What makes your story special?

posted 3 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Like your friend I met my boyfriend online, we don’t tell that story to people though for this reason: he was 18 so he could legally be on the dating website but I was only 16. I had severe social anxiety so I couldn’t date unless I connected with the person online first. But as it turned out we both went to the same highschool. The rest of the story is what we tell people because it is technically true.

We met eachother at school. I was just starting grade 11 and he was starting grade 12. We had seen eachother at the school before but he had always thought I was just some quiet girl and I had actually thought he was a creep (he was huge btw). We hung out for the first day but the second day I ditched him because I was so nervous, but he seemed like a nice guy so I thought I’d give him a chance. After a few weeks he asked me to be his girlfriend by holding me over his shoulder until I said yes, it was very fun. 

He didn’t pass grade 12 and I helped him get his credits in grade 13, so that year we both graduated together. 3 months after graduation he proposed to me (he was aiming for our 2nd anniversary but couldn’t wait the 3 extra weeks) and we decided we would marry after I graduated college. 

Our wedding date is actually set for the date of our 5th anniversary, it is very romantic for us.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Aw, these are sweet stories! I don’t want to give away too much about myself, but I will say that FI and I have a very sweet love story. I was in his home state where I was stuck after my father had passed away and he was a customer where I worked. As soon as I saw him and talked to him, I KNEW I had to know him…i knew he would play a role in my life but I didn’t know what…especially because I had to go back to my home and I didn’t know when that would happen.

We spent a few months falling in love, then I went back home without him. It broke both of our hearts but we knew I had to do that for myself…I couldn’t just stay with him because my life was calling me back to my home state. Eventually he bought a one way ticket to see me and never went home.

 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - The Fox Hollow

While the way we met was not-so-romantic, our proposal story is! We met in 7th grade, Ms. S’s 4th period English class. We dated then (held hands in the hallway–very official!) and on and off since then.  On again for four years now and last week he finally did it!

I came to the door, where there was a note waiting for me, saying to walk through all our memories, and my future will be waiting for me at the end.  When I entered the house, there was a trail of candles and rose petals throughout the house.  A string of photos from 7th grade until the weekend before were strung through the whole path.  When I got to the back door and walked out, there he was waiting for me, in a heart of candles, with rose petals everywhere.  He asked, I said yes, and now the fun begins!! I am such a luck girl! <3 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

You guys are all so cute. ^^

I guess what would make mine and DH’s story ‘special’ is that we met when we were about 9 years old, in 5th grade.

We went to school/had classes together every year, but couldn’t stand each other. I briefly had a crush on him in like the 7th grade but prepubescent boys are jerks!

When I was 16 (he was 17), something changed, and DH asked me to go to the beach with him. It wasn’t meant to be a ‘date,’ but something happened and he admitted to me that he was actually having a way better time than he had expected. (I wasn’t offended by this because I was actually feeling the same way.)

A couple of months after, right before I turned 17, we started dating, and 5 years later we were married. 🙂 So I’ve known DH and his family for most of my life.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

@JessicaJupiter:  we met the first day of highschool. me being the forward, sometimes too aggressive girl I am I noticed that he was watching me intently, downright “breaking his neck” to look at me in gym class, so I waltzed over and said “you like me dont you?” he didnt take that too kind and laughed in my face and made me look and feel like an idiot. we became bestfriends in 10th grade, then didnt talk all of 11th and then senior year, his friend committed suicide (it was really rough) and he poured out his heart to me. we got together just in time for senior prom 🙂 been together ever since. and we have a wedding date set far in the future, but are not officially engaged as I am only 20…known him for over 6 years, been together for 2.5 years. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@happilyeveraftergirl:  

I had always had a dream that I would live in Ireland for awhile. For some strange reason I always had a very strong and almost spiritual draw to that country. Like from 6 or 7 years old (when i barely knew other places existed) I would be at the beach and look across the water and point out where Ireland was. My parents always found it strange/amusing, because its not something they had ever brought up or started. Plus, I always seemed to know even if we went to a new beach/park, they had never taken me to before. While i do have ancestry in Ireland…I’m a true american “mut” so i have ancestry in many places and the family culture I grew up with was predominately Italian.  

At age 15 or 16 I went on a student ambassador program to the UK. We stayed in the dublin area for a bit and as we were on the ferry going back to England, I had this overwhelming (to the point where i had to sit down because it made me dizzy) feeling that “i was so close to home and didn’t go home.” Whatever that meant….I just thought i was overtired or jet legged and didn’t understand it at all. But that day, I made a promise to return and live there. So about 5 years later in college – I did. I designed a year long study abroad program and moved over there to go to school in Limerick. 

I had 4 irish roomates and one day one of them had a friend over. I of course thought this friend was really handsome and later that evening we ended up staying awake all night talking. It took about 4 more months before we saw each other in person again and went on our first date….but i guess the rest is history. 

The hardest part of our story, however, was that I had to leave in June that year. So after only 3 months of dating we had to make the decision of whether to be together or not. To everyone else it seemed like such a crazy decision. “Why would you tie yourself down to someone 3000+ miles away at 21 years old, when you have only really know him for less than 4 months!!” But even though it was a giant leap of faith and it was sooo hard to date someone you only saw a few times a year – not being with him would have been a million times harder. He felt the same. So, I went home and finished school. It was 27 months (just over 2 years) before he got accepted into grad school in my home city and we were able to live in the same country again. We stayed together through all the ups and downs and dated faitfully the entire time. 

After 5 1/2 years we were married this past summer. 🙂 

 

— Oh, and the strange draw I had to Ireland…I never had it again after returning from my study abroad… As cheesy as it is (and maybe its just all coincidence) I feel like i found my home in him.  

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

We lived a world apart and played Halo online together regularly. Eventually we started talking outside of the game and added each other on Facebook. Then he flew 5000 miles to meet me just to see if we could make things work in person. We had our first kiss in the airport parking lot that night.

Can’t tell me that isn’t unique! It’s so unique that I tend to leave out the details just because it’s so nerdy that we met in an online game, and many people don’t understand. Nonetheless, I find it incredibly romantic that we’ve kept things together despite the distance.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@HappinessIsInDaisies:  Funny you say all that. I always felt a draw to England of all places in the world. Ever since I was a small child I would talk of England, my mother has told me. I always dreamed of living there somehow. Although I don’t believe in anything supernatural, it is almost like fate that I am now going to have an English husband and be living there. Neat to hear of someone else with the same peculiar draw!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@bowsergirl:  I love that you had that too. That makes me feel a little less crazy! 😛 I don’t necessarily believe in fate either, but I do think there is something that points us in the right direction if we want to listen. I love your story – he must have been so nervous flying to meet you the first time. 🙂

Such a romantic first kiss too. I love the International arrivals sections at airports. They are one of my favorite places. I think i could sit there for an hour, watching all the joyous hugs and kisses from people returning homes. Not such a fan of departures though…haha.  

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@happilyeveraftergirl:  Aww such a sweet thread my friend, I approve! And I’ve never heard your story like that before, that’s crazy/precious 🙂

I met my FI through an online dating site, but pshaw, I still think I’ve found a way to make our “how we met” sound adorable for our website, as soon as I get around to it. It was plenty exciting to me, and it lead to me finding the love of my life, so that makes it special! For any story that gave you butterflies at the time, you just have to know how to frame it in order to figure out how to get others to see its specialness. To be fair though, is my story as extraordinary sounding as, for example, yours? No. But that’s okay! I imagine every way of meeting has its own advantages. I love that I have an exact record of I think around 30,000 words of our earliest communication. Honestly a lot of it isn’t that interesting, but at some point I plan on editing it down to something completely precious.

From an outside perspective though, I do think our engagement story is special, because we went to different parts of San Francisco: first a restaurant and one part of Golden Gate Park that we’d visited before to remember the beginning of our relationship, then to another part of of the park that we’d never been to in order to say how he always wanted to go to new places with me and to propose, and then to Ghirardelli square, an amazing hotel, and a fantastic Greek restaurant to celebrate. Also that morning we almost lost the house we were in escrow on, trying to buy after 9 months of house hunting most weekends.

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