15 Lovebirds Share How They Met Their Significant Other

15 People Told Me How They Met Their Significant Other And Their Answers Will Make You Feel Single AF

How did you and your boo meet?

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I personally love asking couples how they met because I love hearing the different stories. Some of them are simple like meeting in school and some people have stories where they met in crazy ways. If you're a hopeless romantic like me, you'll melt reading these stories. I decided to ask 15 of my friends to tell me how they met their significant other and how long they've been dating.

This is what they had to say:

1. "I swiped right"

"I saw him on Bumble and I swiped right. I remember I texted you talking about how nervous I was before meeting up to go to dinner at Hurricanes with him. We've been dating for a year and a month."

2. "We had mutual friends on Myspace"

"We had mutual friends on Myspace and exchanged numbers and talked for a while, getting to know each other. We met up at the mall and we became official that day. That was in 2009. We've been together ever since and now we're getting married next year!"

3. "He came to my cat's birthday party"

"One of my best friends went to college with him and introduced us on Facebook. We were talking for a few months on Facebook, and when I threw a birthday party for my cat, I invited him. He drove down from Gainesville to come to this party and we ended up getting together. My boyfriend and I have been together for three years."

4. "I've been with myself for 25 years"

"Well I really met myself around 23 but we've been together for a little over 25 years now. Lots of ups and downs but I'm hoping for another 60 years!"

5. "When we met, I almost punched him in the face"

"So, I moved here in 2014 for a restaurant opening, and my now husband, Scott, had been hired as a bar back at the time. I moved down here from GA with one of my friends, and we worked the bar together. Bartending definitely gave me thick skin, but it also taught me to stay on my toes. Whenever I go out to a club or something, I will not hesitate to cock my fist back and throw a punch if some guy is feeling ballsy enough to come up behind me and grab my ass. So my friend and I were working the bar one night, and she playfully came up behind me and swatted me on the ass. I started to turn to my left, and she ran behind me on my right, so I never even saw her go by. Of course, I hadn't known it was her and that caught me VERY off guard, so as I'm turning my hand is coming up in a fist, ready to pop whoever just smacked me. Scott just happened to be behind me when I turned around, and immediately his eyes got big and his arms went up, and he started exclaiming, "NO! NO! IT WASN'T ME!" Then I hear my friend cracking up on the other side of me, telling me it was her. When Scott and I read our vows to each other, they both started, "When we met, I/you almost punched me in the face." We've been together for 4 years, married for a little over one."

6. "We met at a party"

"I met my girlfriend at a party. My roommate's sister was friend with my now girlfriend's sister and they all came to the party. When we met, we started talking to each other nonstop. Eventually, she became one of my friend and then we were good friends and then became my girlfriend. We've been talking to each other every day and we've been going out for almost two year."

7. "We met at the basketball courts"

"So I went with my brothers and (now) sister-in-law to a local basketball court here in my hometown because the guys were wanting to play ball. When we got there I noticed Wilson (my hubby) on the courts and made a comment to my sister-in-law about him being cute. Us girls oooh-ed and ahh-ed, made jokes, and were downright ridiculous as the guys played. I was forced by my sister-in-law and her sister to walk over to the bench where Wilson was to get their snacks that they "left". When I walked over (wearing an FGCU shirt) he asked me if I went to FGCU or just supported them. Mind you this was the year FGCU went to the Sweet 16 and got beat by the University of Florida and he is a HUGE Gators fan. I told him I went there and we had some smack talk bantering before he returned to playing. A little while later, my brothers were playing their last game and Wilson's knee was "bothering him" ( I found out later was just a reason to come sit and talk to me). We chatted while the game was going on and my sister-in-law tried to snap a picture of him to send to my best friend. Wilson caught her and made a comment about it and I was 100% SURE he would NEVER speak to me again because it was a creeper move. As we went to leave that night my brother walked by as we were leaving and told Wilson to get my number because I was going to be too afraid to ask for his. We exchanged numbers and I left. Funny thing is I never told him my name that night so he literally didn't know my name once he left there. We have been together for five and a half years total. Dated for three (two being long distance while we were away in college) and have been married for two and a half years and are expecting our first baby, a sweet little girl, in February."

8. "We were both in relationships when we met"

"I was dating someone and my now girlfriend was engaged to someone else"

9. "I kept asking her out with cannolis"

"She was working at the hospital and I was always coming in with criminals, so I would see her all the time. I thought she was cute. I kept bringing her cannolis until she agreed to go to dinner with me. We're going to be together 31 years this December."

10. "We met at a convention"

"We met at a Shomrim Society Convention in Miami in 2004. He says we met three years prior at a Shomrim dinner. He said I told him he looked handsome in his tux. I told him I probably told that to half the men there. I don't remember that at all. It will be 14 years together in December."

11. "It was a blind date"

"It was a blind date. Our parents were at a mutual friend's daughter's wedding and they had been set up on a blind date. So when everyone heard this story, the whole table decided to set up a shiddach (arranged marriage). Scott and I got set up and it was an instant love match. Married 30 years last March!"

12. "We met on Match.com"

"I was recently divorced after 20 years. Six months later, a friend dared me to check out Match.com. I saw this dude and checked him out. His profile said,'If you are a cat fisher or crazy, and you know who you are, don't respond'. I thought that was funny. I looked at his pictures and saw his cat and just responded, 'I like your cat.'"

13. "We were both in a cappella groups"

"Taylor and I met in college because we were both in a cappella groups (it was a pitch perfect match). We had met in passing before but the first time we really met was actually the night FSU won the national championship. My friend Sammy and I spent half of the night trying to figure out where to go and none of our plans seemed to work out. I mean, it was strange because we had a lot of options and none of them seemed to work out. So it was about halfway through the game when we were invited by a friend to go to his dorm room to watch it. Taylor was there, we got to talking, and the rest was history! We have been together for about 4.5 years and we're getting married!"

14. "We met on Tinder"

"I had just moved back home after graduating college, and had downloaded Tinder to find people to swipe right with. He had moved back down from Georgia with his family and had done the same. We matched, met for a movie, and spent so much time talking and getting to know each other we missed the first 15 minutes! We've been together ever since. We're together for two years."

15. "We met in a college course and bonded over our love for music"

"We both met at FGCU in one of the most random ways possible. It was during that time when everyone had to take civic engagement, where they rounded up all the majors and corralled them into a class where everyone seemingly loathed, but eventually (kind of) loved it. To me it was another hump to crawl over before I graduate. She sat behind me, and we were lumped in groups based on what our interests were. Everyone had the very basic things (coffee, nature, the ocean, horses and animals). I had originally scribbled on my paper that I wanted to help panthers, but as I looked around I saw that she was the only one who scribbled "music". Me, being a musician and music lover, quickly scratched out "panther" and put "music". Instantly we became friends and I later found out she is a classical musician from Turkey (my love for girls with accents grew wider). We then formed a group with another person and had the idea to build a stage together at Artful Gardens Play Park (now closed). But her side of how we met is more interesting, given the fact that she was strictly a music major, and had not ever taken a basic general education course. She told me that she stayed up the night before registering for classes and needed to take civic engagement, and all the slots were full. She almost gave up, but decided to not be lazy and try one last time and presto, she was in the class and her life was changed forever. We would have never ever in a million years crossed paths because of our differing majors.

Originally, after we finished the group project for civic engagement, I got to really like her. So being bold and brave I asked her out on the day before Valentine's Day, and guess what? She rejected me! She stated that we were friends and all that stuff, didn't see it how I saw it, but still wanted to be friends. I still wanted to be friends too, so we texted and talked all summer long until one day she realized that "hey, this guy actually cares about me and is a genuine guy. He's the kind I would look for in a relationship." So she came back from visiting her family abroad and I picked her up from Ft. Lauderdale airport and planned to kiss her that night. Boom, boyfriend and girlfriend. We have been dating for two and a half years now, and moved together in a decently sized apartment in Michigan. I followed her out here because she's getting her masters, and it's been the best life changing event I have ever done. I risked a lot to move to a different state with a woman I love, and it's been challenging and rewarding at the same time."

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32 Reasons Why I Love My Best Friend

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My best friend is my soul mate, and I am so lucky that this crazy world brought us together.

1. She has and always will put up with my ridiculousness.

2. She has seen me cry, and I have seen her cry, and we are both ugly criers.

3. We can sit in silence for 20 minutes, and it’s not weird.

4. But most of the time we cannot shut up.

5. This includes three-hour phone and Skype calls about anything and everything.

6. I know what she’s going to say before she says it.

7. Eye contact is all that is needed to communicate sometimes. This definitely comes in handy when we have an opinion that shouldn’t be verbalized.

8. Even when she laughs at me, I still feel loved.

9. We find the dumbest things funny.

10. We have reoccurring jokes that normal people just find odd.

11. She accepts every part of me including my flaws.

12. She talks me through hard situations without fail.

13. She tells me when I’m being unreasonable, and I don’t get mad.

14. She listens to me whine about the same guy and still hasn’t given up on me.

15. But gets more excited than anyone when a guy treats me right.

16. But you have both agreed that life would be easier if we could just marry each other.

17. What’s mine is hers, and what’s hers is mine.

18. This includes, but is not limited to clothes AND food (and that is a big deal for me).

19. She knows exactly how to cheer me up. Most of the time cupcakes do the trick but if they don't, somehow she make me feel better with insides jokes or just plain silence.

20. She has seen me at my worst and still loves me.

21. She will see movies meant for 8-year-olds with me and we will, no doubt, laugh the loudest.

22. She will watch"The Bachelor" with me and will secretly love it. Don’t worry ... No judgment from this side.

23. She will teach me the art of taking a good picture.

24. She gets me out of my comfort zone and makes me do things that I am iffy about at first.

25. But hanging out in our pajamas and talking all-night isn’t abnormal either.

26. Being apart for a long time is no biggie because when we are reunited it’s like nothing had separated us!

27. We plan on traveling the world together.

28. We plan on being roommates in the future.

29. I love her family and she loves mine.

30. We fight like sisters and then we apologize and get over it.

31. We talk about the craziness we will participate in together when we are 80.

32. I can’t imagine my life without her.

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To The Friend I Rarely See Anymore

I wish you nothing but the best.

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When we graduated high school, we thought it was the end for us. The distance would ruin us and we wouldn't be able to call ourselves friends. Thankfully, you were my rock for the first year of school. You were the one I turned to when the adjustment was hard or when I needed someone to talk to and just listen. We never lost our connection for a whole year. We proved that nothing could pull us apart no matter how far the distance, no matter the different schedules. We were still best friends.

Another summer came and we only got stronger. We went on countless beach trips, late night hangouts, and Starbucks runs. I didn't even think it was possible to be this much closer to you than we already were. If we weren't together, we would Snapchat or text to never stop the conversation.

Now summer ended, we didn't think twice about losing our connection this time. We had a bond stronger than anyone could fathom. We once again went our separate ways and kept our texting and Snapchat habits.

But something changed.

It must've been the comfort level of sophomore year. It must've been all the new friends we got. It must have been the boys who entered our lives. We don't speak anymore. I haven't seen you since winter break. I haven't texted you since New Year's Eve. Our connection, one that was once thought to be indestructible, came crumbling down with sophomore year. I am not going to lie, sophomore year was the best of my life, but I knew you were missing the whole time. It wasn't the same without you.

I'm not upset you chose to focus your time and life on your new boyfriend. I am happy for you. I am not upset you spend more time with your school friends. I am happy for you. I am not upset you don't text me anymore and killed our streak. I know you're living a happy life. And I am too.

We may have gone our separate ways like we never imagined, but I am happy you are finally happy. Don't forget for one second that I will always be here for you. I will still always answer your text. I will still always be your shoulder to cry on even when no one else is there for you. I wish you nothing but the best, and I hope you're doing ok.

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