Couples meet in all kinds of ways – always have and probably always will – but back in the days when our grandparents were meeting and falling in love, the internet wasn’t one of those options.
People met in ways we might not think about now, and if you’re someone who loves a fun glimpse into the past, these 14 stories about how people met are going to tickle your fancy.
14. That’s a start to a good story.
No other way it can end.
My grandmother, then a widow, placed an ad to find a 4H calf for her son. Liked the guy selling it and eventually married him. Fo decades, she explained the start of their relationship as, “I advertised for a cow and got a man.”
So, that’s another option.
— Doug Engstrom (@engstrom_doug) December 24, 2020
13. I have never gone to a funeral because I was bored.
But this is totally baller.
apparently the random funeral was my grandpa’s dad’s funeral. my grandma went to a funeral and picked up the dead guy’s son. i aspire to be her.
— colleen (@Coll3enG) December 23, 2020
12. Sometimes it’s just too much work to kick them out.
I think they know it, too.
Twenty-five years ago went on a coffee date. (Figured dinner might be too much of a commitment- what would we talk about?)
He stayed over. Didn’t leave. Month later I realized I was going to marry him.
— lynn bradway (@bradwaylynn) December 25, 2020
11. At least he warned him.
That’s still pretty cold, bro.
My grandma met my grandfather because her bf went off to war and asked his fraternity brother to “look out for her” and eventually my grandfather was like, “yo, I’m looking out for her FOR ME not for you.” By the time he went to war he’d successfully stolen my grandma’s heart.
— 2021 to 2020: “Hold My Year” 🗨️🕵🏼♀️🧶🇺🇲🌉 (@LadyDanio) December 24, 2020
10. This one SHOULD be a movie.
I would watch it, anyway.
My grandma met my grandfather because she was sending letters to her distant cousin of the same name who happened to be in the same WWII battalion and they got mixed up. He begged her to keep writing because he had no other family. She decided not to become a nun. ❤️❤️
— Ang, who just wants to travel again. she/her (@SnglGirlTravels) December 24, 2020
9. Every grandma needs one.
How else do they get to be completely awesome.
my grandparents met when my papa refused to give up his seat on the bus for her which has to be my grandma’s villain origin story
— 💫 cheyenne !!!!!! (@reddskyy_) December 24, 2020
8. I guess she didn’t have anything better to do.
And she liked the cut of his jib.
Man my grandparents met in a bar. My grandpa walked up to my grandma and exchanged their hellos and after that he said “i am going to marry you” and she basically said “aw fuck it, let’s do it” and they been married ever since then
— Dri Drop (@GOT7Rat) December 24, 2020
7. That’s one way to get back at them.
Revenge and living well and all of that.
No names or specifics, but 2 relatives of mine met when they discovered their then-spouses were having an affair with each other… they’ve been married now for upwards of 40 years.
— Lila “In Search of the Denominator” Ralston (@epicdemiologist) December 24, 2020
6. I bet those were some interesting family gatherings for awhile.
Definitely a good story, though.
My mom was engaged to my Dad’s brother.
Now my folks will be married 60 years next month.
— 🧢🏳️🌈Jim Gallagher-Barker🏳️🌈🧢 (@GallagherBarker) December 24, 2020
5. Remember the movie The Gnomemobile?
It’s like that, but with humans.
My father actually came for my aunt but she didn’t want him so my grandmother said – wait- we have six more…what about this one – and pushed my mother forward. And the rest is history… 🙂
— Charlie (@cultish613) December 24, 2020
4. He wasn’t interested in playing games.
Not for seven years, anyway.
This is such a funny, badass story. My grandma made my grandpa wait 7 years to be his wife and then when she said yes randomly in a car ride, he said “you can wait seven years too” but then he caved in like 6 months LOL.
— A (@lovedpariah) December 24, 2020
3. He knew what he wanted.
You gotta shoot your shot, right?
My grandpa picked my grandmother up from her ex husband’s house (while they were still married) and asked her to marry him. They were together for 33 years before he passed away. Dude had game
— Ashe | OF in bio⭐ | (@sleepygoth) December 24, 2020
2. That man called himself out.
He figured they all liked him by then I guess.
A buddy in college that I asked if I wanted to go to a wedding reception.. I said sure. Was very fancy.
My buddy toasted the couple & danced with bride.. He was the hit of the party!
I asked him the next day if bride/groom was family.. He said: “No, I read about it in the paper!”
— General Kanye_Trump. (Space Force)💎 (@Barack_McBush) December 24, 2020
1. It’s just like When Harry Met Sally.
I love that movie.
((My Mum And Dad were both dating other people. The four got talking and became friends. It soon became clear that the couples were the wrong way round. My parents got together and the other couple did too. Both lots got married and are still happy together now.))
— Cal Hunter2 (Homo Lupus & Romba )(RP/fake) 🦋💙 (@offcampusCal) December 24, 2020
As an author, I love peeks behind the curtains like this.
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