How did you meet your FH?

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bridetobe56 Posts : 7 Registered: 7/22/07
Re: How did you meet your FH?
Posted: Jan 6, 2008 4:51 AM Go to message in response to: mochabeans

OK So as cliche as this sounds - I really do think that there was something in my heart screaming out at me when I first saw my FH.  We were both in high school - He was 17 and I was 15!  I guess looking back now that does sound pretty young and I was never a firm believer in love at first sight, but when we made eye contact for the first time we both agree to this day that there was just "something" there.  Correction - the first day we actually met was my first day of 8th grade - hahaha and he was a junior in high school.  Of course, having an older sister, she scared the boys away for a while - and surprisingly, he was the only one she liked from the beginning!  Good choice sis - thanks!
Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.  ~Emily Brontë

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mmohr Posts : 45 Registered: 1/2/08
Re: How did you meet your FH?
Posted: Jan 23, 2008 6:45 PM Go to message in response to: bridetobe56

The week before I left for my study abroad trip to London, I got dumped for the first time in my life by a guy I had started dating. I realized that he was no good for me, but at the same time, my pride wanted him back just to reassure my self esteem. I tried ruthlessly to get him back before I left, and sure enough, he regretted losing me and I departed for England on uncertain but hopeful terms with him.

All the while, I had met a great friend going to London with me. During our first pre-trip meeting in early April, we had found our common bond in our love for the band The Kooks, and from there we decided that we would stick together through the trip and even try to go see our favorite band live. We sat next to each other in every pre-trip class and constantly had something to talk about. The first thing I thought about when I was dumped was him. I wanted to see him and talk to him, because he was one of the only people I had genuinely connected with since going to college. I sent him an email, telling him what had happened and waited for a response. None came until a few days later and it was purely platonic and relatively uninsightful. Although I really didnt expect much, I was surprized at how let down I felt that he didnt seize more of an opportunity to get to know me better. We didn't speak again until we arrived in London. He greeted me with a big smile and we started the trip the way we would end it, constantly together. He listened to every pent up moan and groan. He listened to my hopes and my dreams. He listened to me without judgement. He listened to both my most intelligent and moronic ramblings. He was my crutch during a time when I needed it most. Also when no one wanted to go see the night life of London, he was right there ready to take it on with me. When we sat in the middle of Piccadilly Circus with double deckers whizzing by, listening to a street perfomer, he leaned in slowly, tipped my chin up and kissed me perfectly. I realized that I was in love with him. People debate love at first sight, but I believe. I just think that sometimes you need to muddle through your thoughts before you realize that it happened. I loved Ian from the moment we met. He held me close when I was in danger, he cared about my feelings, he did sweet things for me. Somehow we both departed London, not knowing what was ahead for us. We kissed goodbye at Heathrow and when our planes landed in Chicago, I realized what a mistake I had made. I let him get away, and maybe I would never be able to get back the chance to be completely his. I rushed to his gate going to Detroit, only to be left heartbroken when he wasn't there. I needed to tell him how I felt. I needed him to be part of my life. I went home and thought about our whirlwind romance. I chatted with friends and family, worried what they would think, but they fully supported me. Finally, I got up the courage to contact him. One simple "Do you want to be with me?" is all I could quite make out. "Yes, completely" were the sweetest words to recieve.

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2009ToBeMrsV Posts : 256 Registered: 12/30/07
Re: How did you meet your FH?
Posted: Jan 24, 2008 1:03 PM Go to message in response to: mochabeans

Well I have one of those kind of unlikely set up stories lol.  I had actually been in 2 previous relationships that were just awful, the first one was 2.5 years long and slightly abusive to say the least, the second one I had while living in Georgia for a couple of years, it lasted 1.5 years and was simply neglective and pointless.  After that relationship I vowed to settle for nothing less then what I felt was right for me.  I was single for over a year by choice, there were guys who were interested in dating me but I kept them at a "friends only" distance for fear of being in another long pointless relationship. 

Anyways, I moved back to California in November of 2006, I had a bit of a rough start and was still trying to get my life settled back in.  In February of 2007 I started working a temporary job at a conference center and eating lunch with my supervisor and her friend from another department.  After a couple of weeks the friend from the other department says to me "I know someone you would be perfect for, he works with my husband".   I was very skeptical about being set up, I mean I barely knew this girl and she didn't know much about me.  But she was persistent in saying I was perfect for this guy but told me very little about him other then "he is a really nice guy and knows how to treat a girl".  So after talking about it for a couple of weeks he finally sent me an e-mail introducing himself and telling me a little bit about him.  My response e-mail told him I was interested in being friends but whatever happens happens, and asked him to send me a picture.  He sent me the crappiest picture possible.. you couldn't even see his face because he was holding his friends newborn and was looking down at her. 

Anyways we continued to chat a little bit back and forth through e-mail for a week and finally exchanged phone numbers.  On my drive home from work that evening I got up the guts to call him (March 26, 2007 to be exact).  Little did I know later that night he would be picking me up and taking me out bowling.  I don't know what either of thought of each other at first, he wasn't like anyone else I had dated.. he was a gentlemen and I mean that...he opened doors for me (including the car door.. he still does).  I'm really shy when I first meet people, and he probably won't admit it but I think he was being shy too lol. 

2 days after that he picked me up and I went to play basketball with him and his friend, it was as if we had already known each other for awhile and hadn't just met the other day.  After that we continued to go on dates and spend time together.  He would pick me up, take me out, and walk me to my door at the end of the night and give me a hug.  It wasn't until a couple weeks of dating that we even kissed.  Soon after that we were spending every evening together and going every where together.  3 weeks after dating he took me as his date to his friends wedding that he was a groomsmen in, we weren't even official yet.  A week after that he asked me to be his girlfriend. 

We've been inseperable ever since, and even though it seems like we've rushed into engagement, it doesn't feel like it and the beginning months of our relationship were strictly emotional (no sex, to be honest he was a virgin).  It was a great feeling to be with someone I knew was genuine and not trying to get in my pants. 

We ended up moving in together last September, on New Years Eve we celebrated our 9 month anniversay (10 months of knowing each other) and just after midnight he proposed to me.  There is no one else in this world I could see myself being with for the rest of my life.  He's everything I've ever wanted or needed.  (on top of that any man who cooks, cleans, does laundry, and takes out the trash without being asked to do so is a keeper LOL).


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Engaged: January 1, 2008
Getting Married: September 19, 2009

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slsjdc5 Posts : 388 Registered: 9/23/07
Re: How did you meet your FH?
Posted: Jan 24, 2008 2:46 PM Go to message in response to: 2009ToBeMrsV

FH and I met on Love@AOL.  LOL!  Anyway, we talked online for a bit and I was going out of town that weekend for my birthday.  We talked on the phone the whole time I was gone and went out the Sat night after I got back.  We've been together ever since....(6 yrs in May)

Tongue out

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MrsMcCain Posts : 580 Registered: 10/24/07
Re: How did you meet your FH?
Posted: Jan 24, 2008 2:56 PM Go to message in response to: mochabeans

I was 16 and my FH was 18. It was the summer of 2002 and we both worked at a minor league baseball stadium. Dan (my FH) was the manager at the Dip n Dots and Lemonade stand where I was stationed one hot summer afternoon. We talked a little and had a few laughs that afternoon. I never worked with him again that summer, and didn't see him until the next summer when baseball seasoned started. We dated off and on for about 2 years, then when we were both doen with college we knew that we were meant for eachother. That was almost three years ago :)

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Kayla04 Posts : 72 Registered: 11/15/06
Re: How did you meet your FH?
Posted: Jan 29, 2008 10:34 AM Go to message in response to: MrsMcCain

I was in college and became friends with a girl that was in almost all of my classes.  I would talk to her about my ex-boyfriend and when we broke up I was telling her about it. On New Years Eve of that year she text me and said she had someone that she thought I would like.  I was a little hisatent a first but decided to go.  We went on a double date that night to movie.  He didnt try and put his arm around me or anything so I was thinking that maybe he didnt like me cause he had just gotten out of a bad 6 year relationship.  Before I left to go home that night we talked a little bit and I asked him did he want my number and he said sure.  So I gave it to him.  He was about to leave also and we were going the same direction so he said he would follow me until my last turn to make sure I was alright.  The next morning I got a text from him saying good morning beautiful.. Every since then I knew he was the one.  We are about to be celebrrating our 1 year anniversary of being married.  I always knew that I would marry him someday.

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KatharineC Posts : 940 Registered: 2/6/08
Re: How did you meet your FH?
Posted: Feb 12, 2008 3:28 PM Go to message in response to: Kayla04

I have one of those "we almost didn't meet" stories! In 2004 I was working at a bookstore and one Saturday I was reading the local newspaper for that area, and there was an advert for people to audition to be in a musical variety show. Now I love singing and at that point I was sick of the choir I was in, but when I looked at the audition date it was the very next day, and I was supposed to be at work. No way I could get off at such short notice. So I went, "oh well, I probably wouldn't have got in anyway!" but I had already copied down the contact number and I stuck it in my pocket just in case. But when I got home I threw it away, figuring it was pointless. About a week later this friend of my mom's was visiting and she was telling us that her daughter had just joined a community theatre group and they were doing a musical show. I felt this pang of regret, and my mother said, "why don't you call the guy anyway and ask him if you can audition late?" and I said I'd thrown the number away the week before - but guess what? My mom had forgotten to throw out the rubbish in my bedroom that week, so the number was still in there, buried way down! It's so bizarre because my mom is totally tidy and organized.

 

Anyway, so I called the guy, got a late audition, and joined the show. There was this guy in the show that I started liking  - but really, he was too young for me and actually we had nothing in common other than that he was really sweet and funny. Anyway, as we were getting ready for the show, we had to build sets, so the director brought along his housemate, who was also the best friend of my crush, to help paint designs. Yup - Future Husband. I didn't think anything about him either way at that time, but I started spending all this time at the director's house so that I could see my crush (sooo lame), so naturally I kept seeing FH (Jeremy) too! Then crush started dating this other girl, and they were actually totally suited so I got over my crush pretty fast. Then about three weeks to a month later I started realising how great FH was. We had the same taste in movies (he actually had a dvd I'd been trying to see for years) and he was really sweet and funny and sensitive too. So one night after a Christmas party, it was late and everyone was a bit tipsy except me - but I was drunk on tiredness - I plucked up the courage and told him I liked him. Then this other girl came bursting in and we were just staring at each other the whole time she was talking. So I escaped and went to go get some lipbalm from my bag, and he followed me and just walked right up to me, grabbed me and kissed me. It was fab, even though my legs were shaking from nervousness!

 

The next day we had our first proper movie date, and we've kissed every day ever since (except when he's away working :-( haha). We got engaged on Christmas on our 3 year anniversary.


 

On October 31st 2008 I marry my One True Love!

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JanaM Posts : 23 Registered: 1/29/08
Re: How did you meet your FH?
Posted: Feb 12, 2008 7:00 PM Go to message in response to: mochabeans

My FH and I actually met at a wedding. We are both from the north east, NY and NJ, while the wedding we met at was held in Virginia. His cousin was marrying one of my closest friends from HS.  From the moment we saw one another we knew something special was happening. My FH immediately came over and introduced himself from that point on you couldn't seperate us. Throughout the wedding that night several guests asked what was going on between the two of us. We are getting married October 2008 and 1/2 of the guest list that were present when we met will be at our wedding.

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KatharineC Posts : 940 Registered: 2/6/08
Re: How did you meet your FH?
Posted: Feb 13, 2008 2:35 PM Go to message in response to: JanaM

Oh that is so great! I wish somebody could meet their special someone at my wedding...what a great story!

 

On October 31st 2008 I marry my One True Love!

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ktlvlife Posts : 1 Registered: 2/7/08
Re: How did you meet your FH?
Posted: Feb 19, 2008 11:55 AM Go to message in response to: mochabeans

I was on a cruise in the Mediterranean celebrating my graduation from undergrad with my mom. Prior to the trip my mom and I had joked about me meeting someone while cruising but I just laughed it off as a silly idea. On the third night, first formal night, of the cruise my mom and I were sitting in the bar on the top of the ship enjoying a margarita (or two or three =) when I saw the first young, attractive guy I had seen all trip. Thanks to a little help from the tequila and some motivation from my mother, I asked the waiter to send over a Budweiser...despite the fact that he was obviously surrounded by his family. Shortly after receiving the drink my guy acknowledged me by raising his drink and I was sure that was all I was gonna get. I resigned myself to enjoying the night with my mom. Luckily, I was wrong and during the next slow song (there was a band playing by the way) he walked over and asked me to dance. While dancing, I learned that he too was celebrating his graduation from undergrad with his family. We spent the next 7 days together - traveling with our families and staying out til 4am. It was truly the most romantic experience of my life. Coincidently we were on the same flight back to the states, as my mom and I had a layover in his hometown of Chicago. I think we both knew when we said goodbye at the airport that it was only going to be a short while until we met again. I flew back a month later to visit him in Chicago before heading to Seattle to volunteer. For the following year we did the whole long distance thing, me in Seattle and he in grad school in Chicago. However, in August I moved to Chicago to start law school and the rest is history! We are getting married in June 2009 and needless to say I am pretty happy with our story =) 

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Re: How did you meet your FH?
Posted: Feb 19, 2008 10:54 PM Go to message in response to: ktlvlife

I love reading everyone's stories! 

My fiance and I have a horrible meeting story.  Haha.  I had been on-again off-again semi involved with a friend of mine for 2 years, and he was having a birthday party last winter.  We had had a huge fight the night before, and I almost didn't go to his party but decided to at the last minute.  He kept talking about how a friend of one of his friends was supposed to be showing up...I remember thinking it was odd that someone was going to be there that I had never heard of before...anyhow, then Mat arrived.  I thought he was adorable and we started talking...I thought it was so weird that he seemed so nice and down to earth and could be friends with the birthday guy (who is not the nicest of people).  We all went out bar hopping and I had just enough alcohol to be confident enough to kiss Mat towards the end of the night.  I felt kind of guilty, but I had just about given up on birthday guy EVER being able to commit, and had recently started to wise up to the fact that he and I weren't good together and that he just liked to keep me around as an accessory or something.  I figured I'd never hear from cute boy from the party (Mat) again...but the very next day he called me and asked me to have dinner.  So I went...free dinner!!  It was a lot of fun, but he told me that night that he was going to be deployed in 8 months.  I hated that, but continued seeing him b/c he was adorable and fun and I really liked him.  Then gradually...we became more and more serious and fell in love and 8 months later, the day before he left for his deployment, he proposed and I said yes.  Not at all what I imagined meeting my husband would be...but I'm so glad things worked out the way that they did.  I definitely now have newfound faith that all situations have a purpose. 

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JanaM Posts : 23 Registered: 1/29/08
Re: How did you meet your FH?
Posted: Feb 21, 2008 7:29 PM Go to message in response to: KatharineC

That is the running joke now that 2 people will meet at our wedding!!!

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Bride2BeN2009 Posts : 27 Registered: 1/4/08
Re: How did you meet your FH?
Posted: Feb 22, 2008 11:09 AM Go to message in response to: mochabeans

I met my FH in high school. I knew who he was but I never really considered liking him. We really didn't even talk as friends. Well, one night I was messing around on AIM and this person IM'ed me. I didn't know who it was or how they got my SN. Welll, it was him! A mutual friend gave him my SN, b/c he asked her for it. Apparently, he'd had a crush on me since he saw me. He thought I was beautiful. Anyways, we got to talking on AIM..like ALL the time. I liked him but I wouldn't let  myself admit it because he was a nice guy, unlike the guys I was used to dating. Well, eventually I got over that and he asked me to prom, and we started dating about a week after he asked me. We've been together for four years. I knew he was the one only a few months after he asked me out. We  just enjoy spending time together...we never get tired of each other. I love his family, and I just see him in my life forever. He's a great guy!

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ryanne Posts : 1,042 Registered: 4/27/06
Re: How did you meet your FH?
Posted: Feb 24, 2008 11:34 PM Go to message in response to: Bride2BeN2009

Aww...this is such a cute thread!! lol

I met my FH while on break with my ex. hehe. My ex suggested the break too--sucks to be him. Anyway.

I went to a 4th of July party in 2005 with my family and when I got there, I was introduced to a bunch of people that I didn't know and hustled my butt back outside ASAP because I didn't know anybody and I felt REALLY awkward. Thank GOD for my sister! We stuck together all night since neither of us knew anyone! But as we were standing outside deciding when the appropriate time to leave would be, this big loud truck drives up, and my two younger sisters started shreiking and chasing it, yelling "Chris is here!! Chris is here!!" Then they found me and dragged me over to where the truck was parked and informed said Chris who I was. lol. A little while later, while we were getting our food, the hostess turned to Chris and said "you're in a band, right? well Ryanne's a singer. she's got a good voice!" Needless to say, I was a little embarrassed. So the night goes on and after awhile, Chris brought out his four wheeler and gave all the younger kids rides. And then my younger sisters thought it would be a good idea to get me to go for a ride too. So I did, and they still talk about the look of shock and happiness on his face when I got on behind him! So after that we started talking, and he ended up giving me and two of my siblings a ride home after the party.

Fast forward two weeks.

The hostess of the party called my mom and said, "I hope you don't mind but I gave Chris your number. He asked for it and I know he's a good kid." My mom and my sister Katie (she's a couple years younger than me so we're really close) ended up at her house later on, and while we were there, her son Danny asked Katie and I if we would want to go bowling that night with him and Chris. We said yes, and then Chris pulled up. It was so funny--I'll never forget the way his face lit up when he saw me, and how excited he tried NOT to be when I told him we were going bowling!

So we went, and started talking and hanging out more, and then we started dating. Altogether it was about 3 weeks after we'd met, and we got engaged on Memorial Day of 2007. I think we both knew pretty much right away that we were the Ones for each other. I can't exactly say WHEN I knew...I just did. :)

Oh, and as far as my ex went, FH and I made ourselves official two days before my birthday, and I just waited for my ex to call me, and then I broke up with him. So technically I had to BFs at once...except for that I hadn't talked to my ex in three weeks at that point. Oh well. :)


 

Our Wedding Website: www.mywedding.com/chrisandryanne

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KaylaMarriedBrett Posts : 146 Registered: 3/12/08
Re: How did you meet your FH?
Posted: Mar 12, 2008 2:08 PM Go to message in response to: mochabeans

My FH was in my home town for deer season one night with three of his cousins because they were bored and had nothing to do and i lived in a small town of about 1500 people so it was one of those towns where you know everyone and if you didn't know them you got to know them regardless who they were. So we ended up hanging out for the entire night driving around together with my friends and his cousins. I ended up dating one of his cousins because he had a girlfriend at the time. We lost touch after a couple of months. Five years later, he had broken up with his girlfriend that he was with for six years and he still had my phone number and called me and told me how his life had changed a whole lot since his break up, due to the fact that his girlfriend had cheated on him numerous times with two of his cousins he was close to, one being the cousin i dated. So we decided to go on a first date because i told him i always found him very attractive. So we went to dinner and i had one margarita and was kinda buzzed and was so shy and he was telling me he had moveable foot pedals in his truck so you can adjust the pedals and i said "I'll see it when i believe it." To this day i always end up saying things backwards because i'm head over heels for him!! So since then we have been together for two years and 3 months. I could never be more happier than i am with him. He is my other half.

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