(Closed) How/When Did You Know He Was ‘The One’?

posted 8 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I think one of the first times was on my birthday a little over two months after we started dating.  I opened my present and it was a Louis Armstrong cd (one of my all time favorite artists), a t-shirt of my favorite band at the time, gummy bears (one of my favorite candies and what we ate on our first date at the movies), and a stuffed otter (my favorite animal).  The gift seemed so simple yet so thoughtful all at once.  I almost cried actually.  

Post # 4
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

One of my grandmothers had passed away and I was at my aunts for the funeral. My Fiance is a very close friend of the family. He was in a chair watching the race and when my auntie introduced us, he came to me and gave me a hug. That was when I knew. There was electricity. We didn’t act on it for awhile, but we both knew it was there. I was just getting out of an abusive relationship and we didn’t want to rush things, but he was there just being my friend and helping me get out of a very bad situation. I asked him later why he hugged me, and he told me that I just looked like I needed a hug. It has been almost 10 1/2 years and there is still electricity between us. I wish that I would have met him much earlier in my life, but if I had, neither of us would have been the person that we fell in love with.

Post # 5
489 posts
Helper bee

We had been hanging out that night at his house watching a football game, and we decided to go out on the pooldeck just to relax for awhile. It was nightime so all the stars were out and we sat on a bench talking for awhile. All of the sudden he grabbed my hand, pulled me up off the bench, and we slow danced outside under the stars. I felt like I was on cloud 9! If I were to make a check-list of everything I ever wanted in a man he would meet all of them, and more. I had never met someone so much like me in every way.

It became very evident to me that for the first time in my life I felt “lucky” to be with someone. All my other relationships I felt like I was settling or like something was missing for me. But with my SO, I was terrified one of these days he was going to realize I wasn’t amazing as he thought I was. Fortunately for me that day hasn’t come. Everyday we are together is better than the last and I feel so grateful to be the person he has chosen to be with for the rest of his life.

Post # 6
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had known he was the one long before this, but the first time I remember saying,”I’m going to marry that man” was about a year ago.

One morning I woke up really late for work. I work in the city about a 20 minute walk to work, which I knew now would be a run. So I jumped out of bed and started freaking out. I threw on my clothes and he got up with me. I said “Oh crap, my coffee” (I really need coffee in the morning) He said “I’ll make it, just a second” I yelled “no time, no time” gave him a quick kiss and ran out the door.

I started jogging down the street, completely focused on getting to work.  About 5 minutes later I heard a “Honey, wait”. Just then I turn around and see that it’s Fiance with my coffe. Of course, my sudden stop surprised him and he tripped on some cobblestone and fell to the ground (although still manages to keep the coffee in his hand). From the ground he holds up my travel mug and says “I brought you your cofffee” with an embarrassed smile on his face. I helped him up and gave him a big kiss. He then ran off to get ready for his job.

I walked away and said “I’m going to marry that man”.

Post # 7
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My husband (I just love saying that…teehee) is in the Air Force.  We had been dating for 5 months when he deployed overseas.  I took custody of his son while he was gone.  I am a very independant person and with him gone I felt as though my world had come apart.  Seeing him come out of the airport confirmed that I loved him more than I could have imagined.  He is my heart and I cannot imagine life without him.

Post # 9
2288 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I was washing my face one night and had pulled my hair back, but couldn’t find my hair tie. I was looking for one when he put his hand up to hold my hair and said “don’t worry, sweetie. I got it.” It was the most sweet and simple gesture…something that I would want him to do and that he did completely unprompted. It’s something I’d always wanted and didn’t even know I’d always wanted it.

Post # 12
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I knew he was The One about 9 months into the relationship.  I was staying over at his place, and he had a project to finish.  Since I had class in the morning, I just went to bed.  A couple hours later, he got into bed and whispered, “I love you, so much.”  I sleepily mumbled, “I love you, too.”  He seemed surprised/embarrassed, and when I asked him why, he told me that he thought I was asleep.  

I was too tired to think much of it and went to sleep.  The next morning I asked him about it and he revealed to me that, no matter what, if I was awake or asleep, he always said I love you to me before going to bed.  Two years later, and I still catch him doing that :o)

Post # 13
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

About 2 months into our relationship, I drove to see him after getting off work at 10:30 pm (he lives an hour away) just because I wanted to see him. I unfortunately had class the next morning so I had left at about 2 am (NOT smart on my part!!) That was the night he first said he loved me! He had been thinking it, but didn’t mean to say it, it just came out and to his complete surprise I said it back. On the way home, I was really tired and took the wrong way, and called him crying because I had no idea where I was! He calmed me down and stayed on the phone until I figured out where I was. Then made me call him when I got home. That was almost 2 years ago and he still won’t let me forget it… That night I found out how much he truly cares about me!

Post # 14
1330 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

FH and I dated in high school…tenth grade…we both don’t really remember why we didnt stay dating but anyways….around this time of last year, we got back in touch thru facebook….one night i put on my status that i was going to a local bar with one of my friends…..he asked if i would mind him joining and i said i didnt mind….i remember sitting at the bar, talking to my girlfriend about him and how we had gotten back in touch and how it had been 6 yrs since we last saw each other…i felt so nervous and excited at the same time….in the middle of our conversation i saw him walk into the bar and i swear i had one of those only seen in movies ‘love at first sight’ moments…..we weren’t even officially together and i just fell completely head over heels in love with him….from that point on, no one else was worth my attention and i knew i wanted to spend every chance i got with him… the rest is history 🙂

Post # 15
1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It sounds so cheesy but it was on our first kiss. It was the worst kiss I has ever had in my life but I didn’t care. Poor guy had only ever kissed one other girl and it was more of just a peck so he was CLUELESS to put it nicely. But afterward I still kept thinking about how I couldn’t wait to see him again and maybe even see if we can work on his kisses so that it would be perfect on our wedding day. Yes, I went there. I started thinking about our wedding day after our first kiss. Never even thought about it with any other guy ever. He is MY guy and I ADORE him… and now he is the best kisser I have ever known!

Post # 16
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t really believe in “the one.” I believe love is a choice, and that to make it last, you have to make that choice every day. I chose to do that with someone who was willing to do that with me. It’s not super romantic, but I think it’s a lot more enduring than trusting the butterfly belly tingles. I dated Mr. Butterfly-Tingle. He didn’t want to marry me (and could quite possibly be gay, as it turns out.) Shows what the butterflies know!

*Which isn’t to say you shouldn’t believe in “the one.” Whatever makes your commitment stronger, go with it. I just find that belief no longer works for me personally.

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