Post # 17
I don’t, but I think I might be someone’s “one who got away”. This ex broke up with me coincidentaly the day a friend introduced my Fiance and I, years later this ex contacted me telling me he regreted not giving us a better chance and how he disliked seeing me with my now Fiance and how he thought he wasn’t good enough for me (he didn’t even know FI’s name).
Post # 18
I definitely have one, he was my everything, we dated and were really in love but thetiming was way off. We were only 19 but My family never approved of him because of interracial dating. It broke my heart when we broke up… It took me 3 years and two other boyfriends to get over him and even then he always had my heart. I always wondered how I would ever get over him and if I would still think of him when I was married and older.
But we stayed in touch through mutual friends and somehow years later he came back to me. That was 6 years ago, we’ve been together since. He proposed last October and the wedding is set for june 2013 hence why I’m here on the bee 🙂 I thank god everyday that I won’t spend the rest if my life wondering “what if” about him… I’m entirely lucky.
Post # 19
@leilabee: same with me 🙂
Post # 20
@leilabee: Awwwww, that’s so sweet.
Post # 21
hell to the no; I had a really bad stint until I met my wonderful Fiance. Never looking back 🙂
Post # 22
@j-adore01: Such a sweet story!!
@leilabee: AW!! Congratulations.
Post # 23
Not that I would trade anything for Darling Husband, at one time I felt that one “got away”… and although we were seeing eachother, I mean this mostly as a friendship…. he was destined to leave the geographic area before we even met, I had a few of the best months of my life then and when he left it felt devestating as I knew we’d probably only ever known each other from a distance from then on. I lost (in person) a really remarkable friend. But at the same time…. I know he had this same effect on a lot of people he met, he’s just one of those people….
And I also had an entirely plutonic friend admit to me that I was the one that “got away” or “could have been” for him… which made me terribly sad because after admitting that to me, he then distanced himself and while we normally have a geographically-distanced friendship anyway, it definetly hurts that our friendship lost a closeness.
Post # 24
When we broke up, I thought he’d be the one that got away. For months after we broke up, I thought the same. Basically we were together from 16-18 and then he accused me of cheating (which I didn’t!!) and got with someone a week or so later. We tried the friendship thing but he cut it off -which killed me.
Fast forward a few months and I meet my gorgeous fiance who picked me up and put me back together and now we’re engaged. Ex yes tried to add me on Facebook about a year ago and followed me on twitter just this week – but he caused enough trouble in my life to even consider wanting him back in it!
Post # 25
One of my exes refers to me as “the one that got away.” We were that couple that has insane life altering chemistry, but the other 50% of the time couldn’t get along or were always in different places. We were best friends. I never thought anything could come between us, but eventually I got tired of not having any real commitment and realized that our problems were probably because we wanted completely different things. I met my husband some time later and when we got married the ex took it pretty hard. And I’ll admit, when he announced his engagement I felt very strange for a few days after. He was like my other Great Love, but it just wasn’t meant to be for us.
Post # 26
@MissTX: Haha! I was about to say the same thing but I thought I’d sound like a bitch! But since you said it, I’ll add mine now 😉
I think I am the one that got away for the guy I dated before my Fiance. He was TERRIBLE and I to this day cannot think of a single reason why I stayed with him for so long. He was mentally and emotionally abusive and threatened to kill me and himself multiple times. And me, well, I’m awesome. Haha. He’s a basketcase, and I don’t think he’ll ever find someone like me ever again. And I hope he doesn’t, because no one should have to live like that.
But no, none of the guys I’ve dated were ones that got away. They were kindly escorted out of my life 🙂
Post # 27
@CarolinaCola: This is my story exactly. Well almost, he never threatened to kill me, but he was emotionaly abusive, and threatened to kill himself plenty.
He used to drunk text/dial me constantly telling me he missed me, we were perfect together, etc. I had to block his number.
Post # 28
No- they were losers or azzhats and they lost me…
I am the one that got away for a few guys I dated…
Post # 29
No. My SO is the best thing that ever happened to me and I’ve never had any doubts 🙂 None of the guys I was with before him can compare to him. I left those guys in my past for very good reasons.
Post # 30
i have one.
we met the summer after my sophomore year, half-way across the world. he was kind of a player and i was young, immature, and completely in love. the chemistry was there, the timing was not. we “dated” briefly and then went our separate ways after he moved to seattle for a job. fast forward two years later when i finished college and got a job in new york. despite being 3000 miles apart, we reconnected with him visiting me every so often.
during this time, i also met my fiance at the company i worked for and we started hanging out.
new years eve rolls around. the guy from seattle calls to tell me he’s flying in and asks me to meet him because he wants to “talk about us”. my fiance invites me to dinner the same night. new years eve night, i chose my fiance. and we’ve been together ever since.
i do sometimes wonder what would have happened if i chose differently. but i know i absolutely made the right decision. i love my fiance and am so incredibly excited to start our lives together!
Post # 31
I don’t have one. All the guys I dated before Fiance were commitment phobic or were lying sociopaths. I am so happy to have found someone decent who treated me well.