Post # 1
I’m sure this has been discussed before or perhaps it hasn’t, but I’m curious as to how all of you lads and lasses have met your significant other, aka “The One”. 😉 After said meeting, when did you realize that he or she was the person you wanted to create a permanent life with, tie the knot; dig in your heels and grow old beside them?
Was it like a fairytale?
Was it like a rom-com? (Romantic comedy)
Was it more like mine and kind of…well, not terribly interesting? LOL.
I met Mr. Royale (seems the best way to describe him, at this point) in a bar on St. Patrick’s day four years ago. We drank an Irish Car Bomb together – he put a green Shamrock sticker on me. Alas! True love at first dive bar! Ha, it actually took awhile of hanging out with groups of friends – both of us were in essence seeing other people – before the fateful night when he sent me a Myspace message (anyone remember Myspace…anyone?) and we decided to hang out solo. It was terrifyingly wonderful – and terrifying – and the rest is history as they say.
So how about you?
P.S. – I added a poll because it seems fun.
P.P.S. – if you cannot tell I am a bit bored at work today. 🙂
Post # 3
ummm yeah we met through mutual friends while I was in a long term relationship, but were always pretty close. My personal life went to hell (only sister becoming terminally ill, graduating from college with two majors, etc), previously mentioned bf became a self absorbed @ss and we broke up, and my FI was really the only person around…
We both resisted the attraction and romantic feelings for a LONG time…but ultimately a good friendship became more. When did I realize he was the one? I have moments all the time still to this day….when he held me while I held my sister when she passed, when we say stupid things at the same time, when we have inside jokes, when I look at him and he knows that I want another pancake – even when I’m not eating pancakes….it’s an everyday thing for us… 🙂
Post # 4
We originally met because he was my undergrad advisor, and internship adviser. Yes I had a crush on him, no I never told him!
Flash forward several years and I run out in the afternoon from work to grab a cup of coffee, he happens to be having lunch downtown – turn the corner and (almost literally) ran into each other. We chatted for a bit, I was recently single and thought “oh what the heck, why not ask him out”. Was too chicken to do so in person, so went back to my office, sent him an e mail that said “It was nice to run into you today. Would you like to grab a drink sometime?” – and in about 10 minutes he wrote me back, accepting. We went out 3 days later and have been inseparable ever since.
I knew he was “the one” about midway through our first date, I don’t know how to describe it – but I’ve been in love with other people, and knew right away, that something was different. That’s said, we still took it slow – so that’s what I voted for: slow and steady
Post # 5
We met at our mutual place of work while I was dating an ex, and instantly clicked, but didn’t date.Many drunken hang outs and laughs ensued.
We became friends, and got closer emotionally etc while I was dating yet a different ex. More shenanigans, movies, jokes in poor taste and laughter followed.
It wasn’t until after we had left for college that we realized we had ‘missed out’ or so to speak, though we were still keeping in touch it wasn’t until after we ‘separated’ that we fully realized/could admit that we were mutually interested/invested in the other.
Idk, it wasn’t super special, or hilarious or exciting really, but it worked. Neither of us really had the moment of “omg you’re the one!” at any point and time, it was more like “hey you have been and continue to be super rad, and surprisingly, despite our mass dysfunction, this seems to be working! Keep on keepin’ on?”
Post # 6
I met my FI and had moved in with him in a different country by a month and a half so I chose the first option! Honestly and it sounds lame but I met him at a friends party at bar and he came back to where we all lived (it was a place with 30 of us living there) and I had to keep talking to him so I said I had beer but he had to come to my room to get it and when we got in the elevator I honestly just knew that it was different. And so when we went back home from London to Sweden we made the plans for me to move with him and two years later it was the best and craziest thing I have ever done!
Post # 7
i started a new job and was bored as hell at work. i’d gchat with my friend all day and we were reminiscing about getting through boring high school classes by daydreaming about our various crushes. we decided we needed some new adult crushes. i was at a small company and FI was the only straight single male within 10 years of my age, so he won by default (not that i didn’t also find him attractive and all….but the actual falling for him part happened after i got him to make out with me on a monday afternoon). i launched operation DMC (date my coworker). friend had just gotten out of a relationship so she decided to stick with operation MOWC (make out with coworker). we both declared our missions a success within the month 🙂
so i guess that makes our story…..a romantic comedy???