QOTW 2-05 ~~ How did you meet DH/DP?

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QOTW 2-05 ~~ How did you meet DH/DP?

Something NOT pregnancy related to get our minds off of it. Smile

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I met my DH back in 2007 when I started working at a resort that he had currently worked at. We locked eyes one day and we just couldn't stay away from one another Smile I would always take on errands that would lead me to the area he worked at just to say hi and he did the same.

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"Lily2006" wrote:

I met my DH back in 2007 when I started working at a resort that he had currently worked at. We locked eyes one day and we just couldn't stay away from one another Smile I would always take on errands that would lead me to the area he worked at just to say hi and he did the same.

Awww that's too sweet! Isn't it nice to find a man who will go out of his way for you?

I actually met my DH online which sounds hilarious when we tell it but we were both the kind of people who weren't in good positions to meet people in person. My mom made me sign up for an online dating site because I did that for her when she and my dad got divorced and that's how she met my step dad. So she insisted and I was really reluctant. I have to say most of the men were so unimpressive it was really depressing but then I met Drew. Smile I was impressed with his grammar first. Haha. And then I realized I like what he was saying. So we met for dinner one night a few weeks later and the rest is history. Couldn't stay away from each other after that.

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Aw you both have sweet stories.

I had a job as a pharmacy tech which I hated, so I started looking and got a job at the local hospital. DH was working in the maintenance shop and even though we were both dating other people at the time, I knew the minute I saw him that there was something there. Sure enough... without even talking about it, within 2 weeks, we had both ended the relationships we were in. One day I had to ride with him over to another of our hospital locations and we immediately got deep into conversation. Each day at work, we would take breaks together to talk etc. Then on NYE 2008, everyone in the shop was talking about their plans, and he asked if I wanted to get away. Later that day, we jumped in the car and drove through a small snow storm to a resort town a few hours away. We had an amazing night..... been together ever since and today celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary.

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"DreamingBig" wrote:

Aw you both have sweet stories.

I had a job as a pharmacy tech which I hated, so I started looking and got a job at the local hospital. DH was working in the maintenance shop and even though we were both dating other people at the time, I knew the minute I saw him that there was something there. Sure enough... without even talking about it, within 2 weeks, we had both ended the relationships we were in. One day I had to ride with him over to another of our hospital locations and we immediately got deep into conversation. Each day at work, we would take breaks together to talk etc. Then on NYE 2008, everyone in the shop was talking about their plans, and he asked if I wanted to get away. Later that day, we jumped in the car and drove through a small snow storm to a resort town a few hours away. We had an amazing night..... been together ever since and today celebrated our 2nd wedding anniversary.

That's so sweet! Happy Anniversary to you and DH Smile

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"Leah261" wrote:

Awww that's too sweet! Isn't it nice to find a man who will go out of his way for you?

I actually met my DH online which sounds hilarious when we tell it but we were both the kind of people who weren't in good positions to meet people in person. My mom made me sign up for an online dating site because I did that for her when she and my dad got divorced and that's how she met my step dad. So she insisted and I was really reluctant. I have to say most of the men were so unimpressive it was really depressing but then I met Drew. Smile I was impressed with his grammar first. Haha. And then I realized I like what he was saying. So we met for dinner one night a few weeks later and the rest is history. Couldn't stay away from each other after that.

That's too cute! Very sweet story Smile

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I think everyone's stories are so sweet! We're all lucky Smile

Everyone loves DH's and my story....
My friend Kim was having a party and I went early to help her out. She sent a txt to her friend inviting him to the party, then handed me the phone to txt back and forth with him (which I did, letting him think it was her lol). He showed up and we flirted all night, he wasn't drinking so he drove us to McDonalds at 3am, he and kim were talking about driving standard and I mentioned I couldn't. He then bet me dinner that he could teach me! I accepted and he drove me home after the party since he lived 5 mins from my house (this was 4:30 am) and we exchanged numbers, I gave him a kiss on the cheek before I got out of the car (he sent me a txt to tell me he hadn't smile so much in a long time. 10am the next morning he txted me to go for my lesson, I agreed after some protest that I was still drunk from a quart of tequila, and he picked me up. Within in 3 mins of our lesson I got it!! We ended up hanging out and I made him dinner that wednesday since DD was with my grandmother. Turns out one of my specialities (lasagna) is his all time favorite food, we talked and figured out that my Dad had coached his hockey team when he was a kid and my uncle was the best man at his parents wedding! Oh and did I mention our grandparents lived next door to each other 50 years ago?? And have remained friends.... how we didn't meet as adults until that night I'll never know!!!

Oh and came across this pic....

Me and my *future* mother in law about 31 years ago!

For some reason people say it was meant to be Wink

(what is up with photobucket lately! I cropped and resized this pic and it comes out uncropped and huge!)

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I love reading these stories. And happy anniversary Kim!!

Our story.....
I worked for a retail comp for many years. One day we hired this guy in the shoe dept and I got the biggest crush on him. Of course, he was taken, but we still became the best of friends. He always talked about setting me up with his cousin and one day brought him into work to meet me. I thought, mmmm hottie! Lol! It took him at least 3 months of chatting with me on yahoo before he finally asked me out on a date. He was sooooo shy! And now he's my DH. Smile We've been together 5 years and celebrated our 5th anniversary of dating making it official.

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Crystal, that is the craziest story! How great that you finally met after all those years.

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Crystal, that is the craziest story! How great that you finally met after all those years.

That's what everyone says!
One really sad part is that my grandfather passed away just as DH and I started dating and never really got to meet him as an adult, I think he'd have been really happy tho Smile and DH's parents and grandparents were at the funeral. We still get our grandparents together from time to time for dinner, since they all know each other,(my Dad's parents are not nor ever were part of my life).

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Wow Crystal, very neat story Biggrin Small world, huh?

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Amazing story Crystal!:)

BFF and I went to a dinner and this cute guy (DH) took care of our check. I was in a relationship so I encouraged my friend to talk to him. She did but it led nowhere. He was definitely after me Smile Three months later (single at this point) I was early for a job interview so I went to Starbucks to kill some time. While waiting in line someone patted me on the shoulder. I turned around and it was him. We talked for about 30 min, exchanged phone numbers and I left for my interview. He called me later that day to see how my interview went and we made plans to meet for dinner. We have been together since, celebrated our 10th anniversary in August Smile

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AWWW I love everyones storys!!! Crystal- how cute that picture is!
Mimi- if that isnt meant to be?!?!

I feel like the total opposite story... haha...
Basically me and Kevins twin brother were really close (we worked together) and I used to go to his house (where he lived with his "brother") all of the time and stay the night (his brother is gay, so don't let your mind wander!!!) and we'd hang out there, me, my BFF, the twin (Jared) and his friends- basically everynight.. while Jared'sbrother (KEVIN) and kevins WIFE.. were sleeping in the next room.... fast forward a year or two, I had only met Kevin a couple times, but him and his wife were getting divorced, Kevin moved out of their house with a friend... I went and hung out with Jared on halloween weekend in 2007, then met my BFF after- who was with this guy we know- and basically said we were going to "meet Kevin" (I didnt know which Kevin) get to the bar- my BFF's guy friend basically forces me to come into the bar (im underage) and there's "Kevin" Jareds twin brother who I didnt know that well. Anyhoo, Kevin is really outgoing, buys us a drink (I was too scared to drink it and get caught) and then talks to us alittle, then leaves... and I am pretty interested.... turns out I have his number, becauase Jared used to call me from it! So I text him and just say hi, we end up texting all night and If all asleep texting him that night.. the next morning he texts asking what I'm doing- i say going to lunch with my BFF, we invite him, and his brother, and all eat lunch together... and kept texting him/hanging out with him ever since!!!

I think I'm the only one around here who isnt actually "Married"
A lot of people may think that thats wrong to not be married and to be living in sin or whatever- but I guess around here I See soooo many people get married just because they got pregnant- and then the relationships fail anyways... We are so happy, and have a great relationship and a house and son and dog and the works, yet were not "officially married" we kind of decided that we'd wait.... We didnt "choose" to get pregnant necessarily- so we never wanted to just get married because we "should". I kind of want to wait until we can actually have a wedding/honeymoon- or just the perfect timing. I feel like I KNOW we'll already be together and have a relationship better then a lot of married people- so why rush? We've done everything so backwards already that this is kind of all we have left- besides more children!!
Not to say I wouldnt just LOVE a ring!!! Kevin mentioned last year he'd have gotten me one already if I wasn't so picky thathe'd get the wrong one (which is kind of true.. btu i'd pretend to like it because im nice...well kinda...) hehe..So I decided to just print like 10 pictures of rings and leave them scattered about the house- so when he decides to finally buy me one he can't say he didn't know. hehe..

wow this turned into a long ramble Smile
I'll skip all of the drama about what happens when his "ex wife" found out and his brother wasnt too happy when he found out either- and I'l skip the I got pregnant 3 months later part- and having a long distance relationship and all the commuting and such and fast forward to the happily ever after his brother is the best uncle ever and still my close friend yada yada.. haha.. Smile

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Aw, everyone has such great stories. What an uplifting thread.

Cait- I love your story and I don't think a single one of us has a right to judge you. It sounds like you and Kevin are amazingly happy and I am thrilled for that. Just because you are choosing a different route, doesn't mean anything bad. My first DH (the ex) and I got married because we were preggo and his parents insisted. I wish I had never done it. I think of him a a sperm donor. He sees his kids maybe 2-3 times a year and that is only when his mom has them. He works but I don't get a penny child support.

Never feel like you aren't perfect.... we all have different paths to walk.

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Cait - even though Nick and I consider ourselves married, we're not 'traditionally' married either. We had to wait for my divorce to be final before we could even consider planning (divorce in this province takes FOREVER, I had to wait a year before I could even file for divorce then it's at least 6 months to get all the paperwork etc etc, and another 30 days after the judge grants the divorce before it's finalized... so much waiting but it's finally done now!)
We know we'll be together forever so I'm not concerned, and neither should you be!
Like Kim I married my ex because I 'had' to being pregnant and all and look how 'well' that turned out (NOT!).

As long as you guys are happy - it's no one else's business so who cares! Smile

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I agree with the other ladies Cait. Don't feel bad for one sec! I had to wait for 5 years before getting married thanks to financial issues on DH's part. Some members of my family (thankfully not close) talked trash behind my back without even knowing our situation. I never judge anyone. Smile If your happy, that's all that should matter.

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Cait, I agree with all the other ladies! No one is going to judge you and if they do their opinion shouldn't matter. You and Kevin sound like you are so happy together and that is all that matters. You two don't need to feel like you should go by everyone else's agenda. Do things the way you two feel they should be done and you will be much happier in the long run! Smile

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What great stories you all have! Crystal, I can't belive all those years went by without you 2 knowing each other, that's crazy!

My stories kinda lame LOL. DH and I met at a bar. A friend of mine was bartending at a local pool hall, so my my BFF and I were there visiting her. We had only planned to stop in for a few minutes to go over some plans we had for the upcoming weekend. While I was sitting at the bar, this guy came and sat beside me and ordered a drink. While he waited for his drink, he started talking to me. He was hilarious. We chatted about random things for about 20 minutes. Before he left he said that he "overheard" my conversation with my girlfriends about our upcoming weekend plans and that he too was planning on going to this event, and asked if I would meet him there. So I did, and the rest is history. Told you, it's a boring story. We have been together for 8 years now. While I call him DH, we aren't actually "married" We've been engaged for a long time, but still have no wedding plans. We are quite happy just the way we are, so I don' really see the need to change anything. After we bought our house together 3 years ago, that's when I stopped calling him my boyfriend and started calling him my husband. Smile Even our parents refer to us as husband and wife.

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See Cait, you're no different than a lot of us, you have nothing to feel bad about!
It's quite common I find in my area at least for couples to live together, have kids, buy houses and not get married until much later - if at all!

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Love these stories!

DH and I actually grew up across the street from one another, but, I had more of a relationship with the rest of his family than I did with him. His mom was my 3rd grade teacher and his dad was my Science teacher in middle school. His sister drove me to school in high school in the years before I got my drivers license. His cousins also lived close to me so I basically knew his entire family growing up. DH is 4.5 years older than me so it definitely would have been weird for us to hang out anytime before I graduated high school so, to me, he was always the older guy that I thought was super cute but nothing more than that. Fast forward a few years to my junior year of college. I became reacquainted with a high school friend and DH worked for her dad. One day, I went to pick her up at work and DH was there. He says now he thought, "Woah, Megan has grown up!" LOL I was a college athlete and in great shape so, I'm not going to lie, I was probably looking pretty good Wink Our first date was a double date that turned into a single date that turned into seeing each other every day. And believe me it was the talk of the town that we were dating. Our mothers were eating it up Smile He proposed 6 months into our relationship, because, we both knew probably in week 2 or 3 this was it, PLUS we pretty much were able to fast forward through the entire "getting to know the family" thing. We had that down Smile This year will mark our 5 year anniversary! Yay!

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Oh something I forgot to mention.... DH is 4 years younger than I am! I'm 31 and he's 27, I was unsure about the age difference when we started dating but now I completely forget about it! Except when he teases me about it Wink

I almost had a very different and yet would have been just as romantic story to tell too, cause I was sort of seeing someone else when he and I met....