How I Met My Husband (wearing only a bra and underwear)

Since my crappy marriage book is coming out in three weeks and it’s about marriage, I’m going to share some of the prenuptial story. How we met and such. Basically, what happened before marriage happened. These stories comprised an entire chapter in the book that was cut out…

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It is a hot and humid, mid-summer afternoon. I have the day off so I decide to go to the park to lie in the sun and read a book. (For context, I’ve just graduated from college and this is in Madison, WI.)

I can usually convince a friend to go with me.

So I call my friend Jessie:

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But she has to work and after that she is hanging out with her new boyfriend. I can’t complain; I was the one who set them up. (Fast forward several years – they get married!)

I walk to my friend Justin’s house to borrow his headphones and he won’t come either. Nobody is around. Fine. I’ll go by myself.

Maybe it will be good for me to go alone. My boyfriend just moved away to California for law school. After going back and forth about “trying the distance thing” we both admitted defeat. It wasn’t going to work and we were mature enough to realize it right away. After dating for two years we split up. But it’s okay. I’m ready to be alone and focus on myself for a change. No more guys. Just me. Single.

I grab a blanket and sunscreen and look for my swimsuit. I find it wrapped inside a smelly wet towel buried in the laundry pile. It is nasty and unwearable. Now what? Could I just wear matching bra and underwear? It will look like a bikini. Nobody will be close enough to notice. Sure, it is totally fine.

I finish packing my bag and head out.

This particular park isn’t one I usually go to because it is a much farther walk from my apartment. Today, it is particularly crowded with groups of college students. People are on blankets. People are playing Frisbee and soccer and secretly drinking alcohol out of thermos containers.

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I survey the grass and look for a quiet spot where I’ll be least likely to get smacked on the head with a ball.

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I smooth out my towel and lean back and close my eyes. Wow, it feels so good to be in the sun. I can hear kids shrieking with laughter because two seagulls are trying to steal their popcorn. I can smell the lighter fluid and charcoal of a grill getting started.

I love summer.

I open my eyes and notice a guy sitting nearby with his shirt off, holding an open book in his lap. He looks away when our eyes meet. Was he there when I sat down? I didn’t notice him. I watch him out of the corner of my eye. Did he just look at me again?

I lie down completely and put my sun hat over my face. Once it is on my face I realize that it isn’t an ordinary hat. It is a spy hat.

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One of the eyelet holes where the long lost chin tie should poke through is the perfect size to peep through. I can watch everything going on around me and nobody knows that I can see!

Yep. That guy is looking at me. And he is gorgeous. Why is he looking at me? I’m terribly intimidated so I decide to pretend that I’m not intimidated and be brave instead.

I quickly sit up, dig in my bag for my journal and a pen and I boldly face him and start sketching a picture of him.

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I also write down that I’m “making eyes with some sausage guy”. A sausage guy is any muscular male who isn’t particularly bright but is pleasing to the eye. I also note that “at least he can read” and I wonder what he is reading. The book looks small. It is probably something fluffy.

Just then I hear a loud beeping noise and I see him reach in his pocket and look at a pager. Then he calls someone on his cell phone. Then it happens again.

Who still uses a pager? Oh my god, he is a fucking drug dealer. I’m playing eye games with a dangerous drug dealer in my bra and underwear and he is going to follow me and chop me into pieces or make me try heroin.

He is really nice to look at though:

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But I better stop looking at him or he’ll come over here.

Oh no! He is coming over here! Right now!

Frantically, I toss my journal in my bag and rifle through it to grab my clothes. Quickly, quickly!

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My heart is pounding, I have got to put my clothes on before he gets here. Hurry!

Too late. He casually sits down on the grass next to my blanket and introduces himself.

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We shake hands and the entire time I’m thinking about the fact that I’m wearing only a bra and underwear. He put his shirt on before he walked over. Not fair. Not fair at all.

I have to put him on the defensive. So I quickly say:

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But he is unflappable.

We talk for a while and I learn that he just moved here from Los Angeles a couple weeks ago. Interesting. My ex-boyfriend just moved to Los Angeles a couple weeks ago. It was as if the universe was saying, “Oops, sorry, that wasn’t the one. Try this fresh one we just flew in.”

He also shows me that he is reading Cope’s Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen. Not exactly a comic book. And he explains that his pager is going off because he is a medical resident and on call. Not exactly a drug dealer either. (Okay, he was still a drug dealer. Just a legal one.)

He talks at length about himself and then asks me:

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A simple question that I answer (the answer is no) which wouldn’t be notable except it is. You’ll see.

He asks me out to dinner. That same night, two hours from now! I say yes and literally RUN home as soon as I’m sure he can’t see me. Half out of excitement and half because my apartment is far away and I still have to shower and get ready for our date in less than two hours.

We meet at a Caribbean restaurant and because he is on call, he can’t order a drink. So I decide not to order one either because I don’t want to look like a drunk which is exactly what I look like after only one cocktail if the other person isn’t drinking. I’m on a first date with a completely gorgeous and intimidating stranger without the crutch of alcohol? Please save me. This is awful. Why am I here? At least I’m wearing clothes now.

He talks more about himself and then he causally asks:

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Again. The same question! Again! Which means he absolutely didn’t listen to me the first time he asked it. Which means he isn’t really interested in me at all.

The dinner finishes up and he gets a page that he needs to go back to the hospital. He has to leave suddenly and says he’ll call me but I’m pretty sure he won’t.

He does.

We go on a second (much improved) date where he actually remembers that I’m an only child. He is much more relaxed and we laugh together. Then something horrible happens. I fall for him. Hard.

So I do what any normal young woman does when she falls for someone so hard and so quickly that it scares the shit out of her. I tell him that I don’t want to see him anymore.

The timing is horrible. I just got out of a serious relationship. Getting involved with someone is the last thing I want to do right now. I don’t want this! I’m not ready!

But after a phone call consultation with my friend Jessie, I’m swayed:

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And so I do eventually see him again. Again and again. (Fast forward several years – we get married too! Thanks Jessie. We’re even.)

 

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Congrats to Erica who wrote, “I don’t remember the “first” time meeting my husband because we went to elementary school together!”

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371 Responses to How I Met My Husband (wearing only a bra and underwear)

  1. Carrie says:

    I met my husband through work. He worked in accounting and I worked in legal for a large evil corporation that thankfully neither of us work for anymore. We officially met by a water cooler, no joke! I was heating up some pad thai leftovers and he mentioned he loved thai food and he later asked me out to dinner at his favorite thai place!

  2. Sarah K. says:

    I loved your story!

    We met online back when it was still taboo to say you met online, lol. It was an AOL chatroom for 20-somethings in the Chicago area and we got to talking and hit it off. We emailed for several weeks and then met at a bar.

    • Tiffany Sandell says:

      My husband and I met through plenty of fish, 8.5 years ago (on the 17th of December it will be exactly 8 years 6 months) :). It was very taboo back then lol. And also because I met a stranger through the taboo Internet dating scene who was 10 years older than me :).

    • lightweight says:

      We also met online when it was taboo!!! Ours was a yahoo chat room. I had just moved back home after University and all my friends had since moved away so I was just in the chat room. My husband happened to message me asking what my screen name meant so I told him. To him the conversation was over but I had just had a bad experience with a guy and proceeded to ask him why guys were such jerks! We continued to chat for a few days and he sent a picture (but it wasn’t a very good picture) and we decided to meet up just as friends to hang out. The second I saw him it was love at first sight and he was hot (not like the bad picture he sent!). We met in September, two months later we moved in together (November), a month after that we were engaged (December) and five months later we were married (the following May!). This May we will be married 12 years with a 6 and 9 year old 🙂
      Isn’t it amazing how one second can change your entire life!

      • British American says:

        Me too! I also met my husband in yahoo chat, back in the fall of ’99. It was the “ska, punk and thrash” chatroom, since we both thought that was the most alternative sounding music room available. We chatted that night and exchanged e mail addresses. Several months later we started e mailing each other and he was confused as to why I was in England. I’m English! I emigrated to the US and now I’m American too. We’ve been married for 13 years now and have 3 kids.

        Loved reading your story – too funny that you were in your underwear!

  3. Erica says:

    I don’t remember the “first” time meeting my husband because we went to elementary school together! However, we didn’t start dating until long after high school, we “met” at our five year reunion and he asked me out.

  4. Tina says:

    We met at a club! I was wearing platform heels and metallic hot pants and I’m not even joking.

  5. Danni says:

    My husband and I met briefly at Christian Union at university and he asked if I wanted to get a coffee some time. Yeah, sure.
    Met him at 10.00am a couple of days later and we went into town, and walked around talking and talking… and talking. So, we skipped coffee and had lunch together instead. We charted some more and he suggested we cook dinner together. Sure, hey, why not? So we went shopping and then went back to his student house and cooked dinner. He asked if I’d like to watch a film whilst we ate. Sure. Then we watched some YouTube videos. Then we realised we were both doing ‘Tea and Toast’- basically where the Christian Union opened up the chaplaincy to offer hot drinks and toast to students leaving on campus bars, so we thought we might as well chat some more and go together. 5am he walked me back to my student flats. 19hr first date and I think we both knew we might be on to something. 8 years later, married for 4.5 and one child here we are!

  6. Amanda B says:

    I was part of a group for young adults (roughly 18-30 year olds) through my church. I had lots of good friends in the group and went to almost every event even though I’d moved further away from where the group generally met. He was over from Scotland (his home country) with the intention of doing one year in residence at a highly acclaimed technical university before returning to Scotland to complete his masters. One of the girls in his program happened to have come to some of the events with this young adult group in the past and told him about it when she found out he was also Catholic. Literally a week after he arrived in the country he showed up at a potluck gathering having no clue what a potluck was (he ate dinner before he came not realizing there would be tons of food there) and bearing non-alcoholic beer (he was horrified when he found out it was non-alcoholic; he’d never heard of such a thing before and didn’t realize the grocery stores in our state didn’t sell real beer). I am terrible with accents and am not remotely turned on by them; people with heavy accents stress me out because I can’t understand what they’re saying and I feel awkward. Within minutes of him arriving at the house I heard him speak, actually thought he was German (I said I was bad with accents!) and mentally wrote him off as someone I would probably not try to get to know. But, he ended up sitting next to me at the table, it turned out we had the same off-kilter slightly morbid sense of humor as for some reason I can no longer recall he jokingly threatened to poke my eye out with a fork and we started arguing about whether a fork or a spoon would hurt more. We saw each other more and more often at these group gatherings until he found out I wanted to see a movie he also wanted to see and said, “Great, what time are you picking me up?” He had no car and I was a convenient chauffeur. Regardless, we had a great time at the movie (Despicable Me!) and drinks afterwards and started spending more and more time together one on one before we finally admitted we were dating and not “just friends” about four months later. The rest is history! 😉

  7. Jennifer says:

    You look good in red!

  8. Roxanne says:

    Blind date here. Married almost 13 years, together since 01/13/2001. Coincidentally, also my birthday 🙂

  9. cori says:

    I met my husband in a marsh – yes, literally, LOL!! We were both working at a field station that was located on the edge of a marsh. He had a big bushy beard, and I thought he was, like, 40 years old and weird! Then he shaved, I could see his gorgeous eyes, and we fell for each other….. That was the summer of 1996. We married in 2001, and now have 3 children.

    • Nooped says:

      Yay field station love! Our daughter and fantastic son in law met at a field station near Kalamazoo 🙂 (She’s amazing too)

  10. Elissa says:

    I met my husband on the bus to school. We had lived less than a quarter mile from each other most of our lives… he lived at the top of the hill, I lived at the bottom so we didn’t really know each other until High School. He picked on me terribly on the bus, but I loved it. We were friends for years before we finally started dating. Seven years later we were married. Seven years after that we had our first son. 16 years in and we welcomed our 2nd little boy. I’ve spent over half of my life with this wonderful, silly man I married and have watched him blossom into the best daddy and husband I could ever ask for.

  11. Amber says:

    We met on a blind date. Not a “hey, you two would get along” blind date. No my friend wanted to go out with her boyfriend. She called him and he said he couldn’t go out because his brother is moving in from out of state to live with him. She wasn’t deterred and said what if I get him a date? Haha. We have been married for 16 years. 🙂

  12. Hannah F. says:

    This is going to sound awful, but I met my husband when I was kinda dating his twin brother. The brother only lasted two dates, but we stayed friends. We eventually all started playing Halo together, and I was always put on Sean’s team because my complete lack of ability balanced out his awesomeness, so we spent lots of time together. Eventually, he realized that I was flirting with him, and we started dating. I still think I got the better looking twin. 😉

  13. Amy H says:

    I met my husband in middle school. We were raised in the same small town, and were good friends all the way through high school. Once into college, we finally admitted we had huge crushes on each other but had been too shy to say anything. Fast forward to now, and we just celebrated 5 years & have 2 little boys!

  14. T says:

    We met kind of online and then for real at a mutual friend from online’s party when I was 15. I liked him the second time I met him, he took a while to come to his senses. We started dating about a year after that, now 18 years ago :O Hard to believe it’s been that long, and yet so short at the same time.

  15. Sarah says:

    I *love* these types of stories, where people just start dating, and end up married. So often I hear about how people meet through friends, and basically hang out until they get married … not dating, so much.

    Anyway, I’ve been married to my husband (whom I met on eHarmony when it was still super-scary to meet people online) for 11 years, and we have two kids. Isn’t life strange?

  16. Janine says:

    We met at the fine dining restaurant where I was working as a manager. I was helping out behind the bar and he asked if he could steal the cigar clippers and then the glasses. I was annoyed. He told me he was a musician that played at a club I liked to go to so we exchanged email addresses. He said he would get me in for free – that was worth giving him my secondary email. A few weeks later, I went to the club with another guy, but ended up with my now husband 🙂

  17. Jessica says:

    We went to high school together 🙂 He moved several states away, and we didn’t really keep in contact, though I really missed his company in our group. About a year later he moved back, we started dating, and he even took me to my senior prom 🙂 Married 8 years now.

  18. Rachel K. says:

    I met my husband when I was a freshman in college at a friend’s party. I was actually trying to figure out if I should go out with another guy that I liked and was talking to a friend about it. She happened to be good friends with this guy Joe, who was at the party, and she was saying how unsure she was of the other guy but was like, “Hey, Joe here, is a GREAT guy. You should date him!” I didn’t. I dated the other guy for 2 years. After we broke up, I was an emotional wreck of course. Didn’t help that we had a lot of mutual friends (including that guy Joe) but since most of them thought he was a d-bag they hung out with me more. We all started gaming on a weekly basis (because I <3 nerds!) and Joe was in this group gaming with us. Well, I started getting a crush on him but I had no idea whether he liked me or not because he us super shy and quiet. Finally we went on our first date that I didn't know was a date but wanted it to be a date (that's a whole different story) and then started dating for real. Now we are married with a kid. Yup. Should have just listened to his friend and dated him to begin with.

  19. Sandra says:

    In a funny farm. No lie.

  20. Glenna says:

    I met my husband through okcupid.com 😉

  21. Amy says:

    I had just broken up and moved out. My girlfriend Jenny takes me out to this margarita bar in Boulder, Co. (Side note I am from Philadelphia). And she introduces me to this cute guy from New York. I am wearing an I love NY shirt. Flash forward. We’ve been married 10 years known each other for 13. We have 4 kids.

  22. Charlotte says:

    I love your story! I might steal it! 😉 I jest!

    I was living in a remote Norwegian village, with my ex of 2 years at that point. I’m living there so I can complete my degree (they have a horticultural program), ex tagged along, even though I broke up with him and we ended up sharing an apartment to save on money. Anywhoozle. Literally the day after I graduate, I pack my stuff and get the heck out of there. My mom picks me up. I stay at their house over the summer, applying for jobs. And playing computer games. I “know” a lot of people on these games, and that’s how I met my ex actually. So, I swear, I’m NEVER meeting anyone over the internet again. EVER! One night, a guy joins our chat, and we hit it off. And we talk. And talk. And talk. Turns out he’s in the US. And again, I was never EVER doing this again, right?

    A few weeks later I’m on a plane to the US, we meet at the airport, kiss, he escorts me to a waiting stretch hum vee (totally lost on me, the country bumpkin) and champagne.

    We celebrated 9 years of marriage last month. 🙂

  23. rye says:

    i laughed so hard at this part… “Who still uses a pager? Oh my god, he is a fucking drug dealer. I’m playing eye games with a dangerous drug dealer in my bra and underwear and he is going to follow me and chop me into pieces or make me try heroin.”

    …my son thought i was laughing at his dance moves on just dance 4. hahahahaha

  24. Amanda W. says:

    My hubby was my best friend’s boyfriend in junior high school. We went to different high schools but I hung out with his best friend occasionally and then my friend (his now ex) went to Dennys one night and saw him and his friend there. He called me the next night to hang out and watch a movie and we were inseparable from then on. We were 16 at the time and as of 2015 have been together more than half our lives.

  25. Alisha says:

    I met my husband through my brother. (I the first actual meeting took place at Taco Bell where him and my brother both worked) They were best friends in high school they even had an apartment together after high school but every time we would ser each other one or both of us were dating someone else at the time and finally about 5-6 years after we initially met we both were single hanging out at a Memorial Day party started dating now we are married with a beautiful daughter. Once we started dating we both admitted to liking each other all along but it just took a while for things to fall in place.

  26. Alicia says:

    We met in high school and were friends and dating other people, and went to the same college. Both previous relationships ended, so we started dating.

  27. Mel says:

    Love this story, mostly because I had no idea Crappy Husband had a real name and a job other than starring in awesome comics 🙂 We met at a strata meeting, I thought he had a great bum and seemed nice and he thought I was bossy with good boobs.. Pretty much the same now except our bums and boobs are much saggier!

  28. Renee says:

    Love your story! I met my lovely fellw online! A friend talked me into setting up a profile, I never expected to meet anyone decent. We started chatting about books we liked and here we are nearly 10 years later and a gorgeous 4 year old!

  29. Susan F says:

    I met my husband at a club- which is ironic since I don’t drink and he doesn’t dance. He had just come back from a year in Iraq 2 days earlier and was out to celebrate! 🙂

  30. Rachel says:

    I met my husband through church so God definitely had a hand with us being together. I actually knew his younger sister first. We were at a camping trip and she was talking about her “dumb brothers”. I was picturing a 10 year old and a 15 year old. I was definitely not expecting the 24 year old stud muffin that I met (at another church function) a few months later. There’s more to my story, but too much to say. 🙂

    I enjoyed your story very much.

  31. Yuka says:

    I met my husband at his ex-girlfriend’s birthday party, which she invited me to. Yes they were together at the time, but their relationship was on the wane. She invited me because we had mutual friends, but who seriously invites someone they’ve just met to their own birthday party? Anyway, he wanted to learn my native language. Over the course of two months we realised we could be geeky together, and the rest is history.

  32. Natasha says:

    He was the coach of my university flat mate’s rugby team. I walked into our living room one day and he was standing there with a group of rugby lads, taking turns throwing knives at a pumpkin… As you do.

  33. kate says:

    At a bar. He came up to me and asked to buy me s drink but I was too drunk to have more (classy) so I asked him to buy my friend one and talk to me. Married 5 years with two beautiful girls.

  34. Justine says:

    Met mine at my wedding. Whoops.

    He went to school with my (ex) husband and was actually piecing together a makeshift tux when I met him (because one of our groomsmen didn’t show up until about 5 minutes before the wedding, and he was willing to stand in).

    I didn’t talk to him again until about a year after my marriage ended; we’ve been together for four years now. Thankfully, people have stopped asking how we met 🙂

  35. Marie says:

    10th grade.
    New girl in school.
    English class.
    The *one* person I knew sat behind me, and I asked her if the boy two rows over with the bedroom eyes was a creep. “Just Ryan ” she says. A few days later he comes over to talk to me. He asks my name 3 times. Then, the teacher moves our desks and puts me directly behind him. We hated her, but in hindsight, she knew what she was doing. He asked me for homework help on Julius Caesar and he walked home with me. We didn’t get much homework done, but he did ask me out. I said no. Very raw post-breakup from moving. But I kissed him anyway. Two days later, I reasoned that the boy that broke my heart wasn’t worth it and I should just go for it with bedroom eyes boy. We just celebrated out 18th year together. He proposed to me in that same classroom. 🙂

  36. Deborah says:

    at the archery club at uni. Bizarrely, considering neither of us could or can play archery, or continued to after that term was over! It was obviously meant to be 😉

  37. Heather Hill says:

    My husband and I were set up by mutual friends. I learned about it like…. ding-dong (doorbell) “oh by the way, that’s your date for tonight.” Said friends to me. From there I ran upstairs and locked myself in the bathroom for an hour while they tried to coax me out, including the friends parents.

  38. Melissa says:

    We met in university. He was irritating and offensive and I thought he was dating another classmate. He was actually dating her sister but she (the mutual classmate) was besotted with him and he enjoyed the flattery. We often disagreed in class and had many a verbal sparring match. He was also hilarious and made me laugh all the time, which also made me mad (by the way, this was the final year of an engineering degree so it was a small fairly tight class.

    Then we went to a Christmas party, drank waaaaaay too much, laughed until our ribs hurt, shut down the party, headed to another bar, then somehow ended up going home together. Oops. It was like a really bad chick flick. I still didn’t think he was boyfriend material, he annoyed me so much.

    Six months later he ended up in hospital and I took a two hour bus ride in the middle of the night to stay with him….and I realized I loved him. Jerk. 😉

    Twelve years (9 married) & 2 kids later, I still wonder sometimes what happened. Still makes me laugh till my ribs hurt, so that probably has something to do with it.

  39. Melanie says:

    We met via eHarmony. Our first ‘real’ date was at Denny’s and in 2 hours all we ordered was tea and lemonade.

  40. Linnea says:

    I met my husband on a Christian online singles site. We emailed for months before we met and it was love at first sight! It worked out perfectly for us.

  41. Heather says:

    i met my husband at a super bowl party. I don’t think I watch a minute of the game 🙂

  42. Amy K says:

    My ex husband and I split up in February of 2008 and I had been single for several months. My ex had our son on Sunday’s through Tuesday and the work week it wasn’t ideal for meeting new people so my aunt suggested online dating.

    I remember thinking, I’m a young, not completely unfortunate looking, educated woman with a career I’m not that desperate!

    A few weeks and drinks alone on a childless night later I decided I was in fact that desperate and made an online profile. After a few awkward conversations with some weirdo s, I got an email from a cute guy who seemed the least serial murderer of all the men who had hit on me so far.

    Emails turned in to texts, texts turned in to late night phone calls. The kind you had in high school where you would fall asleep because you just didn’t want to say goodnight. Finally we went on our first date after a month or so of talking. He took me to brunch then the rest is pretty much history. We were married in Jan of 2010. Its one of the few moments when an act of desperation turned out to be a good thing 🙂

  43. Chelsea Klassen says:

    My husband and I worked together.

  44. sarah b. says:

    Um, did the park happen to be James Madison park? And did the restaurant happen to be Jolly Bob’s? My now-husband and I enjoyed many happy dinners there when we met in college, and sadly, it closed its doors this past weekend. We now live in CA too, but we have extremely happy memories of falling in love in Madison…we had to return for our wedding, with a reception at the Orpheum, where we had our first date. Many happy returns to another Badger couple.

    • amber says:

      It was James Madison and it WAS Jolly Bob’s! Sad that it closed. I love the Orpheum, saw lots of shows there. Sigh. I miss it and can’t help but occasionally look at Madison real estate porn, daydreaming about what it would be like to move back…

      • sarah b says:

        Oh, I get it…we took our two boys (prob the same age as the Crappies) back there for the first time this summer while driving from Stevens Point to Milwaukee on our annual visit. Went to a sweet little park over on the east side, close to Willie St…vocally daydreamed about a summer vrbo there. Then went and ate our feelings at Dotty Dumplings Dowry.

      • Jessica says:

        ah ha! I was scrolling the comments to see if you mentioned the park’s name, bc I guessed it was James Madison, too. My hubs and I met and fell in love in Madison. (We worked together at TDS Metrocom for about 5 minutes). Madison is a great place to have a courtship. The first time he told me he loved me was over a pitcher at the terrace!

      • Laura says:

        Ha! I was totally wondering if this was James Madison park too. I always went there in my swimsuit to read too, although I never met any cute medical residents there.

        I also thought it was Jolly Bobs. Great drinks and atmosphere. Love Madison

      • Rachel E says:

        I was going to say the same thing! I’m from Madison, went to UW (probably at the same time you did) and miss it too. I bet you could afford a whole lot more real estate in Madison than LA! Good hospital to work at too! Ok my how we met story is that I was at a friends house and her brother stopped by with his friend (my now husband). Later on I found out he wanted my number , but I wasn’t interested in meeting anyone so I said yes. We emailed a few times and set up a date which I was ready to cancel. An older work friend told me to just go (“it’s just a date” she said). So I went, we closed the restaurant down, and now we gave three great kids.

  45. Theresa says:

    A friend showed me this guy’s MySpace page (what’s that, right?) and said she’d been talking to him, but he was too nice for her and that I should talk to him… Well, a few months go by and I join a free dating website. One night, his same screen name popped up and he started talking to me. I addressed him by his real name and kind of stunned him. We talked off and on and one night around 8-ish he said, “We still have yet to go get dinner like we talked about, have you eaten?” So we went off to Olive Garden that night, closed the place down we laughed and talked so much, and we haven’t been apart since. 🙂

  46. Crystal says:

    Madison in the summer is perfect for sunning at the park in your bra! I can totally see it. Hubby and I met in Madison too! We both worked at the Kohl Center and I kept scheduling shifts so they’d match up. Turned out we lived around the corner from each other so we biked to work together all summer. We loved it there!

  47. Tay says:

    I meant my fiance at a party held by our local homeschool group (we were both homeschooled) when I was 17 and he was 15. I was sitting on a couch next to a mutual friend of ours, and he came over and sat down on the opposite side of her. Said friend left at some point, and the two of us awkwardly sat there, sneaking glances at each other until he finally talked to me. Two months later we decided to be more than friends and four years later, here we are. 🙂

  48. Erin says:

    I was playing in a pickup ultimate frisbee game with many people I did not know. I was running into the end zone to catch the disc when I collided with a large man and was knocked unconscious. That is the exact moment I met my husband. We got married a year later 🙂

  49. Cara says:

    I was 19 and my twin sister and I were working as cashiers at a grocery store. He had come in several times just to go through my line, but never while my sister and I were both working. So he had also gone through HER line several times before he got the nerve up to send his brother in to ask me for my number. His brother chickened out and the next day I was taking my break outside on the bench and I said hi. 17 years later and we still laugh at how he never knew there were two of us…and I was just the lucky one who happened to be working that day. Otherwise he may have ended up dating my sister!

  50. Kylie Johnson says:

    in kings cross, Sydney (huge party district with reputation to match) on a date with a young lad at someone’s 21st party. He was pointing out the people there since I didn’t know anyone. Fast forward to the next morning we were all back at someone’s house and my now husband tells me “geeze women, you like shit!” I was hooked. Loved his brute teasing honesty (my hair was everywhere). NOTE! I didn’t hook up with him that day! I saw the end of the other boy first. No two timing.

  51. maggie says:

    I had a crush on this guy in my high school English class…only he had a crush on some girl who drove a red Ford Bronco. Turns out that was me! Been together 18 years, married 11 & have 2 kids.

  52. Michelle Taylot says:

    My husband is my best friend in high school’s big brother. I had a crush on him forever, and when I went to college he finally asked me out. So I totally have my best friend as a sister in law. It’s awesome.

  53. rebecca navarro says:

    my husband and I were both in the same unit of the Army, he got there about a year before I did. I don’t remember this but he says the first time we talked was while he was on 24 hour duty and my friend and I came and offered him food and bugged him lol. the first time we really talked was when we were away for a training exercise and we were put on roaming guard together but it was freezing. I said we were staying in the truck with the heat on and doing a walkaround every half hour or so since it was below freezing. We talked about everything and nothing, didn’t get together for a few more years.

  54. Shelly G says:

    I have never once (my parents included) known someone who met their spouse in a “traditional sense”. Though I may need to re-evaluate what “traditional really is. In 1999, my husband was a tall, geeky kid who played metal guitar and was a part of the clique that I associated myself with. I dropped out two years later and in 2004, I was working a job setting up concerts. Ozzfest of that year, I saw him (6’5 and blonde, hard to miss). We reconnected and I was his relationship advice girl (he returned the favor) until 2010. A close friend of mine told me “You love him” and I said “Of course I do! He’s him.” And then told me “He obviously loves you” to which I replied “Of course, what’s not to love?” He then asked me why we never dated and I answered honestly “If we got together, it’d be serious.” But he put the question in my head. I asked Mo (ny now-husband) why we never dated and he said “Because it would be serious and I’m not sure you’re ready for that.” I said “Maybe we should try.” Two days of what was essentially a series of escalating dares, we had a ring and were engaged. The friend said “I said give it a try, not get married!” but got tipsy with us at our wedding. A little over four years officially together (four years married in February), we’re happy, healthy, still honest with each other, and parents to a fantastic two-year-old.

    It happens how it happens.

  55. Sarah perdue says:

    I met my husband at work! He was my trainer when I first started and then we were peers. It was completly against company policy for us to date so we did so secretly until I could find a new job outside of the team we were on. By the time I moved on to a new team, we were engaged, which was funny because out of the blue we “came out of the closet” and people assumed I was pregnant!!! (Why else would we just randomly get engaged!?) no one belived that we had secretly been dating for over a year. It took 9 months before anyone believed that we were not pregnant!!!

  56. katie says:

    We met in college, where I worked with his best friend. We were friends, and both dated other people here & there for a few year, so we were never both single at the same time. Then finally I realized that the guy I was dating was *not* right for me, broke it off, and we got together at last!

  57. Jimin says:

    This is very cliche, but my husband picked me up at a bar. Yes, he’s that smooth. And, I was under the influence of a couple of fancy schmancy martinis.
    Let me start at the beginning. My girlfriend decided that I had been single long enough since the last broken engagement (4th one…don’t ask), and it was time to go find me a boy.
    We went to a fancy bar, got primo seats at the bar to check out all the guys buying drinks, and sure enough, I lucked out. He walked over, and asked, “are you Janet’s cousin?” I told him no, “but, I have a roommate named Janet. Stay here and talk to me.”
    My girlfriend (who had a boyfriend at the time) and I decided to take him to a karaoke bar that night. Poor guy was so confused. After a few songs, we told him that he was here for me, and that my girlfriend had a boyfriend. He asked me for my number when we finally brought him back to his apartment the next morning. Three years later, we got married.
    By the way, I’m telling my kids that we met at a restaurant and not at a bar, which is technically true.

  58. Julie Brown says:

    I met my husband when we were both working for The Henry Ford, in Dearborn, Michigan. I was actually engaged to someone else at the time, but there was just this something about him that made me stop and take notice. A few months after my engagement broke off, we were talking in the break room and I could feel something starting between us. I actually got the courage up to ask HIM out (to see Happy Gilmore at the dollar show!) and we spent hours afterward talking over coffee. We were engaged five months later, married four months after that, and this January, we’ll celebrate eighteen years of marriage with our three boys.

  59. Diane says:

    My husband and I met in science class in high school. We both went our separate ways after high school but stayed close friends. We got together in 2010 dated for a few months and got married. It was just right and truly always had been. We were best friends for 6 years before we dated. 4 years and 2 kids later life is amazing.

  60. Sarah DeHaan says:

    My husband and I met online, which many thought was crazy, but it was pretty handy.. I could stalk him at a distance. He was the only guy that followed my “rules of contact” and didn’t abuse my email address, so he had pretty good odds! We traded over 600 text messages (back when texting was new and cool and expensive) and I footed a $300 phone bill. We met at the restaurant his parents owned, and I took a book with me… something by Mark Twain. I realized after he walked in and was looking for me that I had it upside down, pretending to read. We were really nervous for a minute or two, but I knew within a couple of dates that I would marry him. 7 years and 2 kids later, we’ve convinced everyone that we weren’t crazy after all!

  61. Laurel says:

    I met my husband on my front door step. My roommate and I were getting another roommate. On move in day, I return home from a bike ride to find a huge moving truck with actual hired movers going in and out of my house! If you need to live with roommates no way you can afford to hire real movers in the big city! Right? So these guys must be robbing our apartment of second hand furniture! Then this sexy sweat mover asked me if I needed some help. He was wearing a cycling cap and we had a dorky conversation about bikes. We went on a ride on our first date:)

  62. Christy says:

    Hubs and I met through friends. He lived in a different city but decided to come down after we talked for a few days. We were suppose to double date but our friends ditched us, so essentially I was on a blind date! Lucky for me, he was (and still is) quite a catch.

  63. Natalie says:

    We met on Match.com. The day of our first date, it snowed and my work closed early. Since I lived a half an hour away, I had gotten a hotel room and, as I had time to kill, I opened up a bottle of wine. Half way through the date where further drinking ensued, I realized I was very close to being the sloppy drunk girl, so I asked him to walk me to the hotel. He wanted to “see the room” but I was still trying to play off my drunkenness and I figured he wanted to get it on, so I wouldn’t let him. He still insists he just wanted to check out the room!

  64. Amanda says:

    I love your huge boobs and concave tummy! Lovely story too. Xx

  65. Dawn says:

    A mutual friend set me and my husband up in college. She told him that I was interested in him and told me that he was interested in me (neither of us told her that!) and she sat back and watched it all unfold. We will celebrate 10 years of marriage in three weeks! Your book would be a lovely wedding anniversary gift (wink, wink)!

  66. Amber says:

    My cousin fixed us up, but I had seen him and given her the OK. He told her he didn’t date redheads (I am one–so was she!). We went on a couple dates and then he didn’t call anymore. I didn’t really care, then he saw me leaving my aunt’s house and he asked my cousin if she thought I’d go out with him again. After a couple more dates that time, I really fell. Been married 28+ years!

  67. Jennifer Hill says:

    My husband and I met on Yahoo personals. This was 11 years ago before Online Dating was socially acceptable and I told myself I was only willing to pay for one month. He was my second date. I didn’t even need the whole month. 😉

  68. Priscilla Valero says:

    When I was a teenager, my parents would drag me to their friends kids parties and this guy use to be there with his family. I would ohh an ahh but never approached him. So one day the Christmas Gods decided to give me a nice present. I was on xmas break from college and my future husband just got out of the military. That night I went out to a local bar with some friends and he was there. My future husband, looking all fine. I kept eying him and could not take my eyes off of his every move (This is stoker status). I’m at the bar ordering a drink and I turn around, to my surprise he is right behind me. I introduce myself and chalantly say “we should hang out sometime”. He said “sure” and walks away. Now, I’m not sure if he is interested but I want him to be so, several drinks later, and I mean several. I finally find the liquor encourage and go up to him and say in a drunken voice and I’m sure very attractive “you should get with me, you know why”, he says “why”, and I say “because I’m in college”. Yup, that was it, the hook to the bait. He was head over heels for me because I was in college. Yeah, not. The bar was closing and we exchanged numbers. For two days we texted and then he asked me out. We went out and since then have been together.

  69. Jenny says:

    We met online. He missed a chat I had sent that simply said “hi!” He sent me a message asking if I had tried to chat with him and the rest is history. :-). Our first date was so comfortable that it almost freaked me out!

  70. Kym says:

    I decided I wanted to introduce a large group to vegetarian food so I made sweet potato ravioli in a sage butter sauce. After the event my friend told me that someone was asking if I was single. I shrugged it off because I was just ending a very messy relationship and had zero interest in any kind of dating. I got an email complimenting the dish and asking for the recipe. I tend to wing most of my recipes so it is complicated to write them up, but I did it. And we started talking and eventually he convinced me that we should date. And then I discovered he hates every orange vegetable, especially sweet potatoes.

    I joke that our relationship started on a lie.

  71. Marilyn says:

    He had just gotten back to the States after a year in Korea, and was in town for only two days. A mutual friend said, “Hey, you really have to meet my friend Matt! He’s awesome!” I wasn’t so sure; I hadn’t liked any of his other friends, it was late at night, I worked the next day, and I wanted to go home and sleep. But I said okay. Then the lightning and thunder started, and we all three stood out in the driving rain to admire it while trash-talking Peter Jackson. And then we went to Shari’s until 4 a.m. We’ve been married nearly seven years now and have two beautiful children. 🙂

  72. Carole says:

    We met in a college group. 🙂

  73. Paz says:

    I was in a singles bible study and we decided it would be nice to go to a Christmas play at a fellow church. My hubby came with our pastors son. He apparently tried talking to me at dinner afterwards and I wouldn’t give him the time of day. A couple month later we all go to a hockey game. He tells me ” one kiss from me and you’ll fall in love.” um, no. My response was, “Sell me another one Sally, cause I ain”t buying that.” One year from the Christmas play, he asks me out for his office party in January. Six dates later I told him that he would have to kiss me eventually. He did and you know what? I did fall in love. First date in January. Engaged in May. Married following January and love every minute of it. Go figure! He was right! Well, just this one time.

  74. Elaine says:

    I met my husband at work, which happened to be at the IRS. True story. Bet it’s the most boring one you get.

  75. The Mommy says:

    My husband and I both paid a totally ridiculous amount of money to be set up by a matchmaker. (Yes, that’s still a thing.) But apparently, she knew what she was doing because we’ve been together for over 11 years–married for 10, and we have three children. Who, knew?

  76. Heddy says:

    We met on eHarmony. All the guys I was matched with were ‘safely’ miles away (I lived In Maine). Each month I try to quit, they kept giving me a free month (this was their early years 2003/2004).
    After trying to quit a third time … Another free month! That January 25, I was matched with Dave. He was so handsome!!! And SO close in location (Massachustts). We write, talk for hours on the phone & meet in March. March 13, 2004. We clicked.
    We got married on Dec 24, 2004. Almost married 10 years with two cute kids :).

  77. rachel r says:

    online, but not on a dating site. We were fans of the same musician, and it was on the fansite. He would help with technical parts of the website, like if the servers went down or whatever, and I was in charge of the merchandise. We chatted on the forum/chat room and met in person at concerts.

  78. Tarina jameson says:

    Lmao! My husband and I met on a street corner! No, no, not like that you wierdos! Lol I was standing outside my apartment talking with a friend of mine and he drove by delivering pizzas. Well, just so happens he also knew my friend, so he took the excuse to stop and say hi and “check out the hot red head I was praying he wasn’t dating”. So we were introduced begrudgingly (this friend HAD dated me previously lol) and he went on with his delivery and we went on with our conversation. About 20 minutes later he was back lol. We set up to hang out at a bar that we had apparently both been at every Monday for months and had just never met, and that was it! The next Monday I showed up at the bar, he stopped his friend midsentence and walked over to me, lifted me up and spun me around and hugged me. As a girl with a princess dream, that was about as close as I was gonna get! He totally won me over that night!

  79. Christine W says:

    I met my hubby on IRC (internet relay chat) when I was a foolish, naive college freshman and he a grad student. We met for lunch the next day…

  80. Kelly says:

    I met my husband in high school. We were friends for years before we started dating and even went to our Senior Prom together (insert aws or gags here). Now here we are 16 years later with a 2 year old and another on the way!

  81. Christina F. says:

    I met my husband at camp when I was 12. He was the 16-year-old lifeguard and I hated him. Fast forward eight years and we’re working together–me as a counselor at the invitation of a mutual friend who was co-directing the camp with my future husband. I was engaged to someone else. We were sitting around the main room one evening and I was watching this guy play the guitar when a little voice in my head (I don’t usually hear little voices, so this was a totally okay thing) said, “You will marry this man.” So within two years, I did. 🙂

  82. Liz says:

    I met my husband in a bookstore. I was sitting and reading when he sat down next to me. The first thing I noticed was he was wearing white socks with his black sandals. 🙂 I tried to get him to notice me to no avail. I even asked him the time and he simply gave it to me. As I was getting up to leave, I decided to be bold and ask him to buy me dinner. He told me no and I left, devastated. ( Five minutes later, he thought to himself ” you idiot! A gorgeous girl just asked you out!!” and went looking for me.) I went back after class five hours later and he was still there reading. 🙂 We ended up going to the symphony that night and the rest is history.

  83. Carolina says:

    We met at work, where he was a supervisor, and I worked in HR, and handled employee relations issues for his specific department. So we dated secretly and nobody found out until I left the company, more than 1.5 years after we started dating. Everyone thought we should date, so we did, they just didn’t know it 🙂

  84. Trisha W says:

    I already ordered a copy of your book but if I should win I definitely have people I can gift it to you. My husband and I met in the dorms in college. He lived right across the hall from me. There was a kitchenette in the middle and in the kitchenette there was a mirror. If we looked in the mirror we could see into the other person’s room. We were friends for awhile and at the very end of the school year we began dating.

  85. K says:

    I met my hubby in a hot tub!

  86. Mary Clare says:

    I love that you wrote that you were “making eyes with some sausage guy”. I bet you and Crappy Papa laugh about that one!

  87. sarah rubio says:

    i met my husband in high school, sophomore year, in chemistry class. he gave me his sweatshirt. then he was a jerk while we dated so i didnt talk to him for 10 years…but then through facebook we started talking again and we both had grown up a sufficient amount to make things awesome. ta daaaaa ps i love your blog/facebook page/ books

  88. Nosheen says:

    Hubby and I met through our parents. Actually we talked first on email and phone since I was in Canada and he was in the Middle East. We then both flew to England to meet being the halfway point…..needless to say, we got married a few months later after hundreds of hours chatting and hundreds of $$$ in phone calls!

  89. Alison says:

    I love your stealth hat story! I remember peeking around a flower arrangement at a group dinner at the guy that would be my future husband.

    My friend was having few people over for a party. She was hoping to fix me up with someone. One of her friend’s roommate came along. As soon as he started talking, I thought he was the most interesting person in the entire world. His cute Aussie accent didn’t hurt either. After he left, I asked her everything she knew about him. I found out that he had asked about me, too. We kept getting together with other friends in groups until one night we played truth or dare. Someone asked me if there was anyone I liked there and I said yes and indicated my future husband. He asked me out right away. He told me later that the first thing he noticed about me was my cute teeth. I was always self conscious about my teeth until then. We’ve been together 12 years.

  90. Christine says:

    Reading all these stories is fun. My husband and I each have a story about a “first” time that we met (that the other one doesn’t remember at all), but they were both at church.

    • April says:

      I agree, this is fun! What a great contest. Even if it wasn’t a contest, I’d enjoy reading these.

  91. KerriAnn says:

    I don’t have a husband or SO, but I have a best friend who is my “sort of husband.” I was a student athletic trainer at his University (brother school to the college I was at) and he was a football player and on the EMT squad. One Saturday morning hours before a game, he was on call for the EMT squad and got called to the room of a (still drunk from the night before) wrestler who apparently decided it was a good idea to jump off the side of two flights of stairs because he was so drunk he thought he might trip and fall if he did the stairs. Drunk Wrestler’s ankles were hugely swollen and all black and blue. “Not a Husband,” as a football player, knew to bring the kid down to the training room. As he’s standing there waiting for our staff trainer to evaluate Drunk Wrestler, he looks at me and says, “aren’t you that girl who was chasing after Andy all of last school year??” I clarified that “chasing after Andy” was probably not totally accurate (actually… it was totally accurate). We got to talking, and then started chatting on this chat room sort of thing from U of Iowa or Iowa State, don’t totally remember which one. (I want to call it ICSI, but that is the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement….)

    Anyway… we talked on line and talked in the training room and got to be friends. That was our sophomore year in college, about 22 years ago. Neither of us ever married, and we talk (via text, at least) pretty much every single day.

    Damn… now that’s going to bother me what that chat board was called….

  92. Parker says:

    My wife and I met in college. We were both dating other people at the time but both us couples were friends. When those other relationships failed we eventually started dating. Like you, we fell for each other hard.

  93. grace says:

    I was walking home from school. I was a freshman and there is a group of middle school boys ahead of me. One has a Mohawk and is wearing a green day shirt. I tell him “oh my god green day is sooo punk rock.” He’s trying to ignore me teasing him but finally he runs up to me and does this flying ninja kick, kicks me right in the stomach. I notice his friend has this look of like, omg, wtf just happened. The boys name is Josh. He has long brown hair and blue eyes. We exchanged AOL IM screen names.

    Every day, for at least 2 years, this boy tells me he’s in love with me. That I’m the most perfect girl in the entire world.

    I ignore him because, ew, I’m not dating a middle schooler.

    We lose touch. We one day, a few years later, unexpectedly meet each other at a store in town and he invites me over. I fall hard for him. He still thinks I’m a goddess.

    We’ve been together for almost 8 years now.

  94. Julie says:

    Wonderful history! Though I have to ask, is there more behind the “do you have any siblings?” question?

  95. Holly says:

    We met at the Holiday Inn bar. Classy.

  96. Jody P. says:

    We had mutual friends that set us up. The four if us went out- he says it was not a blind date- I disagree. I liked him right away because as we drove to the restaurant, he laughed at all of my dumb jokes. 17 years, 2 kids later, we’re still laughing together.

  97. Amy B says:

    My father and my sister-in-law set us up on a date. How many other girls can say their dad set them up with their husband!?

  98. Yvonne McKnight says:

    My husband and I met through a dating website after the woman he was previously dating moved out of town. They stayed friends and she sent him my profile and told him to look me up. Maybe that was God’s way of saying “oops” to him.

  99. Katie says:

    We met at a retreat during the first month of undergrad… me, him, and one of my best friends were the only first year engineers so we got to know each other well, started dating a few months later and have been together ever since…

  100. Sarah T. says:

    I met my husband at work. I am a childcare teacher, and I was my stepdaughter’s first teacher. 🙂 I also was going to turn him down when he finally asked me out; I have my sister to thank for talking some sense into me. People used to tease that I would never find a husband working with all women! Glad they were wrong!

  101. Lisa Cole says:

    Nice story! My husband and I met at college. It was Halloween 1999. I was dressed up as a witch and I guess I “bewitched” him. 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win your book!

  102. Lauren says:

    I met my husband because his company merged with my mother’s. So technically mom introduced us (thanks mom!). I actually took the initiative with him and sent him a message asking him out for drinks. I NEVER make the first move! But fate was in my favor!

  103. Michelle says:

    what a cute story! My hubby and I met and became friends In junior high youth group and remained friends but didn’t start dating till we were 25! We got engaged after 6 months and married a year after that!

  104. Rebekah says:

    We were living together from the day we met! He was renting a room upstairs and I rented a room downstairs from an elderly woman on a horse farm. The day I moved in, he stopped by my room and gave me one of those little ceramic animals that used to come in the tea boxes. A monkey. The start of a beautiful friendship!

  105. Stefanie says:

    Hahaha, bra and panties! Love this post!

    I met my husband in a drive by. He was standing on Melrose Avenue, talking to a friend on a payphone (remember those things?????) and I drove by with my friend and she thought he looked familiar so she shouted out his last name and we were driving by. We drove by again and she shouted out to him again, I think he thought he was hearing things and going a bit mad so he ended his convo and started walking to meet up with some of his friends. We caught up to him and we all started talking and that’s when I realized I was going to marry him someday. 2 years, and a lot of fun and crazy times, later we got married!

  106. Christina Sandoval-Paquette says:

    I met my husband in high school. I was in band, my friends and I were sitting in the back of a school bus on our way to a band competition. My band director said he was send a “mature upper class men” back there to keep an eye on us. In walks my husband. I tried not to look at him, knowing I would get red and embarrass myself. So he started to throw Cheetos at my head. And that’s how we were introduced.

    A lot of high school drama happened, he got talked into asking this other girl out, I started dating an 18 year old German exchange student, they broke up, I plotted to get him back during our band trip to Sydney with at least 5 other peolpe (Our band had a part at the Opening Ceremony at the Summer Olympics) Then he told me he wasn’t looking to get into anything serious.

    A few months later he asked me out. I reminded myself that most high school relationships only last 3 months. 3 months came and went and I told myself, this is just gravy, any moment now we are going to break-up. At 8 months he told me he was going to marry me. I scoffed. I told myself, no one stays together after high school.

    Still waiting for us to break-up, 14 years later.

  107. Elizabeth Allen says:

    I met my Husband at juggling club at university. He was a cute long haired unicyclist who attempted to teach me to ride a unicycle (I’m still rubbish at it) and apparently found me really attractive (and still does).

  108. Jellybean says:

    I first met my husband when we we 10 years old, he was my primary school classmate! Nothing happened until after 15 years, we met again in Canada!

  109. Sara R. says:

    My husband and I met in college. He was the good friend of my (then) boyfriend, whom I’d been dating since high school. He and I became good friends as well, and after my boyfriend and I went through a pretty bad break-up, he and I simply became closer. I guess you could say he was my rebound guy. We’ve been married 11 years.

  110. Brenda says:

    I love that you met him in your undies!! too funny.

  111. stevie says:

    I met my husband when we were 12. I had moved to a new town mid school year. I instantly though he was cute. We became friends and at the start of 8th grade we got into a combo on who was the hottest female power ranger. We both agreed it was the pink one. We dated off and on until we were 16. We saw other people, and after highschool married other people. We always remained friends though. Fast forward 11 years, 3 kids for me, 2 for him and we are both going through bad divorces so we reconnected. We had so much in common with our past lives that we just clicked. I married him 11-21-14 and I couldn’t be happier.

  112. Jocelyn says:

    We met while in high school. I was a sophomore and our group somehow managed to take over the junior table in the cafeteria, which was right next to some of the seniors. He was a senior. For some reason, us sophomores used the table as a book and bag holder, rather than to put our plates of food, and then stood up holding our lunches. He says we were noisy and irritating, but apparently something caught his eye! 😉 Will be married 20 years in 2015!

  113. Clare says:

    My boyfriend at the time introduced us. Later we had a fight and he blurted out, “Why don’t you go date James then.”

    James invited me to play chess a few days later and I accepted. I’m terrible at chess though and it was an embarrassingly short game. We decided to see a movie. We both were rebounding and agreed that the relationship wouldn’t last and to not take it to seriously.

    We celebrated our 15th anniversary this summer.

  114. Megan says:

    The first time I met my husband, we were at a surprise birthday party for my aunt. He was one of her coworkers, and neither of us remember meeting the other. Fast forward two or three months, and that same aunt says she’s got someone she’d like to set me up with. She gave him my email, we exchanged a few messages, finally had a real date. That was in August. We got engaged the day after Christmas the same year and were married the following July 13 (a Friday!). Here we are, seven years and one kid later!

  115. Kerry says:

    This is such an awesome story! I love it. I especially love the hunky drawing of your husband. And I totally want to learn more about your lives pre-kids.

    My husband and I were set up on a blind date by my ex-boyfriend from college. The ex and I had broken up at the end of junior year. Fast forward 4-ish years…the ex was now married, had met my husband through work (he was assigned to be husband’s “little buddy” when he joined his company), and I had recently moved to the city where they both lived. Our first date had a rocky start when now-husband was waiting in a bar and I was in the restaurant of the same name across the street. But after we sorted that out, it turned into a terrific first date, and the rest – as they say – is history!

  116. Stephanie Hawver says:

    My husband and I met at a Miniatures Gaming company. One of those companies that makes miniatures for online tabletop roleplaying games (D&D being an example). I was doing research for a documentary film I was doing for graduate school – my thesis film even. Months before, I interviewed the CEO and another guy who happened to be my husband’s best friend. BF said he and a group of employees and friends would get together one night a week and play a tabletop RPG and that I was free to join then.

    3-4 months later, after quitting a horrible telemarker job, I finally made it! My husband states that he saw me through a window while I was talking to his BF. We all sat down. I sat right beside my husband who was running the game. And he didn’t say a thing to me. People were coming all the way to my side of the table to show me what to do in the game. I didn’t think much of it. Turns out my husband said he was speechless.

    It was about two months before we went on our first official date. We had spent hours getting to know each other while hanging out with his BF and BF’s wife.

    6 weeks after that we ordered the engagement ring before gaming that night.

    Afterwards, in the parking lot of the miniatures company, under the stars shining upon warehouses, I told my husband he should ask me to marry him because we had ordered the ring so it was like we were engaged – right? Right??? (I hate being in limbo)

    So, he asked me to marry him (with the caveat that he would ask me again when the ring came in).

  117. Candi says:

    I met my husband in our student union at college through a mutual friend who had a crush on him–scandalous! Lol. I immediately thought he was cute. We found each other on WebTV–no one else had that but us! and started chatting and I asked if he wanted to go to a play I had to go to for English class. He couldn’t go, but asked if we could hang out another time, that Friday…I thought we were “hanging out” and then I heard from a friend it was a date! I was so nervous after that. We had an interesting first date as well, and now we’ve been married for 9 years!

  118. jae says:

    I met my husband in a job interview. He was super buff and handsome (totally not my type) and all I could think about was why did I have to have this HUGE zit on my chin, today, of all days! Anyhoo, three kids and three dogs and 15 years later he’s still pretty buff (and, thank God, the zits are gone).

  119. Gwenniver says:

    We met because of a license plate. No, really. First day of English 113 in college and I asked my new friend from orientation “I wonder who has the Don’t Panic license plate in the parking lot?”. This blond guy with anime bangs in the back of the room made a peace sign with his fingers and said “Uh, that would be me”. Now our relationship is old enough to buy beer and our marriage is old enough to drive…two awesome boys. All I had to do was wait for him to stop chasing my roommate (the same one I was asking about the license plate-she’s gone, but I kept him).

  120. Not saying says:

    We apparently both played poker. Small amount friendly games at people’s houses where everyone brings pot luck.
    he was really bad at it. Like horrible. Can’t bluff. Can’t tell when others are bluffing. Bets like a drunken monkey (if drunken monkeys played Texas Holdem with pennies).
    it was kind of cute. He asked me out.
    13 years later, he still can’t bluff me.

  121. Nicole says:

    I met my husband in 8th grade. He claims I shot him in the butt with a rubberband. (I didn’t, it was the guy next to me…) We stayed in contact for the next few years. After I got over my infatuation with his cousin, he asked me out when we were 16 (On Valentine’s Day!) 14 years later, we now have 2 kids and still hang out with his cousin (and the cousin’s wife…lol!)

  122. Aliya says:

    It was my first day as a freshman at a university 2500 miles from home where my younger boyfriend sat in his high school classes. I gazed around the architectural studio and dared myself to decide who I would marry based on nothing except what I could see right then. My eyes fell on a handsome second year student with a button up shirt and dress pants. He seemed respectable enough. Fast forward a few months and my long distance relationship was over. Mark introduced himself, added himself to my MSN messenger list and we occasionally had lunch together in the cafeteria. The next summer I was home when an aquointance knocked on the door of my moms house needing a place for his wife and himself to spend the night. They were in town to visit and hadn’t realized every hotel room for 20 miles would be booked solid. His wife asked me about school and realized her brother and I had probably met. “Do you know Mark?” She asked. I barely did and when I spotted his name on my messenger later that week we struck up a conversation that hasn’t ended in 10.5 years.

  123. Jenn says:

    I met my husband when we were both in Dallas for his grandfather’s funeral. O_O Not AT the funeral but at his wife’s home a few days before the funeral. Even crazier? His wife is my great aunt. And no, no relation at all. lol It was a 2nd marriage for both of them and they had no children together.

  124. Rosanne says:

    We met during freshman orientation in college. He started dating the girl across the hall almost immediately. (She’s still a good friend.) So my husband and I were friends for four years of college, started dating six weeks before graduation, dated four years, and have now been married sixteen years. And now I feel old!

  125. Lois says:

    I met my hubby at a quiz night at the local pub at the end of his street. I was a student from way out of town he was a local. One of my flatmates was seeing one of his friends so I tagged along. I couldn’t even understand his accent so got his name wrong for days! I noticed him and he noticed me & asked his friend to set us up on a double date. We watched Van Damne in Streetfighter. I came home from that date and told my flatmate, ‘no he’s not my type’. We celebrate 20 years together and 10 years married next year 🙂 love Crappy Pics and this story. Think the book will make people smile knowingly. It’s just so genuine.

  126. KurtK26 says:

    ( I’m a dude, so…) I met my now-wife in college. She was visiting a common friend who lived in my dorm. She and I guy who I later became good friends with came up to visit said common friend. I had been enjoying a beer or six with my friend across the hall. So I bumped into this group and chatted, and told the common friend “I miss Amy,” which was the name of not only my current girlfriend, but of my future wife who I was meeting right then. Just like the story in the post, the universe traded me an S.O. a few months later (though no one was in just bra and underwear in my version).

  127. crystal says:

    I was being stalked by my ex husband. I went to the sheriffs office for help. I’m now married to the investigator that saved my life! The whole Knight in shining armor damsel in destress story. 🙂

  128. Ashley says:

    We work together at a movie theatre. Nothing sexier than a butter-stained uniform, I guess.

  129. Rose says:

    My husband and I were friends for a long time, since senior year of highschool. Eventualy he convinced me to break up with my poopy ex, and be with him. Happily ever after.

  130. Claudia Wendell says:

    I hit my husband with my car…his car had one little scratch and mine was totaled….I always tell people I had to marry him so he wouldn’t call the police… he hates that!

  131. Yuliya S says:

    I’ve just moved to a small town in MN to work at IBM after graduating school. My work allowed me to work remote sometimes which I took advantage of often. So, one day my Internet stopped working and I called cable company. I need Internet, so I can work remote. They told me they’ll send someone on certain day. I’m home that day, waiting for the cable guy. But sometimes I need to go pee, so as I was in the bathroom, the guy called the intercom, by the time I got out of the bathroom, he was gone. I call again, schedule second time. This time my roommate is home.. the same exact story. I am really mad now.. so I schedule appointment with them for the third time and explicitly stating that they need to call the intercom at least 3 times. I’m home, holding my pee, sitting next to the intercom. Knock on the door. (as I found out later her new the secret code to the entrance door). I answer the door, and the first thought in my mind when I see the cable guy is ” ohhh, he is cute”. But I play it cool. I’m a young professional. I’m not hooking up with the cable guy. He spent around an hour trying to figure out that problem with the internet. Eventually he blamed it on the bad wiring of the old apartment building and said I should talk to my landlord about updating the wiring. So he is about to leave, and before he hands me the work order to sing, he looks at my last name on the form, then on me: ‘Are you Russian’, he asks.. in Russian .. ‘Hmmm.. Ukrainian’ – i’m surprised.. ‘Me too’ – he smiles back at me. So we realized we’re both from eastern Ukraine, from towns that are like 150 miles apart… and the rest is history.

  132. Mabel says:

    I met my husband in Highschool. We dated to maybe two months my sophomore year. Then we didn’t talk again until my sophomore year in college. After two years of dating we got married. We have been married 18 years.

  133. Mabel says:

    This one has a better email.

  134. Cyndee says:

    We were high school sweethearts! He sat at my new friend’s lunch table and tagged along when she came up to my table to wish me a happy birthday. Fast forward 5 months to his birthday. He’d been dating another friend of mine when she decided that he and I would make a better couple. She gave him a birthday kiss and suggested I give him one, too. That was in 1977. 😉

  135. Wendy O. says:

    My husband and I met on the roof of a Habitat for Humanity house as volunteers. I had never roofed before, so he was my teacher. That was January 1999, and we’ve been together ever since. We were married 5 years later, and now have two psycho kids (age 4 and age 2).

  136. carly says:

    I met my hubby in Madison WI too! I knew he was meant for me when I caught him making lewd gestures to the ATM camera of the big evil corporate bank that was charging him a ridiculous service fee.
    Go badgers!

  137. Amanda says:

    I met my husband in high school. He was a year behind me, but was in some of my classes and would flirt with me. I called him to ask him out the day after I graduated in case he wasn’t interested. 😉 We’ve been together for 22 years!

  138. Victoria says:

    Our freshman year of college, his friend and my friend decided to start a comdy improv group into which we were invited. There was a professional group in town, and one of their shows was our group’s fIrst outing. Of course my roommates decided to get drunk, so I was stuck shepherding them around. He says he feel in love with the girl with the big boobs taking care of her drunk friends. After that, he learned my class schedule, so we could “randomly”meet around campus. Almost 23 years later and we’re still together.

  139. Erickajen says:

    So classmate had a crush on me for years. Finally I go out with him. Kiss on first date. Ish feels too weird. Kinda linger in it for a month no kissing. Haha. A guy he works with drives us to the fair. I fall. He’s too old for me but at least 6 years is closer in age than previous older man crushes: 8, 11 and 16 years lol

    Say his pickup twice in the next year and wonder.

    Next year try to convince ex bf to have that guy drive us again to the fair. He agrees but backs out when his gf breaks up with him. So I have to call his work. Our english teacher answers the phone!! (Small town she was filling in for a small business my husband works for…)
    Had to explain to my english teacher what I want with previous student 6 years older than me … Embarrassing. Lol

    Get him on the phone. Ask him if he wants to go to the fair. He says he will let me know when he’s done with work by stopping off at my work.
    He does. He did. I grabbed his hand. We didn’t do anything but walk around holding hands.
    He asks me to marry him a year later.
    We get married just under 2 years later than that.
    We just had our 10th anniversary this past summer.

    And we still live here and we still go to the fair every year. It’s our date. Though now it’s with 2 kids in tow.

  140. Laurie says:

    I met my husband our senior year of high school when my parents attempted to ruin my life dragged me to a horrible small town in southern Oregon away from all my friends. We met when he gave me his best friend’s phone number. The best friend and I dated for the next 2 1/2 years but eventually went our separate ways. The soon to be husband and I ran into each other several years later and had our first official date to the best friend’s wedding reception. Things moved quickly from there and it’s now been almost 13 years during which we’ve managed to amass 5 kids.

  141. Shannon miller says:

    My husband and I meet online 13 years ago. When I told him about all my baggage I said that I would understand if he ran screaming for the hills. He said that there were no good hills around and he sounded like a girl when he screams so we should just try it out. That’s when I knew he was the one. 🙂

  142. MB says:

    My husband & I were set up on a blind date when we were 16. It was mini golf & I think we said 3 words to each other. He then dated my best friend. Years pass, I leave for college. I come home. I’m dating someone. Then he’s dating someone. He enlists in the military & moves overseas. I move overseas. Enter MySpace…he finds my picture on a friends page & gets in contact with me. We both end up home shortly after that. Started dating & were married in less than a year. Celebrated 6 years a few weeks ago!

  143. Lindsey says:

    I met my husband my senior year in high school. I had a Mustang and so did he. Some guy in my class thought it be a great idea for us to hook up since we both had mustangs. I gave that guy in my class my number who in turn gave it to my husband. Didn’t hear from him for a couple months. Then the guy in my class asks for it again because my husband lost the number. I had never so much as seen him in the hall, no classes together and I was newish to the school. Well my friend points him out in the yearbook and I didn’t think he was that cute. He called, we went out on a date and he let me drive his expensive, suped up Mustang. 12 years later still together, two kids one plus on the way minus two Mustangs!

  144. Carine says:

    Hilarious…!!!

    I meet my husband in Times Square at a concert.

  145. Tracie says:

    I met my husband the first week of college…in chemistry. We were both dating someone(from high school) and so it was slow going at first but every time I was around him I was nervous sick. We meet in chemistry because my roommate was dating his roommate. They broke up….us not so much! That was 22 years ago! 🙂 I do love your story. I just read it to my dh!

  146. Ginger says:

    We initially met at a party, but didn’t really talk until we did some work together on a ship.

  147. mick says:

    Met my husband when he was dragged into the bikini bar where I worked by a friend before their golf league. He came back in later that night too 🙂 So I TOTALLY get the whole “hey! You’re dressed and I’m half-naked, no fair!”

  148. Jen says:

    We met in high school. He was amazingly popular. I…..was not. He was a nationally recognized athlete. I. Was. Not. I was quiet and not cool and not in his circle. But….I guess he didn’t care. Two years after he left for college, I was a senior in high school. Our paths crossed when he came home for his Christmas break. He saw me from a far, pointed me out to his mom and told her I was the girl he would marry. We dated for seven years and will be married for 10 next year. We have grown up together. We have to beautiful girls 🙂 Love him 🙂 Thanks for your story….and the giveaway!

  149. Erin says:

    We worked in the same building he would come bs in the office where I worked. Later, I found out he had been going to hang out there to see me.

  150. Angie says:

    How I met my husband is straight out of a soap opera or episode of Jerry Springer show.

    His brother and I dated on and off during high school. We had a pretty bad break up our freshman year of college. Fast forward several years, my husband has grown up and I ran into him at a store we got to chatting and exchanged numbers. The rest is history.

  151. Cassi O. says:

    I met my husband through the city band when we were 14, he liked me for years but we didn’t end up dating until we were 18 🙂

  152. Tarah Kleinert says:

    It was love at first sight in Global Econ our first week of college. I secretly crushed on him for weeks until fate brought us together. We were at the same party at a house tastefully called “The Dirty Hole”. Here we shared our first kiss as the entire varsity soccer team cheered on my husband-to-be! Fifteen years and two kids later, he still has my heart!

  153. Kristen says:

    I met my husband 8.5 years ago on Craigslist. I had just moved to the city he lived in his whole life, so I posted in the activity section looking for new friends. He responded, we hung out a few weeks, then started dating after about a month. It was a great no-presure start to a now wonderful life together!

  154. Cas says:

    My (then) boyfriend introduced me to my (now) husband. Oops. 😉

  155. Karla says:

    We met at Boy Scout Camp. Our music camp rents out a BSA camp for a week. I was on the music staff side, he was a BS staff member. We were set up because we both went to school in OH, about 1/2 hr. from each other ( we were both from CT). I wanted nothing to do with him, but our friends set up a situation where I was stuck talking to him….2 hours later, I was hooked!

  156. Jodi says:

    I met my husband when I was 8 and he was 10. We were in a community marching band together. But although we had mutual friends, we never hung out as friends in those years. At 18 he graduated and moved east to go to college. Our lives took all sorts of crazy paths, and eventually in 2007 (ffwd: I was now 32) I was divorcing my first husband and interviewing for a job on the west coast where I’d never lived before but just randomly chose as a “Move here to escape former life” location. Prior to flying into my potentially new city for a job interview, I googled ‘live music’ and on the second page of results I saw a familiar name. It was my (now) husband’s, saying he was playing at a local jazz club that weekend. That was weird happenstance, as he lived in London, I lived in Chicago and we were both going to happen to be on the west coast for the same 3 days? Weird. We had a drink together and he told me he’d just gotten engaged, we had a fun time visiting, and then we both flew back to our more eastern locales. A month later he messaged me to tell me the engagement was off, and would I be back on the west coast anytime soon as he was going to visit his family out there. As I was moving there a month later, we made arrangements to have sushi together in roughly 6 weeks time when he would be in town. I insisted to colleagues that is WAS NOT a date. Well…..it was. We’ve been together ever since and have 2 daughters now. Fate is a funny thing 🙂

  157. Megan says:

    I met my husband online. He convinced me to meet him at a Walmart late at night after I’d had a bad day at work. I was mad at him for that because I had already put on pajamas and wasn’t up for meeting a guy from the internet. But I went, and we got ice cream, and I texted my cousin with whom I was living to let her know that if I wasn’t home by 10 to call the cops because I was probably dead.

    Fast forward almost 6 years and we’ve been married for three years. He asked me to marry him at a lake. While sitting in front of the lakefront bathrooms.

    Ah, love.

  158. Amanda G says:

    We met while we were both working at Walmart in college. We were both super quiet, so our supervisor forced us to work on a project together so that we would have to talk. I was dating another guy at the time, but DH and I became friends. Two years later, the guy I had been dating broke up with me before he left for Army basic training and less than a month later DH and I were dating. It too got serious super fast. We didn’t actually get married for another 3 years, but were unofficially engaged after 6 months. Now we’ve been married 7.5 years and have 3 kids.

  159. Rebecca says:

    I met my would be dh at a skating rink. It was the 80’s, complete with hair spray and tight peg legged jeans, probably a few Firebirds in the parking lot. I skated by him and remember seeing him under a color changing spotlight. But it was a church late skate, and girls didn’t ask boys to skate… He was so shy he sent his friend to ask me if I would skate with him. I did. That was 1985, and I was 14.
    We had to break up a couple times, but we always found our way back. Married in 1992 and have 8 kids! I think I will keep him.
    He does remember that night too, says he didn’t look below my tiger print top and see my tight jeans. Then he winks.

  160. Tricia says:

    Yay Madison! I went on a club skiing trip in northern Wisconsin. There were five of us packed in a car for the 6 hour drive up to the Lodge we were staying in; me, my future husband, another girl and her boyfriend and the driver. I thought he was creepy, but when we started dating (several years later) the other girl asked what took us so long. When he proposed on the same trip 6 years later. The girl from the car ride literally dragged me around by my ring finger showing off my ring.

  161. Diana says:

    We met at a party when we were teenagers trough a mutual friend. He invited me to the movies and we started to hang out (he was very persistent). 10 years dating and 12 marry and counting.
    He’s my soulmate

  162. I met my husband when I was dating his roommate. Things didn’t work out with the roommate, but hubby and I stayed friends and ended up falling helplessly in love with each other.

    The roommate was not particularly impressed with this turn of events at first, but he ended up meeting the girl of his dreams shortly after, so it actually worked out for everybody.

    When I think about it, I kind of pulled off the Seinfeld roommate switch without even having to propose a menage a trois to do it.

  163. Melissa Yatzeck says:

    We met in high school at summer camp. Math and science camp. I know, I know.

  164. Emily W says:

    My husband and I met at work. I was home from college for the summer and was trying to find a summer job. I had been majoring in photography in school so I went to the camera store in our local mall and asked if they were hiring. Turns out they were. When I saw him he seemed like such a bad boy type. I thought he was so handsome. We had a lot in commmon and he would always ask if I wanted to hang out after work but I was too nervous so I always said I had plans. Eventually I decided that I really liked him and didn’t want hime to get away. I asked him out the next day and we went on our first date! We dated for four years and then got married. We have been married for two years now and have a little boy.

  165. Brandi N says:

    I met my husband in Nicaragua on a missions trip. I was dating someone else at the time, but shortly after returning home we broke up. I had to computer-stalk him to track him down, and I ended up calling his mother. It took a couple of years of long-distance phone dating before he popped the question…10 years, 3 kids with a 4th on the way!

  166. Kelley says:

    My husband and I met through the Student Pagan Alliance (the on campus group for students that were any religion other than those “main 3” in the US). I was immediately attracted to him, even though he was younger than I am, and I NEVER liked younger guys. Unfortunately I was dating my first serious boyfriend at the time (who turned out to be an abusive jerk), so i made friends with this nice new guy instead. We became very close friends and hung out often. Our friendship outlasted several boy/girlfriend relationships, much mutual friend drama and even the dreaded introduction of the parents to my “just friend” who I hang out with a lot. Fast forward to the last month of my Senior year of college. I had just gotten dumped by my long-distance boyfriend and my future husband had gone through the same experience with his not so long distance lady. We got together to hang out, eat and drown our misery in making fun of those idiots who dumped us. We decided to hang out more, and more, and more. Then, right before I graduated and probably lost touch with him forever, we hung out so late that I ended up passing out on his bed. He lived in a studio apartment without even a couch, so, being the gentleman he slept on the floor next to me. The next morning he was just staring at me when I woke up. He told me I looked so pretty he wanted to watch me sleep. Adorable. Turns out we had both had secret crushes on each other the whole damn time, and we were both just too stubborn to see it. I told my mom we were together and she just said “well finally.” Two months later we got engaged and we got married that December. We will be married five years on the 21st!

  167. Nooped says:

    We met rock climbing near Washington, DC. First week I’m in town I look up the local climbing club and there is a meeting Wed nite. Who were presenting the evening program? My future wife and her not yet ex. We see each other on group climbing trips. Fast forward 8 months and I find out they are separated. We start dating, marry and start a wonderful family. A lucky day 38 years ago.

  168. Melissa says:

    I met my hubby online then at 7-11. Just keepin’ it classy!!!!! Lol:)

  169. DebbieKL says:

    Great story! My husband and I grew up in nearby towns, so we saw each other often at music events, but it took a couple of years to get the nerve to talk to each other! I even have a drawing of him from before we even officially met.

  170. Heather L says:

    I met my husband at work. We worked at a truck dock loading freight into semis. One night he walked by me, I said hello. Just being polite. And he completely ignored me! I told my friend I am never talking to him again. About a week later he asked me out. I said no. He continued to ask me out and I continued saying no. A month went by and he asked me if he could ride with me to a restaurant to meet friends after work. I, of course, said no and started walking to my car. Then a girl named KC said David you can ride with me, and I got really jealous and ran back to tell him to ride with me. After that we were inseparable and here we are. Married for four and a half years, 3 kids, and I am 33 weeks pregnant 🙂

    • Heather L says:

      Oh and I forgot to mention that KC is a lesbian. So the only reason we are together is because I was jealous of a lesbian lol 🙂

  171. Pami says:

    My husband and I met on a MUD (text-based RPG before games like EverQuest came out). We were friends for two years before we ever met in person, and I was married to someone else. That broken relationship ended, though, and my now-hubby was the friend who was willing to help me move out and pick up the pieces. I spent six months telling him I didn’t want another long-term relationship before I finally caved, and we’ve been married thirteen years now. Best decision ever. 🙂

  172. Rachel says:

    Junior year of college computer science dept dinner. We’re really not nerds, I swear 🙂

  173. Deb says:

    My hubs and I met at a Halloween party twelve years ago. I was wearing a summer kimono and a long straight black wig. He was wearing sixties stuff (tie-dye, jean jacket, slogan buttons) and a big afro wig. He overcame his shy nature and asked for my number. He called the next day and asked me out. Our first actual date was on Halloween. I realized before heading out that I didn’t know what his hair looked like. Or if he even had hair. He also realized he didn’t know what my hair looked like. And he has very particular taste in women’s hair (long and straight). He showed up with short tight curls (he had hair!) and I showed up with long, brown stick-straight hair (it matched his preference!). It must have been hair kismet. We’ve been married nine years and have two lovable, hilarious girls who so loved your Crappy Pictures post that featured your boys love of butt shaking that they still shake their tushies every time they get excited about anything. Something like two years after reading it.

  174. Nicole S. says:

    I met my husband when we were both attending culinary school. At a gang knifing in the apartment complex parking lot where we both lived. Crazy!

  175. Erin Anderson says:

    i met my husband at a house party playing drunken old school strip Nintendo. Can’t really repeat that one in front of mixed company.

  176. Candace Ostlund says:

    I was just out of a really horrible relationship and was meeting up regularly with my older brother for late night coffee. he would aleays bring his long-red-headed friend with him. when i say long, i mean dangle in his face down to his chin long curly red hair. His friend didnt say much, but when he did he always erked me. i thought he was so annoying. He even took a bite off my plate right under my nose! who does that to someone they dont know? anyways after about the tenth time of meeting up with my brother and his annoying litle friend, my brother sends me a picture of a guy I’ve never seen with a nice short haircut. the caption read “check put the hair cut i did” (i’m a professional sylist by trade” It was his red headed friend and he was gorgeous! i just never saw his face until that photo. lets just say from then on i got to know him a little better and we are happily married with two childen. He is currently in his first year of residency.,

  177. Lynne W. says:

    I met Josh, (my husband) and his twin brother, at a university Christmas party.
    Josh claims that he and his brother are identical twins, but I dispute his claim- I remember thinking to myself, at that first meeting, that Josh was “The Cute One.”
    He turned out also to be smart, funny, and to have great taste in women. 😉

  178. joshNmonie Moore says:

    Well I was a single mom working in a mall arcade (best job ever!) And my husband came in late one night to play some games…I was annoyed as I just wanted to go home. He came back same time and day every week, finally asked him if he wanted to justhang out and be friends…he called me that weekend and we went to see Wallace and Gromit and the Wererabbit. We hung out a lot and finally after a year gave dating a try. About 6 months later we got married and had a little one of our own on the way. Now we have a total of 3 kids and been married for almost 8 years!

  179. Elizabeth says:

    My husband and I met in one of the oldest cliche’s ever. His best friend married my best friend in my hometown. He was the best man and I was a bridesmaid. We hooked up that weekend, which is awkward even making out in your best friend’s parents house but to dance with a man you just met in front of your mother and grandmother was an experience in itself (thank you alcohol). After the wedding I had to go back to school in MT and he worked in KS so we “dated” over the phone for 9 months until I graduated college. I moved back to KS and a few years later we were married. I used to say I moved back to be near family but it all worked out in the end. The best friends are still together after 13 years and we are too. Cliche’s and long distance CAN work… but we know we were the lucky few.

  180. Heather Burchett says:

    At work… I work at Mcdonalds-my husbands two sons were working at my store and told their dad they were hiring. So he started working. His oldest son-and my friend from work were talking and thought we should get together. So we went out on a date with his daughter and my son, and his other son joined us. He is tall and I am short-I would be in the grill and he would say he could hear me way before he could see me.. When he asked me to marry him-He had showed everyone at work the ring and everyone kept it a secret…

  181. Amy Kreiner says:

    blind date- I was new to the neighborhood and a neighbor I occasionally said hello to asked if he could give my number to a guy that would be perfect for me. Said he was a firefighter and had just bought a house in the neighborhood. hmm, responsible and brave, sounded sexy! so I did, he called, we talked, went on a date and I knew right away he could be THE one!! that was 14 years, and three kids, ago (Still boggles my mind how that neighbor guy called it!!)

  182. Rachel says:

    In my second year of university, I went to a friend’s birthday party and met her new boyfriend. I remember thinking “Wow, he’s tall!” but didn’t pay much attention to him otherwise since I’m shy around new people. They didn’t date long and stayed friendly, but I kept running into him at social gatherings. We started dating about 2 years after the first night we met, and we’ve now been together almost 9 years 🙂

  183. Jennifer R says:

    We were set up by his Rabbi in the traditional Jewish way of dating. (Yep, think “matchmaker” from Fiddler on the Roof). We were both living in NY at the time. But I convinced him to move back to Wisconsin where I am from, even though he grew up in LA. It turns out that his whole family is also from Milwaukee for several generations.
    We just celebrated our 10th anniversary and have 3 kids

  184. Lori says:

    I met my husband at a church potluck dinner. As I am nearly 6 feet tall I was looking around for tall men and was very pleased to see someone new so I ventured over to introduce myself.The poor boy was so intimidated he barely said more than a word. However, his cute (and slightly shorter) roommate talked enough for both of them combined. We did nothing but crack jokes the entire evening and struck up a great friendship there. About two months later I asked him out on a date and we were married a year and a half later. Sometimes a girl has to take matters into her own hands!

  185. Shannon says:

    I worked at a restaurant and wine bar, and after wine nights the girls would all go next door to a different restaurant and bar to continue drinking ourselves silly. My husband was a bartender at the “bar next door,” and I thought he was so cute with his shaggy dark hair in his eyes. I told my friend he was cute, she said she couldn’t tell with his hair covering his face. So my drunken idiot self shamelessly asked him to lift up his hair so we could see if he had a widows peak. Dork dork dork. He did it though, and she then had to agree he was cute. Found out his name, left him a note on the bar, then later I Facebook stalked him and asked him to hang out. We hung out on Homecoming night at our university, after his bar closed at 2:00 am. He walked me home. He kissed me in the moonlight. He may or may not have stayed at my apartment on the couch (with me) that night. Then we stayed together the next night. And the next. And we never stopped.

  186. Heather says:

    My husband and I met in Jr high, in Orchestra. I was 13, and he was a much older, wiser and infinitely cooler 15 year old. We hung out with the same group of friends, and in high school we started dating. As of this year, we’ve officially known each other for half of my life!

  187. Ruth says:

    I’ve got you all beat on weirdest proposal, but first…hubby and I met when I was visiting my best friend after the birth of her daughter. They lived an hour and a half away. We decided to go to dinner and I joked around saying we should double date and she said she knew somebody who was newly single like me! She brought my future hubby. Two months later we got married and just celebrated 6 years together and our third child is a month old.
    Proposal: we were hanging out at the bar I worked at, enjoying live music. I went to the bathroom to pee, he texted me WHILE I WAS PEEING, “wanna get married?”. I walked out to him and said yes. It’s hilarious talking about it now 🙂 I swear he’s much more romantic then that!

  188. Diana says:

    I was working in the cash office at a grocery store while going to college. *side note* It took me 9 years to graduate because I didn’t want any debt so I would take time off of school to catch up on payments. After working there for nearly 6 years my future mother-in-law (who worked at the store in a different department, who I didn’t even know had kids but we were always friendly with one another) she knew I was an artist and asked me if I was interested in doing some artwork for a video game her sons were coding. I thought that sounded really cool. She told me they wouldn’t be able to pay me anything until the game sold and even then it might not sell. I still thought it sounded like a fun project to work on and a chance to use some of my graphic design skillz (which is the degree I was working on). She called one of her sons (my future husband) and told me that he’d be in later that day to meet me. I was felt like I was so ragged looking… I had been up until about 2 a.m. working on a school project and up at 4 a.m.to get to work at 5 a.m., so my make-up looked sloppy and my hair was still wet from my shower when I had arrived at work that day. I didn’t really care because just a month before I had ended a 6 year relationship that was going nowhere and wasn’t looking to date anyone just yet. David walked around the corner and stood in my line… I didn’t even know this was the guy who was coming to meet me, but when I saw him this crazy thought popped in my head that said “that’s the man you’re going to marry”. I shook off the thought, because it was crazy, but I couldn’t deny he looked good. Really good. I was suddenly very self conscious about how I looked. He told me later that he was expecting to see a mousy looking girl but said he thought “wow” (good answer, husband). I was immediately attracted to him, which had never happened to me before. It took him nearly a month to ask me out. We started working on the game and I would hang around as long as I could get away with and drop all sorts of hints that I was interested (he said his mom thought I was dating someone, she didn’t know we had broken up). His dad finally suggests to him to ask me out to lunch. I wasn’t sure it was a date though…I thought maybe my art wasn’t working out and he was going to “fire” me from the game (my style wasn’t quite what he wanted but I didn’t learn the truth until after we were married, so I wasn’t wrong about that). I remember calling my friend Lisa and saying “I don’t want to start dating anyone, but he has the most gorgeous mouth, do you think it would be wrong to just kiss him a few times?” She said “Yes, just date him!”. That first lunch date, turned into dinner too, and talking talking talking for 17 hours! Our second date was that long too. We got married 9 months later. We’ve been happily married (most of the time)10 years now, with 3 children.

  189. Rozz says:

    I listened to my husband’s voice every day for months before we even met.

    When my long distance boyfriend broke up with me, I was in the middle of picking colleges. I chose the college that was half an hour away from my ex, determined that I’d get him back. At the end of three years of college, I had long given up on the ex, and after a few half hearted dates, I was done looking. My final internship was at the Christian radio station in town. He was the News Announcer – I was completely not interested; and neither was he. But we became good friends for a year before we nervously decided to try something more. Fast forward to the present, we’ve been married for 5.5 years, and have two amazing little boys.

    All love stories can be beautiful, but I really feel that being friends first solidified our relationship. We’re still newly weds in a lot of ways, but we don’t ever fight. Maybe twice in the past 7 years we’ve been together. Being with each other is so easy and comfortable, we are so blessed – especially when we see so many of our friends marriages fall apart in the early years.

  190. Charlene H. says:

    We met in grad school studying chemistry, and before we knew it there was chemistry between us.

  191. Jeannie says:

    We knew each other over the course of 7 years as co-workers (starting as summer interns in college). We both unknowingly joined the company softball team, only then spending more than 2 minutes together. We started having lunch dates and 4 years later we were married. So it was 11 years in the making..crazy!

  192. Kelly says:

    I met my husband at jury duty, both of us being potential jurors. Nothing more romantic than sitting in a courtroom together!

  193. Beth says:

    I met my husband our first week of college! He lived on the first floor and I lived on the one above him. By the time I went home for Christmas, I announced to my family, “I’ve met the guy I’m going to marry!” I guess I knew what I was talking about! 4 years later we were married!

  194. Kimberly says:

    I was living in a group house in Washington, DC (because, damn, housing is expensive there!). One housemate was moving out, and we needed a replacement. The guy who lived upstairs knew someone who could move in, so all the housemates agreed to meet him to see if he was a match. But no one told me about the meeting because I was the only one moving out soon to go to grad school. Yet when he came to meet everyone, they all were out of the house. There I was, home alone, in our big house at the end of a street that backed up to Rock Creek Park (huge park/forest, very desolate for something in the middle of the city). I locked the screen door when he asked to come in. He told me he knew our one housemate (who I thought might be a serial killer), so that didn’t convince me to open the door. Then he said he was there to meet two of the other housemates (they were normal), so I let him in. We barely spoke, and no other housemates showed up. He eventually moved in, but I never saw him due to work schedule. We did take a very long walk together one day, and that was nice, but I was still moving away to NYC in a few months, so nothing happened. The night before I moved out, he tells me he almost didn’t move in because he wanted to ask me out, and you can’t date your housemate. Two weeks later he visited me in NYC for what we call the “long distance booty call,” then he moved to Oregon. We wrote sporadic letters (! remember those?), until I was brave enough to send him a postcard from a nude beach while on vacay in Hawaii. He never wrote back, and I was humiliated. A couple of weeks later, I got an email from him with terrible grammar and spelling, saying that he had been in a bicycle accident and had just woken from a 9-day coma and was back in DC recovering, living w/ his parents. I visited him, and while on another walk in DC, he tells me that our former housemate (the serial killer) called him to tell him he thought now-husband I and would always get married. I said, “Okay.” And that was that! We were engaged! He returned to Oregon, I returned to NYC, we visited each other A LOT over the next year, and after an 8-day drive across the country in a Penske truck, we got married in Oregon. Been married 12 years.

  195. Amanda says:

    How I met my husband:
    I was reading a library copy of Harry Potter and drinking a quart of milk during my break at work. Now husband (but was a complete stranger at the time) walks up and says, “I see you’re drinking 1%. Is that ‘cuz you think you’re fat? Because you could drink whole if you wanted to.”
    Quote was totally lost on me (hadn’t yet seen the movie) and I thought he was weird. He kept bothering me (i.e. trying to talk to me) during my breaks.
    On my birthday (still didn’t know his name at this point) he gave me a hardback set of the first 5 HP books (it cost something like $150. I priced it pretty much immediately) and I had NO IDEA how to respond. Even to my dense self it was clear that he was interested after this expensive gesture. So… I avoided him as much as possible, which wasn’t completely because our jobs caused us to interact sometimes. After several months (or maybe even a year) I finally realized that he was, in fact, not a creeper but actually a really great guy. After another few years we finally got married and have been together for 5 and 1/2 years and we’re best friends.

  196. Ana says:

    I met my husband through my roommate Todd.
    I had just moved back to Nebraska after living in Washington state for a brief stint. Todd made me a list of five men that he was alright with me dating if I going to be bringing guys home (he didn’t want me to “settle for trash” were his exact words. We live in a small enough place that you already know just about everyone in your dating pool to some extent…). Tyler, my now husband, was first on the list.
    Although, at first I was more interested in one of Tyler’s friends. Tyler’s friend had come over to hang out and Tyler invited himself along. I am so glad that he did. While his friend would dominate all the conversation to try and woo me, Tyler would poke me in the side and wait for me to poke him back. He was way more my speed in the flirtation world. When his friend got up to go to the restroom, Tyler went in and kissed me. His friend was really upset and left… Ooops?
    Tyler and I hung out every day and stayed up all night talking for a couple of weeks and he never tried any funny business (a sad first compared to every other guy that I laid around in bed with for a chance of conversation). I realized I loved him when he showed me the muffin films. I fell hard. We got married after dating for seven months and have been married for five and half very happy years now.
    I also set up Todd with one of my friends and they have been married for almost five years now. When I gave my speech at their wedding (which my husband and I were bridesmaid/groomsman in), I ended it with “and now, we’re even!”

  197. Amanda says:

    Such a sweet story! I met my husband as a sophomore in high school, in drivers Ed class. I thought he was very cute, albeit pretty quiet compared to my loud, outgoing personality. Today(the 8th) is our 14th anniversary since we first started dating. We’re High school sweethearts, just like my husband’s parents.

  198. Mathmommy says:

    My husband and I met on the TV show, Beverly Hills 90210. We were both extras and it was a ballroom scene, so we were a “couple” for the majority of the shoot. He was in the friend category for quite a few years, but I finally came around. Three kids later and here we are.

  199. Jessica says:

    I met my husband in drama club in high school. He didn’t have a ride home and lived near me so we started carpooling. 15 years later we are still together, married 10 years and two kids! 🙂

  200. sweetveggie says:

    My sister was singing in the music team at our church, which had two services. The plan was she would go sing the first service, then come home, along with a girlfriend of ours who was getting married that summer, and eat breakfast and then goback for the second service. I was her guestbook attendant, so I had bought a dress, but wasn’t sure it was appropriate. So after I finished showering, I put on my dress and left my towel wrapped around my head. I sashayed into the dining room and said, “What do you think?” Then I realized there was a strange man with them. I was so embarrassed that I hid downstairs until it was time to leave. But it just goes to show first impressions aren’t always important. We started hanging out two months later, then dating, and wwe’re married about a year and a half after we met. I later found out that he thought I was fourteen that day (i was 21).

  201. Jen says:

    He was the guy all clad in leather always sleeping on the couch outside our college music room. Totally not my type and I paid no attention to him. Until one day he was awake and reading a collection of Poe book that I also owned and had read. Soon we were talking books and about his 3rd shift job and early classes and sleeping in between classes. Before I knew it we were going to the movies.

  202. Kat S. says:

    I also met my husband in Madison, WI! He was a member of an improv troupe and hired me as a house manager. He actually had to give up his manager duty so the two of us could date!

  203. connie says:

    we were leaving a local watering hole at about the same time, he stopped, turned around and asked my name. i tell him and he said ‘ i just needed to put a name to that face.’ it struck me. we developed a friendship over the next several yrs before we became romantically involved, though there had always seemed to be a comfortable connection.

  204. karina says:

    I met the hubs while he was storytelling at a Summer Camp I was the arts and crafts councilor and I fell for him, the guy that could play guitar, sing like Jeff Buckley and be goofy like Jim Carey all at the same time.

  205. Elizabeth says:

    Love how perky your boobs were before kids! 🙂 and I imagined your matching bra and panties with flowers on them…not sure why!

    I met my husband at college – he took his sister out to lunch every day, how sweet was that?! I was in a class with his sister that met right after lunch, so I saw him walking her to class in his handsome business suit and fell hard. We’ve been married 24 years and together 27, unbelieveable!

  206. Alicia Hunt says:

    My friend who lived more than an hour away invited me over for the weekend when I was 17. That first night we went to a movie with a guy she worked with and liked and he also brought his friend. Afterwards we went to her co-workers house and the guys played their guitars and sang. We ended up hanging out the next night and the day after. I thought her co-workers friend was amazing! We dated for nearly a year and a half before we got married. My friend never dated that guy, but something great came from it. We both made the ninety minute drive a couple times a week. It’s now been 7 years 🙂

  207. Kelly says:

    I used to work at a rock climbing wall and my now husband came in to climb one day. I went over to basically tell him he’s doing it wrong haha. I saw him a few weeks later at a bicycle shop and started to think he was stalking me. I too went through a short phase where I was pretty sure he was some creepy stalker person, but turns out he’s totally normal. 🙂

  208. Teresa Carstens says:

    I met my husband his first night in town. I’m friends with his cousin so when a mutual friend hosted a party cousin invited future husband to the same party. Our eyes caught each other and some sparks were happening but it took almost a year before we went out on an official date. I finally got him in the end!

  209. Donna Littlechild says:

    I met my husband in our high school library where we both used to help out (coz we’re cool like that!)
    We went on our first date when I was 13 and he was 14 and have been together ever since. He memorised all of my classes so he could meet me outside each one and walk me to the next (and somehow still made it to his own on time, mostly). 8 months later my mum died and I went through a really hard time – most 15 year old boys would have run for the hills rather than deal with so much drama for a girl they’d only been dating a few months but he was always there for me, in fact I don’t know how I would have gotten through it without him. He could make me smile even when that was the last thing I felt like doing (a talent he still possesses to this day!) He proposed to me while we having a picnic by a lake on my 16th birthday and a lot of people were full of all the “you’re too young, don’t be silly it will never last, you need to experience more” etc. However, luckily we didn’t care what anybody else thought and after 13 years together, 7 years of marriage, and 3 beautiful children I think we’ve done a pretty good job of proving them all wrong 🙂

  210. Sarah Burke-Villen says:

    I met my husband at a bar in Copenhagen, Denmark while on a very random vacation with a girlfriend. My girlfriend and I lived in Washington, DC and I worked with a Danish woman who told me the street to go to with all the bars and clubs. My girlfriend and I wandered into this bar because we heard a Bruce Springsteen song playing (which made us feel more at home) and in the back was a tiny club. An hour later, this blond guy asks me in Swedish (because he thought I was Danish) if he could buy me a drink. After we established that I spoke English, I said no, I was drinking water, so he asked if he could get me some more water. Turns out he loves Bruce Springsteen almost as much as me ;-). We hung out the rest of the evening and talked and danced and then he walked my girlfriend and I to the train. We exchanged email address and after we went back to our respective countries we kept in touch. Three months later, he called and asked to come visit me and the rest is history. I would like to thank the alcohol my husband was drinking that night because he later told me he was kind of drunk when we met and if he hadn’t have been drinking, he wouldn’t have had the courage to come talk to me. 1 year and 5 months later I moved from DC to Sweden and we have been married for 8 years and have 1 fur baby and 2 little girls 🙂

  211. April says:

    I grew up as a missionary kid in Japan. I went back to the US for college, not knowing the area or anyone there. Freshman orientation weekend, my new roommate dragged me over to a table full of boys (she was rather boy crazy) for the first supper with all of the upperclassmen back. Our table was a mix of freshman and upperclassmen, but we were the only two girls.

    Everyone went around and introduced themselves (name, major, where from). When it was my turn, I said I was from Tokyo. It got the usual interested polite questions from everyone (since I’m not Asian), and then the conversation moved on.

    I started to eat when the guy sitting next to me, also a freshman, leaned over and said, “You’re from Japan?”

    Uh, isn’t that what I just said? “…Yes,” I replied.

    He said excitedly, “Well, then, do you know [this anime] or [that anime] or [another anime]?”

    Oh gosh, he’s one of THOSE types.

    I politely answered his questions and shut the conversation down, then went back to eating.

    I don’t think he noticed my lack of interest though because he kept going out of his way to say hi any time we happened to be in the same vicinity, which was a lot because it was a small college.

    About a week later he saw me from across the lawn and came literally *running* up to me, saying, “Did you miss me?”

    I still wasn’t sure what his name was, let alone notice that he wasn’t around apparently. “What do you mean?”

    “I was went home for the weekend,” he said, smiling eagerly. “Did you miss me?”

    “Uh… sure. Yeah,” I said.

    But his persistence paid off. We started hanging out more often and soon we were inseparable. I had never met a guy more caring or genuinely interested in who I really was (I was more than just “Japan” to him, turns out), and who never made me feel stupid when I was struggling with culture shock. We declared each other as our best friend. I found out later that people were taking bets on what day we would officially start dating.

    A month and a half later (in October) we made our relationship official. By Christmas we were fairly sure we’d get married someday. We were officially engaged our junior year and married a week after graduation. That was 7.5 years ago and now we have two kids!

    Oh, and we live in Japan. 😀

  212. Adeline says:

    My husband and I were high school sweethearts, he was my first boyfriend. We were in choir together for a couple of years but never hung out. One night, he and I got to chatting on ICQ and finally said goodnight at 7am! We’ve now been together for 17 years (married for 12.5 years) and have 3 children. =)

  213. Hanna Baker says:

    We were childhood family friends who meet through our homeschool group. Our moms became friends and he is the same age as my little brother, so they hit it off. I dumped him in the mental “kid brother” category. They eventualy moved to the other side of the country, but our families remained in contact, visiting occasionally. Fast forward over a decade: I hadn’t seen him in 8-9 years and rarely thought of him other than when he popped up on my Facebook wall. Out of the blue one day I get an email. He was coming back to our old home town for a visit to hang out with old friends and was hoping to see me (I had moved away but my family was still there and I went back fairly often). I thought it would be fun to see an old childhood friend and scheduled the trip. Turns out the whole trip was a ruse to see me in person – we were engaged 6 (very expensive due to many flights) months later and married 6 months after that. 4 years after that email, we have been married for 3 and have 2 little girls.

  214. Jay says:

    Our eyes met over the Petri plates…

    Seriously, though, we met in the lab where he worked and where I had meetings with the person in charge of my research project.

  215. Paola says:

    Man it’s been too long since I’ve read one of your posts!! Glad to be back 🙂 Always love your stuff!
    Anyhow, I met my husband at a church dance. It was m first young adult activity, I was just about to be 18 and went with my brother and some friends to a dance where I only knew them. Nothing too different from the youth dances I had been too except there were more people and older ones too. I was dancing with the group when I look up and immidiately lock eyes with my husband who is clear across the crowded room!! I don’t quite remember what so g was playing but I know it was a fast song but my memory remembers it as a scene straight out of the movies. Picture a crowded room full of people dancing when our eyes meet, no one else is around, the room begins to spin out of control and a slow romantic song begins to play as our eyes meet and we almost immidiately fall in love lol we stared for quite a bit but obviously I’m an old fashion kind of gal and as soon as I notice a guy is interested I feel it is his job to approach me so I wait. We stare at each other all night long, dances with each other with our eyes only. And them the night is over and we never meet. He says he tried several times to approach me and failed due to some unknown force since he had never been so “scared” to ask a girl to dance or even talk to a girl but there was something about me. He does, however, find out my info, where I’m from since we’re at a church dance and everyone knows pretty much everyone and he drives out to my neck of the woods for the next dance to which I didn’t go. I came back to the original place of meeting and he doesn’t show. About a month later, we meet again but this time, he wastes no time and comes up to me as soon as he sees me and the rest is history!! We danced all night, talked, exchanged numbers and have been inseparable ever since! Love at first sight is an understatement for us….it was more like love since before we came to earth 🙂

  216. Nuttara J. says:

    Wow. I love romantic stories – and yours and the others in the comments – I can only say Wow! Thank you 😀

  217. Jessica says:

    We were in ROTC in college together. I suppose we had seen each other around that first year, but I feel like we really “met” the next year at our Dining In event. I figured out partway trough the meal that they had set up our table with kind of “goody two shoes” and left empty seats where they moved the “troublemakers” after the alcohol had been flowing freely so this one guy could keep an eye on them all. Maybe you guessed it, but my later-to-be husband was moved to an empty seat next to me at my table (the troublemaker! Ha). That’s probably the first time we talked. I was dating someone long-distance at the time, and so in the beginning we were just friends. I found out he lived directly across the street from my apartment complex that night when I ended up being his DD (there’s a story behind how that happened, too), and we started to carpool to PT in the mornings. I worked, so couldn’t go home over some of the holiday breaks, and he was frequently stuck at school for the holidays, as well, so we would hang out when it was practically a ghost town at the apartment complexes. It was one of those “friends to more” stories.

  218. I was dressed as Jack Sparrow for a fancy dress ball. I fell for him immediately. . . too bad I was wearing a beard at the time.
    It’s now seven years and two kids later, so I guess it worked out!

    Felicity Banks

  219. Nuttara J. says:

    I met my husband 17 years ago when we were both working in the company that located so far away from home we have to stay at it’s accommodation.
    He started by sending messages to my pager 😉
    We always hung out with friends in the evening. A year later, I resigned and return to my hometown, he had his master in the US and etc. After all those 5 very long distance years and a few not too distant, we get married 7 years ago 🙂

  220. Thora says:

    I met my husband at my friend’s work party. He says, “I’ve met you before.” and I’m thinking, “Nice line…” We start telling jokes back and forth and we hit it off. It turns out that we really had met 2 years before. It was at a work training (when I still worked with my friends) and he told his friend, “That’s the kind of girl I want to marry.” Lo and behold…

  221. Mary says:

    I met my husband at a Rocky Horror Picture Show party. I was wearing lingerie, he was dating my best friend.

  222. Kathrin says:

    I met him on an street festival. He was the best friend of a good friend of one of my best friends. He was a little drunk already. Came over hugged my friend and told a dirty joke. We ended up talking…
    When we met two days later again I needed to tell him everything (including me having a sister…) again because he couldn’t remember… Still I had fallen for him within the first couple if minutes I guess.

    Hope I can win from Germany as well (-: Love your stories and sketches!

  223. Stephanie says:

    We worked together at our college summer job. He had a different girlfriend at the time, and when my best friend asked me if there were any cute guys at my new job, I said, “One, but he’s taken. Oh well, no summer romance this year!” Well, not 3 weeks later he breaks up with her and 6 weeks later we were dating.

  224. Mel G says:

    I met my husband through a dating agency, in the old pre-internet days lol. My sister was working admin there and as a favour to her, I agreed to create a profile. Hubs had signed up literally a few hours before me! She gave him my number, he called…. and the rest is history!

  225. Alicia says:

    My hubby and I met online, we were both fans of the Wheel of Time. He says I picked a fight, we were friends for a few years before it evolved into something more. He came to visit me after I graduated college, then moved to NY for me. And married a year after I graduated.

  226. Jen says:

    My husband and I met in high school. I lived in a very small town, and heard we had a new student in our school. Rumor had it he was from the Twin Cities (our town was 2 hours south of there) which in everyone’s mind meant he must be a drug dealer. Right after first period when I heard this news, I was walking down the hall, turned a corner and BOOM, there he was. I was smitten at first sight. I watched him casually date a few friends. Then come summer, he realized I was the one for him. We’ve been together ever since.

  227. Steph says:

    We are high school sweethearts. He played on the basketball team and I was the manager. I asked him to Sadie Hawkins (snowball dance where the girl asks the guy out) — almost 20 years ago! He was (and still is) so stinking hot, I was so nervous! He thankfully said yes. We went to separate colleges but did the long distance thing. I’m so thankful we never broke up. Love my man!

  228. Liz says:

    I had just gotten dumped about three weeks beforehand. My suite-mate and friend from college kept trying to set me up with her boyfriend’s brother. I kept saying no, but finally agreed to her double-date idea. But, oops, she was out of town-it was going to have to be a blind date. When I got to the coffee shop I saw this frenzied crazy person running from the door to their car. “Please don’t let that be him!” It was him. I wasn’t too sure about him at first, but after 2 1/2 walks around Lake Ella and him picking a spider out of my hair, it was all over. 🙂 We’re getting married in October.

  229. Gillian says:

    I met my husband when I took my car in to be fixed. He was the service manager. Ten months later we were married.

  230. Crystal_b says:

    My husband was an RA in the dorm I lived in freshman year (not technically *my* RA, but still somewhat fraternizing). He had a huge fro’d out head of hair and my two best friends had crushes on him, but then he shaved his head and they didn’t like him as much any more. He asked me to our dorm formal at the end of the year, and after I said yes, he came back to the room 3 minutes later to clarify that he meant “as friends,” but things lead to things and here we are 13 years and 2 kids later 🙂

  231. Patty says:

    I met my Husband while I was one of his students.. **A little back story**
    My Husband was born and raised in KS, whereas I was born and raised in CA till 16 when we moved to AZ.. He joined the Marines right out of high school and served for 8 years before getting medically discharged.. He did his boot camp at MCRD then was stationed at Camp Pendleton.. I was living in Temecula at that time.. (Keep in mind though that he is 6 1/2 year my senior, so I would have been in 6th grade by this time).. Around the time I moved to AZ he got stationed in Hawaii.. Then got out in 2008, the same year I graduated HS.. I decided to join the Army to get out of my small AZ town.. And ended coming right back for MOS school.. My Hubby ended up getting a job at my MOS school about 4 months prior… **

    Of course.. Dating your instructor is big no-no in the military.. And mostly everywhere.. Haha.. But I was 21 and I thought he was the most gorgeous man I’d ever met.. And being that we spent 8 hours a day, 6 days a week together.. I got to see his personality and that just made him more attractive to me.. When I finally graduated.. I was only stationed 3 1/2 hours from home.. So one time when I came back.. I asked if he wanted to get together.. And now its been almost 4 years and 2 kiddos later.. And people still look at us and ask how we got away with.. Haha..

  232. Kat says:

    I met my husband at work. I developed a crush on him my first day there. I worked as the receptionist up front by the door, and I eventually was given the task to close out the credit card machine every night. The machine was in his office. Jackpot!

  233. Jen says:

    Cute story!

    I met my husband when I was working for his mom on a summer internship. The summer between my junior and senior years of college, he was away at school so I never met him. But I returned to the same internship the next summer before I started grad school, and unbeknownst to me his mom had a plan 😉 DH had also just graduated and did not have a job lined up, and had planned on staying home “for a few weeks” before moving back to the city where he went to school at and looking for a job.

    Well, during the first week of that second internship, his mom asked me “I’m going to meet my son for lunch, would you like to come along?” I was a bit suspicious but went anyway lol. DH and I are both introverted so we didn’t talk much during lunch, but the next day his mom asked if she could give him my phone number and I said sure, why not. (DH later told me that he knew we’d get married the day we met! It took me a little longer to reach the same conclusion.) Well the next thing I knew, DH’s “few weeks” at home turned into all summer, and in the fall he moved with me to the city where I was starting grad school! He proposed in the fall and we were married the following summer, a little over a year after we first met.

    Now we’ve been married 10 years and have 2 awesome little boys! (Ages 2.5 and 3 months … So I love the glimpses into the future I get from reading your blog!)

  234. Martina says:

    We met in ESL class. Became friends. Then few months later I move to the other side of the world. That’s when we realized that we liked each other little more then just friends.
    We made it through 5 years of long distance relationship before we were finally together.
    Next year we will be celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary.

  235. Robin says:

    We met for the first time while he was on a blind date with someone else. He lived with the person (and her husband) who set him up. I worked with her, he worked with the husband. Him and said date came into Timmies where me and both girls work..lost yet lol Anywho fast forward a bit and said person decides to set me up with a friend of theirs. I didn’t realize that it was the hot guy I met a few months back. She felt bad because her previous set up did not go well.. ours did 🙂 Married 9 years with 3 kiddos

  236. Tori says:

    I met my husband when I was 16 and he was 18. No, nothing creepy! We definitely didn’t start dating then. Actually, I’m pretty sure he hardly knew I existed. I had just started my first job tearing tickets at the local movie theater. My first day behind the register at the concession stand, and he was my trainer. And I was his trainee. I was also madly in teenage-crush-love with him at the time. I work the job for a little over a year and he does, too. And I was friendzoned right off the bat. He would sigh over the pretty girl who sold tickets at the window, complain to me about how much her boyfriend was a jerk. He would cast his gorgeous blue eyes at my sister, ask me if she was single, and was completely oblivious by how this broke my heart. Eventually I moved on, different job, different state. Fast forward six years and my life had totally changed. I had ‘found myself’ in college. I was no longer the awkward girl in dorky glasses and a horrific movie theater uniform. I was dressed to go jogging, and for some reason, my intuition earlier in the day pushed me to up my game. Oh yeah, I was looking good. I stopped by at a friend’s house to cajole him into jogging with me, since my only running partner was a fat little chihuahua who I was pretty sure would have a heart attack about ten steps in. I was bouncing around his living room, waiting for my friend to get ready, when his little sister announced that someone would be stopping by to see him, he was in the neighborhood and bored, bla bla bla. Cue Movie Theater Crush. He steps in, our eyes meet, his eyes widen and my ego sky rockets. His first words were “I know you! Victoria, right?” I’m still surprised to this day by how completely casual and contained I was (my head was screaming). My response: “Well actually, I go by Tori now.” He laid the charm on pretty thick but I played hard to get. He still managed to get my number before I left. Exactly one year later we were married. It might have taken me six years, but I get what I want!

  237. Jess says:

    My husband and I worked at the same store, albeit in different departments (and he was on nights). Three years ago I made Christmas goodie packages for my department, and brought some extras in. Allan was coming down the hall and I opened the container I held, offered it to him and said “Hey Allan, have some homemade lefse”. A month later he switched to day shift and we started chatting more. Two months after that my youngest daughter was hospitalized for a week, and that’s when he realized he like me for more than just my lefse lol. We just got married this past September 🙂

  238. Brenda in Tyler says:

    Short and sweet…I pushed him out of an airplane!

  239. Deborah says:

    Ha! Loved your story. Here’s mine in a nutshell:

    Met my husband the first day of architecture school. Looked across a crowded room and said “I’m going to marry that guy”. Shook his hand later that same day after being introduced and I literally felt electricity. Two years, two girlfriends (his) and lots of stalking and pining later, he was mine! He was my first kiss, first everything! Still blissful 11 years of marriage and three kids later.

  240. 12tequilas says:

    My husband and I met on a blind date. I’d gone to a party hosted by a guy I’d met at another party and then called some time afterward. The party host was just being polite by inviting me to his party; turned out he was not interested in me. At the party I met another guy who called me later. We went out a few times. He was great to be with but the chemistry wasn’t there, so he set me up with his friend, whom he’d met at a singles group. That was 19 years ago!

  241. Cheryl S. says:

    My friend was dating a guy. She tells me he has a boat. She wants me to come on the boat with them. I say “You better not be trying to set me up!” Of course, she was trying to set me up. Mr. Set up and I go on one date. I thought the guy was OK, so we talked via e-mail for a while. In June, my friend has a party. Mr. Set up comes to the party. I wonder why I didn’t like him more the first time. My friend breaks up with her guy and I end up marrying Mr. Set Up. We’ll celebrate our 12th anniversary in April and our daughter will be 10 in July. 🙂

  242. Jessica L says:

    Eight years ago, my husband Dan was interning at a church, and I was going to the young adult group from that church. (This was before I was a Christian, though.) One evening I walked into the house where we met, and saw him sitting in the back of the room. He had a goatee, glasses, hat pulled low over his eyes; the cute, awkward nerd, hiding from the crowd. I thought, this nerd needs to be seduced. Ha! He had a girlfriend, I was married (secretly… I was an *idiot* in my 20s) and did I mention he was interning to be a pastor?

    A year passes, full of awkward flirtation on my part. He and his girlfriend broke up, I got divorced. And then I became a Christian. By this point I’m taking a break from guys, focusing on where I need to be. Maybe not flirting and making out with every cute guy I meet? I’ve given up on making moves on Dan, because, well, he is my friend but certainly never seemed interested in more, and I am mortified by my actions toward him over the past year.

    Then one night, we are at his house watching a movie. We are sitting on opposite couches, but it’s cold. He asks, “Are you cold?”

    I’m not. But I think, only good things can happen if I say I am! I still have a crush on him, of course.

    “Yes,” I answer.

    So he says, “You can share my blanket,” and invites me to sit next to him. Yes! It worked! I sit down, and in probably the smoothest move he has ever tried, he slides his arm around me and pulls me close for the rest of the movie. I literally spend the next hour thinking, Dan has his arm around me!! He’s rubbing my shoulder!! Aaaahhh!!!

    Seven years on, we’ve been married five years and have three babies. He’s still a cute, awkward nerd. And I am still an excruciating flirt, jut only with him. 🙂

  243. So how long were you dating for before you told him that you’d actually been in your underwear when you met? 😉

    • April says:

      I want to know this, too! Or did he know it right away and was just nice enough not to say anything (in which case, when did he confess)?

  244. Jennifer says:

    we met at school, same program and major, several classes together, not that exciting, but I enjoy reading your stories.

  245. Jenn R. says:

    I met my husband when I was in college (at a “mafia” game) but dated his best friend first…. Thankfully we realized that we are a better match but are all still friends! Just had our 3rd baby and celebrated 10 years of being together!

  246. samantha blake says:

    We met in college, he had a class before me that he always stayed late in and I always came early and it was just a matter of days before the overlap made us wanna introduce ourselves and from then on we just developed. however after we were official bf/gf (yea i said it ) we found out his whole family knew my family and i had known some of them and we went to all the same schools…So fate seemed to be waiting for us to meet seeing as we grew up in a small county in north carolina

  247. Mary says:

    I met my husband at college. The 1st time I talked to him wasn’t a big deal as it was in a big group of friends. But later I had a Wii party (the Wii had just come out and was super cool) with that same group of friends. My husband came along with some other guys. We both liked each other but didn’t want to say. We each tried to sit next to each other and talk flirt. He thought that I was seeing someone until our mutual friend told him I wasn’t. Then he started pursuing me hard. 🙂

  248. Elizabeth says:

    My college roommate introduced us a few years out of college. We had to meet several times before officially dating, but we got married two years after that!

  249. Lindsey Akin says:

    I lived in the UK and my best friend had a green card through his mam. So once he graduated, he moved to Silicon Valley. About 18 months later, I came to visit him and fell in love with his unemployed housemate (techie back in Jan 2003 – they were all unemployed after the dot-bomb). I thought I was just having a holiday fling and ended up running back through the airport to tell him I loved him and wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. Very inconvenient with a 6000 miles distance and 8 time zones between us. We talked incessantly on yahoo voice chat, and between Jan 2003 and Sept 2004, spent a cumulative 13 weeks actually physically together (6 trips between us, including the one where we met), before I moved here on a fiance visa. We married 3 weeks later and just had our 10 year anniversary this year, our daughter will be 2 in January.

  250. Tonya says:

    HAAA your boobs!

  251. Sara Prestien says:

    Long time lurker, love your blog!

    My husband and I met in high school at a football game when a fly ball came at us and almost hit us. We joked that we almost died and from then on we always had to joke that we almost died together. Thankfully we didn’t and we’ve been together for 12.5 years!

  252. Andrea Farley says:

    I met my boyfriend 6 years ago while playing video games online. We were friends for 5 years and started dating last year after my divorce. We’ve been together for a year now and next year I plan on popping the question and I’m hoping he’ll say yes! Yep I, a woman, will be asking him, a man to marry me. My friends think I’m crazy lol

  253. Marsha says:

    I met my husband when we were in college and living in the same apartment complex. He would always wave and say hi in the parking lot.

  254. Amy K says:

    I took my husband’s photograph for his work id on his first day. Didn’t think much of him other than he was cute and quiet. A couple months later a woman I worked with said that I should go out with her son, we would be a great couple. I was feeling whimsical so I wrote my cell number on the back of a coworker’s business card and gave it to her. Then I immediately ran to the camera room to look up his picture. Turns out that he worked in IT and so I convinced myself that I couldn’t date a nerd (I am a country girl). He called, I gave him the excuse that I had to change the oil in my car when I was really going out with someone else. A couple days later he asked again and I figured what the heck, free meal doesn’t sound bad. Turns out he’s not a nerd, we have everything in common and we’ve been married 7 years. We were 18 then!

  255. Elizabeth says:

    My husband and I met at a school picnic, in Grade 5. He was the older brother of my younger sister’s best friend. We became best friends when we were about 12 years old. We dated other people for a few years, then decided to get married because what could be better than marrying your best friend?

    Nothing. We are still together (married 15 years now) and have 3 daughters. I had breast cancer last year and he stood by me, just as he always has.

    Mine is a doctor too. Somehow the pager always goes off at the vital moment! But we are still “summoning the pager” after 3 kids and all these years! 😉

  256. Cat B says:

    While we had known each other somewhat since freshman year of college, I didn’t meet my husband till junior year. And when he first started flirting with me, I freaked out, because he was flirting with me. He was totally the annoying kid in class. However, he didn’t let up, and it will be 12 years since we started dating on 12/12 (the day the contest ends)! We got married in 2007 and had our first kid in 2012.

  257. Emily Greenberg says:

    I met my husband on Match.com actually. When people In my life were meeting him for the first time and saying “He’s so nice – where did you find this guy?” I would answer casually “Oh on the internet.”

  258. Melli says:

    I had shaved my head the week before I met my husband. He was a bouncer at a club my girlfriend worked at. My girlfriend and I were out drinking one night, and she insisted I come down to this new place she was working at. I went with a group of friends, and one of them was particularly drunk and fell off a chair, my now hubby came and threw the chair out for being difficult.
    Turns out he didn’t mind the hair, but did like it when it grew back.

  259. Julie says:

    I met my husband at summer camp. We were both counsellors. I saw him sitting on the Lodge lawn with a girl camper in his lap. I thought this was so dreadfully inappropriate that I marched over to give him a piece of my mind. It was his sister!! We’ve been together over 15 years.
    I really hope I win a copy of your book!

  260. Kate says:

    wowza, Crappy Papa is a hottie!! This was a great story! I met my husband in a bar – (when I was not technically old enough to be there – thank you fake ID. PS – this was the late ’70s) He made me laugh all night long and asked if he could call me. He called a few days later and asked me out (I was waiting for my prom date to pick me up when he called) I said yes, and two years later we were walking down the aisle. In between that time we found out that while I grew up in the burbs, and he grew up in the city, we had many things in common before we even met. He knew some of my cousins who lived in the city near him, and our families’ cemetery plots are a stone’s throw from each other. My dad and he went to the same high school and had the same English teacher, 24 years apart. Now it’s 36 years later and we have 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters, and are living happily ever after!!

  261. Lisa King says:

    My husband and I met while doing musical theatre. I went with my mom to see a friend of ours in a musical. When I saw him, I remember thinking, “He’s so short but, wow, what a voice!” My mom and I joined the summer fundraiser show and my husband and I were in the same scene. In the fall, I tried out for Hello Dolly and he was the director. The next January, I was cast as his “Noh Dancer” in The Mikado. During this show, we began to pass notes to each other. What we didn’t realize was that we were using sisters as our “go-betweens.” We had our first date during on my birthday with his ENTIRE family because they had come to see him in the show. When the Mikado ended, we started Godspell. It was during this show, 6 or 7 weeks after we had started dating, that we got engaged. We planned our wedding while the summer fundraiser show was going on and then got married during Anything Goes. The next summer, we starred in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, as Linus and Sally.

  262. Erika says:

    We met on a blind date, but it wasn’t ours. His friend and my friend were meeting at a bar and they each brought a friend (us) in case the date was a dud. Well, the intended couple went out on one more date. Hubby and I will be married 13 years tomorrow!

  263. Angie says:

    I met my wife as a set-up. It was really awkward because 1) my exgirlfriend was the one who set us up and 2) she didn’t know about it. It was a totally one sided setup, so I just looked like some desperate crazy person who doesn’t understand social cues. I would talk to her and not get the impression she was interested, then my ex/friend would tell me to go try to talk to her again. Finally a week later I sent her a message on Facebook and asked her out for a drink. She said no. Because she thought I was a clingy nut job. But I convinced her anyway and it was a great date!

  264. wendy says:

    Amber! Tell us how you survived his residency. Tell us how you actually managed to forge a relationship during that time. My husband is about to complete his residency and we have two kids and it has been insane!

  265. Michele Tesdal says:

    I had just moved back to the town I went to highschool at. Started up again at a gym (after a year long hiatus). Every morning I was there at 5am doing cardio then weights. Even went on the weekends because I had become so scrawny and weak. (Not a gym rat though :). This: 6’5″ tall guy with long blond hair and a brow like a Viking (think Thor), would come in on the weekends. Occasionally I would see him, but would scoot on by because he looked like a biker-WWE wrestler. Ummm, not looking for that guy, maybe in a past life, but not a good idea now. Well, he started coming on weekday mornings during my time. Right next to my cardio machine. Ok, no biggie. Then he started actually talking to me! And guess what? He was actually intelligent *gasp*. He came in every morning! It took a few months until he won me over. We both rode motorcycles and took a ride in the beautiful Oregon countryside and I knew he was my guy from then on. We got married 2 years later and had 4 kids in 4 years and he is still the best partner/husband/daddy ever.

  266. Michele Tesdal says:

    BTW – I noticed your boobs were HUGE in your drawings! lol

  267. Kristin Utphall says:

    Met my husband in a bar-I was on a bender after ending an engagement, and he was returning from a deployment. Both of us were completely s*&% faced. Nearly 10 years later, he still remembers exactly what I was wearing, and I still remind him that I thought he was gay. Ahh, memories.

  268. Charity says:

    One day while I was waitressing at Pizza Hut this guy came in who just had bad boy written all over him. Black leather jacket with studs and band patches sewn into it and spiked hair (early 2000’s). He was soooo punk. He had just gotten off a Greyhound bus from CA (we are in NC) and came to where his buddy worked looking for a job. “Nice Jacket.” I said to him all like I was cool or something. He looked at me smiled and his eyes lingered on mine. “Thanks,” he said. My heart melted. We worked together for a while before he went to work somewhere else. I was in a toxic relationship with an idiot. That buddy he came to see told me one night after I got off the phone with said idiot, crying, “When you’re ready to dump that loser, I know someone who really likes you.” I bugged him for a week before dumping the loser and going on a coffee date with the punk who is now my husband of 10 years. We have two beautiful girls together and he still makes me melt.

  269. Caryn says:

    My best friend introduced me to my husband. We were supposed to go see the movie Sweeney Todd (because I’m obsessed with Johnny Depp), and she calls me an hour or so before the movie.
    “Hey, some old friends of my parents just moved back into town, and they have a son who is our age, he doesn’t know anyone in town, would it be okay if I invited him along?”
    I said “yes”. He was soooo cute, and had (still has) a long braid. We started dating right away and got married 5.5 years later!

  270. Jo says:

    I met my husband online, after a horrible break up (my boyfriend of 10 years cheated on me and lied to the world about it so that his new gf is protected and no one would blame them). A pair of friends so were married told me they met on an online dating site and set up a profile on there for me. I met some weird guys on there and just when I was about to quit the online dating site my now-husband started talking to me. Also during this time my ex got married with his gf (yes, after 2 months of us breaking up) so I needed someone to talk to. Eventually we met and meet a few more times and things got serious. A year and a half later we got married and we got pregnant a month after the wedding and we now have a beautiful daughter and a happy family 🙂

  271. Amy says:

    We met at lunch in high school. Yup, high school sweethearts. Still together 23 years later with 2 kids and 5 chickens!

  272. Sophia S says:

    We met in Grade 5! I remember him in the adventure playground showing off with the other boys in front of me and one of the girls said ‘I think he likes you’ to which I replied with all the authority I could muster: ‘Eeeww BOY GERMS!’. Turns out he did like me – even way back then. Took me a long time to accept the fact that I liked him too!

  273. Kristin says:

    haha, that’s an awesome story!
    I met my husband at Sunday school I think. His grandmother was my sunday school teacher, so I used to see him when he was visiting her. by age 7 I was completely smitten and sure I wanted to marry him. We lost touch by the time we were teens, and then out of the blue at age 20 I get this email “hey, do you remember me?” Well duh! Fast forward about a year and we were walking down the aisle. We even had a holiday this year with our 3 kids to a resort that we had a double family holiday at when we were kids! 🙂

  274. Kelsey says:

    At the very beginning of my freshman year of college, before classes had even started, my childhood friend told me she had met this guy in marching band camp over the summer and thought we would get along well. She introduced us in a group setting, where we chatted a bit but then didn’t see each other for several weeks because of conflicting schedules. One day he happened to get out of a class early and came to lunch at the cafeteria. He saw me eating alone, plopped down at my table, and started up a conversation. I have no idea what we talked about that day, but it was enough that we started hanging out regularly. A few weeks later we were officially dating, and that was that! Now 5 1/2 years of marriage and 2 kids later, and we couldn’t be happier.

  275. I met my husband at a 70s themed disco where he’d gone alk out and dressed in Bell bottoms and an afro wig. I was out with friends and not looking to meet anyone as I’d recently sworn off men having had one disastrous date after the other. So it was the end of the night and i was leaving the club. I’m not sure why but I walked across the any to the exit while my friends walked around the edge of the dance floor. Steve was standing in the middle of the dance floor and, as I walked by, he asked me to dance. I pointed out that the music had stopped and without missing a beat he said ‘dance to the music in your head’. So we did. We then stood talking outside the club while my friends went to get some food. As neither of us had brought our cell phones we ended up asking riot police (this was Belfast after all!) For a pencil and some paper so we could swap numbers. He texted me as soon as he got home that night and we had our 1st date a couple of nights later. We got married on the 5th anniversary of the night we danced to the music in our heads and have been married 4 years now.

  276. Liz says:

    My parents moved to GA after living in OH so I came home from college to GA instead of OH. My parents had been going to church in GA and met some people there. I came with my parents and met some people and this one family (the Dad) wanted to set me up with his son. We both individually kind of decided “sure, one date and we’ll go back to school”. Well that’s all we needed. We went back to our respective universities and dated long distance for the next 10 months, got engaged then we went long distance again until we married the following year at which point I transferred to an nearby school. We’ve been married 7 years and have three kids!
    The best things about being set up by parents: no awkward meet the girlfriend/boyfriend dinner. They picked me, if they don’t like me, not my fault!!! muahahaaa

  277. Tarah says:

    I met my husband when I came in for an interview to be his assistant. I, too, had just gotten out of a relationship – my ex moved to California as well. So strange….

    Anyway, we remained professional for about three months and then I conned him into asking me on a date. I’m smooth like that. I told him I was looking at a used car at a dealership but my dad wasn’t able to go with me to kick the tires. Guess who said he was free?

    I offered to buy him dinner after we were done as a thank you, he agreed to dinner but picked the tab up. We’ve been attached at the hip for 10 years!

  278. Lauren says:

    Hehehe, I adore your writing so much! Which is why I want your book so very much, so here goes,

    My friend and I decided to join a college group at our church. I saw this goofy looking guy talking to someone and informed my friend I would marry him one day, so she’d better figure out his name. She did! And then volunteered for a ministry he ran so I could casually come along with her 😉 A few months later, we started dating, and two years after that we were married!

  279. Joanna says:

    I met my husband when I was a fourth year student of English philology, he was teaching my first interpreting class. He definitely caught my eye, I used to curl my hair for most of our classes 😉 But nothing happened back then, and I probably wouldn’t date a teacher anyway, so. Then, 5 years later, we were already colleagues, as I ended up teaching interpreting as well. One day we were doing the entry exams for students, and decided to grab a bite afterwards. We ended up talking for about five hours. It was a difficult time for me, as my long-term boyfriend was much afraid of commitment. Anyway, things happened quite fast, and I made some big decisions. A month after the entry exams, I moved in with him, and a year later we were married. Two months after the wedding, our daughter was born. We’re still standing!

  280. Jane says:

    First day of my new job as a student assistant at the university library. He was the media supervisor. Cute, but otherwise just another supervisor. A year or so later, I became one of his two media students. He took a whitewater canoeing course with a friend and, in an evangelical canoeist zeal, invited the whole circulation staff (about 10 students and 3 other supervisors) on an overnight river trip. Not having anything to do that weekend, I took him up on it, not realizing that I was the only person to do so. Upon entering his car and realizing it was just the two of us and a friend of his who I’d never met off for a weekend in the wilderness, a less naive college coed might have opted out. Fortunately, instead of being creepy ax murderers, they were total gentlemen. Oh, and my media supervisor and I told ourselves we were just the best of friends and camping buddies for the rest of the summer until we finally realized why everyone was so sure we were in love. Turned out we were. We got married a few years and countless camping trips later.

  281. mzsparkle says:

    My hubby was dating a good friend of mine from work. When they (sortof, mostly) broke up, she kept trying to set us up, so we went on a date, where were talked for seven hours and had a marvelous time. We kept saying we didn’t want anything serious and just wanted to have fun as we spent every weekend together for six months, then finally admitted we were onto something special. It was very awkward when she decided she had made a mistake and wanted to get back together with him and made for an uncomfortable situation, but I won 🙂 We’ve been together 10 years and have a 3 year old. She is all alone and very neurotic. Mwuahahhahaa.

  282. I met my husband in a world religion class. There was an extra credit lecture we both attended and both arrived about an hour too early to. Then about a week later he asked to borrow my notes on a field trip we went on that we had to write a paper on in exchange for a drink. Have been together every since.

  283. Janelle says:

    I belonged to an artist group in Brooklyn (Park Slope) and both modeled for the group and sketched other models. It was life drawing so, of course, the models were nude.

    I last had modeled on Saturday morning and this was now Monday night – I was enjoying using the conte crayons to sketch this model’s left foot. The doorbell rings and our host goes upstairs to welcome the next artists down to the studio in the basement.

    On the stairs as they descended, I can hear the three men discuss whether or not this new guy had been to the artist group before, possibly this last weekend, the other guy had brought him as a guest possibly once before.

    Luis was midthought, trying to think when last – if ever – he had attended before, and Albie (his inviter) interrupts him to introduce us, having reached the room.

    Albie: “Luis, this is Janelle. Janelle, meet Luis.”

    Me: “Have you seen me naked yet?”

    Luis: “Uh, nice to meet you?”

    We got married less than three years later. 🙂

  284. Maggie says:

    He managed a head shop, and my mom went in to go back-to-school shopping with one of my brothers. She borrowed the store’s phone [no cells! 😛 ] to call and tell me she had found a dress which was just so cute she was coming home to pick me up so I could try it on. He was behind the counter when I came out of the dressing room, and it was all over. The dress really was that cute 😉

  285. Amy says:

    Oh, I’d love to read this book! I met my husband while on a date with another boy. Future mate was brooding about a break up with a goth. We were nothing alike. I thought he was odd and used big words I could only define with a dictionary. We met again four months later. He didn’t remember me because I had had “a beauty summer” and stopped biting my nails. He didn’t believe me for a long time when I told him we really had met. Married nine months later!

  286. Megan B says:

    As one of approximately ten women in a 200 student Statistics for Engineering class, I noticed a guy staring at me in class one day. When I did a second glance he smiled at me and I immediately looked away. A few days later as I was leaving class I noticed him holding the door open for me. I ducked through without acknowledging him. A few days after that he caught me on the stairs going up to class and asked if he could sit next to me in class as he “didn’t know anyone in class”. I obliged and we became friends after I tried to share my faith with him in class one day. He tried to ask me out for Valentine’s Day but I had plans with my boyfriend. Fast forward eight months to me being single again and we finally started “dating” (just as I was leaving to study abroad in Spain for four months). I remember all of this partially because I wrote it all down in my journal where he was affectionately known as “stalker” before I knew his name.

    I’ve already ordered the book but I know plenty of people to give a copy!

  287. Jenny Mercieca says:

    I worked at a spa & a coworker set us up. It’s more involved than that, but that’s as much as you get with 11% battery & kids who are fighting sleep. Lol

  288. Shannon says:

    My husband stalked me at church!!! One Sunday before service started he tapped me on the shoulder and said “Hi my name is Andy. Is that a new tattoo?” I looked sideways at him and said “No. had it for years. It’s the Lorax, do you know what that is?” And he said (too enthusiastically) “OH Yes!” I scowled at him and said “right” and turned towards the front and ignored him. I’m thinking ‘that cute guy just lied to me IN CHURCH!’ 2 weeks later, he slides into the pew just after service started. I nodded my head at him and ignored him the rest of service. As soon as it was over, I made a beeline for the door and he chased after me…”HEY! I was wondering if you’d like to go out with me?” and I launched into a story about how I was so busy I could not possibly go out with him for a couple of weeks…and he says “no, I mean right now, let’s go to lunch” I had no alibi. So I went…and 12 years later, the rest is history… Oh and come to find out, he went home that first day (after lying to me) and looked up The Lorax and printed it out…he said after he read it he knew he had to get to know me. We still have his print out of the story which is how we remember when we met 🙂
    Can’t wait to read your book!!!!

  289. Nancy says:

    We were at a party. I was a little tipsy. A cute guy was talking to some friends of mine so I sidled up and started chatting with them all. When one of them called him by his nickname, I asked why. He said “it’s a long story.” I said “I have time.” The rest is history.

  290. amanda jovel says:

    I was getting my hair cut. I felt fresh and new. So I told my friend who had tagged along that we should go out that night. She agreed. I had zero expectations for the night. We ended up at saddle ranch in universal city walk. More friends had joined. I was 22 yrs old. We ended up getting drinks and having a really frwst time. More and more friends just randomly showed up. Everyone was pretty tipsy and just dancing around. My friend kept accidentally bumping me into a guy. I kept saying sorry with out really glancing his way. He ended up saying “since you keep bumping into me we might as well talk. I was like ok whatever. He asked me my name and I his. He said his name was Dimas. I didn’t believe him. So he showed me his ID. We got to talking and realized we had a lot in common and had gone to the same middle school and rival highschools. It was for both of us a rare and spur of the moment thing to go to a place like saddle ranch. He asked for my number. I gave it to him. I felt so comfortable around him. Like I already knew him. He called me the next day. We hung out that night till 4 in the morning. Here we are 6 yrs and 2 kids later 🙂

  291. Alicia Jay says:

    My husband and I met at a bar. I wish I had a better story to tell our son, because you’re always told you’re not going to meet the love of your life at a bar, but that’s what happened!

    It was a Halloween party and I was dressed as a vampire, hanging out with my girlfriend, who was dressed as a witch. I wasn’t interested in meeting anyone that night–just wanted to hang with my friend.

    The DJ made an announcement that, if you were drinking a certain kind of beer (which I was), you should go over to the DJ booth for some kind of prize. I wasn’t interested so I didn’t walk over. Just then, my friend said a guy had been staring at us and he was coming up behind me. I said to her, “Ugh! Are you sure he’s walking over to US?” She said, “Yup.”

    He walked up to me and said, “Are you too good for a prize?” (Referring to the DJ prizes.) We talked more. He made me laugh. And laugh. And the rest is history! 🙂

  292. Stephanie Jacobson says:

    I met my husband at the fireworks show the first weekend of college. Yes, there were literally fireworks at our first meeting. 🙂

  293. Michelle M says:

    We met in class in college and been together ever since!

  294. Missy says:

    I look Asian.

    I am teaching English in a very small town in China, hanging out with a couple of my friends who insist we hang out at one of two Australian bars in town.

    (This town is known as a tourist destination, and it is widely known that Chinese students can flock here to buy foreigners beer just to practice their English. And because majority of the travelers here are backpackers or rock climbers, they are always happy to oblige. Free beers! For a chat! All night!)

    The owner is a young Aussie who is friendly and chats with my friends. I don’t like him. I think he is a snob. One evening, my friend Cherie asks, “What’s up with you and Tim?” I say it is nothing, but was surprised it is that obvious.

    We were back again one night and today, Tim the young Aussie owner, is wearing a shirt that says, ” Alternative route” with an arrow pointing up.

    I pointed at his shirt and laughed. ” Funny shirt,” i said.

    Surprised, he looked at me and asked, “You understand what this says?”

    “Uhh… Yeah.”

    “Where are you from?”

    “Philippines.”

    “No way! I thought you were Chinese trying to practice your English with Cherie and Michael”

    So you can say that it all started with an Alternative Route t-shirt.

  295. Merissia S says:

    I met my husband in high school he had a huge crush on me and attempted to get me to date him for like 5 years I finally gave in and we have been happily married for almost two years now

  296. Jasmine says:

    My husband and I met during the highschool musical, “Carousel”. He had a crush on the lead, I was a chorus girl dating his best friend. After the cast party we hit it off. We’ve been together ever since.

  297. Vivian says:

    I was walking home from school and passed by the High School. I stopped outside to say hi to my neighbors. He came towards me and asked me for some gum. I took the one from my mouth and offered it to him. He took it and chewed it. Gross! Lol

  298. Melody says:

    My husband and I met in college– he was the editor of a school magazine, and I joined the staff as a freshman. Our first date was December 5th of that year… 16 years ago. This past December 5th was our 10th wedding anniversary, and our first night on our own without our two sons, who are 18 months and 3 years!

  299. My Wasband followed me around a holiday party that he wasn’t supposed to be at and I didn’t want to go to. My current guy? He was only a 60% match on OKCupid but thought my profile was so funny he had to contact me and ask me out to coffee. We were friends before we were more than that. We’re still only a 60% match, but it’s the right 60%.

  300. Deneen says:

    We met at a dinner party while both dating other people. A year later we met again at a friends cottage. We had both gotten rid of our “others”. Our first date we played pool and ate seafood. And then he helped me pack my apartment as the movers were coming the next day … Sigh…. I miss those days!

  301. Frances says:

    My husband and I met when I was in grad school. I was the TA, he was an undergrad, and the class was the ever-so-romantic Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Death and Dying. I convinced myself be was an older student (because he had a beard). He was actually 3 years younger than me. The class ended without anything happening, and I went home for a week when I got an email from him asking me out. I accepted, and we just celebrated our 8th anniversary last week!

  302. Jennifer says:

    I moved with a friend to a new city, one night we got drunk (I was 24!) and started looking on Craigslist personals. My friend dared me to make a personal and post it. So I did.

    And got a response from this guy who ended up coming over to my apartment at 2 am one morning. I fell head over heels for him, and I proposed to him 3 months later with a poem.

  303. Laurie Anne says:

    Met my husband within a week of moving to a new city to start my first job. A co-worker said there was a nice guy in her apt. building. So she invited us both to her apt. along with her boyfriend across the uhall. Asked what I wanted to drink, I requested a G&T. She didn’t have any gin but my “date” went up to his apt. and brought down some Tanqueray. Mind you, this was the early 70s and I was fresh out of college. Boone’s Farm was as sophisticated as it got. And then I found out he had a naugahyde couch and 19″ tv that he had bought with his own money and not scrounged from his parents. I thought I had just met Cary Grant. But it was his bright brown eyes and sense of humor that won my heart and make me happy every day. We were married a year later and celebrating our 40th in Oct.

  304. R says:

    It was first year university. We were both living away from home for the first time. We “hung out” after frosh week. The program was tough, the weather was cold, and the computer labs (with Internet access) was open all night. Neither of us made it through [that school]. So much for this “$10,000 (aka tuition) dating game”!

  305. Karla says:

    We were both working at Mcdonalds for our first jobs. I oddly never noticed him, until he was goofing around in the grill area with other employees and I was worried about keeping good times in drive-through. I must’ve said something memorable or rude, because he remembers it. I don’t. Also, we exchanged phone numbers in the walk-in cooler. Pretty romantic huh?

  306. Rebecca D says:

    It was my first day back in college after taking a year off to have my first baby -I was only 19 and very intimated because I was now in an entirely different world now from the other girls my age. I was pumping between classes while they got coffee and studied. Getting a boyfriend was the farthest thing from my mind. I was also a single mom. My first class was a Music Survey class. I sat right on the edge of the auditorium. The teacher said we had better like our seats because we would sit there the entire year. I saw one last seat at the top center. I decided to take it. The guy next to me started trying to talk to me so I tried scaring him away with a picture of my 8 month old. He replied that he loved kids and had a one year old brother. We will be married 11 years in January.

  307. Laura says:

    I met my hubby at work. His first day I was standing in a doorway and he was passing by. He actually back tracked to look at me again. We were good friends for years after that. Then one day he came to my place and we realized that we wanted to be together, and he never left!

  308. Emma says:

    A guy I was casually dating at the time brought his friend over to meet some of my girlfriends. Well all of my friends ditched us, so it was just me and the two guys. My future husband won me over immediately by treating me like a princess and calling me baby. We like to say he rescued me from his lame-o friend who wasn’t very interested anyways. I can’t wait to read your new book!

  309. Carley Holton says:

    My husband and I met the September of my sophmore year of college. My roommate’s boyfriend worked at a diner across from campus, and because he was tired of having to feed our poor tired selves, he suggested we come get waitressing jobs there. On my first day I pull up to the diner and meet my server trainer. I think it is a girl, because from the window all I saw was skinny with long pony tail. He introduces himself. He is not, actually a girl. First night goes well. He’s going over how they make their salads and I am not really listening because making salads in a diner is boring. The lettuce is frozen because there is something wrong with the freezer. He apologizes (pointlessly) for the frozen lettuce. I say that is okay, because it is iceburg lettuce. He laughs at my corny joke, and I decide we will be friends, even if he does look like a girl. We become friends, we hang out a lot. Usually at work because he keeps asking the owners to call me in on my day off. There is flirting. One day he gets his hair cut and comes into work as a customer and sits at the bar. I do not recognize him. When he says something I drop a tray of plastic cups and despite being plastic, they shatter. More flirting. At some point roommate and roomate’s boyfriend invite us both to a party. He refuses until he finds out I’ll be there, and after that we were finally dating.

  310. Robin says:

    Our story is inside out from yours. 🙂

    I like you, had sworn off all guys but it was because *I* was going to medical school and didn’t have time for that nonsense. My husband had just moved to the area and broken off a relationship rather than try for long distance so he’d sworn off all women. Isn’t life ironic?

    I was wearing the opposite of bra and panties…a full Victorian costume. (I was a volunteer at a historic site, he was a new volunteer.) I also noticed what appeared to be what you call a sausage guy (my mom always called them a gentle giant, but it’s the same body type) but he read books. I told him I didn’t have time for him but he very sweetly followed me around like a puppy for weeks until a friend basically told me I was nuts and to go out with him already. So I did. It turns out I did have time for him.

    Though when my mom announced we were engaged, one of my grandmas said, “Robin’s getting married? But I thought she was going to be a doctor.” I’ve not only managed to be both married and a doctor but I got knocked up twice too, so I guess it worked out. 🙂

  311. Lurel says:

    He was going on a date to a costume party, and he sucks at costumes. So a mutual friend brought him to me to help him get ready. So I met my husband by helping him get ready for a date with another girl!

  312. Helene Paz says:

    We met on New Years Eve
    He went home with my best friend.They dated for months. She wasn’t in to him and would drag me along on dates. He seemed like a top notch fella to me. Fast forward they broke up because this other guy she liked asked her out. Fast forward 6 months later he asked her permission, which she gave, and asked me on a date. Girlfriend was in the wedding and married the other guy.

  313. Olivia says:

    We met at golf class organized by our company (we don’t really play golf). We ended up in the same group. We started by being friends and it slowly evolved. It turned out we both moved in the country from abroad 1 month apart and our birthdays are 25 days apart.

  314. Sandra says:

    We met… in high school. Apparently we’d had band together in middle school, but didn’t really know each other then. We got to know each other through Drama Club- he was the stage manager and after my one nearly failed attempt at a one act play, i became the sound board manager. we were up in the catwalks a lot together. but because i was turning 17, i told my friend he better ask me out before my birthday so ‘he wouldn’t ruin it for the rest of my life when we broke up later.’ Apparently, 14 years, 2 kids later I didn’t have to worry. 🙂

  315. Tonka says:

    We met at University, but we never hang out together. I remember him from that period like someone I could easiliy talk to. We ran into each other 3 years later on some exhibition and he promised to call me. He did. I was confused and not sure, but I have decided to give him a chance. On our second or third date I asked him “What do you really want?” and he sad: “With you… I want it all”. That was 14 years ago. We are together and I can say we have it all.

  316. Therese M says:

    I met my hubby when I was 12 years old. He lived next door to my best friend in high school. One night as we were walking past his house, my friend pointed at my husband who was polishing his car in the front yard and said “That’s the man who buried my cat” (who had been run over). As he’s 13 years older than me, he wasn’t at all interested in a giggly child with a bad home perm and braces. Nor did I see much potential in him as a partner. Fast forward 17 years, we met at a party neither of us felt like attending. I couldn’t believe it when he took me home to meet his parents that it was next door to my friends former house. I mentioned her and her cat Mr Snuffles and he remembered burying the cat. ( I have my suspicions that he or his Dad accidentally ran over the cat, but no-one’s confessed as yet). Anyway, within a year we were married and now 14 years later have two kids and a mutt. I kind of married the boy next door. He always introduces me as the “first Mrs M”…. claims it keeps me on my toes. I introduce him as my Mr Right, christian name “Always” 🙂

  317. Leanna says:

    We met at our church’s Singles Bible Study. He took one look and said nope too young for me (he is 7 years older) I was 18 at the time. After a couple of years we started dating and have been married 25 years.

  318. Kristi says:

    I met my husband in rehab. You NEVER hear that, because those never last. We got out, and neither of us stayed sober – we started drinking together. But eventually, we got each other sober. We could get sober together, which is something neither of us could do alone. We’ve got nine years together now, and 8 1/2 years sober, and a daughter who’s 6. We’re as in love as we’ve ever been, and our love is stronger every day.

  319. Erica says:

    At the university laundromat. He was two years ahead of me. Got me with promises of lab reports. This week our marriage turned legal. Eighteen years and three kids and one very crappy cat.

  320. Vanessa says:

    I met my husband in high school – we were in a play together. I don’t remember actually “meeting” him, and we were never very close. (Though I did encourage him and a friend of mine to date! Ha!)

    A few years later I was in my front yard when he drove by (delivering pizzas). He stopped and we chatted. Friendly, but nothing more.

    A few years after that some mutual friends started spending time together, so WE ended up hanging out more. It was always in a group though, we were friendly, but that’s it. I gave him dating advice! Ha!

    A month or two later I was planning on moving out of state (with my dad and stepmom). On one of the nights we were all just hanging out I ended up talking to my now husband. It was the first time we realized we had so many common interests. We talked all night, exchanged numbers, and spent an entire week texting each other CONSTANTLY. A week or so later we slipped away from everyone else, he held my hand and we talked about how we were crazy about each other. And sad that I was moving away.

    Two weeks later I decided not to move away. 🙂

  321. Liz says:

    Go Badgers! Was it James Madison Park? I went to UW-Madison, too.

  322. Janel says:

    Through work and school and work again. 5 years married and going strong!

  323. Ruth C says:

    I met my husband when I went to Toledo for the first time in my life, not knowing anyone, for an internship. I went to the church I would be working at, and there was a lock-in for the youth. He was still in high school (I was in college). He was being goofy and playing air guitar on stage. He thought I was out of his league since I was in college. Nope! 😀 4 years later we got married.

  324. Emily says:

    My husband and I met when we were in high school. At that time, my best friend had an insane crush on him that I totally didn’t get. He was a nice guy, but what was the big deal? Anyway, a few years later, we bumped into each other, started dated, and fast forward 6 years, got married. And, I totally get it now. 🙂

  325. Elise Enfield-Juarez says:

    My husband and I met in college. We were both going to ITT Tech. We had 3 or 4 class together. One night, a couple months into the new semester a group of us were hanging out outside during one of the breaks and he and I started chatting. I mentioned how I was wanting to see Spiderman 3 (it had just come out) with a friend but she lamed out on me. He did hoe he had wanted to see it to… awkward pause… then I ended up asking him if he wanted to see it with me. He said yes. After class that night, we got McDonalds with the group of friends we had been hanging out with (it was right down the street from school) then we got Starbucks and watched the movie.
    I was 18 and that was the first and only date at that point I had ever had. The next day he emailed me, and we started chatting online. Then he called me… I later found out he was 28. It seemed awkward at first, but our maturity levels meet in the middle. After 3 months of spending nearly ever waking minute together we moved in together. A year after we met I got pregnant.
    We’ve now been married for 4 years, our daughter just turned 6 and we have a 1 year old son.

  326. Elizabeth says:

    We met on eHarmony in 2007. My sisters had been badgering me for years to try internet dating “since I liked the internet”. I finally did it when my roommate at the time got engaged and I decided that I was going to die alone. When I first started talking to J, he said he wasn’t looking for a relationship right then and actually planned to set me up with his twin brother! But then he decided that I was too awesome to let go and dated me himself. 🙂 After the first couple dates, I was pretty sure he wasn’t the One, but I was having fun so I kept on seeing him. Six weeks later, I knew he was the guy I was going to marry.

  327. Johanna says:

    We met in college, but I didn’t really notice him even though he was a TA in one of my classes. He probably had long hair, so I wrote him off.
    A year or so later he heard I was hired to freelance at a large 24hr TV studio where he worked full-time. As happens in high-stress, fast-paced, over-night shifts, one sees the best and worst in people. How he handled both ends of that spectrum appealed to me, and eventually, when we were both single again, we got together! It was a tuna melt he made for dinner one late night that sealed the deal for me.
    When he met my mom for the first time, she blatantly questioned his intentions (over a nice lunch at Cosi). He must have impressed her because she gave her blessing. He also revealed more details, such as the fact that I sat three seats and one row over from him, and even gave him a car ride once.

  328. Dianna says:

    We met in high school. I thought he was weird because he was always quiet and kept to himself (while listening to music on his MiniDisc player) and he thought I was always happy and smiley. Eventually he got my contact information and we chatted online as friends. It wasn’t until a very crappy family vacation where everything was made better after accidentally bumping into him that I realized I liked him. A lot. A couple of months later, I told him and we’ve been happily together for over 12 years with a toddler and another baby on the way. 🙂

  329. Michelle C says:

    We met on Friendster.com. Remember that dinosaur? The precursor to Facebook and even to MySpace. After a brief email exchange, we moved on to a 3-hour phone conversation, followed by brunch the next morning — that turned into a 10-hour date. Got married 2 years later. 🙂

  330. Nora N. says:

    WAIT–so did you ever find out why he kept asking if you had siblings?
    I met mine online…on social media..random, then the first time we met in person was at a bar where i was with friends and I had casually asked him if he wanted to hang out..he came by, we danced forever, and the rest is history! Married 3.5 years and we just found out last week we’re expecting baby #2 =)

  331. Sarah says:

    The way my husband and I met are not what I would call “typical” dating, but that doesnt mean I didn’t fall hard for him. We were set up, in the circle that we run this is how we date. You find out about the person to make sure its compatible, then when you meet and see if its a good match in person and not just on paper (ie: attractive to each other, getting along ect..). It makes the dating process quick because you date to get married. When he was ready to date, I was young, careless and in high school. He had to wait for me for 7+ years (well he is 8 years older!). When i was ready to date ( I was 21) I refuse going through the “normal” channels of going to a matchmaker (this is the rebel in me!). Long story short one of my very close friend set me up. She was getting married and I was coming to her wedding = perfect opportunity to set me up! I didnt think so but after a little encouragement from my friend I decided to give it a try. I told her “see you in 2 hrs”. Well our date lasted 8hrs 🙂 and I fell for him hard. After a month of dating long distance we met up again and got engaged. We have been happily married for 7 years now 🙂

  332. Sarah T says:

    I met my husband through some mutual friends, but I didn’t really notice him until he bought me ice cream on an impromptu group outing when I didn’t have any money with, and then he wouldn’t let me pay him back.

  333. Kristi L says:

    I met my hubby while in college. We both worked at McDonald’s. It was all terribly romantic 😉

  334. Coco says:

    I met my husband 11,5 years ago at a social meals distribution on the street in Paris. I Am a 20 y-o parisian suburbian student who came here with a group of friends to talk to people and bring them some Human warmth and he is a 25 yo romanian underpaid and expandable worker. He didn’t take my interest for him seriously the 3rd first dates and even brought his ex-date with who he had just break up to one of our date in an ice skating park. It was hard to get his trust and to trust him. But here we are, 11 years and 2 kids later!!

  335. Abby D says:

    met my husband J through a mutual friend, D, who’d I’d had the hots for through college. D wasn’t interested until i moved on. D asked J to vet me. J thought i was great, then D lost interest, so J moved in for the kill 😉 Been married for 7 years (D was our best man), had 3 jobs, moved twice, and have 2 (soon to be 3) kids. Hard at times, but always worth it!

  336. Ellen says:

    It was at a church picnic. He was drunk. And giggling. My thoughts ran along the line of “THIS is the great boyfriend L has been bragging about all summer? What a loser.” We were married 34 years before he died.

  337. Tara Erskine says:

    I met my soul mate when I wasn’t looking for love. I had also decided being single for a while was the best bet after getting out of a serious relationship. In fact I even made a list of qualifications that my next boyfriend would have to meet before I even considered dating!
    So, one afternoon my friend Marc invites me out to a movie and says he also invited along his best friend John (who I had heard stories about but never actually met over the 5 years or so that I knew my friend).
    As Marc and I walk up to the movie theater, I see a flash of red hair as a man (John) runs straight for Marc to give him a “tigger pounce” (which is funny because I also gave Marc tigger pounces as well!!). Mid pounce, John looks my way, sees me and completely clobbers poor Marc. Lucky for him (and me), he met every single requirement on my list!!
    The rest as they say is history. That was 14 years ago and still going strong. 🙂

  338. Kari says:

    We met in high school. Chemistry class. No joke. He said that he and one of his friends would get to school early to sit in the hall and gawk at girls walking past. Then they’d rate them- compared to me. I didn’t realize he had liked me for so long. We did break up for a little over a year, but got back together. We realized no one else was good enough. <3

  339. Melanie says:

    Met my husband in graduate school. Another classmate introduced us to each other because we were both hispanic. It was a little funny because we weren’t the only two hispanic people in the class, and that’s a funny reason to meet someone. However, it worked out and we have been happily married for 7.5 years 🙂

  340. Quynh Anh Tran says:

    we first met at intercollegiate functions but didn’t start dating until years later when we were both single & saw each other again 🙂

  341. Felicia Weatherly says:

    My husband and I met on eHarmony. He talked about how much he loved being a father on his page and my heart did a little somersault. He also wanted to have another! I already had my son, so it was a great match. On our first date we found out that our sons are 17 days apart in age, that eHarmony really knows its stuff! Now we have two thirteen year olds (sigh) and a three year old. <3

  342. Cathy says:

    My husband and I met at Busch Gardens Williamsburg waiting in line for the Loch Ness Monster. When he tells the story (often) he says “our eyes met across a crowded room” and I head for a corner to hide in. This year we celebrated our 20th anniversary by taking our two kids “where it all began” (did I mention my husband is a bit corny). I got to hear my husband tell them the story of how we met. Then our pre-teen kids rolled their eyes and asked when we were having lunch.

  343. Trisha says:

    Such a great story! I’ve been dating my husband since we were in high school, actually! Almost 19 years now…

  344. Ashely says:

    I was a waitress, 17 years old, at Waffle House. This guy came in and I forgot to bring him his grits. He said instead of the grits he’d take my phone number. My response? “How old are you?” Lol. He is 7 years older than me.

    Then, a year later (legal age, lol) I was working for a different restaurant and he was the manager. We dated for three months before we realized that I was the waitress and he was the grit guy. I had engraved in his wedding ring “I’ll never forget your grits”.

  345. Faith says:

    I met my husband (also named Josh!) at a Bible class for college aged people. We ended up becoming friends the day he discovered that I liked football, then he asked me out for coffee a few days later:)

    • Faith says:

      Whoops. And…the rest is history. We got married 3 1/2 years later (this August) and I have since converted him from a Packers fan to Patriots fan!