(Closed) Spinoff: I never thought I'd marry someone who…

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Post # 16
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860 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I never thought I would marry someone who was a Marine

I never thought I’d marry someone who didn’t have a college degree.

These were both on my very short exclusion list (3 things: military, no college, kids) when I started online dating. I’d seen my best friend deal with military deployments and I didn’t want to do it, I’d tried dating people who hadn’t been to college and as someone who’s been in school for my entire life I just had nothing in common with them. And I don’t want kids so I didn’t want to inherit someone else’s.

When he first contacted me he was very entertaining, even via the awkward online dating emails. So I gave him a shot. He was great, didn’t deploy anymore, and was ridiculously intelligent and just hadn’t gotten around to going to college yet (16 years as a Marine). A year and a half later we tied the knot and I couldn’t be happier.

Post # 17
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183 posts
Blushing bee

I never thought I’d marry someone (my FI) who….

• Had a bunch of tattoos, a motorcycle, and unusual piercings. I’m cool with tattoos and piercings just thought I was too boring for that type of ‘bad boy’ dude. Well he is a FORMER bad boy.

• Was in the military. Guess I thought they were all a bunch of rowdy jarheads. We’re not exposed to much military culture here in Seattle so I was stereotyping. Whew I thought they looked good in uniform though. 

• From another country. Canada. That explained why he was so nice, lol. No actually he’s lived here in the US since he was a toddler. 

 

Post # 18
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7887 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

1. is so incredibly nice.

2. is a gun nut (or enthusiast). I’m more gun neutral. 

Post # 19
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2585 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I never thought I’d marry someone who didn’t have or like tattoos. 

I never thought I’d marry my high school sweetheart. In high school I was never really serious about dating and whenever a friend would complain about their boyfriend problems I would say, “Just break up with him then, it’s not like you’re going to marry him” lol! 

I never thought I’d marry someone who would be gone as much as he is for work, and even more surprising, me being supportive of it. 

Post # 20
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2639 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Italian Villa

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MechEBee:  I never thought I’d marry someone without an ounce of creativity! (But now that I am, it’s all good because I like to have control over creative decisions.)

I never thought I’d marry someone who hates being in a downtown area. 

Post # 21
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38 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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CanadaMoose:  Same for me! Never thought I would marry someone who was from a different country. I dreamed of meeting an Italian man while studying abroad and falling in love. Never did I dream I would meet a GERMAN man also studying abroad in Italy and fall for HIM!!!

Also never thought I would marry a man with a larger family than me. I am one of 7 and thought that was hard to beat. He is his parents only son with 8 sisters!!!

Post # 22
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775 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I never thought i would marry a man who had been married before.

Post # 23
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210 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I never thought I would marry my best friend of 10 years (who I swore black and blue for 5 of those we where ‘just friends’)

Post # 24
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3534 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Never thought I’d marry a redhead. And never thought I’d marry someone without a college degree. or that was skinnier than I am! 

Post # 25
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3163 posts
Sugar bee

I never thought I would marry a father. And I never would have thought I’d marry someone as “nice” as my Fiance. He’s my anchor and I am his sail 🙂

Post # 26
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1198 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

honestly i never thought i’d get married at all! 

and even when i considered the possibility of ever getting married, i never thought i would marry someone whose first language isn’t english, or came from a “low income” family (not to be snobby, just that i’m from a solidly middle class family and most of my life, i only knew middle income people so i just assumed thats how it would be. and instead, this is one of the things i admire most about him — that he has overcome so many things in his life, including his family background, to be what he is today.) 

but i also never imaged i’d find someone who loves me so much and is so devoted to me. or that i would love him so much i would also give up my comfortable middle-class life to be with him and help him take care of his family members who need caregiving. 

Post # 27
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1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I never thought I’d marry an engineer (such a different brain than me!) or someone that my dad wasn’t head-over-heels in love with.  My dad has always been fonder of a male friend of mine because they are more similar, but I couldn’t imagine being married to a carbon copy of my dad.

I never thought I’d marry someone who wasn’t a travel fiend.  He’s happy to tag along with me wherever I want to go in this world, but he doesn’t have many places on his own list to check off!

Post # 28
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690 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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ktsteimel: This is mine too! I had to beg my husband just to get a cat. We have a house now and I thought I could convince him to get a dog. Nope! He isn’t budging. 

Post # 29
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770 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I never thought I’d marry someone who I had a crush on for years and for a long time was unattainable (married to someone else). 

Post # 30
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305 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I never thought I’d marry someone who…was the cousin of my 12th grade prom date!

 

I never thought I’d marry someone who…was conservative with money (very glad about this now!)

 

I never thought I’d marry someone who… wasn’t as comfortable in social situations as me

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