Post # 1
Hello Bees! I have been lurking for quite some time (more than a year!) but I have been too shy to say hello until today. A little about me; my wonderful SO and I met at our university, which we are set to graduate from in the spring. We have been together a year and a half and are planning to get engaged around the two year mark. Even though we have been planning this timeline for a few months, it was not until recently that I had the moment where I could truthfully see myself marrying my SO. We had just come back from a date and we were sitting on the couch watching a movie, and he moved in closer to stroke my hair and hold me next to him. Even though it was small and he does this often, it made me so happy I thought, I could really be with him forever.
I would love to meet some of you waiting Bees, so tell me your moment when you realized your SO was perfect for you! Was it something he did or said, or have you always just known? (I know there have been other threads asking this, but if you haven’t shared before, you can now!)
Post # 3
It sounds kinda crazy but I just knew! We met online and we talked on the phone for a full week before our first date. When I say a full week I mean if we weren’t at work we were on the phone until the wee hours of the evening like teenagers (and we both despise talking on the phone!) 6-9 hour conversations that never stopped. On our first date we toasted to it being our last first date and it musta worked cause he bought an engagement ring a couple weeks ago!!!! 😀 I’ve never been happier, I can’t wait to officially be engaged!!
Post # 4
Welcome to the bee!
I knew from the first date that I was in love with him. I transferred to his university after a year and wound up falling down a flight of stairs my first week there. I snapped ligaments in my ankle and was totally out of service. He stayed with me 24/7 (even slept on my floor) to help feed me, dress me, and bathe me. I knew then that he was the one I would marry.
Post # 5
@RedheadMeggs: That is very sweet!
Post # 6
@ClassicCorvette: Hi and welcome 🙂 I met my husband playing WoW, so I didn’t even realize he was interested in me until we had already been hanging out for a few months. Since we met online, we didn’t actually see each other in person until he came to visit me (I’m from CA he’s from NJ). After we spent that first week together, I knew that I could spend the rest of my life with him.
Post # 7
@busybee3791: Thank you! I am sorry for your injury, but I’m glad you were able to see he was the one! He sounds very special. Also, there must be something about university stairs because I fell down a flight at mine my first week, too!
Post # 8
@ClassicCorvette: Probably on our first date!! LOL. We played super nintendo all night and he completely destroyed me at every game. And I knew he must be special, because for the first time in my life, I didn’t mind losing.
I’ve been falling in love with him more and more every single day since then, and that was 4 years ago.
Post # 9
I knew he was my potential husband immediately. The first time I saw him I thought he looked like a man I could marry, and it had nothing to do with physical attraction. I knew I was falling in love three weeks into dating when he just flat-out took care of me when I was at my worst instead of writing me off. I made some serious changes in my life with his help. I knew with certainty that we had genuine, real, foundational love about 2 years in. There were a lot of moments of progressive “just knowing.”
Post # 10
@MsW-to-MrsM: Thank you for sharing! I believe the right person will always bring out the best sides of ourselves and be willing to support us, and that sounds like your SO!
Post # 11
@housebee: I saw that you were using WoW as an itinerary theme and knowing your story makes it even more meaningful!
Post # 12
My SO and I met just over a year ago and we both entered the relationship with the intentions of being serious, committed, and long-term. We often refer to our future together. However, I just had super clear-as-a-punch-in-the-face moment last night, actually! It was very sweet.
I’d been having a crappy morning and was PMS-irritable all day. He took me to an outdoor Christmas market but it was frigid and packed, so we had a really cold, miserable walk home. I then spent a few hours making us an amazing dinner that was turning out really well. When it was finally ready, I plated it up and took everything we needed out to the dinner table…and then exactly 1.5 of ours dinners flew out of my hands and onto the floor because I was holding too much stuff.
I was upset because I put all that time into it, I knew he was really hungry, it was to be the highlight of the night, AND I was on edge for an important interview the next day. Right away, he went down to business – told me everything was okay and encouraged me to start cleaning up with him (especially so that the sauce won’t stain the walls, because he rents). He responded with love, patience, and humour, and kept reassuring me to make me feel better, all while being super efficient in fixing the problem. Then, he insisted on sharing what we could salvage of dinner with me (1 chicken thigh and 1 serving of potatoes – not even enough for himself!), and he helped me prep for my interview.
It could not be clearer to me – “There he is!!!”. I realized that he’s always handled my meltdowns well, and he’s always been super supportive, loving, and stable in times of crisis. It wasn’t this precise event that made me feel this way, but what happened last night was more of a catalyst that made me realize he’s always this way. His #1 priority is always to make sure that I’m happy. It was a very special moment. 🙂
Post # 13
I have 2 moments that come to mind. First moment was when a snuggle session turned into a tickle fight, and then I full on licked his face and he retaliated by giving me a wet willy. And I can’t explain why but it was just a moment where I knew he was the one for me.
The other moment was at work, (we work for the same construction company) and I drove past him, and had a sudden vision of him, middle aged, beer belly and balding, and my reaction was still ‘I would so tap that’
Post # 14
@ClassicCorvette: Welcome to the waiting hive!
I basically knew immediately and I think SO did too. When I first met my SO, I actually thought he was too into partying and drinking and I didn’t take him that serious. Then we went on our first 3 dates, we shared our life goals/plans/aspirations and we both knew we were a good fit.
We’ve been together ever since!
Post # 16
I don’t remember when I first knew, however, there are small moments all the time where I look at him and go “yes!”
And then there are days when I get super excited about things and tears spring into my eyes, and he just laughs and tells me to enjoy whatever I’m excited about. Those are times I know that he gets me and life will always be interesting with him about!