- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
I LOVE hearing about how two people in love met 🙂 Tell me how you and your hunny met/started dating etc!
Me and my sweetie met back when I was 16 and he was about 18-19. We were both dating other people at the time. We met at a military christmas party at the armory about 40 minutes out of town. It was during the time when Guitar Hero was at its peak of popularity and they had a tournament at the party. Being the nerd I am, I picked up the guitar, set it to expert and started to play perfectly to all the guys amazement. I was the youngest person there, and also the shortest. Most guys didn’t even bring girlfriends so I stuck out a little. One guy who didn’t see me playing before thought he could battle me and said, “No ‘little girl’ could beat me!” The guy put his setting to hard, again I put mine to expert. We played “One” by Metallica… Within about 2 minutes that guy took of his guitar and threw it to the floor and walked away cussing… I finished the song and by the end I gained a lot of fans including a friend of my boyfriend at the time.
This friend was SO sweet. Had the sweetest eyes and the most annoying, nasaly, cackling laugh I ever heard, comparable to a mix of Fran Drescher and Ru Paul. But there was something really special about him. But because we were both dating other people at the time, we kept it at the friend level. Whenever me and my boyfriend at the time would have fights, I would call his friend for advice or words of comfort and he would talk on the phone with me for hours telling me stories and just being so sweet. I used to get into arguments with me ex because of the friends he would spend time with and yell at him, “Why don’t you hang out with *my FH now’s name*?! He’s nice, he’s the only friend of yours I ACTUALLY like!”
Fast forward two years. Despite the drama, I stayed with my ex not knowing how to get out of the relationship. I wasn’t sure what to do because it had gotten to a point where he was abusive and would threaten me if I left him. I stayed with him completely out of fear. During the Fall of my senior year in high school I started working at Wal-mart. I actually had “started” there when I was 16 after my FH was working there and told me how much they made, (hey, don’t judge, that $2 above minimum wage was tempting for a teenager!) When I started working I was dissapointed to see that the sweet guy friend no longer worked there and went away for military training. Fast forward back to being 18 again now. This time working at Wal-Mart (I would alternate between local grocery stores) I was going to work in the clothing section. My ex and I would occasionally spend my lunch break together. This was the point he was lying to me and cheating on me, but as I said, I didn’t know how to get out. He had made a promise to me to come visit me on my lunch break so I sat around for the first half hour waiting and I messaged him asking why he didn’t come. He responded by saying the blizzard outside was too bad and he didn’t want to come (he lived like three blocks away so that was a bad excuse). I was really sad and tearing up a little and guess who magically shows up in the back hall of work? That sweet boy from the military christmas party all covered in oil and greese and in a navy jumpsuit and skater shoes! Since I had been working in clothes I never knew who was working in the Tire Lube Express part of the store. He came up to me and asked me about what was wrong, when I told him, he did a favor for me by finding out the truth. He called my ex saying hey what’s up. My ex told him, “Hey, yeah, I’m playing a new video game right now I’m really into it!”
My heart broke slightly because I already knew my ex had lied to me. But somehow seeing this guy again made everything better and I had butterflies in my stomach. After work that night he drove me around our little town’s lake (about 6 miles around, a good scenic drive) and we talked. We ended up driving around it about 10 times listening to music, laughing, and talking. When I had told him about my situation with my ex I started tearing up again. I told him about how badly I wanted out of the relationship but I was afraid of what would happen. He slowly put his hand on my lap on top of my hand and he held my hand. It felt as magical as having a first kiss. I never felt so nervous in my life! At that point I knew that I didn’t have to stay with my ex, I fell instantly in love with this guy, and him holding my hand sealed the deal. I broke up with my ex a couple days later after devising a plan to break up with him in the nicest way I possibly could. I really don’t like hurting people. The day after the break up, I asked my FH to my senior prom and the week after asking him that, we were officially boyfriend and girlfriend and I had never been happier in my life.
Now about 3 years after, I still feel completely in love with my FH. He gives me butterflies when he kisses me or holds my hand even still. Something he does if I’m ever sad is while we might be cuddling, watching a movie, he will put his cheek against mine and bat his eyelashes so they flutter against my lashes. He calls them butterfly kisses. SWEETEST THING EVER! I just asked him today about what he thought the day he met me. He said he wished he was with me from the first day. He said it was because I was beautiful, nice, and special, and my ex was a dumba**. 🙂 My FH is horrible with expressing feelings so he just melted me heart again today. He’s currently away for military so getting a message like that really brightens my day and makes the sadness of him being gone a little better.
Well that’s my little love story, it’s nothing spectacular or anything, but it’s special to me and my FH. Tell me how you and your loved one met!