The 11 Most Adorable “How We Met” Stories You’ve Ever Heard

1. “Our mutual friend pulled me aside and said, ‘I don’t want to get involved, but I’m about to leave and I thought you should know Patrick thinks you’re hot.'”

“Our mutual friend pulled me aside at a holiday party and just said, ‘I don’t want to get involved, but I’m about to leave and I thought you should know Patrick thinks you’re hot.’ 

He left, but I stayed at the party and later Patrick asked me out that night. Six months later, I found out [the friend] had said the same thing to Patrick and he had made it all up because neither of us ever said anything! We’ve been together 4.5 years now and married for six months.” —Sarah, 37 

 

2. “I followed and tapped him on the shoulder and said, ‘Excuse me, I don’t know if you are seeing someone or not, but I want you to have this,’ and I gave him my business card and left.”

“My husband and I met at Target when we were both in college. He was in the candy aisle and I thought it was so cute that he was picking out candy to give to trick-or-treaters because Halloween was coming up.

He later went up the escalator, and I followed and tapped him on the shoulder and said, ‘Excuse me, I don’t know if you are seeing someone or not, but I want you to have this,’ and I gave him my business card and left.

Turns out he was actually getting candy for his trip to Costa Rica to his sister’s wedding. He called me on Oct. 16, first date was Oct. 21, and we have been together ever since.” —Cheryl, 30.

3. “My boyfriend works with my mom and for three years, she would tell each of us stories about the other in an attempt to set us up.
“My boyfriend works with my mom and for three years, she would tell each of us stories about the other in an attempt to set us up.

He’s five years older than me though, so I never thought he’d go for me, plus we were living in different states. After a blind date this summer, I was walking back to my car, and he literally ran into me on the street. It was total serendipity. We’ve been dating for about five months now, so thanks, Mom!” —Kelly, 21

4. “We ended up hitting it off, and I went home that night and told my mom, ‘I just met the man I’m going to marry.'”
“A girl that I totally did not get along with invited me out to a comedy club one Friday night and I went because I had nothing else to do.

Weirdly, that is where I met my husband. He was sitting nearby and finally turned around, and even before I knew his name, I knew I was going to marry him. We ended up hitting it off and I went home that night and told my mom, ‘I just met the man I’m going to marry.’ We got married six years later and have been married now for 15 years. I’m the luckiest girl in the world.” —Tracy, 45

5. “Not even two minutes later, the phone at the hostess stand rang and it was him.”
“I met my fiancé on a Saturday night about five years ago when the most beautiful man I’d ever seen walked into the restaurant I was working in.

He was with his best friend and they didn’t have a dinner reservation and it was the busiest time of night at one of the city’s busiest restaurants, but I sat them right away regardless.

After that, I headed back to the hostess stand and immediately started gushing about how beautiful that man was. Not even two minutes later, the phone at the hostess stand rang and it was him. I looked over to see him across the restaurant with his phone to his ear, and I heard him say, ‘It’s Jeff. Let me take you out tonight to thank you for seating us so quickly.’ The rest is history.” —Liz, 24

6. “I later commented on how handsome Cliff was and joked that he could snore in my bed all night if he wanted to.”
“My college roommate was hosting a bunch of people at her family’s vacation home and I brought my fiancé with me.

The men and women slept in separate cabins, and my fiancé kept complaining about not being able to sleep all night because this guy named Cliff was snoring so loudly. My fiancé said he even kept throwing pillows at him all night but still couldn’t stop him from snoring. I later commented on how handsome Cliff was and joked that he could snore in my bed all night if he wanted to. 

Four years later, after my fiancé had dumped me, I ran into Cliff at a party and reminded him that he’d met me before. We’ve been together ever since. Also, he hasn’t stopped snoring, but he’s in my bed now and I throw pillows at him every night.” —Debra, 54

7. “No one told my neighbor’s friend Kyle that it was canceled and he showed up on my doorstep with a 12-pack of beer.
“I had volunteered to host a bonfire for the neighborhood, but it rained that day and so I canceled it. No one told my neighbor’s friend Kyle that it was canceled and he showed up on my doorstep with a 12-pack of beer.

I had only met him on a few occasions after a recent breakup, but we decided to have drinks together anyway. We’ve been dating ever since.” —Jess, 36

8. “We had such chemistry that the people running the auditions thought we were an actual couple.”
“My boyfriend and I met at an audition for a web series that was a a modern-day take on Romeo and Juliet. We had such chemistry that the people running the auditions thought we were an actual couple and asked how long we’d been together. We both booked the project and really got to know each other as the filming progressed. We’ve been together five years now and I still find it hilarious that our first kiss was on camera.”  —Sequoia, 31

9. “He always says that choosing to miss his flight to talk to me was the best decision he’s made in his life.
“We met at the airport when I was wearing no makeup (I usually never leave the house without it), old workout pants, and scruffy sneakers. We first met at airport security, exchanged a few words and had some fun banter, and then said a polite good-bye.

Nearly two hours later, when he saw me again at my gate getting ready to board, he approached me again. I found out months later that he missed his flight by coming over to talk to me a second time and get my number. We’ve been together for a year now and he always says that choosing to miss his flight to talk to me was the best decision he’s made in his life.” —Jessica, 29

10. “To this day, we don’t think we ever spoke one word to each other during four years of high school, but we have certainly made up for it since.”
“Anthony and I met at our 10-year high school reunion at a bar. There were only 14 people who showed up to the reunion, so it gave us an opportunity to talk with people we never interacted with in school.

To this day, we don’t think we ever spoke one word to each other during four years of high school, but we have certainly made up for it since. We’ve been together for 5.5 years now.” —Jessica, 33

11. “He liked the way that the cucumber soap I was buying smelled and turned around to ask me what it was.”
“I met my husband in a grocery store. He liked the way that the cucumber soap I was buying smelled and turned around to ask me what it was. He had the best smile. The next week, my roommate invited me to go watch a folk singer he’d met who was performing at a coffee house and it turned out to be Michael. We have been together for 23 years and married for 18.” —Dorie, 48.

Source: cosmopolitan