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Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?  
User currently offlineRGElectra80 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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User currently offlineSCCutler From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 5579 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

Likkered-up at a college party.

Fortunately for me, she looked even better when I was sober! that was 29 years ago, and she's still a major babe. Am I lucky or what?



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User currently offlineJohns624 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!  Smile

User currently offlineTransIsland From Bahamas, joined Mar 2004, 2046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3357 times:

1992, GVA airport. I had just come in from Berlin, and she was the "welcome party" sent to pick me up.


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User currently offlineRara 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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User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

Just celebrated 25 years!

Met at the Auger Inn at Randolph AFB. Met when I was going throught PIT and then married about 12 months later when I went to PIT as an IP. Still going strong!!!


User currently offlineFemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3243 times:

Shock, Horror ......... Internet Dating !! 6 yrs down the line couldnt be happier ! Yes it does work

 bigthumbsup 


User currently offlineYooYoo From Canada, joined Nov 2003, 6057 posts, RR: 50
Reply 7, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3238 times:

At a strip joint about 12 years ago.


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User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9262 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3234 times:



Quoting RGElectra80 (Thread starter):
one started in college

That's how I met mine. Freshman Convocation at Millersville University of PA, August 25, 2002. We got engaged last year and our date is 10/10/10.

I am marrying a perfect 10, so the date certainly fits!  couple  kiss 

Quoting PhilSquares (Reply 5):
Met at the Auger Inn at Randolph AFB. Met when I was going throught PIT and then married about 12 months later when I went to PIT as an IP. Still going strong!!!

Wow! Nice!!!



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3230 times:

Currently single, and have been for bloody ages, it sucks!  Sad


Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineMarSciGuy From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 549 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3198 times:

Myspace originally, chatted back and forth for about a year before the stars and circumstances aligned and started dating, now engaged for 9/11/10  biggrin 


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User currently offlineYVRLTN 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.


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User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2373 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

Believe it or not, a swinger party.

User currently offlineIAirAllie 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.

User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4355 posts, RR: 19
Reply 14, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3132 times:

On Airliners.net.

Signed,

99% on Airliners.net.



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User currently offlineSHUPirate1 From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3670 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3107 times:

What's a Significant Other anyway?

Signed,

99% of a.net, myself included



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User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3098 times:

I'm not into internet dating but i see no problem with it. Times change and it's just another commodity like the TV or the phone. So why not use it?

User currently offlineLHR380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3083 times:

Well, to be very honest here, the first person I used the L word with was someone I met on this site. Chatted for ages, and eventually dated (Long distance thing)

Where better to meet someone with the same kind of interests as you??
We joke about it, but it does happen.


User currently offlineMCOflyer From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 8690 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3073 times:

I'm happliy single for the moment; however I did my ex fiance through mate1 dating site. I love dating as you meet new people. Most of the people i've dated are friends now except my ex as shes mia.

KH



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User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4355 posts, RR: 19
Reply 19, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2849 times:



Quoting MCOflyer (Reply 18):
however I did my ex fiance

LOL, so she doesn't like semi's?



SIX T'S!......TURN. TIME. TWIST. THROTTLE. TALK. TRACK.
User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined exactly 11 years ago today! , 5760 posts, RR: 6
Reply 20, posted (5 years 6 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 2841 times:

Met both of them at a mates party. The same party! In 1972. Married the one on the left first, that lasted just under 20 years, then married the one on the right about 5 years after the divorce.

Gemuser



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User currently offlineAndz 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:
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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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User currently offlineKiwiandrew 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:
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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  angel  ......... 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  devil 


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User currently offlineSTT757 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.


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User currently offlinePlanespotting 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.


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25 NQYGuy : Sounds like a James Bond film!
26 Post contains images Jcs17 : In January 1983, on a cold, snowy morning at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Of course, back then it was a few magnitudes smaller and a who
27 LHR380 : hahahaha Nice one lol
28 Aero145 : Inceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeest!!!
29 MCOflyer : She didn't know my obsession with semis then; however she knew my love planes and thought she knew everything. KH
30 Captaink : Really. now that is something I always had interest in attending.. I met my significant other at a bar, where I worked. She was one of my favourite c
31 OA260 : Nothing wrong with internet dating, its cuts alot of the rubbish out of things. You know what you both like and what you dont and you swap some pics
32 OzarkD9S : Online...just another married guy looking for dick. He found some......
33 Captaink : But now he is your significant other..?
34 San747 : Probably not many... out the "99000" members on here, how many women are there? Maybe 20?
35 OA260 : Been there done that, sick of the ''wife doesnt understand me BS''. Im talking about same sex
36 San747 : Ahhh. Forgive me.
37 Don81603 : While vacationing in Australia last November, I met my girlfriend via plenty of fish. She sent me a short message concerning my screen name (redy2run)
38 Pawsleykat : haha, funny you should say that because my current boyfriend is actually fellow member ClassicLover He's in Dublin and I'm in Whitburn. What better w
39 OA260 : I never would have guessed lol... I kind of gathered that a while back. You guys seem to get on really well and travel together its nice . Our very o
40 MarSciGuy : I heard from about that site from a couple of coworkers at work....and having studied Marine Science got a good kick out of the name...they told me t
41 Pawsleykat : ROFL! Awww, what a nice thing to say Thanks JG
42 Atrude777 : Well, while I am not dating an anet member at the moment, he had found me via airliners.net. My current boyfriend we met 9 yrs ago, he was a cheerlead
43 MillwallSean : Meeting girls in bars/clubs etc is so easy, a couple of lagers then turning the radar and charm on. The more you drink the more the radar moves starti
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