I love hearing stories about the way people met, especially when you’re talking about our grandparents generation, when the internet really wasn’t an option.
It’s funny to think that, if you’re open to the possibilities, you really can meet someone anywhere – or I guess if you’re a believer in fate, then it was just meant to be.
Either way, these 12 people’s grandparents made it all work!
12. You don’t hear stories like this much anymore.
I guess when you know, you know.
My parents are related by marriage. FFW to their mutual cousin’s wedding. My dad saw my mom and told his friend at the reception “I’m going to marry her”. I guess he stared at her when she was at the alter as a bridesmaid and my mom said, that they locked eyes and she just knew.
— ☘️☘️ Shalalie O’Conghaile ☘️☘️ (@sovereignann) December 25, 2020
11. Quite a peace offering.
I never got anything that nice.
My grandmother was a “peace offering.” My great Uncle Lewis knew grandfather, who was engaged to Emily. Having stolen Emily, Lewis brought around his sister Donna to meet Grandpa Chet. They were married more than 60 years.
— LittleTownJane (@LittleTownJane) December 24, 2020
10. Oof that poor other lady.
Good story, though.
My parents met on a double date. With other people. She was with dads roommate. He was with his fiancé. He did everything he could to ruin his mates date. Went to her house after & asked her out. She said ‘no! You’re engaged!’ He said ‘I won’t be tomorrow!’ Been together 54 yrs
— Tony Haws (@TonyHaws) December 25, 2020
9. She knew for sure he was polite.
That’s a pretty good start.
My grndmthr was stndng on the corner waiting 4 a bus n the rain. My grndfthr drove by her in his fncy car & splashed mud all over her dress. He stopped and offered 2 pay 2 clean her dress. She refused. He kept apologizing day after day, w flowers, etc. The rest is history.
— Fleet Davis (@fgdiii) December 24, 2020
8. My jaw is just hanging open.
That woman is a hero for our times.
My grandma met her 3rd husband at her 2nd husband’s funeral. 3rd husband was 2nd husband’s nephew lol
— Mace (@macylea13) December 25, 2020
7. Talk about a leap of faith.
Thank goodness it found the right guy.
My aunt Marion worked in a clothing factory producing army uniforms. She penned a short note, added her name and address and slipped it into a breast pocket on a khaki shirt. A soldier replied, they corresponded, and they were married for over 60 years.
— Artie Dalzell (@artie_dalzell) December 25, 2020
6. She does look like a cool a$s chick.
I bet he never had one ounce of regret.
My grandfather’s friend kept bugging him to bring ANY girl to a dance during officer training school, so when they were driving my grandpa pointed out the window at a cool-ass chick leaning on a fence smoking a cigarette and said, “Fine, I’ll bring HER!” Married 62 years in June. pic.twitter.com/O20YG5R8Fu
— Tory W. (@ProducerTory) December 25, 2020
5. Definitely a better ending to Romeo and Juliet.
Except for the Taylor Swift one, of course.
my grandmother used to sing at the balcony and my grandfather would hear her every day on his way back from uni so they fell in love and got married
— 🗯 (@hobisupremacy) December 25, 2020
4. He knew that was a woman he needed.
Brave and selfless. Brava.
my grandpa was a child soldier who escaped war, came across my grandma’s farm and begged for solace. they turned him away for fear of death so my grandma hid him in the barn for a time. when he left my gma thought he’d died until he came back 2 yrs later and asked for her hand 🥺
— sara (@lettuceandgreen) December 25, 2020
3. Talk about keeping it all in the family.
I honestly couldn’t quite follow that.
my grandpa’s niece (his sister’s daughter) married my grandma’s cousin, so this couple’s kids are my cousins from my grandpa’s side and my mom’s cousins from my grandma’s side. and we’ve always had the best time explaining this because we were from the same school 😂😂
— Rodrigo Peçanha (@rmp_rodrigo) December 25, 2020
2. One you have to read to believe.
Imagine something good coming from the dentist!
My parents were introduced by their dentist. Turns out they lived on opposite ends of the same building, on the same floor, and their apartments faced each other.
— ditzyblonde1354 ✡ (Mask it or Casket) (@ditzyblonde1354) December 25, 2020
1. She had to decide whether to kill him or keep him.
I hope she chose wisely!
My parents met at a family wedding where everyone was speaking Spanish and my mom thought my dad only spoke Spanish and so she struggled to speak with him for MONTHS until she finally found out that he spoke perfect English all along.
— Home bed cats. (@homebedcats) December 25, 2020
I love these little glimpses into the past, don’t you?
If your grandparents have a cool story, share it with us in the comments!