Post # 1
I’m just curious. Darling Husband and I are both on our 2nd marriages, and we met at 32, married at 33. We didn’t grow up close to one another (me in NY, he in GA), so we obviously only know what we’ve told each other about our pasts.
I recently found out that Darling Husband was apparently quite popular, a jock in high school. He was voted homecoming king, nominated two years in a row. Played basketball, baseball, and football. I knew about the sports, but never really asked about the other stuff. Now, I’m not sure why, but it’s bothering me a bit. Had we met in high school, I’m 100% positive we would never have dated. I was very quiet, studious, and basically kept to a small group of friends. Kind of hid in the shadows at a very large school, and not to mention that I was slightly overweight at that time. I can’t imagine that he would have even looked my way twice. Yet here we are, years & years later, very happily married.
Does anyone else wonder how it is that you & your SO ended up together?
Post # 3
I dated girls in high school, so my Boyfriend or Best Friend and I definitely would not have been together, haha.
Post # 4
My Darling Husband and I met and started dating in late HS – so yes! But from what I understand, we walked into each others’ lives at the right time, cause his earlier HS years would’ve been too wild for me 🙂
Post # 5
This is DH’s first marriage and my third… As much as I’d like to think that if we had met each other years ago that we would have ended up together anyway, I honestly don’t think that I would have been smart enough to see what a great guy he is. I had to go through all the other mistakes I made to become the person I am today.
Post # 6
Not a chance. I am older than him, so the age difference would have been very significant when he was, say, 19 and I was 27! He would have been a terrible boyfriend then!
Post # 7
FH and I actually met and dated in high school, off and on, starting when I was a sophomore and he was a junior. I don’t think that we would still be together now had we somehow managed to stay together then. A lot of the reason he realized he wanted to be with me was because he dated other girls after me and he realized something was missing that we’d had. While I sometimes hate that it happened, it had to. Things just work out like that, I guess. It’s strange to think about.
Post # 8
I met Fiance when we were freshman in highschool, but we didn’t start dating until we were in college. He was a loner and not social (still is, haha) and a lot of the kids thought he was strange. I was in love with him from day one, but was dating his best friend. Awkward. I couldn’t see us dating in HS for that reason, but other than that, yes. 🙂
Post # 9
Mr TTR and I have 10 years between us in age … so our paths would never have crossed back in High School… because about the time he was writing exams to Graduate from High School… I was learning to write my name.
Other than that fact, though even if we had been in the same grade, we probably wouldn’t have found each other particularly interesting. I was the Book-Head, he was the Jock.
Doubtful that we would have ever ended up together IMO… because no matter how cool Mr TTR is in regards to being a good guy, I would have been plain and simple “the geeky” girl… as a Jock he would have been far more interested in Girl Jocks etc
Thank God that life isn’t High School is all I can say, and people mature and change.
Here’s a bit of an interesting story… we recently discovered that although we lived at opposite ends of our city the last 25+ years our paths probably crossed often in our previous marriages / lives… as our kids are close together in age, and went to the same sports facilities during the same timeframe / years. I think it funny now to think there is a good chance that some day a long time ago, that one of us probably held the door open for the other one… without the slightest inclination that this is where we’d end up when all is said & done.
Post # 10
Yes… we DID meet years ago. We’re high school sweethearts and almost 14 years later, are getting married.
I was the captain of the cheerleading team, class president, honor society, prom committee, yearbook comittee, salutatorian, you name it. Fi was captian of the soccer team and belonged to the most popular group of 4 boys in his class (we were a year apart). We were meant to be LOL
Post # 11
- Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars
I met him freshman year of college and turned him down…. twice. Thank goodness I met him again after professional school. So we did meet earlier and I wasn’t ready for him. We never would have worked and I thank his girlfiends in the meantime for all their hardwork
Post # 12
@This Time Round: The same thing happened to my parents. My dad’s older sister owned a house right down the street from my mom’s parents’ house. They’re 7 years apart, so neither of them really would’ve looked twice at the other. I think it’s amazing.
Post # 13
Yes, we actually did meet years ago! We are both early 30s and met the first year of college.
Like you I was quiet, studious, not athletic. I wasn’t overweight but you really couldn’t tell as I wore oversized sweaters and had no sense of fashion. FH was athletic. played multiple sports, fairly popular. But guess what, in college we had the same math class, lived in the same dorm. We have a lot in common (probably like you and your SO) just not high school activities. So it does work out! Just think if you had met, it would’ve made a really cute movie! And actually there are mutliple early 90s movies with this exact plot!
Just as a side note, I would highly suggest getting a picture of your FH in his HS football uniform so you can drool over it in private. LOL. I’m sure if we had been in HS together I would’ve secretly crushed on my man.
Post # 14
Definitely not. I was a loud alternative-ish girl who liked outgoing guys. My husband was a super quiet abercrombie wearing dude. He would’ve thought I was that weird girl with pink hair. I would’ve thought he was that lame-ass in abercrombie. 🙂
Post # 15
when i was in high school, my dh was only 8. so i am going to say a big NO. i am 6 years older.
he did move to my city in his early 20’s but we never met until 2009. funny, because in ’98 we were both married on the exact same day only blocks apart. he told me that he wanted to go to this “castle place” for pictures but his photographer told him that the whole place was completely booked for the day. i told him, i know, that was me that booked it.
i’m glad we met when we did. i wouldn’t change a thing.
Post # 16
Hahaha Fiance and I joke that we wouldn’t have liked each other in college (we met later in grad school). I had piercings and was a little punk rocker. I wore fishnets and thrift store stuff. He was in a frat. Yep.