Married People Share Their Initial Thoughts Upon Meeting Their Future Spouse
Every married couple remembers the very first time they met one another. Sometimes, it’s love at first sight, while other times, it’s far from that. Whatever the case may be, the story of how mom met dad always makes for a fantastic bedtime story.
First impressions play a significant role in projecting how a relationship might pan out. While they are in no way conclusive indicators of longevity, they allow people to explore the possibilities. These married people took to the internet to share the first thoughts that popped into their head when they met their soulmates—both for better and for worse.
We met on Tinder, and to be honest, I never expected that he would end up being my husband, let alone the father of my children! We were both on Tinder for some no-strings-attached relationships, and fortunately, the opposite happened. I’m in too deep and couldn’t be happier. Although, I do have to admit, when people ask where we met, I say at the dog park… LOL!
#2 My Kind Of Girl
We had a blind date and ended up splitting an entire 16 slice pizza. She never once complained that she was too full. The best part? She insisted that we ordered a pitcher and split a dessert as well. That’s my kind of girl.
#3 Sticky Situation
We met in middle school, she threw gum in my hair on the first day of grade 7. I had to use scissors to get it out and had a massive bald spot for about a month! I always thought she was cute and learned that the gum toss was her way of flirting with me. I wish she would have brought me chocolates or something instead… oh well. It all worked out in the end. We have 3 kids now, and they aren’t allowed to chew gum around each other!
#4 You Got Pretty Lucky There
Oh god, there’s that girl who talks all the time to every single person. Oh god, she’s getting on the elevator with me. She’s going to talk to me. Oh god, it’s just the two of us. Oh god, here it goes. I have to say something, anything.
Her: I like your shirt.
Me: Oh, thank you.
#5 Man, You Really Got Roasted
I met my wife while standing in line at Starbucks. I had ordered a soy white chocolate mocha. She was standing behind me, heard my order and commented, “Hey that’s my drink! Girly choice!” I turned around and saw that she was dressed nice. She had big beautiful bright green eyes that are incredibly hard to ignore.
I blurted out, “You’re a jerk! What’s your name?” We’ve been married for a year now, and our first baby is due in a few months.
#6 Okay, This Is Literally ‘Love Actually.’
We met each other at a supper hosted by our mutual friends. She was also the first Hungarian I had ever met, and I was the first American she had ever met. I thought her eyes were the prettiest things I’d ever seen. I really liked her, and she led me to believe that the interest was mutual.
So I did the natural thing any guy would do: I wrote her a seventeen-page love letter, obsessed about her for about a week, obtained a visa to Hungary, hopped a train, and looked up her address in Budapest.
Her mom answered the door. We had about five words of German in common, but she still managed to explain that I should sit tight and wait. She fed me soup. It was really good. Then, my future wife returned home to find me taking a nap in her own bed, having been out to the post office mailing her answer to my 17-page letter.
Anyway, that was 26 years ago. I still think her eyes are the prettiest things I’ve ever seen.
#7 At Least It Was Compliment…
I thought she had great legs. The first time I laid eyes on my future wife, she was coming down the stairs of the music building wearing a short plaid skirt. She had just finished her audition for a scholarship. I was downstairs hanging out with some folks from the orchestra. My friend Sandy pointed her out and told me that my future wife was a friend from high school. I told Sandy that she had nice legs and promptly went back to hanging out.
Fast forward to August of the same year. I heard a knock at my apartment door. It was Sandy and his friend. I invited them in, and Sandy said, “Let me introduce you to Mark. He thinks you have nice legs.”
That was how I met my wife.
#8 Yep, She Is Definitely The One
When I was introduced to my (future) wife in college, I was just absolutely entranced by how beautiful she was.
I had dated a fair number of girls throughout my teenage years and thought I was totally immune from being head over heels for someone. I found out in an instant that I was wrong. My mouth went dry, and my heart felt like it was beating twice as hard as usual. No joke.
#9 This Is Some Next-Level “Love At First Sight”
I knew within five minutes of meeting her that I wanted to know more about her. We went out for a casual dinner, and it lasted three hours because I couldn’t get enough of her.
She was freaking hot, but more importantly funny, smart, kind, and easy-going. It was like we were made to be together. We were finishing each others’ sentences on our first date.
Our second date, which occurred two days later, is when I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her. It was just so natural. All we did was talk and laugh. I think we annoyed the cocktail waitress because we hardly were drinking. We had our first deep kiss outside the bar we had met up at. I remember her saying, “Oh, wow!” right after the kiss. I thought the same and just smiled at her.
I remember asking her what she was up to the next night, and she confessed that she had a previously-scheduled date. I suggested she should still go because it would be rude not to (and because I was pretty confident that we were going to end up together regardless of what she did that following night).
She did end up going, but she also called me at about 7 p.m. Needless to say, we were pretty inseparable after that, and there were no more dates with any other people, on both sides.
She did spend the rest of her life with me, and it was too short, but it was terrific.
#10 Oh Man, This Is Rough
I asked her to buy me an Americano because my wallet wasn’t in my usual pocket and I thought I’d left it at home.
I spent the rest of the date trying not to notice my wallet poking my butt on the wrong side.
#11 He’s Not That Great, But I Think I Love Him
Honestly? My first thought was, “Hm, he is so not my type, why am I attracted to him?” I couldn’t put my finger on what made him so special, but I knew we were going to be together. It was like seeing a bright green light in a sea of red ones.
#12 You Stuck The Landing, Dude
That beautiful girl is looking at me. Oh my gosh, she’s walking over. OH MY GOSH, SHE IS WALKING OVER TO ME! THINK OF SOMETHING COOL TO SAY! DID SHE JUST SAY SOMETHING? SHE DID! AND YOU WEREN’T LISTENING! DON’T MESS THIS UP BECAUSE OF YOUR INNER MONOLOGUE. WOW, HOW HAVE I NOT RESPONDED YET?! SAY SOMETHING! SAY ANYTHING!
NAILED IT, GENIUS.
It worked out okay in the end.
#13 Never Doubt The Power Of Puberty
We were both 12 years old and in math class. Some boys in the class were being loud and calling him names. I looked up and saw a gawky, ridiculously skinny, pasty white geek in glasses and braces. I remember thinking he had a goofy smile and really good posture despite being so short.
Now 13 years later, we’re married, and he became the hottie.
#14 Ah, Yes, The Terror Of Age
I loved her look; very pretty and earthy. She was singing on stage and had a beautiful voice. I’m a musician, so I just had to talk to her afterward. I was around 21 years old, so the main thing I was thinking was, “Please don’t be in high school, please don’t be high school.”
#15 I Mean, When You Know They’re The One…
Before we were even introduced to each other, I took one look at him and thought, “Oh. That’s the guy. Shoot. What am I going to do? I’m going to have to break up with my boyfriend and move out of our apartment.”
That was April of 1989. We’ve been married over 20 years now.
#16 I Guess It’s A Valid Question
She walked into my brother’s wedding reception with my female cousin. I turned to my cousin next to me and asked if we were related to her. He said no. I told him I was going to get me some of that. We’ve been married for almost six years now.
#17 This Is All A Prank…Right?
My friends told me that she had asked about me after she saw me at a party.
The next time we were all together, my friends said, “There’s that girl who was asking about you last week.” My first thought was that they were making fun of me, but when I went up to her, she was the coolest person ever. That was 21 years ago. She’s even more beautiful now at 40 than she was at 19 when I met her.
#18 Come On, Man, Give Me A Sign
Is he into me? I think he’s into me, but I can’t tell…
From the beginning, it was clear that he was working hard to get to know me, but I couldn’t tell if he was doing it because he was a genuinely nice person, or because he was a genuinely nice person who also had a thing for me. It turns out, it was the second. I’m glad.
#19 Who Got The Last Laugh?
I met my wife in Italy at the Trevi Fountain. I was double fisting two beverages and saw her across the plaza. I leaned over to my best friend and said, “I’m going to marry that girl!” He said, “Shut up.”
#20 Well, The Teasing Really Worked Out
I wasn’t sure if she was into me, even though she was always eye-balling me on our bus ride to school. My friends told me that she liked me and they knew that I was kind of shy, so they dared me to ask her out. They called me a chicken until one day; I sat next to her on the bus.
That was 2010, and we’ve been married since 2013.
#21 That Sure Didn’t Take Long
My husband and I met online one afternoon, and 30 minutes later, he was standing on my doorstep. I opened the door, looked into his eyes and thought, “NOW I’m home!”
We were married for four months and two days later.
#22 Ah, The Circle Of Life
“Her boyfriend is a tool.”
Luckily, she realized that for herself. Now, she’s stuck with me until she realizes how much of a tool I am. It’s the circle of life.
#23 Whoo, That Could Have Been Awkward
“Oh whew, I’m not being stood up!”
We were meeting at a coffee shop after talking online. She was kind of late; like 15 minutes or so. I have some social anxiety, and it was starting to ramp up to the point where I was ready just to go home.
Quite glad I stuck around.
#24 Dang, Who Is This Girl?
It’s kind of weird. I was at a dance club; one of those 18- to 21-year-old places. She was with a group of her friends at the next table. I was with a group of my friends, and they were all playing wingman for me.
She started doing this trick where she would bounce a cup. I had never seen that before. She did it, and I said, “Do that again.” She did. Then we started talking. She was coy and confident. She said, “Do you want to see my tan-line?” I, of course, said, “Hell yeah.” Then she took off her watch revealing her tan-line under the wrist-band. I was smitten because she was so smart and clever. I asked her to dance. We did. We danced like crazy.
She had beautiful teeth — such a great smile. I could not get away from admiring her SMILE.
In my heart, I knew this was the woman I would spend my life with. I wanted to have kids with her.
I actually told her that very night, “We could get married.”
She blushed and said yes.
#25 They Must’ve Flown Straight To Cloud 9
I was standing on the curb outside the airport in Denver. I caught her looking at me. God, she was beautiful. She looked away. I looked away, I looked back, and she was looking at me again. We ended up at the same conference. I was living in Indianapolis. She was living in Baltimore. We spoke at the conference. I flew home. She started to fly home. A snowstorm closed BWI and forced her flight to land in Indy. She was in my city for four days. Married 13 years, two kids. Living the dream.
#26 You Come Here Often?
“Huh. There’s a man on the couch.”
I’d left work earlier than normal and gone over to my next door neighbors to hang out a bit because I was feeling dizzy. I didn’t want to spend the entire evening alone in my apartment with nothing to do. It turns out, he’d invited over an interesting guy he met at a bar.
We got to talking. Then we started hanging out. Then we became best friends. Then I went through that phase where I had a big crush on him, but I didn’t want to do anything about it because I didn’t want to lose his friendship if things didn’t work out. Then I got to the point where I didn’t care anymore, I really wanted to be with this guy. And now we’ve been married for a few years. Just had our first kid. We’ll find out if our second is going to be a boy or girl next week.
#27 Yeah, I Can See Why You Hated Her
I didn’t like her. I thought she was pompous.
I had just come back to work at Linens N Things (LNT) because I had quit the job I left LNT for. Well, I was originally the front-end supervisor, but ended up in housewares because she had taken my spot when she transferred to our store.
So, my first day back was an opening shift, and we were doing the morning meeting. She was just going off on how nobody seems to know how to take a check, and how the front-end processes were supposed to work, etc., and I’m just thinking to myself, “Holy Christ on a dipstick. This chick sucks!”
We slackers eventually brought her around to the dark side, but I actually had started liking her before the seduction was complete. I was on a smoke break with a friend, and I asked, “What do you think about future-Mrs. team0bliterate?” The response was immediate. “Her? Really? Are you sure?”
Well, we ended up going out on our first date on January 13, 2001. We got married on January 16, 2004.
#28 Ugh, The Nerve Of This Girl…
“I can’t believe she arrived late and still has the nerve to stop the meeting to greet the principal, ugh, she must think she’s so important.” That’s what my significant other thought about me. The principal was welcoming the new students (med school), and I arrived late because of my dad. My dad is also friends with the principal, so he was the one who interrupted the meeting upon our arrival. I was very embarrassed. I didn’t leave a very good first impression, yet two years later here we are.
#29 Ouch, This One Probably Stung A Bit
He happened to live with two really tall roommates, so he seemed super-short by comparison. He isn’t tall, but he isn’t vertically challenged by any means, either. So it’s totally unfair that I remember thinking, “That little guy is hot.”
#30 I Know, I Know, I’m Even More Gorgeous In Person
“He is much more handsome in real life than in his online profile pictures.”
After our coffee date was over: “I sure would like to see this man again.”
Married two and a half years later.
#31 Okay, But…What’s The Catch?
I thought it was too easy.
I never had to pretend I was something I wasn’t. I was all me, right from the get-go, and he was himself too.
Eight years later and we are married now with a home and lots of pets.
#32 You Can’t Let A Guy Like This Go
Short version: “Hey, he’s nice. I wonder if he’ll help me with my snow fort?” In my defense, I was five and he was six.
Long version: His parents and mine were very good friends, but his family had been living overseas. We met, built my amazing snow fort, then his family moved out west, and I didn’t see him for more than ten years.
We met again in university, and while I was super attracted to him, I was weirded out (due to the parental friendship thing), and it took him nearly ten years of patience before we were married. My only regret is that it took me so long to recognize that he was the one for me.
#33 Happiness Looks Good On You
The first time I saw her I loved how happy she looked. I was waiting outside the restaurant, and I saw her walking up the sidewalk. She had a big smile on her face and a bounce to her step. I felt an instant rush of excitement beyond what I imagined.
#34 This Girl Is Wayyyyy Out Of My League
I thought she was way out of my league. I talked to her all night thinking it was nice she was being so nice to me when she could be with anyone else. Almost a week later, I checked Myspace out of the blue and discovered a bunch of messages from her, starting with the initial greeting and finishing with a message stating that because I hadn’t responded, I must not be interested.
I immediately freaked out and spent the better part of the day trying any way I could to reach out to her and explain I barely ever used Myspace anymore and I was completely interested in her.
We spent the next six years of our lives together, making memories, exploring the world, and having two wonderful children.
#35 To Be Fair, This Is A Little Creepy…
I was in college and at the bars. This was at the dawn of Facebook, but long enough ago that someone had to bring an actual digital camera out if you wanted pictures of the evening. I was on photo duty that night, and we ran through a large group of girls who were celebrating a 21st birthday. My best friend told me to snap a picture of him and the birthday girl (whom he knew) and I obliged but was too tipsy and distracted to really follow what was going on with the party.
The next day I was going through the photos on my camera and was floored by the girl in one of the pictures with my friend. I emailed the photo to my friend and called him and asked who the girl was. He informed me that he was in the same business class as her, but unfortunately, she had a boyfriend. I saved the picture anyway, and six months later I ran into her again at a tailgate party my friend was hosting. She didn’t remember who I was, but I immediately knew she was “the girl from the picture” and fortunately for me, this time she was single. I told her months later after we were dating that we had actually met before the tailgate party and I had saved a picture of her on my computer like a creep.
#36 Not To Be Weird, But I’m Envisioning Our Future Together
I was at the student center, checking my mail. He was playing pool. I looked at him and had this urge to just sit at a kitchen table with him and be at home. Then his girlfriend walked up, and I was like, “Oh well, never mind.”
A few years later, I dated a friend of his. We’d go on double dates, and my boyfriend would be so rude. I’d think to myself that if I’d lost my memory and just walked into the room, I’d never think I was with the friend I was dating, but my future husband. But he and that girlfriend seemed pretty tight.
Then, a year later, he and that girl finally broke up. The friend and I had barely lasted three months. So I ran into him at a party, he offered me a ride home, and I leaped at the opportunity.
#37 Well, That’s A Weird Decision
Why is he wearing bedroom slippers in a bar?
#38 Glad He Didn’t Kill You…
“He has a black car, and he’s bald. This is how I die.”
We met through online dating, and this was my first thought upon seeing him when he pulled up in front of my dorm.