My boyfriend and I have been dating for a little over a year and a half. I met him my senior year of high school when I was hanging out with his best friend Tyler. We took a trip to the local Staples so Ty could buy a new computer chair, and that's where Justin worked at the time. He introduced himself and we hung out for a little while then left. He made us wait to go get some Dunkin so he could come after work. Then they both dropped me off at my house and played with my puppy outside. That night I got a call from Justin asking if I wanted to go bowling with him and their friends. I figured he was just calling because Tyler was driving or something. Then I got in the car and Tyler was in the front seat and Justin was in the back, but I didn't think anything of it cause I was clueless. Anyway, we hung out everyday for hours at the beach just walking and talking. I found out that he was enlisted in the Navy and leaving for boot camp in 6 months so we didn't really know what to do. But on the third day of hanging out he said "show your sailor some love" and I said "well you're not really myyyy sailor" and he said, "can I be?" I know, I know superrrr cheesy but it was the best day ever :)
Now we've been in a long distance relationship for over a year. He's stationed in DC which is about 8-9 hours away from me but we make it work. It's pretty easy when you love someone that much. We're just kinda in a waiting stage to get engaged now because his sister is engaged and not having the wedding until next June, so we gotta wait our turn. I just can't wait to never leave his side again cause saying good bye is damn hard.
All off these stories make my heart melt!!!
Ok, so this is my story - and I apologise for any mistakes as I'm writing this on my phone. It was February 2005 and I was a 20 yr old student living in a house with 5 other people who'd going to University. I'd not long got out of a relationship and was loving the single life. We decided to have a party (no reason, just an excuse for a bunch of young people to get together and drink far too much...). One of my roommates asked if it would be ok if she invited her older brother (he was 22 at this point) as he and his wife had split up and he needed a good night out. Of course we said more the merrier! At this point people had started to arrive and drinks were being poured when she added that someone would have to go pick him up, and as I was the only one with a car guess who had to go? So we waited around until he texted to say he was ready and I was getting really annoyed as I wasn't drinking with everyone else knowing I had to drive.
Finally we headed out to go get her brother and I was really impatient at this point just wanting to get back to the party and have a good time! I barely noticed him when he got in the car (beyond his blue blue eyes which are hard to miss!). Anyway, we finally joined the party and I actually started chatting to him and he was a nice guy, next thing you know he started texting me from across the room after stealing my number from his sisters phone :) he didn't end up going home that night... What made it even better was when my mum and aunt turned up the next morning and found us cuddled up on the couch, and my aunt to question what James was doing there... Turns out he worked for my aunt and uncle... He later confessed that he knew exactly who I was when I picked him up as he'd noticed me at his work before and he'd always thought I was cute.
We had a very casual relationship for a couple of months, neither of us looking or even wanting anything serious... We were on the same page even then because we both stopped texting each other around about the same time. Fast forward a month and I missed him so invited him to another party we were throwing. We ended up spending the whole night in my room talking and admitted that the reason we'd stopped texting was because we were falling for each other and casual just wasn't working. We became a couple that night :)
We moved in together about 6 months later and he told me he was going to marry me one day, and I told him that when he asked I'd say yes but he had to get divorced first (he was 20 when he got married the first time and it lasted only 18 months). We'd been together almost 2 years when the divorce became final and on our 2 year anniversary he proposed :) he was going to do it over dinner at our fave restaurant but chickened out and instead got down on one knee in the parking building at the movie theatre, I said yea, and then we saw the first Transformers movie.
We got married on Valentines Day 2009 surround by 110 of our nearest and dearest :) today we've been married for 4 years, together for almost 8. We have 2 fur babies, our kitty cats McGee & Angel, and our 1st child on the way.
Life is good!
We met the first day of 9th grade, dated for a few months in 10th grade then "broke up". Went to diffetent college's and reconnected as friends when we were 20 (since we lived in the same town) . I was actually seriously dating a guy for over 2 years at that point and continued to date him for about another yeatr and a half. Andy and I would email, hang out (usually in groups) over breaks and one day we just decided we were meant to be. Will be married 12 years in august. :)
All your stories are so great! Our is not so romantic, we college in school 3 years ago. I immediately felt in love and I guess he also did(he nevers admits though and says he only wanted to know where did I get my shirt) but he didn't know how to get my attention. So he started making some silly jokes and tried to get my number. Actually, we both were in relationship(I had a long-time boyfriend and he just made a new girlfriend) but soon after it I dumped my boyfriend and J(my current BF) asked me out(I guess my bestie told him, otherwise I just don't know how he got to know this).
I really wasn't in the mood to go out but he turned on all his charms and soon I felt for him. J is very caring, loyal and funny so being with him is marvellous. He is also very handsome(on our first date I said he looked like Noah Miles but he just laughed) so I am pleased when other women look at me with envy, ha ha. That's amazing how we love the same things - basketball, drawing, horror films and so on. The only thing he does not share with me is name obsession and it drives him crazy sometimes("When will you get tired of your names?"). I am slightly bad-tempered so we fell out a lot during my first months but now I am learning how to deal with that stuff and we are very very happy together. I think I am really lucky to be with such a great guy(he is a totall sweetheart,really). We anxiously awaiting for our first born due in May and plan on getting married one day.:)
BTW, I love these thread! So many cute stories,I am happy for all you guys.
I thought I might include my parent's story since its quite romantic (and I haven't met that 'special' someone just yet).
They met when they were overseas touring New Zealand. It was a bus tour, and my dad had been on that tour for a couple days before he met my mum. Apparently there was this thing, that if you did something silly or stupid the day before you had to wear a dummy around your neck the next day...And of course the very day my mum meets my dad he has the dummy around his neck. During the tour they become fast friends, and when it was over they knew they had special feelings for each other. They swapped details and went home(to different places in Australia).
But apparently my dad couldn't stop thinking about her and decides to visit her. They were together for 7 months before my dad proposed, and well the rest is history.
Recently I found out my mum went to two fortune tellers before she met dad (this was six months before) and they got all the details right though it was very vague.
She would meet him in a place surrounded by water and mountains---New Zealand [check]
The Number 6 is their special number---Both my parents are born on the 6th (different months) and there is a 6 year age difference [check]
They would have 2 children---My brother and I [check]
They would live in a tall white house with huge trees---their first house [check]
Although the details are very vague, its funny how they all match up
Oooooooh. I'm going to be spending a while reading all these stories. :)
My boyfriend's name is Justin and he's great. I met him at a party - I was almost fifteen, he was almost sixteen. He got my number before the party ended and we were pretty good friends. We liked each other from the start, but I broke it off before I got too serious because I was going through a hard time and I didn't want to drag him down and I didn't want to get hurt. So we kept a decent, friendly distance for a few months. Then he decided to text me one day because he heard the song Amanda by Boston on the radio and it made him think of me - and as far as I know, we haven't really stopped texting since. :) (Unless we were together, obviously.) I think that was at the end of July. We admitted we liked each other at the beginning of September and made things official on October 1st. Now I'm 16 and he's 17 and things are still going strong. We're coming up on eight months here and I'd say that's not half bad for a high school relationship. :) I love him so much, though. He treats me wonderfully and we've got identical senses of humor and similar values and all that jazz - it's just a good relationship, if you ask me.
Ooh ace idea :) My mum and dad have a few nice little stories.
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How they met: They were both working as police officers and were 'on the beat' on Christmas day 1976. It was raining and my dad was in a police car and stopped to offer mum a lift back to her station as she was walking. She accepted despite the fact that he started the conversation with: 'Are you getting in or what?' A few months after their first meeting my dad ended up at my mum's police station to talk to another officer and he remembered her and asked her out.
Their first kiss: On their first date they were sitting in the car and my dad leant over. My mum thought he was going to kiss her so she leant over too and kissed him first. My dad was very surprised as he had only been going to pick something up!
The strange coincidence: At some point my mum and dad talked about their childhoods and my dad explained that in the years following my Uncle Bill's birth, my Nanna suffered from post natal depression so he and Bill were sent to live with a foster family for six months while she recovered. He said he had a lovely time with them and that my mum reminded him of their daughter Gillian. My mum was puzzled and asked what dad's foster parents were called. He said Frank and Lillian Chester and my mum nearly fainted. Turns out my dad had been fostered by my mum's aunt and uncle!
They've been married for thirty five years this year :)
Renrose, that is one hell of a coincidence!!! Wow!
My husband and I met on the Internet. (I swear it gets more romantic from here.) I had a profile on a free dating site that I didn't look at for forever and kept meaning to delete. And then one day I got yet another email that said my mailbox was full and I thought, "That's it, I'm deleting this stupid thing." About a year earlier, I had been out with several guys I met from the site and they were all douches.
So I went to the site and my mailbox was full, and I was kind of scrolling down through a lot of douchey faces, clicking the little boxes to delete them. I really didn't want to delete my profile b/c I figured I might want to use it again someday and it was a pretty badass profile.
There was one guy who was in an Army helmet with a desert behind him. I came so so so close to clicking delete. But instead I clicked on his picture. What can I say, I'm a sucker for a Soldier.
We started talking and it was like... Man. It was something else. We are both writers by trade and inclination, and avid readers. We filled up the 10,000 character message box over and over and over again. I can't even tell you how many pages we filled. And then we started Yahoo messenging. Hours a day sometimes.
He was at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan, just over halfway through a deployment. After a couple months he was able to get his hand on a Roshan phone, these crappy Iranian cell phones you buy over there, and a calling card. We would talk until the minutes ran out. I could hear A-10 Warthogs taking off in the background, all kinds of aircraft flying overhead. Once I even heard the "ROCKET ATTACK" alarm and he had to get off the phone fast.
He finally got home to Mississippi, and drove to Dallas to meet me. It was totally country music video material. I felt like I was in a Dixie Chicks song. Seeing each other for the first time on my front porch. First kiss. All that crap. It was awesome.
We were long-distance for about a year. And it was hard. And then around May we started kind of unofficially planning the wedding and ring shopping. We had to special order the ring - I like rose gold, what can I say. This past August I was here for a visit and we drove down to the coast about an hour away. And went for a walk at 'our spot' on Biloxi Beach. The spot where we stood in the middle of the night during my first trip here, staring at the black water and feeling like the only two people in the world.
Anyway that's where he proposed. He was so nervous. :-)
We expedited everything b/c the long-distance thing was killing us. Got married in a beautiful outdoor DIY sort of Pinterest-tastic ceremony this past October, just two months (!!!) after the proposal. Moved here two days later. And here we are! :-) Doing our darndest to procreate.
The wedding even made it onto Pinterest via a blog post! We had an awesome photographer. Here's pics: http://bridalmusings.com/2012/11/diy...-in-the-woods/
MrsH, from one military bride to another, that is beautiful. Crying.....
Renny; that is a coincidence!
But I'm here to say.... Kristen, your wedding looks amazing!!!!! I'm in wedding mode at the moment, and I kind of want an American Halloween wedding now. Just beautiful. And you look so much like my sister, it's crazy! The story is very romantic too.