I met my H weeks before my first wedding (1986), as he lived out of state and flew in to be my then h's best man!!! OMG - I am blushing, because it sounds so sordid. It's not. I was married to exh for more than 5 years and two children later I left him because he was a coke addict and pothead. He cared more about his next high than us. My current h (then exh's friend) used to come to our house for dinners and hang with H; I didn't really like him because he was kind of a loser I thought for hanging with exh....
Flash forward a year and after several visits under the guise of seeing my girls 'because he missed them', current H and I went on a date (1992). We clicked and that was that. We kept our blossoming relationship under wraps for another year and a half because I didn't want my kids to see me dating or anything in case they grew attached and then if it didn't work out I didn't want them to get hurt all over. Soooooo, when my exh put 2 and 2 together and asked me, we came out and told the kids (1993), but we still mostly saw eachother when the girls were either at dad's or asleep. Then, the same year, I was offered a really good opportunity in another state and didn't want to go because I thought I'd lose him, but he told me to go and that if we were meant to be it would work out - I thought he was trying to ditch us. So, I moved away and we did weekend visits for a year and half. Finally, in 1994 he moved up and in with us, much to my dd's delight! Then, they begged us to get married and we did in 1996.
We sort of met at work.
I met my SO online. We were in a PA chatroom on Yahoo one night, and my screen name sounded familiar, he had a friend that had a screen name similar to mine, so he clicked on my profile, thinking I was his friend and saw my picture and thought I was pretty and saw I went to Penn State, which is his Fav. school so he messaged me.....and things went from there.
We met IRL, July of 2003 and started dating in July. By October he decided he was moving down here, because it was too hard to see each other only every other weekend and even harder to keep saying goodbye.
December 2003 I got pregnant with Caitlyn.
So things have went pretty fast with us. This July will be 3 years for us.
what a great story (except for the loser exH)!
Mark and I met in spring of 1999 at a line dancing place that we both frequented. He was totally obnoxious and I blew him off. We saw each other on occassion after that but never spoke or anything. Then at the Halloween party at that place, he was dressed as the Grim Riper. He didn't say a word the whole night, just gestured. He was mysterious and QUIET and intriguing. I knew it was the same guy but when he finally took off the costume and asked me to dance, I gave it a shot. He likes to tell people I fell in love with him when he was acting the complete opposite of his real self. lol. That was a Friday. We went to a scary movie on Sunday, which was Halloween, and have been pretty much insperable ever since. We got married in August 2002.
How we met?
DF and I met about 6 years ago when I moved to Saskatchewan. He was a childhood friend of my XH. Then after I left XH (physical abuse), I gave him a call and asked him to coffee, because I didn't know anyone else in the province, and the rest is history. And no, they aren't friends anymore.
Stoon is an abbreviation for Saskatoon, the city closest to the town I'm from in Saskatchewan. When I started with ivillage, I lived in Saskatoon.
If I were to change my name to reflect the town I live in now, my screenname would be....are you ready for this?