Relationships are interesting, largely because experiences vary so greatly between couples. People get together for all sorts of reasons, and love stories have happy endings and sad, but if there’s one thing that seems to be true it’s that we all have some kind of “moment” when we realize the other person is special.
These 14 wives are sharing what that moment was for them, and I’ve gotta say, it might make you believe in love – again, or more than ever!
14. This one just went straight to my heart.
“When we were chatting about amusement parks and he said, ‘I love…Universal Studios,’ and I realized that I thought he was going to say, ‘I love you,’ and that I wished he did.”
13. He held her wherever he could.
“A week after our first date, I got knocked over in a bike accident and ended up at the hospital with a broken neck and a fractured spine.
While visiting me in the hospital, he wasn’t allowed anywhere near my head, so since he couldn’t reach my hand, he held my foot the whole time instead.”
12. This is so random and strange.
“Neither of us likes soup. But we attend a lot of events that have soup courses. So without a word, he’ll eat all his soup and quietly switch his finished bowl with my full bowl then eat mine, too.
Then he’ll whisper sweetly, ‘Good job eating your soup, hun!'”
11. This man is a hero.
“We were at brunch when a disabled vet came over and started a conversation with him about his motorcycle jacket.
My man had just gotten laid off, but he looked at his budget and bank app right there at the table to figure out where he could cut a corner to pay for that vet and his wife’s meals. I almost cried.”
10. She found her lobster.
“We had just moved in together, and I wanted to blast some Huey Lewis while washing my car, but my ex always made me feel silly for liking ’80s music, so I was embarrassed…
Well, I finally decided to just do it — and he looked at me and said, ‘Oh my god, I LOVE Huey! Are you playing ‘Hip to Be Square’?!’ I knew then that we were meant to be together.”
9. Consideration is key.
“I thought I was going to have to do the ‘walk of shame’ from his place at 6 a.m. one morning after we’d been out, and I was putting my dress back on when he got out of bed and put on jeans and a dress shirt to walk me home instead.”
8. Always watch how they treat their moms.
“We were visiting his parents in the Bay Area, and just as we were leaving, his mom — who was very ill — asked him to cut her toenails.
Most men wouldn’t do that in front of a new girlfriend, but he just went into her bathroom, got the clippers, and cut her nails. I knew that if he took care of her like that, he’d take great care of me. And he did.”
7. No reason to let a good date go to waste.
“My (now) husband and I were on our first date, and we wandered into a café with a live band that was so loud we couldn’t hear each other at all.
Well, the music was really good, so rather than ignore me or suggest that we leave, he started texting me questions about my dreams, fears, and hopes for the future.
Five years, two pets, two moves, and one baby on the way later, marrying him is still the best decision I’ve ever made.”
6. Sometimes, you just know.
“My husband won my heart when he jokingly called me an asshole on our first date. I had been internet dating for a while, and first dates were usually stiff and felt like job interviews.
So it was refreshing for someone to be authentic. I felt like I knew him well as soon as I met him.”
5. This man just made ME cry.
I found out I had cancer on our third date, and I found out a few months later that I probably couldn’t have kids.
I was crying during our car ride home when he took my hand and said, ‘We can always adopt.'”
4. Thank you for not making him feel awkward about that.
“The first day I met him I noticed that the way he talked about the things he was passionate about was so moving — his eyes lit up, and he smiled the whole time in a way that made my heart melt.”
3. When you know right up front that they’re going to have your back.
“We were supposed to have a fourth date when I called to tell him I couldn’t make it because my dad had just gone to the ER with metastatic colon cancer.
Well, he could tell in my voice how stressed I was about it, so he drove two hours to be with me at the hospital. And we had that fourth date in the hospital’s cafeteria.We’ve been married for six years and have been through hell and back together.
But we find new ways to love each other all the time.”
2. He loves your whole family.
“My dad died a month ago at a routine hospital visit, and we had just signed the DNR when my husband walked into the waiting room and immediately took my mom into his arms. That’s when I realized it isn’t just me he loves and cares for.
Then, a couple of weeks ago, I thought of something I wanted to tell my dad, and I had the sudden, soul-crushing realization that I couldn’t.
I started crying, and my husband came in to hold me, asked what was wrong, and when I told him that I wanted to tell my dad something and couldn’t, he simply and tenderly asked, ‘What was it?’
These weren’t the moments I knew he was the one, these were the moments I was reminded why he’s still the one.”
1. Cat men are awesome.
“When I saw him chasing a random stray cat because he wanted to pet it.”
I love hearing tales like this – it’s like a Hollywood moment!
What’s the moment you knew your partner was a keeper?
Share it with us in the comments!