The Way We Met Quotes
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In the summer of 1947, I was playing a softball game at camp Taylor in Louisville, Kentucky. Ruth showed up to the field with some of her girlfriends to watch us play. I slid into 3rd base while catching her eye, smiled and winked at her. 67 years, 10 kids, and 50+ grandchildren & great grandchildren later, it's amazing to see the history we've created all because two people fell in love.
I was born in Mexico, raised in Richmond, and have lived in NYC for 15 years. Bryan was born in South Africa and has lived in NYC for 14 years. We met because we lived in the same apartment building literally right next door to each other. I lived in Apartment A2 and Bryan lived in Apartment A4. I was living with my best friend Abbey and when we met Bryan, we all became buddies. We hung out for months but I tried to keep things with him platonic because I was nervous that dating a neighbor would make things complicated. However, after a night out together in East Village and one too many tequila shots, everything changed. The rest is history. Eventually, I moved into Bryan's apartment. Easiest move ever. I literally picked up my clothes and carried them next door. Bryan and I have now been together for eight years and married for five. We still live in the same apartment next to my best friend Abbey and are one big happy family. It's a true "Friends" scenario here on East 7th Street.
Although most believe that finding true love in the club is not possible, we defied the odds. Blindly introduced by friends, we sat for hours talking about things which are a foggy memory at best, but when the lights came on we realized no one else was left in the building and it was time to leave. That's pretty much a metaphor for our relationship now. With millions of things going on around us, it's still always about the two of us. And in the end, as every good relationship should be, it will just be us here for each other- the only two left in the club.
Being a dog owner is a great way to meet people. It's funny how these unconditionally loving, voiceless animals have the ability to bring people together. We like to say Anne's dog Luna was our matchmaker. We would have never met if it wasn't for her. But we also would have never met if Anne wasn't the risk taker that she is. She's my inspiration in so many ways. She moved from Germany to the US three years ago to take a job, leaving behind her family and friends. She came to a new country where she didn't know anyone. It's hard for me to wrap my head around that sometimes because I have a difficult time leaving the state of Texas! Anne took another risk when she decided to adopt a small terrier mix with a big personality. That little dog was a bit crazy and hard to tame so Anne decided to hire a dog trainer. That dog trainer was me and I thank god for that every day. Meeting Anne was the best thing that ever happened to me. I think it's easy to guess what happened next- we fell in love. A couple months ago, Anne took yet another risk when she quit her job to come work with me full time. She has a huge passion for dogs and we wanted to grow this business together. She's my equal, my best friend, and now my fiancé. Who says that fairy tales- or should I say "tails" can't come true?
Tyler and Leah are High School sweethearts and it was love at first sight. Fast forward to five years later- after many deployments, countless flights to see each other, and thousands of miles driven- Tyler was home on post-deployment leave when he asked Leah to spend forever with him. Of course she said yes and now three years later they are finally planning their wedding. This couple knows first hand that freedom isn't free, but in each other they have found their own definition of the American Dream. They describe their relationship using the words friendship, acceptance, unconditional love, trial and error, and adventure.
Every relationship has a story but ours was pure fate. We both relocated our lives to Texas. I moved a few years before him, originally from Florida. He moved from California. At the end of 2004, I was working as a server at a restaurant when I turned around to go put an order in and noticed a cute guy standing at the jukebox. The restaurant regularly played country music so I noticed immediately when a song came on that I actually liked. I walked over and asked if I could get him anything as an excuse to talk to him. He noticed the tattoo on my arm and asked me what it said. I responded, "Oh, it's lyrics from an Indie band I love called Lydia, you wouldn't know them." His jaw nearly hit the floor. He held out his arm to show me his tattoo of the album cover from that same Lydia song. We both looked at each other in disbelief. People say opposites attract, but that wasn't the case here. I found the male version of myself who shares so many of my same interests. We were married this past weekend and of course, our first dance was to a song from our favorite band, Lydia.
I am South African. Vaidas is Lithuanian. Both of our journeys brought us to Seoul, South Korea. His friend approached me and told me he'd give me 3 tries to guess where Vaidas was from. If I guessed within the 3 tries, Vaidas would buy me a drink and if not, I would have to buy him a drink. Of course, I lost miserably and ended up buying him a Jäger bomb- classy, I know. We chatted for about 10 minutes and then I left, leaving him with just my first name. The next day I found a Facebook message from him. Dinner turned into a movie which turned into drinks which turned into a long walk outside. It was a 5PM to 3AM date. We were engaged in Macau a year later and married 3 months after that. I love my husband so much. In 5 years, there hasn't been a single day that he hasn't told me how much he loves me. I would chose his gypsy soul in every lifetime.
Mark plays baseball for the Cincinnati Reds minor league team. I was at one of his games when he noticed me in the stands and threw me a baseball with his number on it. I let him take me out on a date but didn't really expect anything to come of it. I knew he traveled for a living as a baseball player and doubted he'd want anything serious. However, we continued to talk every day while he was away on road trips and see each other whenever he was in town. Mark proposed to me on Christmas Day while I was in our bedroom packing for an upcoming trip to New York. I was in a robe with wet hair, and no makeup on. Mark told me he had originally planned an elaborate proposal to happen during one of our evenings out in New York, but because he travels for a living, it's not that glamorous to him anymore. He said the moments he cherishes the most are when it's just us two together at home, so that's when it felt right. We're now married and have a son named Andrew. Being a baseball wife isn't easy, but he's the most incredible man and I wouldn't trade him for the world.
My fiancé and I met in middle school. I remember just looking at him irritated me and I didn't even know why. One day we were arguing and disrupting class, so our punishment was we had to sit next to each other. After a couple weeks of this, we started flirting and not too long after that we started dating. We were each other's first true love and although we were young, we fell hard and quick. We made a pact that no matter where life took us, someday we would find our way back to one another when the time was right and be together forever. At the end of 8th grade, I moved and naturally we lost touch due to the distance and our young age. However, as promised, we found our way back to each other as we got older and picked up right where we left off. Six years and two beautiful daughters later, we truly held up to the pact we made 11 years ago. We still flirt like we're in 8th grade and feel so lucky that we got another chance at our relationship.
I was in college, sitting in my Government class while planning my wedding scheduled for 10/10/10. I was complaining to the girl sitting next to me that I couldn't find a pianist to play at the ceremony. She suggested someone she knew and gave me his contact information. I looked him up on Facebook, sent him a message, and ended up booking him to play at my wedding. He also helped me find a flute player and a violinist. He took care of it all. Throughout the process of making arrangements, we bonded. We continued to stay in touch after my wedding and became pretty close friends. My mother asked him for help tuning her cello once and afterwards told me that he was the kind of man I should have married. She put the idea in my head. One night, I had a dream he kissed me and I told him about it but he awkwardly brushed it off. In Spring of 2011, I went with him to pick out an engagement ring for his then girlfriend. He was engaged for a short period of time before breaking it off. That summer I was going through a divorce and he was really there for me. Our relationship grew stronger than ever before. Now I'm two months away from marrying my best friend, who was once the pianist at my wedding.
This is the first couple I am posting about whose meeting I take credit for. I dragged the groom, Thomas, who was basically my roommate at the time (because my then boyfriend lived with him) along with me to a friend's house for a barbecue. Julie, the bride, was also at the barbecue. Thomas and I had never met Julie before, which was unusual because most people living in the metro Detroit area know each other. I can say first hand that this beautiful couple were in love from the minute they laid eyes on each other. They said I love you after only two weeks of knowing each other and moved in together a few months later. It's now been three years and tonight they married. I'm so happy I was able to attend their wedding and watch the next chapter of their fairytale unfold.
One afternoon I decided to go for a walk around Central Park. There was an outdoor festival/ flea market type thing going on which made for great people watching. I pulled out my camera and began taking photos when Nick came up to me. He asked me why I was in New York and I told him I was on my way to Iceland. His eyes lit up and he responded, "No way! The posters I'm signing are of me skiing in Iceland!" I laughed, assuming it was just a line, but I humored him and took a poster anyways. Later that day, I looked him up on Instagram and commented on a photo he took at the festival saying "Hi, I'm the Iceland girl. If you're ever in LA and need a tour guide let me know." This was super out of character for me. A couple months later, I get a phone call from Nick saying he's in LA and wants to hang out. We had a great first date and ended up keeping in touch for a year as friends until he moved from Colorado to California. Now we've been together for almost two years.
We met on the freeway! Yes, you read that correctly and no, I'm not making this up. 25 years ago I was driving on the 5 freeway in Santa Clarita when I saw a beautiful woman driving a yellow jeep with the top down. Her long curly permed hair was blowing in the wind (keep in mind it was the 90's, so perms were very cool.) I later found out that she worked for a car dealership and was driving across town to trade cars with another dealership. I was driving a Toyota Tacoma and had my big chow dog, Bear, in the passenger seat. We were driving 60 mph when I yelled out, "Are you married or do you have a boyfriend?" She said no. Then I asked her for her number and she shouted it across the freeway. Since it was before cell phones existed, I had to memorize the number until I exited the ramp and could write it down. I concentrated really hard and kept repeating it in my head. I called her that night and we went on our first date the next day. We were married four years later. We've now been married for 22 years but are as hopelessly in love with each other as we were the first day we met.
We met on a dating app. On our first date we quickly realized how much we had in common, basically running parallel lives. We both shared a strong passion for traveling and an interest in seeing the vastness of the world. While enjoying a drink on our 2nd date during a beautiful spring day, Jack said "Let's go to Mexico, you and me." I was hesitant and remember thinking as a woman this probably wasn't the safest idea. But being a lover of spontaneity and of course remembering Bill Murray's advice, I pushed my fears aside. We booked the tickets right then and there. We went. We adventured. We fell in love. Now we have a pact- we always book our next vacation before our current vacation ends. And as we continue traveling together, we continue to grow more and more in love with each other.
I spent years trying to find a guy I was compatible with. I wasted so much time on people I knew I didn't have a future with. I just wanted to find someone who would appreciate me for exactly who I am. Just when I was starting to give up on men, I received a Facebook request from Matthew. Apparently Matthew had come across my page on the "people you may know" section. On the night of our first date, I was so nervous that I almost called off our plans. But something in my gut told me to go, to show up, and to push myself to be vulnerable one more time. When I arrived at the restaurant, Matthew was standing outside with a single rose in his hand. We hugged and I immediately felt the fireworks. The conversation that night flowed so easily and there was never a dull moment. As cliché as it sounds, I felt like we had known each other our whole life. My message to anyone reading this is to just wait. Don't settle. Not when it comes to love anyways. Your person is out there and you will find them when the time is right. Actively searching for love never seems to work out. When you meet the person you're meant to be with, you'll know. You won't question it. You won't hesitate. And your excitement to be around them will never go away.
When I met Priscilla I had no money, no car... I was working the front desk at the gym where she joined. When we started dating I literally told her, "I have nothing to offer you." Yet all she asked for was my heart. On December 16, 2015 we decided to get married, just the two of us without anyone knowing. There was no engagement and no diamond ring. I had just enough money to pay for the marriage certificate and a $3 ring for her. All we cared about was being married and spending our life together as husband and wife. And even though her ring was only $3, she wore it proudly and showed it off to everyone as if it cost 3 million. She loved telling everyone she was Mrs. Carrasco. After a few months of marriage, a lot of hard work, and many prayers, I was finally able to buy her the diamond ring she deserved. And even though we we're already married, I got down on one knee and gave her the proper proposal she deserved as well. I'm not sharing this story to brag about money or because I can now afford nicer things. Instead, this post is meant to cherish and honor my wife for accepting me for who I am and what I had to offer at the time. The way she looked at me when I got down on one knee was the most rewarding moment of my life and now I can't wait to see her in her perfect white dress. I promise to always support her unconditionally through the good times and the bad, as she has done for me. And to continue to work hard everyday to prove her right for taking a chance on me.
Tamara and I are High School Sweethearts and have been together for seven years. When Tamara was 21 years old, she was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It was a day that I'll never forget. She was diagnosed on Feb 17th, my birthday. To hear the doctor confirm the diagnosis was heartbreaking and soul-crushing. There was nothing I could do, and that was the worst part. Tamara was so brave and I did my best to stay positive the entire time. Although we've had ups and downs like every relationship does, this was by far the toughest thing we've ever had to go through. But it brought us closer together and really showed our husband-and-wife qualities. It was during Tamara's second chemo session when it hit me out of nowhere like an epiphany that it would be really great to propose to her on her last chemo session. I felt like it would mark the end of everything we had gone through together with the cancer and turn the page to a new part of our lives. So on June 5th, 2015, on her final 96-hour chemotherapy session, I proposed to Tamara right in her hospital room. We decorated the room Hollywood-themed on the day of her last treatment. Tamara wanted a Hawain theme at first, but I pushed for a Hollywood one on purpose so she would be all dressed up for the proposal. After her chemo was finished, Tamara's friend and sister convinced her to step outside the room for a few minutes to talk. As they distracted her, I had a group of about 30 people, including hospital staff, transform the room into a romantic setting filled with 100 candles, 100 bouquets of roses, and 60 balloons. When she re-entered the room, she was shocked. I started to speak but was so nervous. I was choking on my words and fighting back the tears. But in the end, I pulled it off. She was so surprised and the moment was perfect. We are so excited for our future together." *In March 2015, Tamara's hair began falling out because of her treatments, so she invited some of her girlfriends over to buzz off the rest. Lucas then showed up with his head newly shaved as well. When asked about it, Lucas replied, "I wanted to show her that I was with her all the way.
I was 16 and heading home from cheer practice when I realized I couldn't go another day without shaving my legs. I stopped by the grocery store to pick up a razor and ran into Alex, a friend of mine from school. Alex was picking up some groceries with his older brother John, who I felt an instant connection with. I reached out to Alex that night and asked him to play matchmaker. Sure enough, John was interested in me too! A week later we became official and have been inseparable ever since. Our relationship has now been going strong for 6 years. I couldn't be more thankful to have spent those years growing up with him, loving him, and being loved by him. Ladies, never forget that even in the most mundane places, you can find the love of your life.
I had been widowed for over a year and wasn't looking for love but sometimes it finds you anyways. Troy and I met at a friend’s house party. Right from the start we couldn’t get enough of each other and barely spent a day apart. When I decided to bring Troy home to meet my parents, I warned him that my dad was a character. I told him about how he used to give ‘Applications to Date My Daughter’ to any boy who wanted to date me in high school. Upon arrival at my childhood home, Troy presented my parents with an application! I had no idea that he had found one online and filled it out. My parents instantly LOVED him. When Troy decided he wanted to propose, he found another application online entitled, ‘Application to Marry My Daughter’. Unbeknownst to me, he once again filled it out, but this time received a written acceptance letter from my parents. On a random Tuesday night in October, Troy took me out to dinner at the restaurant where we had our first official date. He gave me the acceptance letter from my family and then got down on one knee. It was the sweetest and most thoughtful proposal. How could I have said no? We got married at Buffalo Trace Distillery 6 months later on a beautiful April day.
I went to see a friend's band play at a cool little club above the Roxy Theatre called On The Rox. I was talking to a friend when I first spotted Victoria. I thought she was the most beautiful girl I've ever laid eyes on. She had long flowing blonde hair and was wearing a sweater. I remember the experience like it was yesterday. I felt like a cage of butterflies had opened in my stomach and her smile put me in a trance. We danced together for about an hour and a half that night. Nine years ago, I gave Victoria a note about 3 weeks after we met. I said to her, "You need to promise me you will not open this until I tell you." She agreed to the deal. About a month later I told her she could open it. Inside the note read, "I have loved you since the day we met." It literally was love at first site. I knew then and I know now that Victoria is my forever."
My wife is the strongest, goofiest, most beautiful-ist (not a word, I know), most stubborn, passionate, kindest, and generous person I've ever known. To put our story in a nutshell, we met in Taekwondo when I was 9 years old. I knew I'd marry her. Our families trained and won multiple championships together. She moved (was sad). And then she came back to attend Sacramento State where we were reunited. 20 years later we got together, started training Muay Thai kickboxing together (she can really beat me up), got married, and now we have a beautiful daughter. Love can be a tricky game. I was introduced to the love of my life 20 years before I actually had an opportunity to go after her. It took me a long time to crawl my way out of the friend zone but I finally did and I wouldn't have it any other way.
I was a singer in a band called All Ends. He was an artist and a biker who just moved to Gothenburg to be closer to his motorcycle club. We met out a couple times through mutual friends and I would always catch him staring at me. I guess he was trying to figure out if I was already seeing someone. Finally at a friends anniversary party, he gathered up the courage to ask me out. Now I've been his wife for 6 years and I fall more in love with him everyday. Don't let his tough exterior fool you. He may be all 'Hells Angels' on the outside, but he's a kitten on the inside. He's the perfect balance for me because I need adrenaline in my life but also a beautiful heart. The way he is with our children takes my breath away. He's such a caring father and husband.
Marj and Julian met through Instagram. Julian's page caught Marj's attention because she loved the unique photographs he shared- which were never of himself. She was especially drawn to the bible verses he used in his captions, as they really spoke to her. What started as an Instagram direct message lead to phone calls and eventually Skype dates. But here's the most shocking part of all- the couple were in a relationship for 6 months without ever meeting in person. Finally, 2 weeks ago, on their 6 month anniversary, Julian flew to Dubai to meet Marj in person for the first time.
I met my husband on Twitter. Why am I telling you this?
1. It's an epic story.
2. Because it shows that true love will find you when you're ready to receive it.
When I was in a place of self-love, that's when the Universe brought us together- and via Twitter of all things. So yes, love WILL find you. You just have to do the prep work to help it find you. And by prep work I mean self-love. P.s. We sent each other these photos prior to ever meeting in person.