one worries about it anymore! A little bit dirty and a little bit sleazy but it's something lovely now.

dinaclabaugh said...

He was my boss. Uh oh! :)

Dani said...

Great story! I can totally see this one as a movie :)

Paige said...

How sweet! I love reading about how couples met!

I don't remember the exact moment that I met my husband, sadly. We were both in the Longhorn Band at UT and in the Aerospace Engineering program, so between band and classes we eventually became acquaintances, then study buddies, then good friends. Finally after four and a half years of school, we graduated side by side. At this point I was smitten and very sad that he was moving to Boston and I was heading to LA. I figured nothing would ever happen. But something did! I invited friends over to watch a movie the following night, and no one could make it but him. It was the end of December, and Christmas was around the corner, so we watched Love Actually. About halfway through the movie, he put his arm around me, and my heart started racing. As the credits rolled, we had our first kiss. We moved to opposite coasts, dated long distance for a year and a half until we couldn't stand it anymore, so I moved to Boston. We've now been married for a little over two years!

jenbeth said...

I love all of these stories!

I met my husband in college. He was friends with a friend of mine from high school, and I was the only girl that would hang out with this group of guys. We also had a math class together and we were in the same study group. I never thought of him in a romantic way until he graduated, left for a summer to be a kitesurfer, and then moved back to Seattle to work. Then we saw each other at a Christmas dinner party, and I saw him in a new light. We flirted all night, and we both were responsible so we crashed on our friends' futon. The next day I was worried because I wasn't sure if he was flirting with me and I wasn't sure if I wanted to date a friend. So after a month of him getting my friend to invite me out with them a lot, he asked me out for sushi (even though he hated fish!). He braved his way through his first sushi, and we watched a movie at his house before he kissed me for the first time. I knew then that it was ok that I was dating a friend because we would be together forever. So cheesy, but I just knew it. Our first date was 9 years ago this month!

Sarah said...

I met my husband at work. He was my bosses boss, which was kind of awkward. We talked at work for months and I had a crush on him. Then he asked me to get together outside of work, just as a friend thing. We started dating soon after that. I'm always nervous to tell people where we met because I'm worried they'll think it was inappropriate, but it just wasn't. He treated me like any other coworker while at work. And thankfully, we didn't work at the same place for much longer.

christinajkurth said...

*Charleston, South Carolina (Us Canadians, eh? :))

Emily said...

I would love to hear alex's version of this story!

Oliver said...

My hubby and I met at.a.BAR! Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would meet the one at a bar, and a Halloween costume party none the less! We went out on a date a week later, moved in together 6 months after that and have been inseparable ever since!

Sarah said...

That's cute :)

Positively Bri said...

What a wonderful and thoughful post! =]

My significant other and I met during a comedy show one night last year, and have been nearly inseperable since. I'm a very lucky girl, that's for sure!

http://positivelybri.blogspot.com/

Alexandria said...

I enjoyed reading everyone's comments and stories on how they met their significant other. Thank you for sharing.

Our story started when my mom got my friend a job at the hospital where she worked. Some guys from the IT department were interested in meeting the new girl and invited her out for some drinks. She invited me to tag along to meet her new group of co-worker friends. I remember the moment I saw Brian (my now husband) walk into the outdoor patio bar. It wasn't love at first sight. I am very tall and at the time wouldn't dare date someone shorter than me. It didn't matter at the time because he was interested in my friend and I was making googly eyes at the tall bartender. A few weeks later, Brian was going to ask me out and the bartender beat him to it.

Brian never gave up. He said he loved me before we even started dating and patiently waited for his chance to ask me out. So we remained good friends and kept in constant touch. My bartender boyfriend was extremely insecure and jealous of my friendship with Brian. He had every right to be because our friendship was growing into something more every time I hung out with Brian. Then Brian would start bluntly questioning why I was with my bartender boyfriend implying that he would be better suited. After a while, I asked myself the same question and realized he was right. I ended my relationship shortly after and Brian swooped in to sweep me off my feet.

It was on our first date to the city for ice skating, sushi and a walk in the park on the coldest night in January 2009 that I knew he was the one for me. We've been married six months and I couldn't be happier.

My mom was right, you have to kiss a lot of toads before you find your prince!

Estelle said...

Husband and I met at a social for international students hosted by a local church in the UK.

Maura said...

We met junior year of high school - because he was assigned to be my dance partner in show choir, haha. I'd become good friends with his older sister the year before, so I knew about him, but had never met him. He was goofy, hyper, immature (standard 16 yr-old boy), sweet, funny, and crazy about me. :) However, I drew the line at "just friends" for a number of reasons. Over ten years of friendship he became one of the most loyal, caring, driven, and wonderful people in my life - fiercely protective of me as well. I fell in love with him without even knowing it. When I was home for the holidays last year I spent every free moment with him - I even went last-minute Christmas shopping with him on Christmas Eve Day instead of helping my mom prepare dinner! A few days before I had to head back to NYC, he tentatively asked if we could grab a drink and talk...I was terrified the night we went out; I found every opportunity to procrastinate having "the talk", but at some point he just jumped in and said he couldn't keep it to himself anymore - he was at a loss, he said, because every time he sees me he just falls in love with me all over again. I told him I felt the same way. I can still vividly see his complete look of shock! Later, he told me he was afraid to even hope that I might have feelings for him, that he'd talked himself into thinking that I would say we couldn't be friends anymore. We've been in a long-distance relationship for a little over a year now, and I plan to move to him in six months...engagement plans are underway!

Heather Bond said...

He was a police officer and I was the assistant manager at a bookstore on his beat. He says now that it was love at first sight (which it was for me as well) but it took 28 years for us to get married. We dated for a while then I moved out of state and he got married (and divorced) but we always kept in touch. Then last April he came for a weekend visit and after about 20 minutes said, "I think we should get married." I was stunned because at that point we hadn't actually seen each other for about 5 years! After 4 days I said yes and we were married in May. He really is the love of my life and I am soooo happy that we are finally together!

Christina A. said...

My partner and I are a MYSPACE love story. Oh man. We are both a little hesitant to tell people we aren't close with because it's so embarrassing! However, if myspace was the only way for he and I to connect from California (me) to Pittsburgh (him), then there should be nothing to be embarrassed by, right?. We have been together (in the flesh) for over 7 years...

Heather Emaus said...

All of these adorable stories made me want to share my own!

We swam in the same summer league in high school (although he lived an hour away). Everyone thought he was SO cute. We even gave him a nickname based on his amazing blue eyes. I would see him throughout the year at swim meets and water polo games and say hello, but nothing ever happened. I was terribly shy.

We ended up going to U of M (Go Blue!) and both joined the water polo team. About a month into college, the water polo boys hosted a little party and I went. I knew he lived there and he came down from his room sleepy and shirtless, but stayed up and talked to me. We made plans to hang out and watch movies the next day, but he didn't answer his phone! I thought that he stood me up! He called me a little while later asking why I didn't call him (he hadn't heard his land-line ringing and there was no voicemail... HA!). We hung out later that day. Ten years later, we're happily married. I still can't believe my luck.

koala said...

We met on the street. I was walking to the subway and he was on his way to work. We passed by each other and as I was about to walk down the stairs into the subway, I felt a tap. At first I was very suspicious about a random guy trying to talk to me (this is after years of living in Manhattan, you learn to be wary of strangers on the street), but he was so nervous and cute. It totally didn't feel like he was trying to "pick me up," so I ended up giving him my email. He wrote me a few hours later and two years later, now we're moving into our new apartment in Brooklyn this weekend and getting married in about a month!

Susan/Mommy said...

We met at a wedding. He was friends with the groom and I worked with the bride. I kept catching him looking at me from across the aisle and my friend eventually orchestrated a somewhat awkward introduction. We danced and had a great conversation, but he had to leave early to go to another party. When he didn't ask for my number, I felt a pang of disappointment. I thought we had really hit it off. But two weeks later he called me after poring over the phone book (this was the 90s after all!) trying to figure out how to spell my last name. As it turns out, he was seeing someone and wanted to end things properly with her before calling me. Six years later, he proposed to me at the very place we met.

Lizz said...

I met my wife in grade school! Never thought I'd be that girl. :)

beccainboston said...

My boyfriend and I went to high school together but reconnected when he started asking me about apartments in Boston. I moved here for grad school last year and he was going to come up to go to Berklee and he knew I was here so started talking. Then we started chatting more about life and other things... and after about 5 months of talking here and there we finally talked on the phone and then 2 months after that he finally asked me out! It's long-distance since he didn't end up coming to Berklee but we're working it out!

K.B.Adler said...

I met my boyfriend of 4 years on J Date. We are both always embarrassed to tell people that we met online. Apparently he messaged me a few times, and I didn’t think he was physically my type, but he's been the best boyfriend a girl could ever ask for.... even after we had a disasterous first date. Definitely can't wait to see what the future has in store for us!

ourearleylife said...

*knew he was the one... oops.

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