RGElectra80 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 362 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3411 times:
I was having a conversation with a friend earlier this week about how online dating is sort of bogus in terms of "fate." My contention is that most romantic relationships my friends started (and lasted beyond a one-nighter,) never begun in a contrived virtual meet market where you are forced into thinking that you perhaps have a connection with a certain person because you share certain interests like music, etc. There's so much more that goes into what makes two people compatible that I guess eHarmony is the only one that at least tries to dig a bit deeper. The bottom line is, it seems like you meet someone special when you least expect it.
So to prove my point I am turning to this not-so scientific question. So, A.net, where did you meet your SO?
Although both of my "serious" relationships eventually failed, one started in college and the other one with someone I met on a call center message board when I worked in that field.
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Johns624 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 936 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3365 times:
On a hiking holiday in the Scottish Highlands. We were both on the same tour with an adventure travel company. She was from LAX and I'm from DTW. She couldn't outhike me so she had to put up with me for a week. By then, I had her brainwashed!
Rara From Germany, joined Jan 2007, 2135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3353 times:
I looked for a place to stay in the city she's from, didn't know her at the time, but we had a common friend who recommended me to ask there. So we spend a lot of time together, and decided we'd keep it that way.
Overall I'd agree with you. I can't really imagine meeting someone for the sake of starting a relationship... I'd find it rather awkward.
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YVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3195 times:
She is the sister of a guys wife I played football (soccer) with. We had a bbq one evening after the game and brought the wives along. He happened to have his sister in law down from Scotland for a little while so brought her along too. Nothing happened at the time other than a chat and looking at each other all evening, but I got her cell # from my buddy and texted her a few weeks later - "I happen to be in EDI, fancy meeting for lunch???" We got engaged a year later.
IAirAllie From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3174 times:
I need a time machine so I can go into the future and find out where my next SO is hiding. currently happily single. I met some of my past SO's in homeroom and church, in the dorms through a friend, at the airport check in counter, at an old roomates new housewarming party, at a dinner party thrown by a friend, at a church event and so on usually through friends.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8461 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2837 times:
I met my wife in December 1978 just after we finished (separate) high school. My best friend, who was also best man at our wedding, was dating her younger sister. We started dating in January 1979, got engaged in February 1984 and married that October.
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Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8602 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2836 times:
we started out in a very worthy way - a little over 12 years ago we met on the first day of a training course to become volunteer telephone counsellors - yay me , moral high ground and all that ......... except for the minor fact that he was already in a relationship at the time .... it took me a whole 3 months to split them up
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STT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16892 posts, RR: 51
Reply 23, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 2820 times:
I first met my Wife in high school ('90-'94), we were classmates in a few classes (English, Math etc..) and She was dating a friend of mine. I even went to her Sweet sixteen. I had not seen her since high school when a mutual friend hooked us up, this was in 2000. We have been together since and got Married in October 2006.
Planespotting From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 3532 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 2812 times:
Met my current gf (we've almost been together for 3 years!) in my first year of grad school (her second). We were in the same program. The first time I ever saw her was at orientation, and she walked right by me in these really tight jeans and she really looked hot. We casually chatted for most of the semester, and I often said "hi" to her in the building and if I ran into her, but there was nothing much going on until the second semester, when we were Graduate Assistants for the same lab. Our lab time overlapped and we would chat - so one day I asked her out. It was slow going at first, and we decided just to be friends, until that summer and things kind of slid into place. Then she moved away, haha, and for about 1 year and 8 months we were in a long distance relationship. But we've been in the same place for almost a year and a half, and just moved in together.