Post # 1
My Maid/Matron of Honor just asked me to prepare a “how we met” story for the bridal shower, and I was reminded how I DON’T KNOW.
I have known of my FI(‘s existence) since eighth grade, and we were involved in similar activities at the same high school. We started dating in eleventh grade. But I have no distinct memory of our first several/many interactions. It kind of makes me a little bit sad.
Anyone else experience this? Obviously it’s not a big deal, nor is it a problem, but I do find it interesting. I don’t usually think of it.
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2015 - Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel
I met my Fiance briefly one night out for a mutual friends going away happy hour and I seriously vaguely remember it. I consider the first time we officially met our first date since that same friend kept pushing us to meet, we finally broke down and went out, and the rest is history.
When you have known someone that long I think it’s kind of natural to have some of the moments be hazy. Especially if you knew someone (or of them) for years prior to meeting them.
Post # 3
I met my husband in 9th grade. We didn’t start dating until we were 20, so I don’t remember actually meeting him either. I just remember him being a big goober in high school.
Post # 4
I met my husband at work, we have both worked at the same place for nearly a decade and he was always ‘there’ (we don’t work in the same department) but I have no recollection of us actually meeting. We got chatting on a night out once which is what led to us dating and I do remember that, but I had known him for about five years by that point! It doesn’t bother me that I can’t remember (neither can he) but what’s weird is that we knew each other when I married my ex husband and when he was engaged to his ex fiancee and that sometimes feels a bit strange…
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2016 - Blue Hound Farm
I remember when I first met my SO, officially at least, and the first time we hung out, but I don’t remember our first kiss or where we went on our first official date, which kinda stinks.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
My Fiance is probably the only guy i’ve ever dated that i actually DO remember meeting. And that is probably only because it wasn’t a very friendly meeting lol. I couldn’t tell you when we first kissed or anything like that.
So I can see how easy it is to not remember – especially if you met them in high school or something. I think it’s totally okay.
Post # 7
I met my Fiance through work. My sister got me a job at the company she worked for which turned out to be FI’s Half brother’s dad’s company. I didn’t know that they were brother’s Fiance has a russian last name and his brother has a puerto rican last name. Plus, theyhave way dif. complexions. Fiance looks white and his brother is very dark. I often joke that had I of know that he was related in a weird way to my boss the owner of the company I would have never dated him. But I don’t remember the actual day we met.
Post # 8
I met mine at work, but I can’t remember our first interaction. We didn’t get together until 4 or so years later..
Post # 9
- Wedding: Victoria Wedding Chapel
It’s funny, as I read this I kept thinking, “Of course I remember how we met!” But honestly I don’t remember the exact moment. We met at work. I remember our first date and our first kiss. I remember a lot of things but I genuinely cannot remember the exact moment we were introduced. I’m thinking this isn’t as uncommon as I first thought… 😉
Post # 10
I also don’t remember our first few interactions. My SO and I met in college. I am a year older than he is, and a few of my friends were RA-type people on his freshman hall. I would stop by there a lot to see my friends, but I never really paid attention to the freshmen. So I was in his presence a lot, but I have no recollection of exactly how I met him or interacting with him that year. The next year, we drunkenly made out at a party, and…the rest is history! (it’s been over 5 years since then). Not exactly a romantic story haha!
Post # 11
I don’t remember the exact moment either. I met him while working at a coffee shop so I don’t remember the exact moment we met. I remember some instances of innocently flirting or little conversations we have bit not out first initial interaction.
Post # 12
I don’t remmeber either. We met at work- our high school job. I was 16 and he was 18 and just going off to college. We slowly became friends, but there certainly wasn’t any ‘love at first sight’ or anything like that! We didn’t start dating until 5 years after we met.
Post # 13
My Fiance and I both have separate ideas of when we officially “first met”. We were involved in the same group of friends in college so we crossed paths a few times. We count the first time as the first time we met and then started talking after that.
Post # 14
I know how we met, but we had been in the same vicinity prior to the night we ACTUALLY met.
Long story short – the guy I was dating about 10 years ago lived in the twinhome attached to DH’s sister/BIL at the time. So, I somwhat knew them before really knowing them – like neighborhhod get togethers or just seeing them outside when I was over at his house. Darling Husband told me that he remembered seeing me once when him and the gal he was dating at that time dropped his sis/BIL off, and we were sitting in the driveway having some drinks. I don’t recall this at all. I also always wondered why I never met Darling Husband during that time, cos he lived on the same street (and still does) as all of them – and certain neighbors got together outside all the time – including his sis/BIL. Darling Husband and his sis are really close, too.
The summer before we met, the mutual friend we met through invited me out for a co-workers birthday but I declined due to other plans, but told him where a few of us would be later that evening. Eventually, mutual friend, Darling Husband, and ex (mentioned in story above), showed up at the bar. I didn’t talk to Darling Husband at all, but did talk to the ex for most of the night. So, we were around each other – just never interacted… until the night we OFFICIALLY met and started dating.
Post # 15
I don’t remember the exact moment, but I know it was my sixth grade and his seventh. And I know it had to be in the cafeteria because I didn’t have classes with him so that’s the only time I saw him. I remember he used to play guitar in there in the mornings, lol.