Okay, so there’s apparently this thing called love?

I don’t know if you’ve heard about it, but I hear it’s pretty cool. And this is somehow happening all around us RIGHT NOW?!

Do you think I can find love? Maybe? Some day?

Okay okay… don’t feel bad for me. I’ve experienced love and I’m super happy whenever I see others experiencing it too. That’s why these 12 stories from Reddit really warm my cold, icy heart.

Let’s take a look!

1. Through Thick and Thin

My neighbor invited me to a cookout and he was like by the way, my wife’s cousin is here. She kinda wants you two to date or whatever.

And date we did.

She’s been by my side through my drug addiction as she stayed sober from alcohol. She called DCFS on me and had my daughter (from a previous marriage) taken from my custody and into my second mom’s care when I was very strung out. If it weren’t for that slap in the face by reality, I wouldn’t have ever gotten sober. She not only saved me, but my daughter and I’s relationship as well. I got clean, my daughter back, and now I’m in school to be a social worker.

I’m doing much better now and she and I got married on July 4th last year. We celebrated the birth of our second daughter (my second, her first, even though she’s a wonderful step mom to my oldest daughter) on July 3rd this year, and our first wedding anniversary was about a month ago.

I love that woman so damn much! And both my girls!

2. The Christmas Play

Met a girl online about 20 years ago one summer after college, found out we live in nearby towns, so decided to get together.

Go out on a few dates, drive by local pre-school:

me: “hey, that’s where I went to pre school!”

her: “that’s where I went to pre school!”

That day we find a pre school class photo, there we are 2 feet from each other.

A few months later, my dad finds some old footage of a Christmas play our preschool class put on.

We’re standing right next to each other.

3. She Got the Part!

Eight years ago, when I was desperately trying to make it as an actor, I answered an audition call for an unpaid role in a sitcom pilot that two friends had written together. It was in a basement flat in London, my mum warned me to be so careful.

The door was opened by a charming guy with a crooked smile, and a video camera was set up facing the sofa. But the audition went well- not only did he NOT murder me, they offered me the role there and then, and we all went to the pub to celebrate and get to know each other! In our first conversation, crooked smile guy and I joked about wanting to naming our (respective) future kids after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Raphael is twelve weeks old today. He has his dad’s smile

4. Counter Programming

I was 11 years old, talking to this girl I just met walking to lunch at school.

She was cool, we liked some of the same stuff.

This jock walks up and asks “what, are you two dating?” We both kind of looked at him confused and said no.

Anyways, we’re married now.

5. Well, That Happened!

We had been dating for two months. Driving around one day I was telling him about my little sister and how a boy at her school had a crush on her. I laughed as I said he proposed to her and said “she’s only 5 I’ve never had anyone propose to me” without missing a beat he said, “I’ll marry you”

Anyways it’s been 9 years, a house, a kid and two dogs, and we are married now.

6. Punching Above Your Weight

I was in 8th grade and she was a year younger. I had a thing with her best friend.

Was walking home with said best friend when she joined us. Absolutely lost it inside when I saw her. Looked so beautiful and cute walking home with her violin in hand. Her parents had a rule about dating til she was 16. They came around eventually. Not for a few tough years. Today was 8 years together. Known and been hooked on each other for 11. Getting married may of 2022. I still wake up everyday and realize how absolutely lucky I am to have her.

P.S. She is waaaayyyy out of my league.

7. “My jaw open in disbelief.”

20 years ago, an exchange student transferred to my school for the year, and although we didn’t talk a lot, we had so much in common and it was really nice to be able to talk with someone who had super different views on life. We actually both played the same instrument (we had the same model guitar, surprisingly.)

Anyways, she went back to her home country after the year was over, and I never spoke with her again. However, she got me fascinated with her culture, so I researched a bit, and eventually a year later I was able to transfer to her country through a program. I got placed in a random school throughout the entire country. I joined the schools light music club, and as I’m walking in on the first day there, I open the door and guess who i see..the same girl playing the FUCK out of her guitar. I kid you not, as soon as we made eye contact, i just sat there with my jaw open in disbelief.

I dropped my guitar to the floor (causing a chip that i can still see to this day, haha). anyways, fast forward to today and we’re married. [wife asked me to add this, part] We ended up forming a band for the school’s summer show, and after our performance backstage, with all the adrenaline running through our veins, we kissed/confessed our feelings.

It’s not as romantic as you’d think, from an outside view it was probably seen as two awkward teens pecking, we both were sweaty and smelly, and i had face makeup all over me haha! She makes fun of me saying that I would’ve never had the guts otherwise; but seriously, what are the chances?!?!?!

8. Cuddle Partner

In college, this girl like “fell on me”. I was sitting beneath her bed watching a movie in her dorm room by ourselves as a “bro night”. I thought she was super cute, but I didn’t really think I had much of shot with her. We had also just become friends not too recently before that, and I didn’t want to ruin this nice connection we had been developing. In any case, she kinda jumped on top of me. I had been a wrestler in high school, and she had mentioned before how she wanted to pin me. She definitely didn’t pin me though. Even being out of practice in college, I still (gently) kicked her ass.

Later on that girl said she really missed a cuddle partner and wanted to spend the night in my arms. Which I assumed to be non-romantic cuddling. I declined worried that I’d made it awkward somehow. It took me a bit to put those pieces together. In any case we’re (soon to be) married now.

9. The Diamond Ring

We met gaming online and became friends, we are from different countries, in mine, engagement rings are not a thing, so diamond rings are not related to marriage, but they are in his. I don’t know how the conversation went that I said “someday I will buy myself a diamond ring” and he said “I will buy you a diamond ring” and the mood got awkward…

Anyways, we are married now!!

3 years later, I still don’t have a diamond ring lol

10. Happy Ending Time!

Years ago, in the early days of the ‘net, I met this girl on Yahoo Personals. She’s trying her best to get out of a bad life, and casually mentions that she used to be a dancer in various clubs around the area. On our second date, she’s over at my house. I had this 5-year-old picture of my 21st birthday at a local strip club. She saw it and pointed out that she was front and center in the photo.

Happy ending time: She did get out of her bad life (at least, I hope she feels that way!). We have been together for sixteen years and married almost twelve. She completed her GED, then went to nursing school, and has been working a pretty decent job for the last 10+ years. She has also made other amazing personal strides that I cannot share, but let’s just say she’s turned into an amazing person and someone I’m proud to call my wife.

11. Now THAT is Surprising

A few years ago, I was feeling a bit isolated and lonely and decided to hit Tinder against my better judgement as a relative introvert.

I met a girl, and on our first date immediately after picking me up from the train station, she rolled through a stop sign causing us to be t-boned by a car going 60 miles per hour. Both cars were completely destroyed, but thankfully nobody was seriously injured. I had to call her parents and explain what had happened because she was having a difficult time breathing and processing what had happened.

Her mother showed up, thanked me, and took me right back to the train station and took her to the hospital to get looked over.

All in all the date was over in an hour or so.

Anyways, we’re engaged now.

12. Quarantine Couple!

My friend met her boyfriend on tinder and they invited me to a party. The boyfriend’s roommate was there and was drunker than everyone else and talked annoyingly loud so I thought he was a tool (turns out the drinks were really just hard alcohol with a splash of juice so not difficult to get trashed). The roommate also seemed to be flirting with another mutual friend. No sparks whatsoever.

A month later, my friend, her boyfriend, and boyfriend’s roommate go hiking, and we actually hit it off. Roommate and I hung out a couple times over the next week, hooked up a week after the hike thanks to 6+ shots of patron each, and went on an out of state trip together two weeks after that. Our wedding website had a much simpler version of how we met…

Anyways, we got married on 3/14 of this year, the weekend the US started shutting down so we’ve been quarantining during our entire marriage!

Now those were some stories! Do you have any you’d like to share?

Let us know in the comments, fam! We’d love to read him!