RGElectra80
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Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sat May 16, 2009 4:59 am

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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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sat May 16, 2009 5:09 am

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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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sat May 16, 2009 12:16 pm

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
 
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sat May 16, 2009 12:43 pm

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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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sat May 16, 2009 12:46 pm

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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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sat May 16, 2009 4:40 pm

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!!!
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sun May 17, 2009 12:29 am

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

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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sun May 17, 2009 12:34 am

At a strip joint about 12 years ago.
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sun May 17, 2009 12:53 am



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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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sun May 17, 2009 1:00 am

Currently single, and have been for bloody ages, it sucks!  Sad
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sun May 17, 2009 3:08 am

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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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sun May 17, 2009 3:40 am

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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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sun May 17, 2009 3:49 am

Believe it or not, a swinger party.
 
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sun May 17, 2009 4:25 am

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.
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sun May 17, 2009 8:38 am

On Airliners.net.

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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sun May 17, 2009 10:19 am

What's a Significant Other anyway?

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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sun May 17, 2009 10:43 am

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?
 
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sun May 17, 2009 11:11 am

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??
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sun May 17, 2009 11:36 am

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.

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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Fri May 22, 2009 11:59 am



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

LOL, so she doesn't like semi's?
 
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Fri May 22, 2009 12:39 pm

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.

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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Fri May 22, 2009 12:43 pm

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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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Fri May 22, 2009 12:44 pm

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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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Fri May 22, 2009 1:50 pm

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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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Fri May 22, 2009 2:15 pm

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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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Fri May 22, 2009 3:49 pm



Quoting TransIsland (Reply 3):
1992, GVA airport. I had just come in from Berlin, and she was the "welcome party" sent to pick me up.

Sounds like a James Bond film!
 
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Fri May 22, 2009 5:05 pm

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 whole lot softer. Here's a picture that looks like it from back then.

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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Fri May 22, 2009 5:20 pm



Quoting Jcs17 (Reply 26):

hahahaha

Nice one lol
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Fri May 22, 2009 5:33 pm



Quoting Jcs17 (Reply 26):

Inceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeest!!!




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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Fri May 22, 2009 6:16 pm



Quoting GOCAPS16 (Reply 19):

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

She didn't know my obsession with semis then; however she knew my love planes and thought she knew everything.

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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Fri May 22, 2009 6:26 pm



Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 12):
Believe it or not, a swinger party.

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 clients.. HAHA
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Fri May 22, 2009 6:46 pm



Quoting Femme (Reply 6):
Shock, Horror ......... Internet Dating !! 6 yrs down the line couldnt be happier ! Yes it does work

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 and maybe MSN then when you decide to meet you kind of know eachother a bit. Also you can normally tell whos a freak and whos not.

I met my last partner on the internet it lasted a year but we split up last month. We are still good mates though and chat every week so it did turn out well.

Now Im single and not sure what I want. In such times I always think its best to take time out and maybe spend some time alone. My Ex is back on the prowl and has asked me out but Im thinking long and hard. If it didnt work the first time whats to say it will last this time.

I always wondered how many people met Via Anet!! I went on a date once Via here , NEVER again lol...  Big grin
 
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sat May 23, 2009 1:10 am

Online...just another married guy looking for dick. He found some......
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sat May 23, 2009 2:01 am



Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 32):
Online...just another married guy looking for dick. He found some......

But now he is your significant other..?
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sat May 23, 2009 2:30 am



Quoting OA260 (Reply 31):

I always wondered how many people met Via Anet!! I went on a date once Via here , NEVER again lol... Big grin

Probably not many... out the "99000" members on here, how many women are there? Maybe 20? Big grin
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Sat May 23, 2009 11:38 am



Quoting OzarkD9S (Reply 32):
Online...just another married guy looking for dick

 Wow!  Wow! Been there done that, sick of the ''wife doesnt understand me BS''.

Quoting San747 (Reply 34):
Probably not many... out the "99000" members on here

Im talking about same sex  Wink
 
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Sat May 23, 2009 5:23 pm



Quoting OA260 (Reply 35):

Quoting San747 (Reply 34):
Probably not many... out the "99000" members on here

Im talking about same sex Wink

Ahhh. Forgive me.  Smile
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sat May 23, 2009 7:20 pm

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) asking where I was running to? Since that day was very warm (30+C), I answered "To the A/C!" Seeing as it was well below freezing back home, she was a bit perplexed, and asked where I was. That started the conversation rolling, and we've been together ever since our first date on Dec. 15 last year. My best friend remarked that I'm the only person he knows that travelled half way around the world, only to meet some one who lives across town.
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sat May 23, 2009 8:49 pm



Quoting GOCAPS16 (Reply 14):
On Airliners.net.

Signed,

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haha, funny you should say that because my current boyfriend is actually fellow member ClassicLover  Smile

He's in Dublin and I'm in Whitburn. What better way for two a.nutters to travel to each other than by air?  Silly
It's one of the best bits of a long distance relationship tbh.
Not that it doesn't have downpoints too though  Smile

Are there any other members who're currently dating eachother btw?

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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sat May 23, 2009 9:27 pm



Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 38):
haha, funny you should say that because my current boyfriend is actually fellow member ClassicLover

I never would have guessed lol... Big grin I kind of gathered that a while back. You guys seem to get on really well and travel together its nice . Our very own Anet love story .  hearts 
 
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sat May 23, 2009 9:34 pm



Quoting Don81603 (Reply 37):
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) asking where I was running to? Since that day was very warm (30+C), I answered "To the A/C!" Seeing as it was well below freezing back home, she was a bit perplexed, and asked where I was. That started the conversation rolling, and we've been together ever since our first date on Dec. 15 last year. My best friend remarked that I'm the only person he knows that travelled half way around the world, only to meet some one who lives across town.

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 to shut up as I already had a fiance  Wink...who I met through Myspace...
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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sat May 23, 2009 10:17 pm



Quoting OA260 (Reply 39):
I never would have guessed lol...

ROFL!  laughing 

Quoting OA260 (Reply 39):
I kind of gathered that a while back. You guys seem to get on really well and travel together its nice . Our very own Anet love story .

Awww, what a nice thing to say  biggrin 
Thanks  Smile

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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sat May 23, 2009 11:49 pm

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 cheerleader at SIU where my Dad worked so I would see him a lot and the other folks, we kept in touch but that was it strictly friends basis.

We lost touch after he moved, and in 2003 or 2004, after I joined airliners.net I got an email asking if I was the same Alex Trude he knew awhile back, as he apparantly reads airliners.net and saw my screen name!

I replied indeed it was, and we just kept in touch ever since then, and a month ago, after I ended it with another guy, he and I discussed going out and we are now officially together.

So in a way if it wasn't for this website he may or may not have found me before!

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RE: Where Did You Meet Your Significant Other?

Sun May 24, 2009 1:03 am

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 starting in the brain when sober and heading downwards for every drink consumed.

However, since picking up women at bars or clubs generally involves individuals that are pretty drunk you never know what sort of person you end up with. Conversations tends to be rather stereotypical in those environments so you never really get to know the person, even though you tend to know their bodies.
Thats why I can understand people that date through the internet, much be so much easier to get an idea about the person and not just about the body...

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I actually found my wife in the US of all places.

She was a kiwi sent there for a conference and I was a Londoner based in Gothenburg that had been given the hopeless task of teaching our American managers about productivity. (No offense to our Americans, but it will take generations to understand European ways, thats why its regarded as a hopeless task)

Still remember our first conversation, its early morning and i am going for breakfast. (This hotel had this annoying set up with a Goldcard breakfast room on the top floor)
The elevator stops and she steps in, with me going to the highest level, I politely ask her what level she is going to.
Her response was:
-You have such a cute accent.
A very tired me replied:
-Its called English...
(Then I realised that I had just been very cocky/rude to a good looking woman that happened to be about my age. So I said sorry and pretended that it was a joke)
Then we both went to have breakfast and I asked her to come and join me at my table so that she could hear more of this cute accent.

Ended up calling in sick for the next couple of days, spending time together just talking instead.
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