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    I hate chick flicks and rom coms... but I love a good love story

    Any cool stories to share of how you met your partner? (You don't need to be still with them).
    Last edited by YogaBare; 02-13-2013, 10:27 AM.
    "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

    In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

    - Ray Peat

  • #2
    ICQ chat, then we chatted on the phone for a while, then he came over to my house, and had dinner with my mother and step-father LOL. He stayed that night, and then we went away together for a week, and I kinda just moved in LOL.
    Its been nearly 11 years now

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    • #3
      Met online, chatted for a couple of months, then met properly on a "blind date" in Paris. It was first visit to Paris for both of us - he came from Britain, myself - from Sweden, and 1 hr after he met me at the station with a red rose, we were up the sparkly Eiffel tower How cheesy is that?
      It was 7 years ago next week.

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      • #4
        We went to the same high school. Shared some friends, but didn't speak much. I was too shy & depressed, he wasn't interested in socializing with anyone outside of established friends. We re-met just over 3 years ago over Thanksgiving break (I was in my senior year of college, he had just gotten out of the Army) & hit it off instantly. The first 6 months at least was us constantly finding things we have in common. It's slowed a bit, but hasn't really stopped. We were only seeing each other for a month before we decided to date "officially", since we'd both been in relationships just before (well kind of during) the time that we re-met. Then we accidentally fell in love.

        Now we're engaged .
        Depression Lies

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        • #5
          Which time?
          THe first time, I was dating someone else and we ended up sitting next to each other in a CAD class in college, thanks to alphabetical by last name seating. I mentioned hating Windows XP (This was before the horrors of Vista, 7, and 8) and we hit it off. We ended up spending most of the "lab time" talking and doing homework for other engineering classes. We went our separate ways after the semester, I figured I'd never see him again.
          The second time, I had recently gotten out of a abusive relationship and then tried to date a man I consider to be my brother. I wasn't interested in dating. We ended up in a statistics class together and I sat by him because he was the only face I recognized. We started doing the same thing as back in CAD class- go to class, hang out after class until it was time to split and go to another class. Then we started hanging out damn near constantly. At one point, after spending the last 50 hours together, shy of classes, we ended up watch a Robin Williams show I had. I ended up n his lap and we started making out. I said something to the effect of "I guess this means we're dating?" "Yep." That was 5.5 years ago, and we've now been married for 3 years and change.
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          • #6
            We met freshman year of college while I was still dating my prom date from high school. Apparently he thought I was a bitch at first because when we'd be hanging out with our group of friends, I was usually ignoring the group and on the phone with my [now ex-]boyfriend. But, he liked the fact that I was an attractive female engineering student! Eventually I broke my ex's heart and started dating my new guy. Yeah, my 17 year old self probably was a bitch! Anyway, 9 and a half years later my ex still hates me and I'm still with my boyfriend.
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            • #7
              oh man... she was my boss at a place i worked about 10 years ago. i rather enjoyed having a hot boss. i remember telling a buddy of mine that i was "having a hard time not, um, *sleeping with* my boss." pretty funny stuff. she and i started hanging out a lot outside of work. one thing lead to another, and we started dating. it was against company policy, so i actually left and found another job. we've been together since then

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              • #8
                It was the first lab day for my rescue diver class; she was in the year ahead of me and was there helping the instructors as part of her instructor course. She dove into the lagoon to demonstrate towing and rescue breathing -- she looked so natural in the water; as comfortable as I felt. Nobody else I had met in real life looked like I felt when swimming. She climbed the ladder out of the cool morning salt water and whipped her long wet curly mane back and forth...man, it hit me like she was an asteroid and my single life was a doomed species of dinosaur. I asked her out to dinner for valentines day 2 weeks later. That'll be 10years ago tomorrow.

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                • #9
                  Aww... witness the cuteness!

                  Originally posted by specsAreGrok View Post
                  she was an asteroid and my single life was a doomed species of dinosaur.
                  This is the stuff Simpson's quotes are made of... (and I mean that as the highest possible compliment)
                  "I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.

                  In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."

                  - Ray Peat

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                  • #10
                    At a college basketball game. I knew what his name was and that was all. He was sitting there all alone so I went over and sat down with him. We hit it off and went for drinks and have been married for 40 years. He has never let me forget that "he was just sitting there and I started it all." LOL!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by YogaBare View Post
                      This is the stuff Simpson's quotes are made of... (and I mean that as the highest possible compliment)
                      Thanks, when i proposed to her I printed out a book of poems I had written for her. I might have to whip up a new one to add to it tomorrow using that quote.

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                      • #12
                        We went to the same high school, worked at a couple of the same jobs, but weren't super close friends. I moved away for a few years after HS but life happened and I ended up moving back to my hometown. Some old friends came by to hang out and he was with them, then later he showed up by himself. We were "friends with benefits" for nearly a year, open to seeing other people, but neither of us did. He joined the Air Force, and I drove 10 hours to see him after basic training. While there was no ring, he said "I missed you so much. My grandpa used to say that you don't marry someone you can live with, you marry someone you can't live without. And I don't think I can live without you." Our 10th wedding anniversary is next month.

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                        • #13
                          He came around to my house for a business meeting, and sat on my spectacles and crushed the glass.. Hugh Grant had nothing on mine!

                          Th course of true love ran blind...

                          Judy

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by namelesswonder View Post
                            Now we're engaged .
                            So what you're saying is... he's your fiance!

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                            • #15
                              Met him online. I'd started an argument and the gallant Viking came in my defense. We got friendly and talked and, the more we talked, the more we suspected we were supposed to be the same person, but our soul was split before it entered Earth.
                              Depending on what aspect of our personalities you look at, we're either near-identical or perfectly complementary. At first I thought I was just plain lucky to have found him, but now I think it was inevitable that we'd eventually meet.
                              --
                              Perfection is entirely individual. Any philosophy or pursuit that encourages individuality has merit in that it frees people. Any that encourages shackles only has merit in that it shows you how wrong and desperate the human mind can get in its pursuit of truth.

                              --
                              I get blunter and more narcissistic by the day.
                              I'd apologize, but...

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