Post # 1
I am in the bridal business (not yet a bride) and I am turning 30 very soon…. people have *terrified* me by telling me that all the good men are taken after age 30 and that I won’t find someone etc. etc. I feel like 60% or 70% of my friends are married / engaged. I live in NYC where women significantly outnumber men as well. I’d love input from brides and stories of how their love came to be 🙂 Where did you meet your husband to be?
Post # 3
Our first contact came through a message from him to me on MySpace – I know! Totally random and not like either of us – he rarely uses a computer and is not the type to email people he doesn’t know and I’m not the type to reply to random messages (I used to delete the ones I’d get on MySpace) but there was something about him and he was so cute that I wrote back, we corresponded for about a week and then actually MET at a train station before going to the zoo for an afternoon date. We’ve been together ever since!
Don’t freak out about age or percentages – just be open to possibilities, ask friends for introductions, take advantage or the opportunities that present themselves to meet anyone new – you might just meet a wonderful guy! It’s not worth being with someone until it’s worth being with them. I’d much rather be single (and 32) than be in a relationship with someone who wasn’t worth the effort, energy and commitment. Good luck!!!
Post # 4
I met my fiance through my best friend…they were dating. The second I saw him I knew i wanted him but I didn’t want to be a bad friend so I did nothing about it. Then the firend told me she still loved her ex and was going to break things off with my now fiance. She told me she could tell I liked my fiance and told me to go for it so I did and now we are engaged and my best friend and I are still great freinds. In fact she will even be in our wedding.
Post # 5
Met my guy in med school, across the state from where we are from, and it turned out to be that we grew up 20 minutes from each other and had never crossed paths until then!
Post # 6
I met my FI through mutual friends when I moved back home when I quit college. We knew each other for about 5 years before we started dating. My FI is 33. So don’t think all the good men are taken once they turn 30!
Post # 7
Through a friend of a friend of a friend.. after years and years of online dating, we stumbled across each other by accident. Definitely NOT all the good men are taken after 30 (think about it – neither are the women!). Just be open (esp to things like men with previous marriages.. actually makes them more emotionally available) and you’ll find him!
Post # 8
I also met my FI through a mutual friend. We both became single and she gave each of us the nudge to “talk” 🙂
We grew up in the same area, attended the same high school and had even hung out with the same mutual friend and her husband at various gatherings. You could have knocked me over with a feather if you had told me we’d be getting married two years later…
I also agree with AnamCara – I would have rather stayed single than dated someone who wasn’t right for me. I’m an encore and was in an 8 year marriage when the bottom dropped out. My radar tends to be very sensitive and I wasn’t even looking to be dating.
When it’s right, it’s right.
Post # 9
He bought the townhouse next door!!! We chatted over the summer of 2007 on and off (once a week or so) and then Labor Day 2007 we stood outside talking for FOUR hours straight!!! The rest is history. 🙂
He used to always call me the “Girl Next Door”, because I literally was. hehe
Not all the good ones are taken (after 30). My guy was 29 when I met him (so almost 30!) and he’s perfect. 🙂
Post # 10
Mutual friends who brought him to my 80’s party. I was dressed up like a female Michael Jackson wannabee and he was dressed up like Magnum P.I. Love at first sight!
Post # 11
We met at a concert. The floor was General Admission and we weaseled our way to about the 7th row, dead center. After the end of the 3-night concert, he drove back to Tennessee and I drove back to Rhode Island. This was the weekend of March 6th, and on August 4th he moved to RI. He proposed March 6th on our 1-year “anniversary”.
Since then, we’ve done 26 more concerts together. We are trying to re-create our dancefloor to look like this.
Post # 12
We met at a local bar. We were both there for happy hour with friends. I saw him across the bar and we kept looking at each each other the whole time. We finally spoke and the rest is history! I was 32 and he was 26 when we met. Age is nothing but a number!
Post # 13
We met in middle school! LOL. We became friends after being lab partners in physics during high school. We ended up at the same engineering school and same residence hall, started dating…
Post # 14
We met at our churches bible study 🙂 He’s 31.
Post # 15
we pledged our university business fraternity the same semester in college. That probably doesn’t make you feel better. But the sentiment that all good men are taken by 30 is absolutely not true!!! Some men just choose to advance themselves on the carrier front and do a lot of travelling or whatever it is that men do before they feel that they are ready for a long term relationship.
Post # 16
CAREER not carrier, geeze I need another cup of coffee.