Post # 1
I want to hear everyone’s story about how they met their other half.
Here’s my story:
I have known my now fiance since I was 8 years old. He was 10-11. He was the boy next door. And he thought I was the most annoying girl in the world. I can understand, I was 8, skinny as a rail and had a mullet. And I had the biggest crush on HIM! Anyway, when I was 11, my family decided to move to the midwest and i had to unfortunately had to say goodbye to him. The night before we left, his family came over to say goodbye, and my cousin looked at me and said, go ahead and hug him and say goodbye. you know you want to… WAS I EMBARRASSED!!! To top it all off, he had no idea that I liked him until that moment! Anyway, Lets jump ahead like 5 years, to the summer before my senior year. I was on Myspace and decided to look up people I used to know, and who comes to mind? You guessed it… The boy next door. I typed in his name in the search bar, and he popped up! i messaged him and sure enough, it was him! To make a long story a little shorter, we talked off an on until he got out of the military and I came out to CA to visit him. June 13, 2008, and we have been together ever since. he always said he really didn’t want to get married and if he did, he would have to live with the girl for like 2 years before he would think about proposing, well Nov 10, 2009 he made me a surprise candlelight dinner with candles lighting the way down our stairs. He got down on one knee and asked me to spend the rest of my life with him, and of course I said YES!!!!
Anyway, that’s my story. I like to refer to it as “My Own Little Fairytale”
Post # 3
That’s so sweet 🙂 Such a movie-type relationship!
I met SO 4.5 years ago in the dorm we both lived in (he lived on the 4th floor and I lived on the 2nd) in the lobby (there was only one lobby bc it was a small dorm…like 100 people total). I was talking to my friends and he was sitting waiting for someone and I saw him listening to our conversation and told him he could come over and join us if he wanted. We had seen each other a few times before that but had never spoken or anything. We ended up staying in the lobby all night as all my friends drifted off to their rooms and eventually we were left alone. At 8:30 the next morning we were still awake and talking when the fire alarm went off and when we came back into the building and I told him we were going to his room…don’t worry, we didn’t do anything . Just talked some more but his roommate was sure confused about who this random girl was that SO had brought back to the room at 8:30 in the morning. lol. We’ve been together ever since and plan to get engaged soon and married next year:)
Post # 4
OMG! That is so sweet! I love stories like that.
Post # 5
@mg1363: That is so Sweet! I love it! 🙂
Post # 6
I met my Fiance 2 1/2 years ago when he joined my team at work. As soon as he walked into my office I was hooked 😉
He was only going to be in the country for 11 months before returning to Europe so we tried to keep things casual to avoid being heart broken. It didnt work and we fell pretty hard. His visa wasnt renewed so we both decided to move to New Zealand so we could be together. He went back to Europe for 3 months and proposed not long after returning…..the rest is history!
Post # 7
@mrswoo: thats like a movie!!
I met my husband my sophomore year of college. His best friend at school was my roommates boyfriend and one night we were going to her boyfriends place to pick up some wine since we couldnt buy our own. My husband was there and had just returned to school after taking a year off. He was watching C-SPAN and my dad works for C-Span and I just happened to be wearing a C-SPAN jacket. I told him it was weird he was watching it on a Saturday night and was immediately interested. We only hung out for a brief period that night but then a few nights later we ran into each other at a party. We ended up talking on the couch for 3.5 hours. Then a few days later, I poked him on facebook and we started IMing all the time. I then showed up to his apartment drunk one night and Im sure you can imagine what went down. After that night we started hanging out all the time. We were not “official” until we had been dating for almost 4 months but even early on I knew I was going to marry him. Now, 5 years later we are married!
Post # 9
@PitBulLover: that’s a cute story:)
and yea the first post is definitely something out of a movie.
Post # 10
i guess i should elaborate a little on my story.
i had already gone on one unsuccessful date from match.com and then my second date was this sexy firefighter and we had a fling for like 2 months. we argued a lot though for only knowing each other for 2 months so we both decided we should go our separate ways. he gave me “cheater” vibes anyway, i knew it wasn’t going to be serious. so i was pretty burned out and thought “bah, this sucks i’m deleting my account”. so i cancelled my account and then that same day my girlfriend called me up and said, “OK..i finally made a match account, i’m ready to do this with you” (i had been begging her to make an account with me but she wouldn’t). lol i told her i just cancelled my account and she whined and begged me to go back on. i don’t know why we needed the moral support but we just did. so i reluctantly reactivated my account and decided to give it another go, but i wasn’t expecting to meet anyone at all or fall in love.
this time i decided that i was going to be proactive and rather than just wait around for guys to “wink” at me and write me, i decided to actually fill out the search criteria and do some searching and “winking” of my own lol i was instantly attracted to my husband’s profile and he had this one picture of himself with these ridiculously oversized women’s sunglasses and i knew right away he was a goof (one of my favorite characteristics) and in his “interests” section, he put “making her happy:)” and i thought, “my kinda guy!”. so i winked at him. he wrote me a message within an hour and we exchanged a few emails and met up like 3 nights later at a bar. i told him to bring friends and that i would bring friends too. i really didn’t want the stress of a big fancy one on one date and decided it would be best to just meet up with friends and see how things go. well, he showed up with a chick! hahaha right away he introduced her and explained that she was his roommate and that her boyfriend was also his roommate (the 3 of them lived together) and her boyfriend was out of town visiting family and he couldn’t find anyone else to bring that night. i had no reason not to believe him or be jealous or anything. she was actually pretty cool and we talked a lot. i brought a married couple i am friends with and we all had a great time. at the end of the night, i was a little tipsy and asked him if he wanted to makeout. he smiled and said, “of course” and we had a really sweet and innocent little 1 minute makeout session and then we went home. he text me that night when he got home that he had a wonderful time and couldn’t wait to see me again. we went jet skiing 2 days later (he had just bought one and asked if i wanted to go the next morning). all of his really good friends got jet skis too and the whole crew went, i was surprised that he was bringing me around his friends so soon. he definitely seemed very proud to show me off right away it was really cute.
one day in the car on the way to the beach (about 3 months into us dating), he was all excited and smiling and i was kissing him on the cheek while he was driving and he was like, “I REALLLY like you!” and I said, “do you want to say that you love me? i can tell” and he said, “YES!” and i said it back. the rest is history.
Post # 11
Mine and DH’s story is soooo not romantic lol.
We met in college–we had a mutual friend who set us up. We hung out when we could and we liked each other, but I ended things after about a month and a half. I was still hung up on an ex-boyfriend, Darling Husband didn’t want an exclusive relationship.
Fast forward a few years. I’m hanging out with a good buddy of mine looking for this piercing place. We get lost, so we cut through a parking lot to get back to a main street and low and behold, I spot Darling Husband walking with one of his friends. I wave, Darling Husband waves back. A few minutes later, I make my friend call Darling Husband. We all meet up at Waffle House (classy!) and the rest is history.
Post # 12
@nontraditionalmiami: thank you! Your story is really cute too! It makes me want to push my mom to go back on match! I thnik online dating is one of the best things that has come from the internet.
Post # 13
@PitBulLover: yea i recommend it to anyone. you never know! some guys are actually on there to find serious relationships. i could tell that about my husband right away, he even said on that first date that he was looking to settle down and he had been on a few unsuccessful dates so far. he had no shame in admitting that, it was refreshing. i was defintely smitten that first night.
what’s really cool about our first date is that we actually have a picture together which is rare. it’s because we brought friends and everyone was drinking, so of course eventually someone busted out the phone camera and we got a cute pic together on our first date:) that roommate chick was in it, but i just cut her out of it lol
Post # 14
We met at a bar, celebrating a mutual friends birthday. Never thought I would actually meet a normal guy in a bar…but it happened! We actually didn’t talk too much, we were both a little tipsy. I had to leave quickly since my ride was leaving so we didnt even say goodbye. So I friended him on facebook the next day and the rest is history 🙂 I actually have our very first facebook convos. saved still. They are so cute and innocent.
Post # 15
We met at temple. We both belonged to the same temple our whole lives, but he’s 5 years older so we never ran into each other. He is friends with all of my older brother’s friends, so he was standing with a bunch of people I knew. I went over to say hi to them and met him. The next day he facebook friended me, and a month later we started dating.
Post # 16
@Bostongrl25: i think it’s common to meet at bars, everyone makes it sound so bad but it’s not. i even know a married couple who drunkenly hooked up on the first night lol