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Thread: How Did You Meet Your Spouse

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    What were the circumstances of your first meeting? Was it by chance or planned?

    I met my Jim on a blind date. My mother knew a lady who thought that we might become friends because we shared some of the same interests. He called me one night and we talked for over an hour. The date was set up and I went to his house one evening. There a long conversation and then we went out to dinner, after which we came back to his house and talked some more. This first date was on April 30, 1993 and two months later we were already talking marriage. We got married on May 6th, 1995.

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    We met at a church social evening. My Mom's husband spotted the new visitor and introduced us. We married 1 year later and have been best friends ever since. We will celebrate our 28th anniversary in September. We have 2 boys aged 21 & 16 and 3 Golden Retrievers.

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    I met my Roger through my now sister-in-law. I fell in love with him the minute I saw him and within three months he asked me to marry him and I accepted (March 18, 1960) and we were married in the Little Brown Church in the Vale on June 11, 1960. Boy talk about for better or worse, richer or poorer, in sickness and in health - we made it. We will be renewing our vows on June 11, 2010, celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. Whoo-Hoo !!!!!!!!! We have a son, three grandchildren and the ever popular Bess, our avatar!!!!!! Edie

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    High school sweethearts. We will be married 39 years this July (which is so hard to believe, considering we're not even that old!) We have a 36 year old daughter and 34 year old son and one beautiful 4 month old granddaughter (from our son and his wife). My husband is my best friend and supporter!

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    My husband has been my boyfriend since 4th grade. I tell everyone that I chased him until he caught me. We dated through out high school and when we went to college in different towns it almost killed us. So we got married very young and have been married 43 years this July. He is my best friend. We have a son who is 37 married w/2 children,
    a daughter 34/married 3 children and a 3rd son 27/getting married on the 22nd of May. God has been good to us.

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    We met in a 9th grade Ancient History class when we were 14.
    I didn't date him until 5 years later. We will be married 46 years on May 16th. We have a daughter who is 43.

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    My dad introduced us- I am sure not thinking a match was being made! He was the repairman 26 years old and and I was the 16 year old with a new drivers license!! We will celebrate 39 years in August! We were married 2 months and 11 days after my 18th birthday right after I graduated High School! We have 5 sons and 4 grandkids!

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    blind Date :)

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    We met while working for the same company. He was on a 6 month contract, and when he left I went with him. 27 years so far - and I am looking forward to the next 27!

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    Ummmmm....an online chat room. He was 20 minutes from me. We met up at like 11 pm and we have been together now for 9 years married 7 this year with a 4 year old daughter :-)
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    He was my boss. Married 18 years this year, together 26 or 27- I don't remember.... it feels like yesterday. He's my soul mate.

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    I had moved to VT to be w/a guy I had been having a long distance romance w/for two years. When I got here I joint the VT Nat'l Guard. I was a long distance runner & joined the VTARNG Marathon Team. My hubby, Phil, was on the team but I had no idea he existed.

    Years later the guy I came to VT for was long gone out of my life. One day my girl friends & I were working out in the weight room at work bitch'n & moan'n about not being able to meet nice guys. Phil was there work'n out too & for some reason I just walked up to him & asked him where he met women... I had no idea who he was or whether he was married or not. I had no intention when I asked him except to probe the mind of a male.

    I'm not sure how long it was go'n on, but one of my female co-workers noticed that he was come'n in to our office a lot... use'n the phone, the copy machine, what ever (he didn't even work in our building) She said he was check'n me out & sniff'n around. I was clueless (no wonder I couldn't find a man, I couldn't even tell when one was interested! lol) One day, on a Friday, he called & asked me out. Of course I said no, maybe some other time... I mean really! No way I was go'n to go on a date when I was called on a Friday for a Friday date, no matter how desperate I was lolol We made a date for the following week & I spent the entire week 'research'n who he was'.

    Our first date we hit it off really well. The typical talked so much we closed the restaurant down date :-D I was determined I wasn't ever get'n married again. After two years of dating he purposed (St Marcos Square, Venice). By then I knew I wanted to be with him for ever, but was still too scared for marriage. When my daughter was 17/18 we moved in together (she was 13 when we met). We were engage 5yrs when I woke up & realized I was ok w/get'n married. Here we are 10yrs later and he's still able to put up w/me *giggles*

    I can't even tell you how many years we were together when someone pointed to a picture on my desk from my marathon days & said to me "Isn't that Phil"? All those years of look'n at that picture & I had never noticed! Just goes to show you, some things are just meant to be :)

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    I met my husband at our church youth group. He was this good looking new guy that I just had to meet. We were at a week long event during the summer (this was the first day) and we were playing some kind of takcle football game and I made sure to tackle him!! We hung out the rest of the week and then...... I was too young to date (14)so we mostly hung out at church events and then had to find friends to double date with us. By the time I turned 16 and was allowed to "date" he went away to college. That didn't stop us!
    We were high school sweethearts, dated 5 years before I married him at age 19, he is 2 years older.

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    My landlord was lamenting how all the single girls sat on one side of the church and the single boys on the other, so we started a single's Sunday School Class.

    Let's just say the class folded a year later because there were no more singles left!! (That was 16 anniversaries ago.)

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    I was widowed in 2001. Went online and met a lotta goofs (that's the nice word for them!!!!) Finally, after talking to him for a month or more (he was 125 miles away), we decided to meet. I had a "feeling". Sure enough, the minute we met, I knew. Took him a month...LOL We dated for 2 yrs and got married in 2005!!! Feels like yesterday, but also feels like we've been together forever! I wouldn't change a minute of this...........:)

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    I was the secretary in an Engineering Department. He was the newly hired Engineer from out of state. We knew each other almost a year when we got married. It will be 19 years July 4, 2010

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    We met on a blind date weekend before easter and got engaged over the 4th and married labor day weekend that same year! This year will be 24. We have a 22 yo daughter and a 20 yo son, no grandbabies, not ready anyway nor are the kids. LOL Seems like everything that year revolved around a holiday!!

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    I was 15 and babysitting on Base. Of course I was running late. On the way to the apartment, I met a group of people in the stairwell - one of them was a young GI from another base. He claims that he fell in love with me at first sight. (It took me a little longer.) The topic of age never came up but boy was he shocked when he found out that I was jail bait. lol

    36+ years later and still in love. I think that is pretty darn good.

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    My husband claims that when he saw me across the room at a party, that he told his cousin that "he was going to marry me". I had dated that cousin for a little while...he introduced us and the rest is history....been married 34 years, dated for 3 before that...

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    In August of 1964 I was in Florida, and DH was in DaNang.. we met in Indiana at the end of October - blind date .. I was senior in high school and he still had a year of service..
    We got married Dec. 17 1965 and I'm still not done with him! LOL
    3 kids, 8 grandkids, 3 great-grandkids

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    Quote Originally Posted by LovingIzabella
    Ummmmm....an online chat room. He was 20 minutes from me. We met up at like 11 pm and we have been together now for 9 years married 7 this year with a 4 year old daughter :-)
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    my husband and I met online too, met in 1999, married in 2001. He is my soul mate and best friend.

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    A friend introduced us the summer after we graduated from HS, started dating the following April and got married 16 months later in August - we were both 20. Spent the first 8 years putting each other through college, had four kids, 2 jobs and then 6 more years of college for me.

    The kids are 17-24 and we will celebrate 30 years in August. I am way too young to be married this long! :wink:

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    We were both in the USMC serving Uncle Sam! Next month we will have been married for 30 years. We have 2 kids and no grandkids. I sure hope my kids keep on waiting for babies until they are done with college.

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    We met the first time in the tavern where I was the bartender. We met the second time in a bar when I was driving the taxi and hanging out in the bar between fares. We got married in that bar a year and a half later. It was 18 years this February.

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    I was invited to a wedding by a girl that I worked with. She and her sister were friends. The best man was the sisters boy friend. When she introduced us, she said she all but heard the music, so broke it off with him immediatly and told him to go for it. Two days later he asked me to marry him and I tolk him he was crazy!! He was very persistant. That was 40 years ago. We will be married 37 years in September. We have 1 daughter, 3 sons, 5 grandsons and a cocker spaniel.

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