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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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Mojo said...

We met at a vegetarian Thanksgiving party thrown by a mutual friend...crazily enough my parents met in the 70s at a vegetarian restaurant :)

Megan M-R said...

I definitely always recommend Airbnb to people now- it's a great, affordable way to shake things up! And who knows what will happen? It felt like living in a movie for a bit....

Stephanie Allen said...

eHarmony! I had just moved back to Indianapolis from Chicago. Most of my friends in Indy were married, starting families, etc. I figured...why not? At the very least, I would get a few good tales out of the deal. Mike was my FIRST eHarm date & my last. 3 years later we were married. I have never been happier or more sure of anything in my life.

Rachel @ Existation said...

I walked in on him pooping.

We were staying in the same cabin with a bunch of mutual friends for a weekend broomball tournament in Wisconsin, and the bathroom door didn't have a lock, and I opened it without thinking because I really had to go pee, and our eyes met, and then I sloooowly backed out and shut the door. Love at first sight, y'all.

fawn said...

I met my husband at a Halloween party too! I was an alien and he was a jester. What a hilarious way to meet. :)

Jenny said...

I just got married on January 12th. We met 10 years ago this summer when I drove from my apartment in San Diego to Ventura to visit my cousin. Her and her boyfriend (they're married now) had this new friend and we all planned to go hang out for the night. We picked up the new friend at his place and he got in the backseat with me and I immediately liked him....which meant I stared at the ground and acted busy the whole night. (I was a very young 21) Three years later the DJ at the same cousin's wedding made us dance together because we were the only single people in the wedding party. The next day he called me, and we were together for 7 years until our own wedding earlier this month.

lynn said...

I met my hubby online. He wrote me but I didn't like him so I didn't respond. Months later he wrote me again, basically saying he was giving me another chance. Wow, cocky much? But I caved and wrote him back. On one of our early dates (maybe 2nd?) I was in his car and happened to look in the back seat...I think there was some rope and a shovel back there...so I jokingly said, "Oh, what's all that for?" and he said that if our date didn't go well he was going to take me somewhere and bury me. What the heck?!?! I have since learned (from 5 years of marriage) that he has the most wicked and twisted sense of humor! I say now that his homicidal tendencies won me over! Probably not a story we are going to tell our grandchildren!:)

brookekkunz said...

haha why thank you - i'm pretty into our meeting story myself. always wanted a good one! haha

ALLISON said...

Jo you should do a post on that, like girls making the first move. I feel like that is sort of thing..like should you or shouldn't you and how great you did because Alex didn't!

DG said...

My husband and I met because I moved across the country for workshop course in Sustainable Building Technologies and we were roommates in the provided housing. I was a total creeper and looked around his room before I even met him. I had not been west of Pennslyvania before and I was curious about the Arizona folk I would be living with! When we walked through the door later that evening my heart pounded at how handsome he was. Nine years later and we are married and I still get weak in the knees when I see him unexpectantly or if we have been apart for a while.

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all the bright sides said...

My fiance and I are both graduate students at the same university, which is how we met - although to be honest, I don't remember the first time at all! I always thought he was super handsome, but I was convinced that he had a girlfriend so I never really thought about him romantically. I was super surprised when he randomly messaged me and asked if I wanted to get a coffee sometime. Our first real date was on a warm spring evening. We went to a street party (meeting on a bookstore first) and then out for a few drinks. He was walking me home and we happened to pass a bakery; the lights were on even though it was after two in the morning. The baker noticed us outside and invited us in, and then for no reason at all, gave us a hot-out-of-the-oven baguette. We walked the rest of the way home snacking on our bread -- I don't why, but it felt so magical. We're getting married in September, and I love him so much!

abroadathome said...

My boyfriend and I met on a blind date. We were both living in Switzerland at the time and knew a mutual friend from back home who eventually set us up. We are both from Kansas, but met on the other side of the world! Almost three years later and we are still dating :)

I love hearing about how people met--there are just so many interesting stories and they make the world feel so small.
-Kristina

Vaness said...

I met him 6 years ago, my girl friend had invited me and his boyfriend had invited HIM to see a movie. It was "Ensemble c'est tout". BINGO !

A.E. said...

Was very tipsy at a college party [yikes!] and had just broken up with my silly ex and told my best guy friend to tell this 6'7'' gentleman [who was also very tipsy] that I thought he was super cute. After 4 years of hook- ups, living on opposite sides of the country, and a lot of text messages/laughs as friends, we were on the same side of the country again, spent a ton of time together, and he officially asked me out! The rest is history. He's SO AWESOME and I love him for it :)

A.E. said...

that's so beautiful/crazy/serendipitous/fun

Stephanie Allen said...

eHarmony! I had just moved back to Indianapolis from Chicago. Most of my friends in Indy were married, starting families, etc. I figured why not give it a whirl? It if didn't work out at least I might have a few good tales about the experience. Mike was my first eHarm date & my last. I have to say...I thought it was a sign when he suggested ordering a bottle of wine, instead of just a glass. Three years later we were married. We're nearing five years together & expanded to a family of three this past summer. I have never been happier or more sure of something in my life.

A.E. said...

I love this! My favorite are all the new york stories b/c being born/bred/still living here the stories are SO visual. Oh the many nights I too spent standing on the L platform deciding if a man was bring creepy or cute :) glad she gave you another chance

Jenna Van Winkle said...

My husband and I met in Dublin on a study abroad trip in college. I was dating someone else at the time, but totally had one of those love at first sight moments I never thought I'd have. I felt bad about being in a relationship so I hung in there another few months. By the time we'd broken up he was seeing someone else, I was so disappointed. A couple of months later we ran into each other at a bar and instantly started dating. We got married in November and couldn't be happier!

Grace Garner said...

Aw I love that you met him at an Academy Awards shindig :-) I met my current boyfriend, G, in high school; he was a sophomore and I was a junior. He was in some advanced classes so we shared some classes together up until I graduated. He was the shyest thing, he friended me on MySpace when we first met in a class (yes, this was awhile ago) without even saying a word to me! I accepted and the next day I sat next to him before class started and said, "Hey! You friended me on MySpace!" He blushed furiously. I was dating someone else in high school, and then again in college, but we remained friends. When he graduated high school he joined the Marines and so we hung out periodically when we both had time, always grabbing brunch at a local diner in our hometown, which holds sentimental value for us now. I went to UCSB my freshmen year and decided to transfer to CSUSB, which is twenty minutes from my hometown, sophomore year. Awhile after I transferred home the guy I had been dating for a year and a half and I decided to break up. It was the hardest break up for me because he was my first love (plus it was messy) and, admittedly, I went a little buckwild for about two years before settling, yet again, into another relationship. That one lasted four months, and it was actually while I was in that relationship that I realized how much I liked G (as awful as it sounds!) G was deploying on his second deployment and we had spent tons of time together and I realized how much I was going to miss him for those 6 months he would be away. So he deployed. I broke up with my last boyfriend. And we wrote letters to each other. Letters upon letters upon letters. When he was lucky enough to use the Internet, we Skyped, occasionally a phone call. He sent me letters enclosed with rose petals he had found around one of the bases that had a few rose bushes. He made me a personalized patch and a bracelet, and even though I was confused about whether or not I was ready to be in another relationship...when he came back, we started going on dates, and then, on November 4th, he asked me to be his girlfriend on my front porch, me sitting on a swinging bench, him on one knee. It was totally nerdy and adorable. We've been dating for less than 3 months, but it feels like we've been together for so much longer and I feel like hitting young me on the head for taking so long to see what I had in front of me. When I asked him when he started liking me he said, "I was sitting behind you in Mr. Ward's class and all I saw was the back of your head. I thought to myself, 'Wow, she's really cute.' And then you turned around and I thought, 'Wow...she's beautiful.' And the rest is history."

mollie said...

I was in undergrad and he was in grad school. We lived next door to each other (shared a front porch and a back porch and a wall). We lived next door to each other and exchanged pleasantries for a year and a half. Every time I had to take the dog out I would have to walk past his kitchen window (and he spent a lot of time in the kitchen). One night after going out with my friends I came home to let the dog out and saw him drinking milk STRAIGHT from the jug. I ballsy-ly (?) opened the kitchen door and asked him what was he doing (I'm weird about milk). We ended up watching a bootlegged Smiths' concert on DVD and the rest is history! We joke that our song is Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now.

Erin said...

We met at a bar! We were young, a little crazy and just looking to have fun out with friends. He bought me a drink and the rest is history :)

ana.o. said...

My husband and I met on a plane. He was wearing his AF blues and I was going home from visiting a friend in Texas. Talked the entire plane ride...then found him on a social media page and became long-distance friends for a while. Both in relationships at the time, slowly but surely we broke up with our significant others at the time and started dating.

Claire Nolan said...

I was an 18 year old Canadian working in an English pub in the south of France after a failed au-pair experience. One night during a calm Sunday evening shift, a guy comes up to the bar and asks me how he can apply for a job there! So I go through the steps with him (applying online, then do an interview, yadda yadda..) when he pauses, then asks me where my accent is from. Obviously I was asked this questions about 10 times a day, so after explaining my story to him, he just looks at me and says (in french, obviously) "I don't actually need a job here, I just wanted to come over and talk to you." He asked me for my number and I was a bit skeptical at first, but figured it wouldn't hurt ( a nice meal with a french man, why not!). We went on a few dates and next thing you know, I am completely head-over heels in love with a French man. He told me he loved me right before I was bound back for Canada. Long distance is very tough at times, but I can't see myself with anyone else and am hoping to eventually make my life with him in France.

Ellie Glorioso said...

Our Mothers became best friends when I moved to the area. They both kept pushing me to hang out with him until eventually we started going to coffee together during my senior year of high school. Every time I mentioned him at home my Mom would say something which seemed extremely teasing and embarrassing. One time she said "You're going to marry that boy". I was completely aghast and blushed up a storm. 3 years later we're in love and planning on walking down the aisle in ONE YEAR!

Victoria said...

We were flatmates! At that time I had just finished a post-grad course and was working hard on my portfolio, which meant spending most of the day in my pijamas... So I guess it has to be true love when someone can find you attractive when you are eating porridge in your pj's and messy morning hair. ;)

marlene said...

Fun and uplifting stories everyone :)

I met my husband at the hospital, which is sadly so Grey's Anatomy cliched. I was a 4th year medical student, he was an intern. I was in the process of leaving this city and he had just moved here. We met in the ICU but he had a girlfriend at the time. Several months later, when I'd already matched to a residency program thousands of miles away from here, we saw each other at a bar. We went on a date -- and I moved in with him on our second date. Ridiculous. Absurd. We went on our first date in March. I dropped out of the residency match because I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him, entered a year of research, and re-matched in this city in a different specialty. We got engaged in August, and married a year later.

A couple years on, two surgical residents are still married to each other and more in love than ever. Odds are against us, but we intend to beat them!

marlene said...

btw, Joanna, you have a crapload of AMAZING readers from all over the world. Lucky you!!!!

Annabelle said...

5 years ago, my boyfriend and I took the same class at the end of freshman year at Wisconsin. But it was a 300+ person lecture and we had different discussion sections, plus we were both dating other people. Right at the end of the semester my brother had his Confirmation and I had to skip my discussion. I chose another section (out of the 20 available - the odds!) and showed up early. I distinctly remember him walking into the room and making a beeline for the seat across the table (he claims it was the pink hair).

Well, our TA brought Starburst for everyone. I made him a bracelet out of the wrappers and he folded an origami crane from one of them and taped it to the bracelet. We each broke up with our significant others that night (which we found out much later)! I switched discussion sections to his (obviously). He was too nervous to ask for my number so he asked if he could "Facebook" me. Then he sent me Dr. Seuss-esque poetry.

I found out last year that he actually kept the bracelet! What a guy! It's framed in our living room :)

life without want said...

I went with a friend to a NYE party. I walked in and saw him standing in the dining room and I knew. His version: he didn't even have to leave his house to meet me, I walked in the front door when they had a party! 5 years and two months later, we're getting married!

Rob said...

Awwww, this is so funny and cute!

Meg said...

In Antarctica! He was walking down the hall and was wearing a baseball cap with my college Alma mater on it. I said "are you a Buckeye?" He said "yes i am". Ends up we're from the same home town. The rest, we hope, is history!

Haley Doolittle said...

I met Sam in London Heathrow Airport. I was going to study abroad in Wales for five months. I knew absolutely no one. Sam was the first Brit I met off the plane! He went to the school I was going to and was there to help pick the internationals up. He carried my bags for me but didn't talk much. Come to find out after we became official one month later, when he saw me in the airport he whispered to his best friend "she looks like an angel." His best friend told him to stop being such a girl but..what did he know. I met the love of my life in an airport! Long distance relationships are hard, but it's definitely worth it.

Idea Interiors Mtl said...

That is soooo cute :) I love it!

thepraguenosis said...

I met my love when I was studying abroad for a summer in Prague. We met in a pub (!!) about 10 days before I had to go back to the US, and our connection was instant. We spent everyday together that we could until we had to say goodbye, but we both knew it wasn't a final goodbye. we spent 2 years apart (with visits every 3-4 months and lots and lots of emails) until I moved to Prague after graduating college. The best part about it is that before I left for my summer in Prague, my dad told me "you're going to fall in love with someone over there!" and i told him he was absolutely insane and that "never happens"! well, dad was right! :)

Lucy said...

I guess my story is pretty unusual although of course to us it is the norm.

I was on a high school exchange for a year in a small town in Sweden and he became my best friend. We realised there was more at the end of the year. I had to return home to New Zealand a couple of months later but we decided to keep in touch and see how it went (I was only 18 and was nervous to committing to long distance) but 10 months later after skipping nearly every second day he came to New Zealand for two months over Xmas, we had realised by then that this was what we wanted. Five months later I moved to Sweden for a 7 month uni exchange (we lived in different towns, visiting each other every second weekend round about) and the he came to New Zealand for a university exchange for a year. We are now in the process of applying for my residency permit for Sweden, his visa for NZ runs out in March and I will be moving over later on in the year. (The word is meant to be skyping not skipping, my ipad is playing up though so I can't edit)

a mom's world. said...

My best friend was dating his best friend. The first time we met, was during a soccer tournament. I thought he was a jerk, who lived only to show of and he doesn't even remember I was there.. That was about nine years ago.. We are now five years together (it took him longer to realize we might be awesome together), have a gorgeous daughter and are happily married!

Great post btw!
xoxo Nicole

Bren said...

I met my husband at a college buddy's house party that he crashed. That night, I was not really in the mood to party, but went anyway. A friend of mine and I went into the pool house ( the party was at a mansion) to get more drinks when my friend chatted up with some random guy sitting on a chair. She had never met him before but introduced me to him. He was cute, funny and very talkative. We all went outside to chat and by the end of the night, I left early. I didn't really expect anything because I was not looking for love . The next day, he sent me a message on MySpace and said we should hang out as friends. Little did I know he was trying to set me up on blind date with a photographer friend. Instead, I invited him to my friend's birthday party the next week, where we talked more and felt a connection. Needless to say, he decided to keep me for himself and we've been together for almost 6 years.

jacobithegreat said...

Love reading everyone's stories!

We met at college- lived in different dorms but had mutual friends. He saw me hanging out with them one day and thought I was cute, so asked them to introduce us. That was seven years ago, and sparks have been flying ever since!

Ahoova said...

We met at the first Tweetup in Tel Aviv ... 5 years ago... and would see each other almost monthly at the local tweetup (which are filled with entrepreneurs and high tech workers). after 4 years, we had our first date. And on that first date I knew he was the kind of married I wanted to marry. We were married 2 days after our one year anniversary.

Ruby said...

We are one of MANY couples that I can think of that met while working at Barnes & Noble. He worked in the cafe, I was in books, I went to have a coffee for lunch and I didn't even have to ask for extra caramel in my macchiato. It was dreamy.

Stacy said...

I met my fiance on the subway in Chicago! I was visiting from Dallas and we were both on the way to the White Sox game. He moved to Dallas to live with me 2 months later. I blogged about the story here. http://justbreathe-stacy.blogspot.com/2012/08/love-on-l-train.html

Stacy said...

I met my fiance on the subway in Chicago on the way to a White Sox game. I was in town from Dallas for a solo vacation. He moved to Dallas 2 months later!

Jessie said...

I met my boyfriend when I was a junior in high school and he was attending the local community college. He worked at the food services counter in Target and I would often make excuses to buy things from him because he was literally the most beautiful man I ever saw. I often had to wait in line with other girls who thought the same. Well, my best friend got a job at Target, and knowing how much I was crushing on this mystery model-faced man, she set up a movie date with a group of her coworkers and me. I learned that he was so much more than a pretty face behind a counter. I learned he was working his way through college, was actually quite nerdy, and would do anything for his family.

He went on to date some other girl, which was a little disheartening, but it didn’t last long at all. Shortly afterwards we began dating just before my senior year in high school. After I graduated and he finished his community college stint, we moved to the same university together. We have been together 4 ½ years, lived together 3 of those years, and adopted a puppy together last summer. I can’t wait to see where our relationship takes us!

Pia said...

I went to a nightclub in Hollywood after what seemed years and about 2 am I saw the most beautiful Swiss man alive. I was completely head over heels so my friend went up to him and was like " let me introduce to my friend"...I apologized for how lame she was haha but he wanted to talk to me. We then talked some and when the club closed I never thought I would see him again. He came up to me outside and asked me to go to a bar so we could keep talking. We went to the Standard hotel in West Hollywood and talked and made out all night.
On April 1st, 2013 it will be our anniversary. I'm convinced he is the love of my life.

Pia said...

I went to a nightclub in Hollywood after what seemed years and about 2 am I saw the most beautiful Swiss man alive. I was completely head over heels so my friend went up to him and was like " let me introduce to my friend"...I apologized for how lame she was haha but he wanted to talk to me. We then talked some and when the club closed I never thought I would see him again. He came up to me outside and asked me to go to a bar so we could keep talking. We went to the Standard hotel in West Hollywood and talked and made out all night.
On April 1st, 2013 it will be our anniversary. I'm convinced he is the love of my life.

lora96 said...

In the hallway outside our Comparative Religions class our freshman year in college. We were both pathologically early and had a nervous, surreal conversation. He needed a pen, I went to dig in my bag and he took the green pen out of my mouth. Then just like that...five years of being friends later...we clicked. Now we're married and have a house and two dogs and a baby girl!

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JH said...

I also met my husband on match.com over 3 years ago, and now we've been married for 7 months. It was "OK to look." ;-)

L. said...

We met on a plane. He was going to belgium to shoot a documentary and I was going home for some days.He was walking in the plane aisle with his big camera and somebody pushed him and he nearly hit me with the camera. That is the first time I saw him. When we landed I sat in the bus that was going to my city and I saw him hesitating on what bus to take. I hoped he would enter mine. When he climbed on my bus I said to myself:" If he sits near me, I'll talk to him". He sat...next to me. It's been more than a year that we are together and we already went back to Belgium but this time together and to introduce him to my family

Polly Rowan said...

I met my boyfriend in kind of an unusual way...
He is Australian and I am English. He was over on holiday in England during Christmas 2010. On New Years Eve we both got on the same tube on the London Underground and started chatting. I invited him to the pub with my friends and we had our first kiss at midnight. We saw each other a couple more times before he went back to Australia. Then there was a painful 5 months of skyping and Facebook messaging before he came back to visit for a month in June 2011. We then realised that we really loved each other. And he moved over to England in November 2011. I also visited him in Aus a couple months previously. We're still together and very happy! I love telling the story of how we met. xx

IDNG said...

My lobster (he's from Maine) and I met 3 years ago to the day(!) at a bar, we had a mutual friend who had begged me to come out that night to drive her drunken self home, so I showed up and sat down next to a skinny man wearing glasses and had a huge mess of curly brown hair, chatted with him, he asked if I was gonna sing, I said only if they had my song (which they didn't thank goodness!). I drank my water, forgot what his name was and left with my friend.

2 days later I ran into him at a Mexican place and he asked if I wanted to go to a metal show down the street, but since I had just joined our party I declined. 2 more days later I went to a houseparty with my cousin and ran into him there, he finally asked for my number and texted me that he'll call me on Sunday to get beers and play pinball, we never went to pinball on that Sunday, but the following day we watched a movie and been attached at the hip since!

2 weeks after we met he told me he loved me, I cried, we kissed and carved our initials into the tree we were standing under. 2 months after we met, we got a dog, she is our baby. 6 months after we met we moved into our first apartment and pressed our hands and paws into wet pavement outside of our home. 2 years, 3 months after we met we closed on our little house in south Seattle. 3 years after we met, I'm waiting for him to come home so I can ask him to marry me, wish me luck!

Sabaa said...

We met at work. We work for few years together before he asked me out, and the rest is history. We share our life for last 12 years and he is my best friend.

Rose said...

gorgeous story, just the kind I'd like to have.

The British (hello that's me!) didn't really used to do dating, we just kind of fell together at parties etc and coupled up- the nice dinners etc came once you were coupled- but now the internet is changing that- I still find the internet really hard personally and would love an old fashioned meet cute- but I'm doing the internet thing anyway ;-)

rap and tric said...

We met in a bar while on vacation in a Michigan beach town...3rd of July- quick and witty intros and we parted ways. 4th of July we ran into each other again at the same place- watched the fire works and shared tales of how we both wanted to teach, and ADORE Neil Diamond... and then we parted ways again. I tracked him down on the 5th and gave him my number. Although we were living states away- we dated long distance for a few years until I finally moved to Michigan. That was 9.5 years ago, we've been married 3.5 years.. and I still can't believe we met in a bar. :)

marisa said...

We met in High School, after our homecoming game. He was dating another girl :( Several months later they weren't dating and we played ultimate frisbee together. He finally plucked up the courage to ask me on a date after graduation, the day before I was leaving on a Hawaiian vacation. We dated all through college long-distance and got engaged and married (in Hawaii!) while he was (is) in dental school. Couldn't be happier! :)

lauren. said...

my husband and i met at work. my company hired him as an intern (so i figured he was younger than he is). i wanted to go to a show that was for students only so i asked him if he could get me tickets and he said no, because he didn't go to that school. lol. we just would talk at work and i didn't think much of it but then we went to a company bowling night (i wasn't going to go but he said i should) and started flirting. a couple of nights later he invited himself over to my apartment to watch a movie. everything happened from that!

Sarah said...

The first time was when I was a sophomore in high school and he was a sophomore in college - I was on the JV basketball team with his sister though neither of us remember that practice he came to help out at. The second time was at an Aerosmith concert when I had just started dating a frat brother of his. I took one look and was smitten. Lucky for me, things didn't work out with his frat brother (though we are still friends to this day) and neither did things go well for him and his girlfriend at the time. A few months of innocent flirting paid off and we have been together ever since.

Ashley said...

The first time I saw my husband was in the elevator at work. We work in a hospital so I see so many people in a 12 hour shift. What stood out to me was, he had a foot cast thing on because he had broken his foot! How embarrassing for him! I ended up asking him out to drinks because he wasn't making the move.

Nicole said...

My husband and I were chemistry lab partners in high school. Our teacher would randomly assign partners using some fancy computer formula :), but we kept getting matched up together. One time, I was out of class for the lab, so he completed his part alone. When I got back, I couldn't get it to work. He was just sitting at his desk, reading, so I went over to ask him to help me finish my part. He did, and he asked me to go out with him that week. That was 17 years ago.

Kanyinulia Okeke said...

Not met him yet! Hoping for a miracle. It's always inspiring reading other people's story. One day mine will be read also.

Jenipher Lyn said...

I met my boyfriend almost 10 years ago. I liked him the minute i met him. He went to France the next week and brought me a small token which i thought was his way of telling me he liked me. But he brought another girl a gift and they dated for 3 years. For the next 8 years we proceeded to be really good friends as we both trudged being in different relationships.

In 2008 we went on a trip to NC together. The trip was very intense and complicated because the girl we were staying with was quite... unstable. The trip ended up bonding us like none other and by the end i stuck a love letter in his suitcase. He wrote one back but life happens and we never dated. I was utterly in love with him. And him me. But it wasn't our time to date.

In November of 2011, i came to visit him in NY [twice? weird] and had full intention of telling him i couldn't be his friend anymore. It's too hard to meet someone when you're in love with someone else.

Low and behold, he couldn't handle us not being together and a few months later i left everything i knew to move to NY to be with him. [risky!!!]

It's the first time in my whole life i feel happy. And completely content. I love him and i know he adores me. We joke about terrible future children's names and chat about what it will be like to get married one day.

I'm so blessed.
I couldn't ask for a more person mate.
It's a GIFT my heart was so bond and hidden. I was saving it for the right person. I just had a to wait a decade. ;)

It's WORTH IT to wait.
Trust me.

Jenipher Lyn said...

Omgosh!! haha, that's amazing!

Jenipher Lyn said...

I met my boyfriend almost 10 years ago my 2nd term in college. I liked him the minute i met him. He went to France the next week and brought me a small token which i thought was his way of telling me he liked me. But he brought another girl a gift and they dated for 3 years. For the next 8 years we proceeded to be really good friends as we both trudged being in different relationships.

In 2008 we went on a trip to NC together. The trip was very intense and complicated because the girl we were staying with was quite... unstable. The trip ended up bonding us like none other and by the end i stuck a love letter in his suitcase. He wrote one back but life happens and we never dated. I was utterly in love with him. And him me. But it wasn't our time to date.

In November of 2011, i came to visit him in NY [twice? weird] and had full intention of telling him i couldn't be his friend anymore. It's too hard to meet someone when you're in love with someone else.

Low and behold, he couldn't handle us not being together and a few months later i left everything i knew to move to NY to be with him. [risky!!!]

It's the first time in my whole life i feel happy. And completely content. I love him and i know he adores me. We joke about terrible future children's names and chat about what it will be like to get married one day.

I'm so blessed.
I couldn't ask for a more person mate.
It's a GIFT my heart was so bond and hidden. I was saving it for the right person. I just had a to wait a decade. ;)

It's WORTH IT to wait.
Trust me.

meghan said...

is your husband's name John Stamos? hahaha

stephanie said...

Crying over some of these stories. Wonderful post.

Margot Adams said...

I have the same story! Except I was a freshman and he was a first year grad student:) Long distance stinks but it's totally worth it.

Philline Dilao said...

I met mine at my previous job. He was my first boss at the job. He always liked me but didn't do anything since he was my boss. I started working for our general manager after 5 months, but he still thought it was inappropriate to ask me out. We went to Hawaii together on a company trip--I liked him the whole time, but still nothing. I couldn't make a move either because I knew I was moving to another country in a few months and thought, "what's the point?"
A few nights before my departure to Canada (we were living in Japan), he came to my apartment to help me pack. Before he left my apartment, I hugged him and finally told him how I felt. I didn't plan to, it just came out! He then told me how much he loved me. We couldn't let each other go. We're in the second year of our long-distance. After a couple of plane tickets, love letters, and care packages later, we have planned to start living together next Spring :)
I loved reading that so many of you are now happily married after a couple of years of long-distance. It's definitely encouraging!

Putu Dhiany Andikasari said...

A mutual friend wanted to introduce me to my husband, but somehow the timing to meet was never right ( either me or him was so busy with work) and I think our friend kinda frustrated :D. Somehow my husband message me on facebook and we exchange blackberry PIN number. After several BBM chats we finally met for dinner in a Korean Restaurant ( which now become our fave place )

After few dates and finally we kissed, we took to the serious relationship road.
Only 3 months we dated, he asked me to marry him and before you know time flies so fast we met each other families and planned a wedding . Now we're being happily married :)

Corrine Ann said...

Facebook. Well, kind of. We had so many mutual friends, I was sure I would run into him in person sooner or later - and in that same week that's exactly what happened. I was personally introduced to Mike at a show at TT the Bears in Boston. His show. I'm usually quite adverse to dating anyone in a band, so it didn't go much further than that. A few months and denied dinner dates passed, until I finally gave in. At that point I hadn't dated in, god only knows how long, so why not? We met up for coffee and I placed my judgments aside. We ended up sharing great conversation, so great that I agreed to meet up with him later that evening with a few of our mutual friends. I kept thinking, how could I have brushed off this handsome, polite, talented and chivalrous man? Two days later we met up a third time. We walked around Davis Square, searching for a good bite. We stumbled upon a great spot and immediately got seated, ordered craft beers and foodie food and carried on the most amazing conversation. I was in love with him. Right then, right there. I didn't want the night to end. And really, it hasn't yet - we've been together ever since. It will be a year at the end of the month!

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We meet on Myspace. He was a friend of a friend, and on Valentines Day he commented on a picture of mine. We spoke online and via text for the next five months. Until I suggested a coffee, seemed silly we spoke every day, several times a day, lived in the same city, but had never actually meet.

The very moment I saw him in person I knew I was in love. Justin says he was in love with me before we meet, but never asked me out as he didn't think I would because of the age difference. (I am 15 years older) We went on our first date the very next night, after the coffee meeting, and have now been together for six years. Plus we have an amazing 13 month old baby together.

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Hena Tayeb said...

Arranged.. my mom was friends with his aunt.. we met with family once hardly exchanged words, we went out on one date and we were engaged..
and after a three year long distance drama filled engagement we were married.. going five years strong :)

Megg said...

We met on the ski lift at Vail. He was behind me in the singles line for the first chair at 8am. He started talking to me on the lift (his opening line was, "Did you read the Vail Daily?")and we ended up skiing together all day long non-stop. And we're now just about one month away from celebrating our first year anniversary from the day we met!

paullyn grace said...

I'm yet to meet him. Or not. I may be a forever-alone-cat-lady but who knows.
Made me tingly and happy reading this, though omg

Irene D said...

Its being a year since I meet my boyfriend. I am from Spain and I was studing a year on Dublin (Ireland). One of my best friends there is from Sweeden and she was in Dublin because of her irish boyfriend. One day she wanted me to go out with her and her boyfriend and her boyfriend friends (she didn't want to be alone with all the boys) I was actually waiting to hear from another guy (he never rang)... So I wasn't expecting anything. But he was so nice and friendly, not a Brad Pitt, but so atractive. We start talking about football (soccer). He said Barcelo team, was better than Real Madrid (I am from Madrid), but finally he change his opinion and we kiss...

He took, 16 day to write to me! He thought the age diference could be a problem (I was 21 and he was 28). But after 20 day we met up and we fall in love. Can you belive he shed a pint on me in our first date?!

Now we are on a distance relation (I had to come back to Madrid until this summer to finish my degree). We are very lucky and we see each other, more-less a week every month. And we will moving together, as soon I finish my degree and I get back to Dublin :)

He is the one for me

Kelly said...

I met my fiancee playing ultimate frisbee in the park! It was my second time to ever throw a firsbee and he was kind enough to not only give me some pointers, but he was the only boy to pass to me until my skills set in :) We still play twice a week at the same spot to this day!

Jackie said...

I love reading these stories!

I met my husband two weeks before we graduated from college. We had many mutual friends, but I had only met him once before a few months prior. I was interested then, but didn't talk to him that night. We ended up in the same Mexican Restaurant on Cinco De Mayo and I told a couple of good friends that I wanted to talk with him so they made that happen by sitting at the same table as him!

We talked until we were the last people in the place and he then walked me home at 2:30am and gave me a kiss. I think we both knew from the beginning that we had found someone special.

sarah said...

As always, I am late to the party with this one...we met at a bookstore. We were both at the new release table and he started talking to me...after a while he asked for my number and I wouldn't give it to him (had just gotten out of a relationship and was wary of strangers), but he gave me his card. I e-mailed him a week or so later.

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I met my boyfriend when I was doing a year abroad in the south of France! I was working in a pub the first time we met (I don't actually remember seeing him, but he remembers it clear as day) and I was serving him and his friends. He tells me now that he was attracted to me the moment he saw me but had a girlfriend at the time so he never made a move. About 7 months later, he had recently broken up with his ex and come to the pub with some friends for a few drinks. I hadn't seen him all night, but right before we were closing he came over to the bar and asked how he could get a job there (he already had a full time job but saw it as a conversation starter, sneaky). As soon as I opened my mouth he could already hear my accent (I'm from Canada).

I eventually gave him my number and we went on a few dates. I didn't want anything serious because I was going back home in a few weeks and leaving want to make leaving my new life in France any harder than it already was. We had only been seeing eachother for a few weeks when he told me he was falling in love with me. I'm not going to lie, it kind of freaked me out a bit, but I continued to see him anyway because I figured that since I was leaving soon, it wouldn't be an issue after.

It wasn't till about a week before my departure date that I was hanging out with a friend and suddenly was overwhelmed with the thought of leaving him! I started crying and sent him a text saying that I loved him too... We are approaching our one year of making ourselves "official" and I couldn't be happier! Long distance is very VERY hard, but he plans on moving here when he's done his studies (in a year and a half) while I finishing my nursing degree. I'm hoping to one day live in the beautiful south of France with the man of my dreams!

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Cristina Gil said...

We met while I was backpacking Argentina back in 2011!! I returned to my hometown, Madrid, to find that we couldnt really live without each other so that summer fling became real love and I moved to Buenos Aires a year ago now!! :) I love how crazy life can get sometimes.

Lizbeth Melgoza said...

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Maggie Nietfeld said...

The summer before my sophomore year of high school, a friend of mine and I decided to take a leisurely stroll down some train tracks that ran by a local park. A while into our little adventure we came across two guys; one photographing another with a guitar. The boy holding the camera caught my gaze and held on to it for the duration of our passing and quietly muffled "hey." I smiled back to him and kept walking. Later I learned that he immediately turned to his friend and said "Im going to marry that girl" to which his reply, naturally as a 16 yr old boy, was "what..."
Now we've been dating for 4 years, go to the same college, and have plans to marry shortly after we graduate :]
his mom wont let him live it down that the night he saw me he came home and told his whole family that he had a girlfriend, she just didn't know it yet.
hes the light in my life and the saying "love at first sight" is as true as love its self
:]

Rio Hondo said...

got a phone call from a girl named Love. She insisted that I go on a group camp out, that she would be there by midnight. I hardly knew this lady (never went out with her and only spoke to her once at a restaurant with friends of friends), but I finally gave in and went. She never showed up, but, instead, I met my wife of 32 years now. It was some sort of a mystical event?

Daniela said...

It's kind of a long story.. I was in high school and wanting to sign up for a psychology class at the local community college. The only one they had left was biological psychology which was the one I was least interested in, and the only lab they had left was Monday nights which I also didn't like, but I signed up anyway. We had a ten minute break between class and lab, and when I came back for lab a guy who was definitely not there before was in the seat next to me. He had spotted me during class and wanted to be my lab partner, we ended up becoming friends even though I was dating someone else. Eventually my current boyfriend and I broke up (we were together like three months) and the one I wanted to talk to about it was lab guy, and a few weeks later we went on three dates over spring break, and he asked me out while star gazing. He was too nervous to kiss me so I had to do it ;) Still together, over six years later. Oh, and that same biological psychology led me to choose to become a neurologist. Win-win!

Cristina Gil said...

We met while I was backpacking in Argentina. I went back home in Spain and after 15 months i moved to Buenos Aires with him! Where I am at the moment ;)

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