How did you meet your spouse?

United States
January 12, 2009 6:08am CST
Hi mylotters, How did you meet your spouse? I met my husband while tru-hiking the appalachian trail. I had been hiking in a rain storm for most of the day and finally arrived at one of the shelters found along the way. When I got to the shelter it was occupied with three male day hikers seeking shelter from the wind and rain. To make a long story shorter, little did I know that my future husband was here, I was soaking wet and very tired. I settled in for the night, the next morning I had decided to stay at the shelter one more day, but the men were moving on, just as they were leaving one them turned around and asked me out whenever I reached the area near his home. I just laughed and took his number, the following day I reached the next shelter along the way, lo and behold a note for me from the my new admirer. I continued my journey for another week before reaching a telephone and after much thought I phoned him and we had a great conversation, we talked a few more times before I continued my journey. About a week later I decided it was time to get off the trail for awhile, I had already hiked 600 miles. So one last phone call to my new friend and then home. Well he convinced me to let him come get me, I was a hundred or so miles from his town by truck. So he picked me up, we went to dinner and a movie and the rest is history. I never did go home, and never got back on the trail to finish. After a long courtship we were married and as they say, are living happily ever after. So what is your romantic story? be happy, be joyful, be safe, be strong! Oohcute2340
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21 responses
• United States
12 Jan 09
Very simply put, I met my wife twenty years ago walking down the street while she was going to happy hour. I was headed that way too - and we have been together ever since, I guess you can call that fate by accident.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
Oh I definitely call it fate and destiny!! Be wishes ooohcute2340
• India
12 Jan 09
Well that’s a very nice story, very movie-like and I liked the way he courted you and left a note for you. I met my spouse in college…nothing special really, we were all a group of friends and dating each other and we never knew when we fell in love.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
I think being friends first is pretty important in a marriage, it gives you a more solid fountation on which to build. Best wishes! oohcute2340
• United States
12 Jan 09
What a sweet and romantic story. I met my hubby on an internet dating site. We chatted once and decided to meet. We never exchanged photos of each other before meeting either. It was pretty much love at first site. He took me to Arby's (both our favorites) and then to the racetrack for the Saturday night races. I loved every minute of it. Then we headed to his place for a bit of romance. It was only about two weeks before I was living with him and we married about a year later. He is my one true love.
• United States
13 Jan 09
I see you are a risk taker like me, one chat, to meeting, to living together to marriage!! Thank you for sharing. Best wishes, oohcute2340
@angiesg (33)
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
Hi there! I am now 14 years married with my husband who is also my first boyfriend. We were introduced by a common friend who recruited me to join the choir. My husband was the choir master then. I did not like him at first. We would regularly meet during choir practices then I found him patiently sending me home every night after choir activities. After two years of friendship and courtship, my feelings toward him developed and he became my boyfriend. One time, he handed me my favorite solo photo/picture taken 2 years before we met. That picture of mine I lost several years ago. I asked him where did he get it, he said, "I saw this picture littered in the street and said to myself, I will meet this girl someday and marry her." Yes, it did happen and that's what I call destiny.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
What an awesome testimony of devotion and love. And most of all to how our Lord works in great and wonderous ways, more then destiny I would call it prophecy. Your husband saw it, felt it, spoke it, claimed it and in God's perfect timing it came to pass. Best wishes Oohcute
• Philippines
14 Jan 09
Thank you for the "best response" mark.
• United States
17 Jan 09
You're Welcome! Be happy, be joyful, be safe, be strong! OOHCUTE2340
13 Jan 09
I met my wife on a coach going to Blackpool. I was going on holiday and she was going back to work as s student nurse. She had a day off the next day so we went out for the day. We just had our 52nd wedding anniversary
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13 Jan 09
Sorry if I am confusing anyone. Angela is my alto ego. I am really male but I am a trained house maid and my wife does know all about it.
• United States
13 Jan 09
That is quite a testimony to marraige 52 years is long time in this day and age of divorce and separation. Happy posting! oohcute2340
• United States
12 Jan 09
I was in the service and had been sent over to Turkey from Florida. I met this one guy and we were going out and one day we were in the BX exchange parking lot on base and this car came pulling up next to us. When the guy driving rolled his window down and was talking to the guy I was with, the guy I was with introduced us. When I heard his name I made the comment to him that I've heard about you. His name was Tobie and my room mates parents was stationed at the same base I went to. When she found out I was going to be stationed where they were she had me talk to her parents on the phone. When I was talking to them they warned me about this guy who's name was Tobie. That he was wild and it would be better if I didn't go around him. So when I met him it intriqued me. He didn't look like a guy who would be wild. I didn't start dating him right away. Another thing I was going out with his penthouse room mate. Well Tobie went over to Amsterdam to get his boss something from there and when he came back a couple of weeks later and this was after I had first met him on the parking lot of the BX exchange he asked his room mate how serious he and I were. Mike told him that we weren't serious at all that if he wanted to date me that was fine. I was in the barracks one night and get a phone call from Tobie asking me if I was busy. I told him no and he came over and picked me up and we went to the club there on base. From that point on we went out regularly together. After a few months we decided to live together. It wasn't long after that and he asked me to marry him. I said yes because I knew this was the man I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. And now it is 36 years later and we are still together. I can not picture him not being in my life. He is the love of my life.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
Now look at that face june how could he been mean,LOL that is the sweetest story I guess you are gald you didn't listen huh sometimes our hearts know what best no matter what others think the heart always knows the best way we just have to learn to listen to it more offen...
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• United States
13 Jan 09
You definitely look very happy, isn't wonderful how the little occurances in life can be the most significant happenings in our lives. Best wishes! Oohcute2340
@tessah (6638)
• United States
13 Jan 09
heh my romantic story.. i love teling this tale. i met my husband in an aol chatroom. he was giving those online psychic readings im sure youve heard about at one point or another.. and another friend of mine dragged me into his room for one. when it got to be my turn.. i opened up, he started bleeding out of his face.. and that was it. the "courtship" wasnt as long as yers.. we knew each other 5 days online before he moved 100 miles in with me. 2 weeks later, we were engaged. two kids and nearly 10 years later (in march) we too, are living the happily ever afters, that started with a deck of cards, and a nosebleed.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
LOL! great love story. Ain't love grand! Be happy, be joybul, be safe and be strong! oohcute2340
@jarnold51 (124)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I met the love of my life on match.com. We had written back and forth and talked a couple of times. I was moving to the town where he lived and he came to help me get unloaded. That was the first time we met in person and it was literaly love at first sight. After that day, we talked on the phone almost 24/7 when we weren't together. It was just a week or two before we were engaged and we were married 2 months after we met. Some may think that is too fast but we are in our late 50's and you know what you want at our age. It is a second marriage for both of us and we are happier than either of us ever could have imagined. That was about 18 months ago and our love grows stronger every day. The funny thing is, he was nothing like I would have wanted on paper. I would have nevee met him on eharmony. I have a Master's degree, he is a HS graduate. I am an English teacher and love literature and reading; he does not like to read even the newspaper. I am a classically-trained musician and love opera and serious music, he loves country! But we are absolutely perfect for each other and could not be happier. He truly is my soul mate.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
Oh I agree, I am 50plus and you just know, that you know, that you know!! You know! LOL! - Best wishes for 2009, oohcute2340
@dvmurphy (326)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I met my husband over 20 years ago over an orphaned orange kitten that was only a few hours old and didn't have his little eyes open or anything. My babysitter's boyfriend had found this kitten in an empty apartment after the owners had moved put. He paniced and didn't know what to do and was afraid the little guy would die without its mother so his girlfriend called me. I told him to bring it over but that I would prabably keep the kitten as you get really attached when you have to hand raise them. He agreed and brought the kitten to me. Well it turns out he didn't have a license so he had his older friend drive him over and it was love at first sight when I laid eyes on this nearly 6' tall well muscled road construction worker with red hair and the deepest blue eyes I had ever seen. He was not shy either and asked me out and we hit it off. Two years later we were married. He helped me raise the two children I already had and though we never had any other children he has been a great father and now we are grandparents of a four years old little girl who guess what looks like her grandpa with red hair and blue eyes. Everywhere we go when she is with us people think she is our daughter. We are raising her. You know they say you fall for a guy who reminds you of your Father, my Dad was a short stocky Irishman who had redish hair and blue eyes. Incidently the kitten lived and I named him General Sterling Price after the cat in True Grit. We just called him general.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
Oh dvmurphy, that is a wonderful and sweet tale of romance, best wishes oohcute2340
@lingli_78 (12852)
• Australia
13 Jan 09
i met my spouse in the church... i am actually a new member of the church and one of his church friend introduce him to me... at first, i don't even like him at all and i never knew that he will become my future hubby... but things just happened like that... he courted me and 10 months later, we get married... and we had already been married for more than 3 years now... take care and have a nice day...
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• United States
13 Jan 09
Hi lingli, what a nice story, I have a lot of friends who met their beloved in church and have been living happily everafter! Best wishes oohcute2340
@sacmom (14336)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Wow, what a romantic story. I'm afraid mine pales in comparison. But I'll share it with you anyway. LOL I was only 16 when I saw this gorgeous guy around the apartment complex I was living at. He eventually moved in right across the way from me. So I'd spy on him whenever I could. LOL Months went by and I started to worry that he'd move away before I got a chance to meet him. I was going to slip a note in his mailbox, but as he lived with other people I was afraid one of them would get the note instead of him so I always chickened out. One day a friend of mine came for a visit. She gave me the courage to speak up when I saw this guy outside. Thanks to her I was able to meet him. That's basically it. Later, I found out that he'd been eyeing me too. We've been together ever since.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
oooooh, the tender heart of a 16 year-old. Spying on him LOL! Been there, done that! But alas, mine were only passing fancies. And thank goodness for pushy friends LOL! best wishes oohcute2340
• United States
12 Jan 09
I met my husband at a gospel festival in Grant Park in Chicago. He was a security guard for the park. I was with a friend who noticed my husband and his friend "checking us out". My friend, at the time, thought husband was signaling for her to come over but he really wanted to meet me. That was a bit embarassing for her. He came over and said: "I just want to let you know you are very attractive". I said thank you. He asked me if he could call me sometime and I said yes. I gave him my number but I did not take his number. He called a few days later but I wasn't available. We rescheduled for later in the week. Our first date was in Grant Park. That was in 1993....We married in 1996 and have been married for 12 years.
• United States
13 Jan 09
What a great story of love at first sight, thank you for sharing, best wishes oohcute2340
@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
12 Jan 09
I met my current husband online in the Dungeon of a chat room site. We chatted a few times realized we were both interested in the same type of lifestyle and decided to see how it would go. We have been together for 5 years and married for 4 of them 5.We still live the D/s lifestyle and love every minute of it.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
Another testimony of meeting a true love on-line. Congratulations and best wishes oohcute2340
@FDBrister (115)
• United States
12 Jan 09
I met my husband on the Internet. I wasn't actually looking for someone, I was just roaming about on AOL and looking to chat. He had the most insane profile I'd ever seen and the psychologist in me just had to say something. My first words to him were "So, just how crazy are you"? We've been friends ever since. After a couple of months, we decided to meet in person and things just went from there. The romantic part of our story is that we used to spend lots of time in the battlefields in Virginia. We'd walk around for hours talking. One day, we took a nice, long walk in the rain. Every day I'm finding out just how crazy he is and I get a little romance to go with it.
• United States
13 Jan 09
Well you know what we say "Virginia is for lovers!" LOL! I wish you the best in your relationship, be happy, be joyful, be safe, be strong! oohcute2340
• United States
12 Jan 09
My husband and I met through a friend of ours. One day my friend had invited me to come over and meet someone. I didn't think much of it so I went over and there was this handsome man sitting on the sofa. We both lived in different cities and I wasn't much for long distance relationships. We lived like 6 hours apart. Besides the long distance relationships I had been in the past never worked out. After we were introduced, he was way different then most guys that I had been with in long distance. He'd come over almost every weekend, call me and we would talk for hours even most times till the sun came up. I eventually moved to the city were he was and our relationship continued on for like about 2 years and then that was when he had popped the question. It was actually in a real funny way. We had gotten into an argument previously that day and all I wanted to do was go home, but he would not take me home, but took me to a park. I was so angry that I had stormed out of the car and out to be a lone for awhile. Well, while I was trying to be alone it come to find out that I was not alone. Because there was a family of ducks heading right towards me. So I had ran back towards the car were my now husband was standing looking out at the sky and when he had saw me running he thought something had happened. I informed him of the ducks. Well any way, then he had asked me if I was cold, which I had told him I was. It was cold that night. So he went to the back and my back was facing him. Before I knew he had envoloped me with a blanket to keep me warm and then he came from behind and handed me some roses and chocolate. Then he got down on one knee and said "I know this isn't much, and I'm sorry for what happened earlier," he pulled out a black box and there was a ring. He stated, "I love you and knew from the moment that we met that you were the one. Will you marry me." I started crying and well of course I said yes. And we have been married since April 5, 2008. We've been married for 9 months now. I told him that he planned those ducks there just so he could have the perfect proposal. Lol.
• United States
13 Jan 09
What a sweet story, funny how things can turn around in a twinkling of an eye. I mean from a disagreement to a propsal. Oh the sweet aroma of true and lasting love. Best wishes thank you for sharing - oohcute2340
• United States
12 Jan 09
My husband and I met online playing EverQuest (an MMORPG - mass multiplayer online role playing game) for those who haven't heard of it. I was engaged and living with my fiance' and he was dating a girl for almost a year. My fiance' and I spent way too much time playing this online game. One night, I met my husband in the game and started talking. We became friends online, talking and e-mailing and IMing. Then we started talking over the phone and met 8 months later. Of course, I ended it with my fiance' and he with his girlfriend. We lived 370 miles away from each other, so we'd take turns driving or taking the bus to see each other one weekend a month. Then I decided to move to be closer to him to make things easier on us, so I quit my job and got an apartment near him. Then we got engaged and married a year later and the rest is history! We are now married 3 1/2 years, just built our first house and trying to get pregnant. :)
• United States
13 Jan 09
How wonderful, another sucessful online relationship turned into a lifetime commitment of love and hope. Best of luck on getting pregnant. Be happy, be joyful, be safe, be strong. Happy Posting! oohcute2340
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
12 Jan 09
My fiance and i meet in high school. I was in ninth grade and he was about to graduate. A friend of mine thought it would be fun to hook us up. She got us talking to each other. Before long he asked me out. At first he was shy. We had our problems throughout the years but our son coming in the midst of everything made our relationship more better. So now we are waiting for him to get ajob then we will talk wedding plans.
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• United States
13 Jan 09
Our friends just great! Best of luck with your future plans for a life together and starting a new family. Happy posting, oohcute2340
• United States
17 Jan 09
Well I am not married yet but we have been together for almost 9 years, we met on America Online and started as friends on the computer and met in person and we've been together ever since
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@bellis716 (4807)
• United States
14 Jan 09
When I was young and single, I worked for the phone company. Although they paid better than the dime store where I had previously worked, I still could not afford an apartment on my own. The solution was a female roommate. This worked out fine, as she could not have afforded an apartment by herself, either. My roommate had a boyfriend who was stationed at the nearby air base. The problem was that her boyfriend did not have a car. However, he knew a man in the barracks who did. He would not lend the car but agreed to a double date. Since my roommate was such a nice person, I agreed to a blind date. My roommate did not marry her airman boyfriend, but I've been married to the man with the car for nearly 54 years.
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• Nepal
13 Jan 09
wow it looks like novel and novice story for me. If its' true what you said,have a nice life journey. I haven't gone cut in this situation so no story on it.