Ahhh love… it’s a many splendored thing. And sometimes it can be messy AF.
The way we come together and the reasons we stay together are hilarious, sad, poignant and everything in between. So it’s no wonder that somebody over at Reddit decided to ask the question…
Today we’re bringing you 15 stories where love conquered all… at least for now.
15. Hey you! Wanna get hitched!?
First time I met my wife was Halloween.
I was sitting out a year of college working, but I went to a costume party at my old fraternity. I was pretty stupid drunk, pretty early. Somehow I ended up in my buddy Eric’s room watching tv by myself.
This girl barges in the room looks at me and says, You’re not Eric!” To which I reply, “Neither are you!” Turns out her roommate was hot for Eric but to shy to go talk to him, so her roommate decided to go find him.
Two weeks later, the room barger and I got set up on a double date with Eric and the roommate. That was in 1991.
Now we have three kids and our youngest is having our first grandkid in December.
14. Truly love at first sight…
Friend of mine in High School who looked suspiciously similar to a friend I had in kindergarten. One day:
“you know, I knew a in kindergarten and she looked a lot like you“,
“yea, I also knew a , and they had exactly your hairstyle“
We look deep into each other’s eyes
13. Books and looks
He came to the door to borrow my sister’s textbook. no one would answer the door so I dragged myself out of bed, and answered the door in nightgown and curlers (hey, it was the early 80’s, ok?).
He told me was there to see my sister. without a word I nodded, turned around and screamed “SISSS-TURRR”, turned back around, said”family intercom system” completely deadpan, and left him standing on the porch while I went back to bed.
Married me anyway, 38 years on the 21st.
12. Tip Top Girl
When I was 13, I met a girl, Debby, at summer camp. She talked about her horses and attending the big interstate fair every year with her 4H group. On my 13th birthday I went to the fair and looked Debby up. She agreed to go to the carnival with me, but wasn’t all that interested (I can’t blame her, 13-year old me was a dweeb). She brought along her annoying girlfriend Rene to keep me from getting too fresh, which worked. I was determined to get Debby alone, not that I knew exactly why, so I took the girls on the Tip-Top ride. Rene got sick, got off the ride, and puked. Debby and Rene used that as an excuse to split, and I never saw Debby again.
Three years later, a beautiful new girl with long black hair moved out on my school bus line. I was immediately interested, and began a (much smoother) conversation. We went out a couple weeks later, and went to a carnival. She took me on the Tip-Top, and I puked.
That girl was Rene, we were both three years older; and anyways, we’re married now: for 41 years.
11. Legal Eagle
So my brother’s college roommate called me for legal advice because his crazy ex was being super crazy.
Hey, got your number from your brother. Remember, we all chilled a few times? Umm. Remember my crazy ex?
Oh, hey. Sure! Which crazy ex? The one who stabbed you or the one who stabbed others or the one who stabbed herself?
The one who stabbed me. Twice.
Oh yeah. She sure was crazy.
She sent me a letter accusing me of criminal stuff I didn’t do. And demanding I pay tens of thousands of dollars or she’ll send her new, even crazier cop BF after me.
You’re the only attorney I know. Can you tell me what to do?
I cannot. I am an insurance attorney. You need a crazy people attorney. I don’t do crazy. I’m allergic.
Okay, but I am freaking out. Can I take you to Chili’s and discuss?
Sure. But I will tell you that you need a different lawyer.
A few days later….
Thanks for the tacos. You need a different lawyer.
A few months later…
We should probably tell my brother we’re dating. This sitting-on-the-opposite-sides-of-the-room-on-Super-Bowl-Sunday thing is weird now that we are boning exclusively.
A few months after that….
Dude, your stuff is here and you work remotely. Why commute? Here’s a drawer. (I won’t stab you)
A few months after that….
If you want a 400 people wedding this fall, we gotta book a venue pronto.
A year after that….
If this pregnancy is twins, I may stab you.
Anyway, we’re married now 7 years come November. Two kids and a house.
10. Special Delivery
My great grandparents met because my great grandfather was delivering the news paper to my great grandmothers house and her brother though he was trespassing and tried shooting at him.
My great grandmother felt bad and bought him lunch.
They were together for over 75 years and lived a very happy life.
9. “Dad, meet Mom.”
This is my parents’ story, but they don’t use Reddit so it’s up to me to tell.
They met at a party held in the home of a married couple, of whom my mother worked with the wife on a magazine and my dad worked with the husband at the local university. While prepping for said party, my mother’s friend convinced her to wear high heels, which she almost never did.
A few hours into this party, the wife of the host couple steered my mother into the kitchen, where my dad was hanging out. Without warning, the host took my mother’s hand, pulled it behind her, pushed it into the small of her back and said, “Sorry, but this needs to happen. [Dad], meet [Mom].”
And then she shoved Mom off her high heels. Mom fell. Dad caught her. And, the way my mother tells it, “People from the magazine ran one way and people from the University ran in the other,” probably because they thought she would kill the host.
Anyway, on their first date Dad walked into a light fixture and gave himself a black eye. They’ve been married for 32 years.
8. On the Side of the Road?
My uncle met my aunt while shitting on the side of the road drunk while his friends laughed hysterically.
She was walking somewhere that I don’t remember.
He than stared at her for a solid minute than passed out. She started laughing and they started dating 2 days later.
Anyways now they’re married.
7. Bangers and Mash
I had a cold, and went on a date to an Irish pub. I was eating bangers and mash and had the urge to cough.
I tried to keep my mouth shut, but just wound up spraying his face with gravy and mashed potatoes through my pursed lips.
I was still coughing, so I took a sip of my drink to sooth my throat. It was beer. The bubbles tickled my throat more. I also spit that all over his face.
He stared at me in disgusted horror as gravy, mashed potatoes and beer dripped down his face onto his shirt.
I laughed and laughed and laughed, making my apologies sound very insincere.
Anyways, we’re married now. Thank goodness our booth had high backs so only he suffered!
6. “There’s beans!”
Mom once went on a date with this older dude, lived in a basement, two kids by two different women.
He cooked her pork chops and baked beans (the Heinz type in a can with tomato sauce)
Mom was like “uh, is there any salad?” and he’s like “there’s beans!” Mom: “Any gravy for the meat?” -“The beans come in sauce!”
Anyway they’ve been married 30 years and had me!
5. The Class Favorite
In second grade, I was voted class favorite (why was this ever a thing? Horrible idea for kids self esteem) along with a weird fella who I had trouble believing anyone even voted for because he was quite reserved and bland.
In the fifth grade I remember the same guy getting called to the front of the class to write his answer on the board. He was awkward and dressed accordingly. The girl seated behind me very quietly commented “mmmm. His booty look like it be eatin’ his pants!” Only I heard this, but it was a humorously accurate observation.
After fifth grade I never saw him/ heard from him again until we were 21. He showed up at my house to purchase a vehicle we had for sale after my dad passed exactly one month earlier. I only recognized him after my mom wrote his name on a receipt for purchasing the car. I reminded him of our time as class favorite and my mom made a show of breaking out the year books.
Anyways, we’re happily married now!
4. Urine the right place!
Went on a date with a guy. We’re at the park after dinner watching the sunset.
He was really funny and telling jokes. I got the giggles and accidentally let a fart trumpet out, proceeded to laugh so hard I peed my pants.
Anyway, now we’ve been married 14 years.
3. Right swipe
I swiped right on someone who was the exact opposite of my type. Short, big teeth, not ambitious, really skinny. He was leaving town the morning after our date. He was a good half hour late to the date, muttered softly, and was bad with eye contact.
I only went on the date because I’d had really fucked up stuff happen to me and I just wanted one date with someone that wasn’t going to lead to anything just to feel normal.
2. Video game love
I was working at a video game shop, and he was hired to DJ the midnight release of a game I didn’t care for. He comes in, waits in the giant line of people finalizing their preorder before midnight.
When he gets to the register, I ask him if he’s here for the premier, but he says he wouldn’t be caught dead playing that game, and proceeds to purchase a different, older game I later find out he already has. He asks me when I finish my shift, and to swing by the DJ table when I’m off.
I do indeed swing by, and now we’ve been married going on 5 years with two cats and a recently purchased home.
He proposed by sticking the ring inside the case of the game he bought that night.
1. Love at first flight
I was flying short haul domestic (1.5 hour flight). I was sat next to this beautiful woman and I found myself doing the opposite of what I’d normally do in that situation, I made small talk with her.
We chatted for the entire flight, and we both seemed to not want it to end. But end the flight did, and we parted ways without even exchanging numbers. She was a visitor to the country and I expected never to see her again.
A few weeks later, I’m boarding an international flight, and there she is, on the plane, about 10 rows in front of me! After takeoff, I ask the lady next to her if she’d like to swap seats with me, as I had an empty seat next to mine – she accepted. We spent a 12 hour flight chatting again, this time a lot more deeply.
Anyways, one thing led to another and we got married less than three months later.
Unfortunately, that’s not the end of the story. She passed away less than a year after we were married. But that time we had together was perfect, every last second of it.
What a whirlwind of love that was! So happy to see so many people find love.
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