Brides & Grooms: How did you and Fiance meet?

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Posted: Sep 7, 2006 2:00 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

This is such a fun thread!

My FH and I met in April of 2005. I had been writing and publishing a blog online about the trials and tribulations of being a young single girl in Upstate NY. (syracusesingle.blogspot.com) In early April, I was contacted by the Syracuse newspaper becuase they wanted to do a story on me.  I was interviewed, and my picture was taken, and it appeared as a full-page story about being "Single In Syracuse".  The day it was published, I was checking my email and came across one from a radio DJ who saw the story and wanted to interview me on his show. I had NO clue who he was, since he was on a hard rock station and I don't listen to that music. Nonetheless, I said yes.  I emailed him my screenname back as well, and the night before the interview we spent hours chatting online.  I met him the next morning, and looking back, I guess I knew he was "the one" when I looked him in the eye for the first time. We dated casually, and I actually told FH at first that I didn't want a serious relationship, but we fell in love and got engaged December 3, 2005. We're getting married in a month!

We were actually featured on Lifetime TV this past February for their "How We Met" commercials.  They heard of our story and loved!
 

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Posted: Sep 7, 2006 3:17 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

I had a class with my FH my sophmore year in college, but we didn't talk much.  I found out later that I was known as the "hot girl from lab" by him and his lab parther.  I also hung out with some of the guys in his fraternity, so I was around him often.  Somehow we never really got to know each othervery well...maybe because I typically didn't go for frat guys.

Fast forward to almost three years later.  This summer, I was out celebrating my 22nd with my friends.  We'd been having an awesome time when he said hello to me at a bar, commenting that he had just seen us on the street.  I, having had quite a few drinks bought for me in honor of my b-day, promptly told him that I thought the guys in his frat were feminine and that I remembered him from lab.  I was quickly whisked away by one of my friends, met several people, and didn't think much of the conversation.  Well, he apparently couldn't stop thinking about me and after much online searching contacted me in an email two days later.  After a week of emailing and discovering that we were both sarcastic, hardened cynics, FH came over to my apartment which was coincidently three blocks from his, and we watched a movie.  We hung out every night after that, and I think that by day four I was in love.  One month from that first night at my place, he proposed....and we feel really bad making fun of all our sappy couple friends when we were still totally cynical. 

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Posted: Sep 7, 2006 3:28 PM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

I met Roudy about 2 weeks before I had my daughter. I was engaged to someone else at the time. I was all big and fat and totally pregnant (uugghh). And I was wearing sweats. You can imagine I looked totally hot (yeah right Wink). Anyway. I was supposed to be a bm for one of my friends, so she called me up and asked if she and her fh could come over to get out for a little while. My then fiance was in Texas (with some one else I'm sure), so I told her ok. She asked if it would be ok if they brought Roudy. I thought she said "Randy", which is what her fiance's brother's name is. I didn't care. So they showed up, and here was this stranger in my mom's house whom I had never met before. We ended up talking wedding stuff, and got in a major game of Pit (which is what threw me into labor i think). I didn't really like Roudy at first. I kinda thought he thought he knew everything. But I guess it was meant to be. We've been together for 3 years.


 

Soon 2Be Mrs. Patton

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Posted: Sep 7, 2006 3:47 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

Nightflyers -- Isn't it wonderful to see the man you love genuinley love and interact with your child when it is not biologically his?? I too have a daughter who just started kindergarden and I have sole custody , she sees her biological father on Saturdays, but I have the ultimate say so, and she lives with us (Me and DH) and it just warms my heart to see how my my DH actually LOVES my daughter (he calls her our daughter) She knows her biological father is her dad, but she knows that my DH is her step father, and it is just so beautiful to see a man really care when he is not "obligated" too, you know. I always thought that I would end up an old maid because no one in their right mind would want to be with someone as young as me with a child, and there he was, we have been together since my baby was 2 months and lived together since she was 3-4 months and it has been great!!! Laughing


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RMB0414 Posts : 1,386 Registered: 8/2/06
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Posted: Sep 7, 2006 4:04 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

I think it's awesome when a man wants to love your child like your own - I don't know who ever said that a man will never love you once you have a child!  I have seen so many stories that prove against that theory - it really is awesome to see it's not true.  I think I'm rambling now lol - I just get happy when I see that because my step dad is more like my dad and came into my life when I was 3!  He's been more of a father figure and thumbs up to him for loving my mom and her 2 kids.  Alright I think I'm done Smile

04/14/2007 - I Become a Mrs!

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Posted: Sep 7, 2006 4:11 PM Go to message in response to: RMB0414

Rena -- I don't think it's that anyone SAID a man will ever love you, but is my situation I got pregnant at 17 (18 when I had her) so all of my friends are going to clubs and the beach and meeting people and dating, and I am changing diapers, and working full time and paying rent and barley scraping by trying to raise my daughter.....you just get kind of lost and lonely, and things look hopeless.........But, I agree with you it is awesome to see it proved not true!!!! BIG PROPS to ALL the STEP daddys in the world!!

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JenlovesDon Posts : 414 Registered: 6/20/06
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Posted: Sep 7, 2006 4:12 PM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

I first noticed my FH in May of '05. He came into the bank I work at to get a loan. He walked right past my desk twice and broke his neck looking at me. I thought...scary! He is a pretty big, tough looking guy, but he was GORGEOUS. About a month later, he apparently told his boss about me and he called up a friend of mine asking if I was dating anyone. She told him no, and came running over to me when she got off the phone at work. She asked me if I knew him, and of course I did. I let her know I was interested, and the rest is history!

And "no" ladies, I didn't look at his checking account first to see how much he makes! But the thought did cross my mind :)

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RMB0414 Posts : 1,386 Registered: 8/2/06
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Posted: Sep 7, 2006 4:36 PM Go to message in response to: Guest

Of course nobody said that they'll never be loved (o:  I would have to kick some butt if someone said that on here!!  Everyone's capable of being loved regardless of what comes with the package.  I have 2 sisters (well a step sister and a sister in law) who both got pregnant at a young age (one was 17 like you and the other was 19) and they have both made such wonderful lives!!  It just makes me so happy to see that although there are always going to be those "snobby" people who look disgusted - I hope more people can be open to the fact that - well life happens.  (o:  My step sister was one of the girls who's daughters dads told her nobody would want her now and that was she was used up trash ... nice huh??  She proved him wrong, one more than one occasion.  I don't get where people would think that - but I guess his comments didn't hurt too much where she just married him this past year....  well anyways .... long story short it makes me happy to see happy families .... even if it's not biological.  Laughing


04/14/2007 - I Become a Mrs!

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66nova Posts : 346 Registered: 3/28/06
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Posted: Sep 7, 2006 7:08 PM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

Here's our story... directly from our website:

 

On Valentine’s Day of 2004, the heavens brought a blanket of snow upon the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Rally in Boerne, Texas. It was then that Ben had seen Janet for the very first time, but it wasn’t until the next day that they would actually meet. Janet sat down for some breakfast with some friends at a picnic table, when just a little while later, Ben plopped himself down and immediately started chatting. After what seemed to be a great conversation, Ben suddenly got up and walked away! Apparently, he thought he had said something stupid. Janet just dismissed this as she thought she would never see him again. A month later, one of Janet’s friends gave word that Ben was looking for her! After finally getting connected, within one week, they went from email, to talking on the phone, to Ben planning a trip to San Antonio that Friday! Ben rode five hours from Beaumont to spend Easter weekend with Janet… and the rest, they say, is history.


 

Support bacteria... they're the only culture some people have.

 

www.theknot.com/ourwedding/JanetSaenz&BenjaminMcDaniel

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Posted: Sep 7, 2006 8:28 PM Go to message in response to: December2007Bride

December2007, there are some similarities between your story and mine! My FH and I met in our Senior year of highschool.  We had know who the other was for years, had mutual friends, and just somehow never met.  We had 1st period math together, but our last names (Cronin + Van Carpels) sat us at oppostie ends of the room.  Every day when I came in to class, I'd spend as much time as I could talking to my friends on his side of the room to get a better look at his gorgeous swimmer's body. I sat near a window, and he would check me out and pretend to be looking at the school's courtyard.  Still, we never spoke.We also both had 2nd period free, and would spend it doing homework in the library. On Valentine's Day 2002, we were sitting near eachother at the computers. I (being theatrical and sort of a class clown) had made a holiday costume with an 80's theme, complete with pink legwarmers. He kept looking over at me and evenutally caught my gaze and said, "nice legwarmers".  I thought it was cute and it totally broke the awkard highshool social barrier.  We started eating lunch togather, then hung out after rowing practice one day.  I made him watch my favorite movie (Mallrats) and when he walked me to my car, we kissed...and he poked fun of me for avoiding kissing him all night long. And couldn't believe this athletic, popular guy wanted to date the goofy, outspoken choir-dork! We laughed and laughed, and a few days later we were official :)  I'm marrying my highschool sweetheart in October, 2007!.
"I see your face in every flower, your eyes in stars above;It's just the thought of you, the very thought of you, my love!" ~ Miss Ella

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Posted: Sep 7, 2006 9:16 PM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

I met my fiance on Halloween, 1999. Dressed up in the Scream costume, I went over to my older brother's house, and he happened to have some friends over...my fiance was one of them. My brother introduced me to everyone, but I refused to take my mask off, because I was really shy back then. FH joked that he never believed that my brother really had a sister, that I was imaginary, because he'd never seen me before. So, they then forced my mask off to prove my exsistance. ;P After that, I started seeing him now and then at my brother's or at mutual friends, and though we were both into eachother, we didn't actually start dating until about six months after we met, because I was too shy to make any moves, and he probably didn't think I had any interest in him (I tend to come across as kind of standoffish when I'm feeling exceptionally shy.) But he eventually went for it and asked me out...and now we've been together for six years.

 

Kimberly

Our Website
"I loved you before I met you and I met you just in time 'cause there was nothing left."   -Don't Change Your Plans, Ben Folds Five


 

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Dancer Posts : 316 Registered: 4/23/06
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Posted: Sep 7, 2006 9:51 PM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

I graduated high school at 16, so my parents were apprehensive about sending me away to college. They agreed that i could transfer schools at 18 and go away if i chose, and i did just that. So at 18 my mother helped me with all of my belongings and my resident advisor escorted us to my room. he explained that he was in charge of the floor that i would be living on and stated that i could see him if i needed anything. All i could think about was how much i didn't want my mom to leave and she turned to me and said, "that boy likes you". I made some snide remark and said that he wasn't my type. Well many relationships and nine years later he is my fiance. Throughout those nine years whether we were just friends or romantically involved he never missed a birthday or Christmas, regardless of the fact that he didn't live in this country after college. I am truly marrying my best friend, how he put up with me for so long i don't know. But i do know that i am blessed and thankful to have him.

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Dancer Posts : 316 Registered: 4/23/06
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Posted: Sep 7, 2006 9:51 PM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

I graduated high school at 16, so my parents were apprehensive about sending me away to college. They agreed that i could transfer schools at 18 and go away if i chose, and i did just that. So at 18 my mother helped me with all of my belongings and my resident advisor escorted us to my room. he explained that he was in charge of the floor that i would be living on and stated that i could see him if i needed anything. All i could think about was how much i didn't want my mom to leave and she turned to me and said, "that boy likes you". I made some snide remark and said that he wasn't my type. Well many relationships and nine years later he is my fiance. Throughout those nine years whether we were just friends or romantically involved he never missed a birthday or Christmas, regardless of the fact that he didn't live in this country after college. I am truly marrying my best friend, how he put up with me for so long i don't know. But i do know that i am blessed and thankful to have him.

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onemissa Posts : 320 Registered: 7/13/06
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Posted: Sep 8, 2006 12:22 AM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

Kind of a crazy start!!!

It was about 3 years ago. My friend and my sister talked me into calling off work to go to 25 cent draft night. I ended up going and for some reason was real cranky. I just thought about going home when this hot guy walks up and starts talking to one of our guy friends. All of us girls just looked at each other like OMG! I'm not usually outspoken, but I looked at him and said "Damn your are so hot. I just want to bit you." Then he says ok and I bit his nipple. I know totally crazy. Well, right after that I went home and thought I would never see him again. Two weeks later the same bar was having some huge party and I went. I wasn't there very long before I see the hot guy from two weeks ago. Of course I'm all embarressed, but we laughed about it and ended up hanging out the whole night. At the end of the night he took me and my five friends out to breakfast. When it was time to leave all he did was give me a hug and ask for my number. After six months of dating he finally told me that he loved me and the he didn't want to be with anyone else, but me. Then we moved in together and have been together ever since. He is my best friend and the sweetest man I know. I can't wait to be his wife.

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Posted: Sep 8, 2006 1:05 AM Go to message in response to: kelleyiskelley

Aww...I love this post. And that's such a sweet story Kelley. Mine is somewhat similar.

FH and I also met online in a Christian singles chatroom and I was hesitant on even talking to him (it sounds silly, but he had a "sportsy" screenname and I'm not into sports at all lol) I talked to him however and we started talking online for probably a month then I finally gave him my #. We talked on the phone then a month later he asked me to be his girlfriend. We met nine months later when he flew to Texas from Pennsylvania. We basically fully "fell in love." After several trips back and forth for both of us, he moved down here with me for about 10 months. Then he moved back to be with his family for a while longer. When he visited me in March, he asked me to marry him and of course I said yes. He's moving to Texas in January and we will be getting married on June 23, 2007 and I couldn't be happier. I love him...=)

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