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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Yesterday, I took my puppy, Latte, to the vet. While I was there, a man walked in with his dog and a woman walked in with her cat. They exchanged a cordial greeting and being a writer I thought, Hmm, wouldn't it be cool if two people met at the vet's office and fell in love?  That started me thinking about the different places where people actually do meet and fall in love.

So, I thought I'd get some feedback from you. Where did you meet the person with whom you've fallen in love? Was it a very romantic setting or did you bump into him/her while taking out the garbage? 

And if you haven't met that special someone yet, where do you hope to meet him/her?

I'll start. I met my husband in church! It was one time when I was really happy to have an excuse to welcome a visitor! *g*

How about you?
Diann Hunt  
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At 8:32 AM, Blogger Valerie said...

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At 8:40 AM, Blogger Valerie said...

I have yet to meet that special someone, but I have a great story about my parents.

My mother is from Maine. Dad is from Kansas. My mother flew out to Kansas for a weekend to visit her cousin who's husband was attending the University of Kansas. (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!)

Her cousin introduced Mom to Dad. (Dad says they went ice skating and she fell for him...) Mom and Dad corresponded for a few months and then Daddy proposed via US Mail. They were married that June.

This year, they celebrate 40 years of marriage!

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger Sue said...

I met my hubby at church, after having moved from one town an hour away from Toronto for my job with Youth for Christ. My Mom told me that "maybe God is moving you to Toronto to meet your husband" to which I looked at her, rolled my eyes and said "Ya. I'm 28 mom and God is 'just that good'". To my delight and surprise, God was JUST THAT GOOD!

I moved into a basement apartment with a family whose 21 yr old daughter tried to set me up from the minute I moved in. And 10 months later I finally gave in and went out with him. Ten months after that we were married :-D Fifteen years after that we are still blissfully in love!

(Hope that wasn't too long an answer)

 
At 9:12 AM, Blogger Jill said...

I ran into my future husband (literally) at college. He said he'd noticed me for some time, but hadn't worked up the nerve to ask me out. So he had a friend shove him into my path as I walked by. We bumped into each other and he asked me out. We celebrate our twenty-third anniversary in June.

 
At 9:33 AM, Blogger Georgiana said...

Romantic? Hardly! He was a car salesman and I bought a car. Everyone teased that he'd better have given me a good deal because now he was paying for it!

Now whenever anyone asks how we met he stumbles and sputters and goes into a long explanation because he doesn't want anyone to think he was THAT kind of car guy.

 
At 9:36 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Oh, I'm loving these stories!!! How fun!

Valerie, I love your dad's comment about your mom "falling" for him while skating. *g*

Sue, wow, God IS good!

Jill, I love the "bumping into you" thing. It's amazing what love compels us to do!

Here's a shocker for you all--maybe I've shared this before, i can't remember--I met my husband in June. We wrote to each other while he went away to college and had our first date in August. He asked me to marry him three weeks later, and we were married six months later. We just celebrated 34 years of marriage! God is so good!

 
At 9:39 AM, Blogger Mary @ Giving Up On Perfect said...

I met my husband in high school at a football game - because he had a crush on the friend I was with!

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger Rachel Overton said...

My hubbie's from TN, I'm from Ohio. There were no jobs in his area other than dealing drugs and working in a coal mine. So his aunt and uncle invited him to move up here. His mom told him Uncle Ed would get him a job, and Aunt Betty would get him a wife. And so it went! We met in church.

Apparently Betty stood in the back and said "Now, there's Patty and she's not married. There's Ruth and she's not married. There's Rachel; she's not married."

I got to be the blessed one! Twenty four years in August. Yeaaa!! Wouldn't trade him or his accent fer nuthin'! :-)

 
At 11:35 AM, Blogger Tina Pinson said...

Met my husband in Youth group. Thought he was creep at first. Kind a silent guy who only spoke when he didn't agree, or so it seemed.

My view changed when our group went innertubing and every one put me on the tube with him. Hanging on to him for dear life, he became my hero. LOL

Actually on the way back down the mountain, my sister commented on how I was going to be sixteen and never been kissed. That intrigued my husband to be who decided he should stop by and make sure I had my first kiss.

I didn't think he would show of course.

Thankfully, he arrived and my parents had taken me out for a birthday dinner instead.

But love bloomed. We've been married 29 years.

 
At 12:42 PM, Blogger Pam Meyers said...

Not married, older than dirt :-), but I have a special friend who has become more my BFF than a hot romance. We met four years ago on a Christian Internet site called Christian Cafe. We've been through a lot of rough waters both individually and together, but God has been good and we're still the best of friends. He lives about an hour from me so our chances of meeting otherwise by paths crossing are slim.

 
At 12:44 PM, Blogger Lisa Jordan said...

I was nineteen and working third shift at a local family restaurant. This handsome guy walked in. I was talking to a table of friends. I told them I didn't know who the guy was or where he was from, but I was going to marry him. :)

He came in the next night, and then the next. We started talking. I learned he was a Marine home on leave. We exchanged addresses and became pen pals for two months. He came home on leave again and we began dating. Our relationship was long distance (PA-VA) for 18 months. We eloped after he received orders to S.C. We will celebrate our 20th anniversary in October. :) Oh, and I still have every single one of his letters and cards tied with ribbons from the floral bouquets he sent.

 
At 12:47 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Kevin and I met at church when my boyfriend's dad (the pastor) invited Kevin to come and lead worship. :-/

 
At 1:45 PM, Blogger Barb said...

The first time I talked to my husband was in the aisle at the local grocery store. I recognized him as being new to the singles group at church and invited him to a party we were having.

How we ended up together? I have a suspicion that a mutual friend told both of us "he/she is interested in you."

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Love, love, love these stories!!! Keep 'em coming!

 
At 3:24 PM, Blogger The Farmer's Wife said...

I met my husband when we were cast opposite each other in a community play. At the time, I was a starving schoolteacher (in real life, not the play) and he was a rancher, looking for work elsewhere because there weren't many people his age in the area. (Translate: no one to date)

Everyone else in the cast could see the sparks, and to this day, they take great pleasure in pointing out that they get the credit for the match. It's a small community. Really small. In fact, most of them WERE in the play, leaving very few for audience.

 
At 5:48 PM, Blogger Abby said...

My hubby and I met at work. We both had the same position but just at different branches, so we met at a meeting. After the meeting we called eachother if we had questions and became good friends...The rest is history:)

 
At 7:41 PM, Blogger Sarah said...

I met my husband when we both became short-term missionaries with a traveling choir and evangelism ministry (www.encounterrevival.org). We are both short so we were placed in the front row as mic partners. Therefore we sat beside each other through daily rehearsals, church services, etc. We traveled all along the east coast of the U.S. staying in host homes at a different church each week. Everyone else in the group could tell we had a lot in common so were teased a lot. By the end of the year, my husband decided I was the girl for him. Our group took a two week missions trip to Portugal, and on the trip back we got separated from the rest of the group due to random suitcase searches (it was right after 9/11). When we got our seat assignments we ended up being by ourselves in a different section of the plane from the rest of the team. No 7 hour flight ever went so fast! By the end of the flight, we were a couple. Got married three years later and have been married for almost four years. Love him to pieces, and we can harmonize together in church (alto and tenor). :)

 
At 10:41 PM, Blogger Sue said...

Diann, we were like that too... (fast courtship). We had our first date Dec 17/93, then hubby started dating this other girl (his twin sister told him was "the sure thing"). I picked out my engagement ring while he dated her for like 2 weeks. He came back to me 2nd week of January, 1994. Feb 13/94 he asked my Dad for my hand, got my ring (the one I picked out!!)May/94 and we were married Oct 94!

On a little cute aside... the week before our first date I had Chinese food with some girlfriends and my fortune cookie that night read "You will be Blissful in Wedlock"... and it was right ;-)

 
At 2:27 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

When I was 30, I was working at one of the universities in Denver as the foreign student advisor. Pete (32) was working as a volunteer, running a host-family friendship program for international students. He came in every week to discuss plans and programs his group of volunteers wanted to do. (The program was from our church, but our church was so big I hadn't met him before he came to my office.)

For one whole year I tried to convince him he should date my roommate, but he wasn't interested. He even asked me out on a date and I didn't get it: I talked about my roommate the whole time. (Really dumb on my part.)

Then we decided to co-write a handbook for host families. When we got to the part about NOT dating one's hosted student, Pete said, "I can never tell when women like me." I said, "Kind of like this: I like you but you don't know it because I'm always talking about Martha?" He said, "Yeah, like that." Then we kept writing the handbook.

The next day he asked me out and this time I did not mention Martha once! The rest, as they say, is history. We got married three years later, and will be celebrating our 23rd anniversary this month.

 
At 2:33 AM, Blogger Deena said...

I too met my husband in church, but it wasn't your typical boy meets girl story:-)

If you want details, email me, Di
:-)

 
At 7:08 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

These stories are great!

I met my Wayne at the Pennsylvania-Delaware Kids Camp in Carlisle, PA in the summer of 1987 right after we'd graduated from high school. His dad was the camp director and so he was working in the kitchen for the summer. I was there for one week as a counselor with my church.

We saw each other during orientation, across a crowded cafeteria. I thought I'd never have a chance with that hot guy, Meanwhile he was making bets with a couple of the other guys (about me!)

We dated off and on for five years. All long-distance. Before we got married he was living in Phoenix and I was in Pittsburgh.

I remember praying on a cold night in January of 1991. I was tired of the whole dating thing and knew what I wanted. I prayed, "He's the one I want, God. Can I have him please?"

We married in January of 1992.

 
At 10:09 AM, Blogger Becki said...

I met my husband on my friend's match.com account.

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger Crystal Laine Miller said...

I always picked seats in the back of class and sat down in the next to last seat in the first row of 10th Grade English. A girl named Lorrie sat across from me and then Gary sat behind Lorrie and Chris sat behind me. We were all just acquaintances--just barely.

Talk about a God-incident. Chris, my way-future husband, was a talker and joker and would pull the ribbons in my hair. He teased me incessantly. I would be so annoyed by his pranks because I was trying to be invisible and loved English class. Seven years later, he bugged me into marrying him and 28 years later we still are married--and have 4 boys.

Out of that little back-of-the-room group, Gary is still our best friend (and he roomed with Chris in college) and Lorrie is also still our friend and I was in Lorrie's wedding and she was in mine.

Chris was just joking the other day to the boys that HE KNEW I would marry him when he pulled my pigtails in English class. What charisma!

 
At 12:42 PM, Blogger Malia Spencer said...

I'm not sure how I'd like to meet my husband. Something unusual would be cool. Might already know him for all I know. :)

 
At 9:45 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

My husband Nate and I met at church and absolutely hated each other. I thought he was way too bossy and he thought I was cocky.

We were in a college-age youth group and everyone started getting married to each other. It was awful! lol we'd all get together and if I arrived first, they'd time it to see how long I'd stay after Nate arrived and vica versa. I guess the longest we lasted in the same event together was 20 min and then one of us would leave because we just disdained and despised each other.

However, as I said, everyone started getting married and married people are no fun! lol
Eventually my youth pastor told me Nate and I would start dating by default because there was no one left to do anything with.
... he was right!!

Nate took a dare from me that he was so boring he couldn't make my birthday special. He aced it by leaving red roses all over town with clues to find him. The lady at Walmart with clue #3 thought it was soooo romantic and I was about ready to gag by the time I found him. (I'm such a dope).

He finally won my heart though.
And for the record, I still think he's a little bossy and he still thinks I'm cocky! :) LOL

 
At 10:42 PM, Blogger Lauri said...

My parents met when they were both members of the Hi-Cs, the Cinti chapter of Tall Clubs Int'l. Everyone dated everyone, and my Dad worked his way backwards through the alphabet until he got to my Mom. She was wondering why he seemed to ask everyone out, but her!
I'm single. And wondering how/where to meet anyone when all my friends are married. There aren't any single people in my church, except my (female) best friend.

 
At 11:22 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Hilarious story, Jaime!

I've sooooo enjoyed all these stories! Thanks for sharing!!!

 
At 1:48 AM, Blogger susie said...

I was recovering from a broken engagement when a good friend told me I just needed to get a new outlook and a new hairdo...that would cheer me up. She just happened to have a friend that cut hair and she made me an appointment. Since it was a last minute, I was the last appointment of the day.

Dragging my feet and wishing I could run away, I walked in and saw a very handsome man standing behind the counter. The bluest pair of eyes turned to me and said, "You must be Susie...I'm your hairdresser." Picking my jaw up, I sat in his chair and we proceeded to talk and laugh the entire time. He asked me to stay and have a coke with him while he cleaned up.

We were engaged 3 months later and eloped 3 months after that.

39 years, 6 children and 15 granchildren later...he still has the bluest eyes your ever saw. And still handsome.

 
At 10:27 AM, Blogger Christy said...

Joel and I met in college at a Freshman mixer in the student center. I had on Eiffel Tower earrings and since I seen the Eiffel Tower as a kid, he waled up to me and said "Oh, have you ever been to Paris?" I apparently, looked down my nose at him and said "NO" and turned back around to talk to my friend. Poor thing! It's all good, we've been married for 16 years and together for almost 19. ;)

 
At 9:43 PM, Blogger Krista Phillips said...

So, I'm in a bit late on the conversation, but I met my husband in a chatroom when I was 17 (he was 21). I was in MN, he was in NC.

We met online in July, He flew up over Christmas for us to "meet" the first time, and flew me to meet his parents over my last spring break. I moved down there the day after I graduated high school, and we married 4 months later. It will be ten years this October!

 
At 6:36 PM, Blogger ReadingRobin said...

I met my husband at a Christian's single group. I had heard about "the new guy from Boston", when he was introduced to me I said "hi I'm obin" when he looked at me weird I said I heard you were from Boston and they don't pronounce the "r's" there, right? I immediately felt red, ever say something and wish you could rewind. I couldn't believe it when he later asked me out. Married 15 years....

 
At 8:38 PM, Blogger Leticia said...

My story is kind of sweet. My husband and I met while I was working at a department store in household goods. He was in the military and just happened to be giving a guy a ride, also military, to meet me. Apparently the guy had a crush on me and wanted to ask me out. However, fate had other intentions. When we were introduced sparks flew and it was love at first sight. We have since never been separated. And two years later were married. We are going on 16 years!

 

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