Post # 1
The “attraction” post on the main page had me thinking about this. FI and I are from towns about 45 minutes from each other. So after we met/got to know each other, we found out that we’ve been to the same concerts and such when we were teenagers, which is to be expected since we grew up in the same area.
However, we were in the same place/time once in a crazy situation. I grew up in a town that’s kind of like Varsity Blues. The town shuts down for HS football games. There’s pep rallies every Friday in the fall and the team is practically worshipped. There are “spectator busses” that take people to away games.
Me and FI’s high schools were football rivals. So needless to say, when they played at our high school, it was packed. FI was a tight end on his school’s fball team. During one particular game, when FI was 17, he broke his hip at my high school while playing! I would have watched him be carried off the field and everything, and we didn’t even meet until five years later! It is truly a small world.
Post # 3
not really..but I found it pretty funny that my fiance said that in grade school he and his friend would jump into stationary trains that belonged to a plastic factory, just to collect the plastic pellets. Um yeah, my dad worked at that factory forever (I’m 100% sure he was working there while this happened, because we was there for a good 15 something years), so its pretty funny.
Post # 4
Yes! FI and I worked in buildings next door to each other every day for over three years before we met. We would have gone to the same Starbucks, same lunch places – our buildings are literally separated by an alley – and if I weren’t on the 11th floor and he on the 2nd, we would be able to see in to each other’s offices.
But we met online! Too weird, right? Just goes to show that people in DC don’t stop to look around often enough. 🙂
Post # 5
I’m a former teacher and used to frequent a local eductional store in my area and recently found out my FI worked there for years and his brother was the manager.
Post # 6
My fiancé and I didn’t meet until our senior year of college but we were in some of the same lectures, went to the same football games & even have pictures at the same Halloween party. (We found out when we recognized eachother’s friends!) I truthfully believe that we met at the right time (and our mutual friends who have known each of us for years but never introduced us) and I’m glad we waited. We both have changed a lot since we lived in the same dorm our freshman year (we went to a large state school) and we met at the perfect time to fall in love 🙂
Post # 7
This happened to us. New Years 2007 was a really snowy bad night, but my sister and I went out anyway. After my husband and I met and were planning our first New Years together (2008), we found out that we had been at the exact same bar the year before and didn’t meet. Oh well, he was only out prowling that night, so I guess I was better off meeting him 8 months later.
Post # 8
Oh, I always wonder that! My FI and I went to rival highschools in the same area, he graduated a year before I did though. I always wondered if I saw him out and around our area!
You should check your old pictures from football games! A while after my mom and dad got married, my mom was going through old pictures of my dads from before he met my mom. She found a picture of my dad posing with friends at the beach… and my mom was sunbathing on a towel in the background! Weeeird huh?
Post # 9
No, just because he’s from MI and I’m from PA. But after we met and had our initial attraction since we work in the same industry I would constantly see him or find out we were at the same party or meeting (by that point we had both moved to NYC). It’s one of the things that kept our ‘spark’ going. We never spoke to each other because it was way too intense and finally one day he couldn’t take it anymore and asked me to be official 🙂
Post # 10
yup! we had TONS of near misses. he stayed in the same dorm i did my freshman year and i was constantly there visiting friends still living there. then we were in the SAME dorm for a year and had friends living in the same apartment complex, and even circulated around the same parties. and it turns out he had meant to stop by a meeting of a club i was in but never did.
but when i think about it, it probably was a good thing we didn’t meet when i was still in school because 1) i wouldn’t have thought to give him a chance and would have missed out on a wonderful person! and 2) i was too busy chasing after another guy in that group. lol.
Post # 11
Yep we used to vacation on the same small beach…my parents eventually bought the house he vacationed in!
Post # 12
Not exactly me and my fiance in the same place same time…sice we’ve known each other since highschool, but a wierd coincidence: My grandparents/mom lived in the house his grandma now lives in….small world…and its a big city!
Post # 13
We worked on the same floor and department for 7 years.
Post # 14
This didn’t happen to me but it did with my parents! My mom’s dad worked at an oil company so they were always moving around but it was usually back and forth between the same 5-6 areas. When my mom was 9 they were living in this one small town in Northern California. She entered a local roller skating competition (she was really good! Still has some of her trophies!) and my dad, who was four years older than her, remembers watching her practice for the competition… he and his brothers were actually making fun of them… And my mom remembers those three boys! Fast forward 6 years after moving a few more times my mom’s parents decided to settle down in one town so my mom wouldn’t have to keep switching high schools. They happened to settle down in a town nearby and my mom actually became friends with another guy who was friends with my dad. By that time my dad was in Vietnam and so she started writing to him and the rest is history! They were married for 35 years before my dad passed away. I just love their story! It always makes me smile.
Post # 15
Husband and I werent, as he is from Ohio and I am from Upstate NY. But my brother and his wife were born in the same hospital, 3 hours apart (Him on halloween at 11:30pm, her on November 1 at 2:30am) and my mom and her mom were in the same recovery room. They were also at the same sports awards dinners through high school, and my brother dated her college roommate (although never met her then because she wasnt at the apartment any times he was there.) Weird right?!
Post # 16
FI and I went to the same high school and even shared some common friends. For whatever reason we managed to avoid speaking to one another until our final year and we hit it off really well. We laugh because when we go through old photo albums (yikes, pre digital camera ages) we can actually find the other in the background.
It doesn’t matter though. I think if we met sooner than our final year, we probably wouldn’t have dated because we were entirely different people then. Funny how much growing up takes place over 3 or 4 years.