Post # 1
I am still single (I work in the wedding industry and I am 31) I have had a few long term relationships that didn’t pan out, a lot of ‘strange’ internet dates…. and…. you know, I am worried and frustrated. Just curious how your girls met your husbands to be? I need ideas aside from meet up groups, parties, etc.
Post # 4
match.com! I was super skeptical but a friend talked me into it. I feel like its becoming really mainstream at this point and I know a LOT of people who have met via match or eharmony. Once I signed up I really enjoyed it. It felt empowering, ya know? Like I refuse to sit around and wait for life to happen to me, to deliver me someone. I know what I want and I am going to go find it. (and i did. in less than a month!)
Post # 5
I actually met my FI in a yahoo chat room like 5 years ago. It was a local chatroom so I knew the people in there were from around my state but I wasnt looking for *the one* while I was in there – i was just bored and wanted to talk to some people. He IMed me and we talked through IM for a couple months then moved onto the phone then eventually arranged an in person meeting. It wasnt ‘love at first sight’ but we did date for 6 months then some things happened and we didnt see or talk to each other for over a year. The ‘what if factor’ never left either of us though so we ended up reconnecting and have been together ever since! Just goes to show you dont always have to be *looking* for love for it to find you!
Post # 6
I met mine through friends. It’s always good to have a “man network.” 🙂 Have you tried political events? Those are full of interesting guys. Some are obnoxious though.
Post # 7
I actually met my FI when I was 19 and worked at Express! He was the Stock Sales Lead (aka- a Manager) and I was a new associate. Poor guy had to teach me how to do returns and exchanges. I actually made the first move, which completely worked out in the end!!
If you’re single and WANT to meet someone- and don’t wan to use the net- Stop trying. You find love in the most unlikely places!!
Post # 8
A mutual friend of ours set us up via facebook!
Neither of us was particularly looking or had asked her if she knew anyone.
Post # 9
We met while we were undergrads! 🙂
Post # 10
We met online http://www.okcupid.com (before the site changed!)
Post # 11
I met my Fiance when I went on vacation with a friend.. They are cousins!
The best part is that I wasn’t supposed to go on that vacation, but her boyfriend had to work, so she asked me last minute.. Gotta love how those things work out.. 🙂
Post # 12
i met my FI when i was waiting tables for a wedding at a country club – he was a GM!
and now we’re having our reception at the same country club 😀
Post # 13
We met in high school. Stayed in touch (sporadically) through college via the internet. And started dating almost three years ago.
Post # 14
Don’t get worried; but if you are feeling frustrated, then look at how/where you are finding men (and look at which men you are picking to date), and try to expand your playing field. Join an online dating site (most people I know, including myself, have been on one at some point, even if it was just to meet more people in town rather than “to find a husband” – and most people had “strange dates” – so it isn’t just you by any means!!), join some clubs that involve things you like – use the networks you have, and try to expand those networks. If you have a dog – go to your local dogpark more, and talk to people there. Have a favorite hangout/coffee shop/bar? Talk to people there. Try to have fun – most people are scared off of someone who clearly is pushing for a LTR on the first date.
To answer your question, I originally met my FH because he was my undergrad advisor. Several years after I graduated undergrad, we ran into each other on the street and got to chatting. When I got back to my office, I sent him an e mail asking if he wanted to get a drink sometime. (Obviously), he took me up on my offer!
Post # 15
We met on http://www.okcupid.com. He was the one who sent me the first message. I’ve done almost all my dating via people I’ve met online. Its netted me several long-term relationships (including my soon to be husband!) and tons of friends.
Post # 16
We met through a mutual friend!