Lovestruck People Share The Exact Moment They Knew They Had Met ‘The One’
Most people in a committed, passionate relationship can remember the exact moment that they met the person they would grow to love. But, do you believe in love at first sight? You may find the idea of soulmates cliche, ridiculous, or far-fetched. However, plenty of people have had that first, electric moment where they were certain they had connected with the love of their life. As sappy as it may sound, these people prove that instant connection isn’t completely out of this world
If you’re certain you’ve met “the one,” it’s nearly impossible to forget the moment you first became lovestruck. Here are sweet and hopeful tales from people who were certain of the moment that they met their soulmate.
#25 Catfished By Contacts
My wife works at a gas station, I’d go in just to see her, I don’t know how much money I spent to see them beautiful blue eyes. We would flirt back and forth and one day she was on my list of suggested friends on Facebook. I added her and sent her a message. We started hanging out and the rest is history. Her eyes catfished me though, they were contacts.
#24 Infected By Love (And Nearly E. Coli)
I said: “What the heck are you doing here?”
She said: “I’m looking for the econ 101 room”
I told her: “You can’t leave for the next 8 hours due to contamination policy”
Pretty nice not having to wait on my incubated E. Coli alone. Normally pretty shy around girls so talking about my work made it a whole lot easier to ask her out for a movie.
#23 Literal Puppy Love
I was hiking up the mountain with a group of friends—3 males, 3 females—so even ratio.
He was hiking alone with his Saint Bernard. My Great Pyrenees wasn’t with me because she was too old for that difficult of a hike but seeing as I am a fellow big dog lover and owner, I ran up to pet his dog. I said, “he’s still a puppy isn’t he?” He responded, “yeah, how’d you know that?” I said, “his hips are still taller than his shoulders.” Small talk and then we part ways to continue our climbs.
He continues down. We continue up. My friend asks me why I didn’t ask him out. About five minutes later I turn around and race after him. I somehow catch him and gracefully suggest a dog date, if he doesn’t have a current situation of course. He immediately says yes and asks for my number.
Every year we spend our anniversary on the same hike.
Thankfully the dogs fell in love as fast as we did too!
#22 An Uber-Friendly Wendy’s Coworker
We worked at Wendy’s together when I was in high school. The first day we worked together, she stayed an hour late so she could hang out with me. The next day we worked together, she came up and hip bumped me at the frosty machine and said “hey there sexy!”
That was 19 years ago, and we’re still together. We have an amazing son and I love my life.
#21 An Introvert’s Lunch Invitation
In a class of 700 students, I saw this girl sitting quietly on her own. For some reason from across the room she fascinated me. The next day I started seeing her in all of my classes. Not exactly impossible, general requirement courses for the same degree and our timetables matched up.
I finally did it and introduced myself when I found her taking the same bus home from university. It was a short conversation about nothing, she got off before I did. Next day I saw her in the cafeteria, walked up and out of the blue told her she was coming to eat lunch with me and my friends.
To this day, she doesn’t remember the brief conversation on the bus and swears the first time I ever talked to her was when I told her she was eating lunch with us. Married for a little over a year, together for five by now.
#20 A Single Compliment
I did meet her 10 years after that. She said “wow, you look good”, she did too.
Fell in love, never fell out of love.
#19 Literally Falling Head-Over-Heels
She fell into my lap at a Christmas party. Literally! I was sitting on a couch; she came in, tripped over something – and landed on my lap. Not sure what was said after that, but we had a date two weeks later; got married six months later – and had 38 wonderful years until she passed away last year.
#18 Throwing Hints Her Way
I am actually marrying her today after 7 years of being together but we first met at work in a restaurant. I was a sous chef at the time and she was the hostess.
We had an open line kitchen and the hostess desk was about 10 yards or so away. To get her attention when it was slow I would throw random small things at her across the line.
But the day I fell in love with her it had snowed and she had come over to my place for the first time. We ended up having a snowball fight and wrestling in the snow. Afterwards to get warm we snuggled inside and I knew in my heart I loved this goofy, gorgeous woman.
#17 A Movie Moment On A Film Set
It was my first day working on my very first movie set.
I was the on set costumer (basically anything to do with actor’s clothing was my job).
It was a kids movie so obviously there were a lot of kid actors running around. As I walked to set for the first time from the trailers one of the kids pointed to a man I had never met and said to me, “that guy loves you” loud enough for both of us to hear.
I was mortified.
But I looked at him and smiled and said, “apparently you love me”. He said, “I guess I do”.
We celebrate our 16th wedding anniversary in August.
#16 Love That Spanned Across Continents
We met on Reddit. We got chatting about our problematic families and religion and started PMing each other. Never ever thought get we would be more than online penpals, being on different continents and all. Allowed us to be way more honest, I suppose. You don’t fear judgment from someone you don’t think you will ever meet, it’s the whole intimacy of strangers thing.
Well, after a few months of that, she ended up traveling to my country with family, and we managed to make a date for coffee. Which ended up with us spending two days together.
We got married in December, she’s making me breakfast right now.
#15 A Tsunami Joke That Wasn’t A Disaster
10th grade, she became my seatmate because my original seatmate was down with chicken pox. I told a joke, something about tsunamis, and surprisingly, she laughed. The rest is history.
#13 An Unforgettable Travel Buddy
While traveling in Europe, I met a female version of myself in a bar. She was also American, but she was from the Midwest and I was from the east coast. It was nice to hear another American voice, and the more we talked the more we realized we liked all the same things. We became traveling buddies and decided to have a summer fling, but it quickly became much more than that.
As our time together came close to ending, we had a choice to make, and we both made the same one. I had recently sworn off long distance relationships but I knew that if I didn’t stay in touch with this girl I would always wonder what might have been. We dated long distance for the rest of college, seeing each other a couple times a year, relocated to the same city after graduating, and did the only thing you can do when two people start so similar: we grew apart. No hard feelings or drama, we just both realized it was done and we needed to move on.
I’m with another woman now in a relationship, I recognize is much stronger than my fling, but I still think about it, and, as is natural, I wonder what might have been if we had been ten years older instead of young and idealistic college students.
#12 Refusing To Third Wheel
Friend set me up with her because he wanted to hang out with me and his Girlfriend at the time but I didn’t want to third wheel.
Getting married to her next year
#11 Love At First Sight
I went to a bar with a friend. She had been telling me that she had someone she wanted me to meet. As I was walking in the door he poked his head out. First time in my life that I fell instantly in love. Twelve years together. Then in 2012 he died from a massive heart attack. He knew something was wrong. As he was leaving for work he turned back wrapped himself around me and said “You know I love girl, right? You know I love you.” Eight minutes later he was gone. I still love you the most, I’m doing ok. I smile again but I still miss you.
#10 A Words With Friends War
In the community match on Words with Friends. Neither of us had any idea who the other person was but soon realized we had mutual friends in common. Spent the next week messaging back and forth, then decided to meet for coffee the following Saturday. Its been a year and a half since our first date, we now live together and still battle it out over Words with Friends.
#9 Teasing Those We Love
In Highschool. She’s pretty short and when we met she was wearing overalls. I thought she looked like a cute little Oompa Loompa. So I looked at her and said “What’s up Oompa”. She got mad and punched me in the arm.
#8 Surrendering An Apple
High school. We were in a play, he was playing a teacher and needed an apple. He yelled across the hall “DOES ANYONE HAVE AN APPLE” and I did and that was that.
It’s been ten years, nearly.
#7 A Seemingly Psychic Kindergarten Volunteer
I had just gone through a horrible breakup (I was working there) and one day this blonde goddess started working part time beside me. The first conversation we had was she asked me if I liked watching animal documentaries. Little did she know I was going to study Zoology next year! We just clicked, flirting ensued and I continued to day dream about her. One day we went home together after a colleague’s party downtown. I told her I loved her about 3 weeks into the relationship and she said the feeling was mutual. That was about 2 years ago and I’m so lucky to spend the rest of my life with her!
#6 Plummet Down The Stairs
While at a party with my ex. I was walking from the living room to the kitchen and she fell down the stairs and landed on top of me! We became instant friends and grew closer over the following year.
Then one day we randomly bumped into each other at the City Hall. She had missed her bus so I canceled my plans for the day and waited with her to get home. She told me she used to have a major crush on me but couldn’t do anything because I was in a longterm relationship.
That night I went home and couldn’t stop thinking about our conversation. Eventually, I split up with my girlfriend.
I’m now with the love of my life who fell on me at that house party five years ago! We have had many a rocky patch but we’re still together and going strong.
#5 Accidentally Raiding Their Apartment
He lived at my landlord’s and was moving out, so my landlord suggested I go up and see his room in case I wanted to rent it. But the landlord neglected to tell me that my future boyfriend was still there. I walk in on him in his PJs, in his bed, watching something on the computer. I was terrified I had caught him doing the dirty and stumbled out apologizing profusely. He got up and came out with this big, open smile and told me it was alright, he was watching Vice, and would I like some tea?
I invited him to a lecture by a Tibetan Buddhist geshe and we both laughed at the same points. Then we got crepes and he was so open and easy to talk to I assumed he must have had a girlfriend.
#4 Compassionate Furniture Company Employee
I spent years with an abusive partner, planned to leave at least a dozen times, but always chickened out or reconciled… I woke up one day and felt an undeniable urge to get away. I broke things off, got all my stuff together and called the store I was leasing my furniture from. I had one payment left so they were obligated to move it.
He showed up the next day in khakis and a red hat and spent the day moving all of my stuff, under lease contract or not, in the pouring rain, 50 miles away, up three flights of stairs, for free. At the end of the day he asked to see me again. It’s been two years and we’ve never spent a single day apart. Everyone thought I was crazy.
#3 Awkwardly Correcting Their Math Homework
I was in line to get drinks at a bookstore coffee shop for me and a female friend. As the line continues, I end up standing behind her. I’d seen her there a few times in the past, but she always had headphones on working on her laptop. Still wearing headphones, still on the laptop. I look over her shoulder, and she’s doing math homework. I sum the problem up in my head, and compare it to her answer she’s about to submit. I tap her on the shoulder, and when she takes the headphone out, I say, “Excuse me, I’m sorry, but what kind of math are you doing? Because I think you’re doing it wrong.”
#2 A Dare From Monty Python
Had a job at the fort (historical site, tours and stuff). I was a musician and they asked if I could try learning to play the bugle. The boss’ daughter had a friend who played trumpet. She tried teaching me but I was hopeless. A few months later I shared a three legged kitchen chair with her at a new year’s party.
Several months of dating go by, we’re watching TV and a Monty Python commercial came on, at the end it says, “If your girlfriend laughed at this, marry her”. She did, so I did. Will be married 12 years this fall, 2 kids, and I still love her more than anything.
#1 A Terrible Wingman
My fiancé and I met in the first week of college because he was trying to be a wing man for one of his friends. He’s really cute and is a bad wing man.