When you’re a newish couple, or a couple taking their relationship to the next level, everyone wants to know the story of how you met. It’s kind of a lot of pressure, honestly, but in this day and age of “we met online” if you’ve got a story that’s something else, it’s bound to be a winner.
We think you’re going to melt at these 11 adorable stories of how these couples met – they just might inspire the next big romance hit, too, you never know!
11. Every book nerd’s dream come true.
We’ve always wanted to meet someone in a bookstore.
My husband and I met in 1999 at the (now long defunct) Borders Bookstore at the intersection of Diversey, Clark & Broadway in Chicago. Fittingly, we met in front of the “New Releases” section. We went back to where we met at Borders to take pictures on our wedding day in 2002. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/MxnGc8iv0X
— Sonya Olds Som (she/her/hers) (@SonyaOldsSom) July 24, 2021
10. This is the best thing ever.
Love at first sniff.
I dropped and ruined my bro's 7th grade body cell project while delivering it to his school. He made me come explain what happened to his teacher. I was covered in melted green jello. Bro got a 100. I got a husband.
— Blair (@TheInfamousBB) July 24, 2021
9. I guess that worked out.
Except their schedules are probably crazy.
Met in med school. Both dated other people for the first 2 years. Then in the library studying for USMLE Step 1, love grew among the Kreb cycle. 😂 We started dating the night after finishing the exam. Couple’s match 2 years later. Engaged intern year. Married PGY2. Now 22 yrs!
— Amy Oxentenko MD (@AmyOxentenkoMD) July 24, 2021
8. No way this isn’t fiction.
I’m going to need to see some receipts.
I was a weapons inspector at a Soviet missile factory, implementing the INF treaty.
She was a Soviet translator, assigned to that factory, whose job was to monitor the actions of inspectors like me.
The factory made SS-25 mobile ICBMs that targeted American cities.
— Scott Ritter (@RealScottRitter) July 24, 2021
7. When you know you know.
At least they both had good taste in music.
Met my husband in 1985 at a KISS concert. We were standing beside each other before the show started so just started talking. Hung out the rest of the night. Got engaged 2 months later & married 6 months after that. It’ll be 35 years week after next.
— Lana Porter (@ajcrusher) July 24, 2021
6. Their younger and crazier days.
Their kids are never going to believe it.
In a mosh pit! Wore glasses to a punk show 🤦🏽♀️, a woman in the pit was starting shit by punching all the dudes knowing they wouldn’t punch back so I turned to some skinny dude, asked/yelled at him to hold my 👓& ran in to subdue/fight the lady. Got my glasses back then married him
— Dr. Farnosh Mazandarani she/her (@FarnoshMaz) July 24, 2021
5. Thank you clueless greeter.
I hope they went back and thanked him for being a ditz.
I was visiting a large church I had been to a couple times before but I parked on a different side. Walking in from parking lot I asked a greeter for directions. He was clueless. Young lady overheard and told me to follow her. Been doing so for 27 years.
— Kevin McCroan (@KevinMcCroan) July 23, 2021
4. Thank goodness he played along.
Could have been pretty awkward otherwise.
The best part is the guy didn’t believe me when I said I was married ( I wasn’t) so I told him to go over and ask (my future hubby). He did and the two of them came back over to me, my “hubby” put his arm around me, and kissed my cheek. other guy apologized and that’s how we met.
— Kristen (@Kleemomof3) July 25, 2021
3. Ah, the forever date that doesn’t end.
At the local bowling alley. I was bartending, he was w/ a friend who bowled on the Friday night league. They sat at my bar for last call, & we just clicked. Our 1st date lasted 16 hours (Tigers game, Coney Island, riverside ethnic festival, stopped for a beer on the way … 1/2
— Jayne Magdalena (@Jayne1115) July 24, 2021
2. A meeting of the minds.
These are the best kinds of matches.
We met in college. He wrote a negative review of my club's poetry reading for the school paper. I was furious. I had to give him a piece of my mind. It was love at first sight. I never met anyone like him. Patient, kind and intelligent… happily married 28 yrs.
— Katie Turner (@KatieTurner2) July 23, 2021
1. Funny how that worked out.
I wonder if they’re still friends with the friends.
His best friend started dating my best friend and introduced us. We’ve been married for 12 years. Our best friends have been divorced for 12 years. 😄 pic.twitter.com/HNrrd2EPfr
— Mrs. Cox (@TheMrsC_9) July 24, 2021
So cute, right? I really should have tried harder.
Do you and your spouse have a cute story about how you met? If so, please lay it on us in the comments!