I joined a class for people who had lost their way or were just struggling to get started in life, it was either that or I'd probably end up in jail
She was one of the classmates, because she didn't know what to do with her life
She seemed too nice for someone like me so I wasn't trying to win her over but we spoke a bit, and found we got along quite well
One day I was messing around with a ball and showing of I tripped and landed awkwardly knocking the foot out of place, tried to ignore it but the ankle started swelling up and teacher took me to hospital
Came back a few days later for a charity event but since I was in crutches I was just supposed to watch, another boy in the class was paired with her and she was clearly uncomfortable, I hobbled on over and took his place she was happy, I invited her for a drink and then we ended up going out that night
I was in a bad place at that point in my life but she helped me and fixed me up, we have 2 kids now and been together nearly 16 years, moving into a new house today, we've been through alot to get to this point but things are good
At a party of a mutual friend group. I was hanging out when he walked in. I knew this group for a couple years, but never met this guy. Turned out he lived in the next state over while he was in school. We were introduced and started talking. We ended up talking all night. It was the easiest conversation I ever had. It all felt so natural.
Side note: There were many times when we should have met but didn't. When he lived in my state we worked next store to each other and he used to come in to my work all the time (coffee shop). And he was at several parties that I didn't attend. It's for the best because I had a boyfriend at the time and he was still in his "bad boy" phase.
A couple weeks later I get a message on Myspace from the guy. We start talking and decide to meet at the halfway point for a date. The rest, as they say, is history. Been in love ever since.
I knew her younger sister, who invited me to a Christmas party at their house. (I was 16). The older sister was a tiny, pretty little blonde......
Met her there, but she started going out with another friend. Three months later she dumped him.
We all hung out at a open house meant to keep we juvenile delinquents off the street. Myself and four or five of my friends were standing in a circle outside, smoking.......and she stepped out of the Hall. One of the guys pulled her into the circle (she was pretty, remember?) and we started pushing her guy to guy to guy..........around the circle. (we were 16, remember? lol) When she got to me, she threw her arms around my neck, and wouldn't let go.
We worked together. He sent out an email saying he was quitting. I always thought he was handsome so I emailed him saying we should meet up for a goodbye drink. Our company offered him more money and a better position in the company so he ended up not quitting. We met up getting a drink anyway. Neither of us were sure what we were for months. We got drinks after work and went on “dates” but weren’t physical because we worked together. One day, we went hiking and then back to his house. It was a beautiful day and we were on the hammock. He kissed me and the rest is history. Soon after he moved in with me, we got engaged a few months later. We were married 3 months after we got engaged. We had our son the next year. We are very happy together and I am thankful for him everyday.
He was friends with my brother. He was always super nice and was such a wonderful dog dad that I knew he would be a wonderful father. We had been hooking up and his roommate ended up getting a dui and had to move back home from the college town they lived in. He needed a roommate to help pay rent so I moved in and never looked back. We’ve been together for 15 years now and he is the best husband and most amazing father to our two kids.
We met in graduate school. I wasn’t interested in a relationship and wanted to concentrate on my studies. He said we can go out as friends, right? I said, I guess so..... We found out we had a lot in common and had similar values and goals in life, not to mention the same career! Life has been good and I was lucky to find my best friend and soul mate. We’ve been married over 15 years and I couldn’t imagine being with anyone else, in this lifetime or any other.
I found myself suddenly single at 31. Still single at 32 but after being in a long term relationship for years I was enjoying the freedom. A friend invited me her house warming party. Not long after I arrived I locked eyes with this guy and we both smiled. I am rather shy and it took me three attempts to get the courage to talk to him. Been together 18 year, married 16 and have 4 kids.
When I was 18, I heard a guy my age talking about books with his friends at a bookstore closing (RIP Borders) and just… crashed his conversation. Six months later, we were engaged. We’ve been together for ten years now and have been married for half of it.
Quite literally woke up one day with unexplained feelings for my best friend I didn’t understand.
This was sometime after coming out of a 10 year relationship (which ended when he said he doesn’t believe in marriage and didn’t want to marry me -despite getting an engagement ring and asking my parents permission to marry me. This was very confusing for me).
At first these feelings for my best friend scared me.
I was single and suddenly feeling things for my best friend I hadn’t felt for anyone before.
I tried to rationalise what I guess was already rational in my head; by trying to make myself believe I didn’t feel how I thought I did about my best friend.
We had many open conversations and asked each other a lot of questions about what we want from a relationship and from our lives.
We were on the same page with everything fundamentally important to both of us. This means when we compromise, it’s never an attempt to uproot each other’s fundamental beliefs, instead it’s small changes and considerations.
We skipped the getting to know each other stage as we already knew so much about each other. It was more a long term compatibility enquiry.
I’ve never felt this sort of happiness before.
The differences with my best friend and my other relationships are; -we both know what we want -we both want the same things -our values are the same -we can communicate healthily -we want each other to achieve things and be happy -we both like each other as people -we are honest and up front with each other -we like spending time together
Met someone who I knew was exactly what I wanted. Waited. Worked on myself for 4 years, got to know myself better, came to a better place personally, and then made my move. I found out on our first date that the feelings were always mutual and that they had never asked me out due to respect for my ex who is a friend of theirs.
It was the long game for sure but the right one, I remember thinking I wanted to be “ready” for it if anything ever happened between us, and I don’t think we would be where we are if we had tried to date earlier. We were pretty young and still had a lot of living and learning to do. We’ve been together for 6 years now and are expecting our first baby this summer :)
You have to kiss a lot of frogs! Go out with anyone who asks and ask ppl out. I guarantee if you ask out three ppl one will say yes and that’s good enough odds for me. Don’t think a date means a relationship it’s like trying on shoes. Also don’t expect fireworks and Cupid. Look for stability and kindness and similar interests. Handsome is nice to wake up to but kindness lasts forever.
By being myself and finding someone who does the same. If you and the other person are 100% truly yourself around each other and 100% enjoy every minute of it, you just may have found the one. Also, never try to change them. It will build resentment. Instead, work on accepting them and expect that they do the same.
Just back from Vietnam, young airman, working at bowling alley to make ends meet. Walked around the corner and there was the most beautiful women I had ever seen. Today we are married for 45 years. Best thing that ever happened to me.
I was 17 year old me working at the gas station / auto garage my grandpa owned. It was spring break week, so we were expecting heavy tourism traffic.
Things were running along smoothly, when this Toyota Highlander pulled up. The dad and oldest daughter got out, and went inside. I started pumping the gas, and checking the tires e we Jen they came back in. I noticed the band on her shirt was my favorite band, so I simply just sang a line from one of my favorite songs by them.
She looked my way, and finished the lyric. I took that as a sign that I should talk to this girl more. It was brief, but I got enough information to know where she was staying for the week, and a coffee date at 6pm that night. One date led to three more times seeing her before she left, and us deciding to do a long distance relationship.
So many thought it would fail, and that we couldn’t do it, but as we get ready to celebrate our 20 year anniversary of our first date, we’re still proving the critics wrong.
Craigslist. I put an ad up in the non ‘casual encounters’ page and got one response. We emailed back and forth for a couple of days and then I asked her out that weekend. We went to dinner and it lasted like 3 hours. An older couple next to us asked us how long we’d been married. We told them it was our first date and the woman said we seemed so comfortable with each other. We’ve been together 9 years and married 6.
First I worked on myself by taking up hobbies and working out. This naturally built up my confidence.
Then I expanded my social circle by going to meet ups. I met a couple people who I'd consider friends.
Then I met friends of those friends. Before I knew it someone had come along who took an interest in me. We became fast friends and figured out we shared each others' values. She asked me out and we've been together for 4 years.
I was working at a Packers bar during my second round of college, she was a Packers fan and came there out of curiosity. I thought she was super cute so I told her I liked her glasses and we chatted. Let her leave without getting her number.
Next day she came back… to give me her number. We talked and realized we had a lot in common. Like, weird stuff. Both same age (31), both no kids, both had a significant other die while we were dating them, both live and breathe football (her dad coached high school for 30 years and her uncle is in the NFL Hall of Fame), same clothing taste, so on and so on.
She came over to my house to hang out and never left. Got married 9 months later, that was seven years ago.