How did you meet your significant other?

@breepeace (3027)
Canada
September 8, 2009 11:02am CST
Things seemed so much easier when I was younger and in school. You saw a boy, you developed a crush on him, one day you got bold and you asked him out or vice versa. As an adult, I often hear of people meeting at libraries, special interest group meetings or the grocery store, but I've never had it happen personally to me, and honestly am not even sure of what I would feel if some strange man approached me in the grocery store and asked for my number. Consequently, most of my adult relationships have been developed online, although a few have been through friends. How about you? How did you meet your significant other? If you're single, where HAVE you met significant others?
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I would have been a little creeped out if a strange man asked for a date at a grocery store or laundry mat. Bars are only good if you're interested in losers and one night stands. (In my opinion anyway) My husband and I met online, playing games at Pogo, and we've been married for almost 6 years. Places like that are good, in that you meet, get to know each other and perhaps at some time in the future, decide to meet in person. Some people are skepticle about long range friendships and relationships, but it's really no different that relationships that developed as a result of 'pen pals' in the past. Writing letters to solders durings WWI or WWII resulted in many marriages between 'strangers'.
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• United States
8 Sep 09
That is so cool! I've heard about stories like yours!! That's awesome! See no everyone's bad online!
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@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
8 Sep 09
Certainly not! Most people are as good as you or I. When meeting anyone, whether it's online or in person, it's a good idea to use common sense and pay attention to what they say. Over time, if they contradict themselves, just play it smart and keep your distance. For added reassurance, you can always have a friend (who they don't know) watch when you aren't around to see how they act when you aren't looking.
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@Baltek (261)
• Canada
8 Sep 09
For my part, i've met my significant other on a dating website, I wasn't sure at first, because I had heard that most sites online had bizarre people on it, but this one was different. I met my girlfriend there, and after many years we are still really happy together. I've linked it in my profile if anyone wants to try it.
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@breepeace (3027)
• Canada
8 Sep 09
I personally enjoy dating websites. I've met some great guys on them, and am stuck as to where else I would have access to so many different people, and actually have a chance to get to know them before I give them my phone number. *LOL*
@sacmom (14315)
• United States
6 Oct 09
Hi breepeace. I met my husband while we were living in the same apartment complex. He was actually right across the way from me. I was eyeing him and he was eyeing me, though neither of us knew it at the time. LOL My husband did suspect it though. Had it not been for a friend of mine that had been staying with me I probably would have never met him. She gave me the courage to speak out and the rest is history. Happy mylotting!
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• United States
9 Sep 09
I met my wonderful husband online. He was a chat host and I knew one of the girls he chatted online with and I chatted with her to. She told me about my husband then messaged him. We began chatting online for hours at a time, then on the phone. Luckily I only lived three hours from him so I drove down there and met him. One week later he moved up by me, one month later we were engaged, then one year later married. That was 9 years ago and we now have two beautiful daughters.
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@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
9 Sep 09
i met a friend at a summer camp that i had been working at and she invited me to go to her youth group at her church. at that time there was a great number of youth that went to the church (about 50) and so i did and i met my hubby there. i didnt like him at first but i guess he grew on me because we will be celebrating our 22 anniversary in october!
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@aprilten (1977)
• Philippines
9 Sep 09
I was an officer of a youth group in my place and he was a member. That was where we met. But he told that he's been seeing me around and he's been wanting to meet me. So thru a fellow officer in that youth group we met and the rest is history. We now have 3 sons.
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@sender621 (14956)
• United States
9 Sep 09
I met my late husband 23 years ago when I was a live-in housekeeper. The family I worked for was having a problem with bees outside their home. My husband was the one they called for help. We made an instant connection!
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• Kenya
9 Sep 09
I do agree with you, and i hate the idea of having a crush and not having a chance to express your feelings, and sometimes if you waste that chance maybe that was the last chance you are having the chance to express yourself. But here is a difficult one, having a crush on lady who is more successful than you, men how do you even start. i met her years back when she was still a student in college,she had a problem with here computer and i was to fix it and thats how the story started
@guybrush (4661)
• Australia
9 Sep 09
I met my husband at a wedding! We were both single at the time, and we were sitting next to eachother. We've just had our 30th anniversary ... so it's worth going to random weddings when you're single!
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@vzihan (145)
• China
8 Sep 09
For me, I just start my relationship with my girl in the University and it is the perfect model that I can imagine.
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• United States
8 Sep 09
I met my SO when I was 18 at a pool hall shooting pool. Ive known a few people that have met other adults online. Myspace is a big one. My sister met a few guys off the internet and started dating. Shes been with the last one for about a year now. (whispers...hes a hottie) hehe.
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@angelajoy (1839)
• Philippines
8 Sep 09
My boyfriend and I belong to the same choir. We both love singing, so it's really fun because we have a common hobby. When I first met him I thought he was really arrogant and conceited, but when I got to know him I realized that his "arrogance" and being "conceited" were just jokes. Many people actually find his attitude funny and charming.
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• United States
8 Sep 09
I was actually set up with my boyfriend. I met a friend (with another friend, of course) off of myspace. We became friends for a while before I became unsure as to whether or not I liked him. When he realized what was going on he decided to push me onto his best friend so his best friend would stop moaning about the loss of his girlfriend. And, almost two years later, my boyfriend Matthew and I are still together and I couldn't love him more if I wanted to !
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@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
8 Sep 09
We met over the internet. It's funny because he was a friend of someone I had previously dated (nothing serious). I saw his picture when we did photo sharing on Yahoo Messenger. They had some sort of outing and went to the beach. I thought, wow, cute. We eventually got to talk online when my "ex" (I wouldnt really say ex but someone I had dated) invited us to a chat room. Things went from there and then we started dating until we moved to live together.
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• China
8 Sep 09
I Believe that the soul of communication across time and space constrains. Although my boyfriend two far apart ,each day is a fat mail and messaging, but still fell warm and sweet .