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TOPIC: How I met your mother..........

How I met your mother.......... 9 years 5 months ago #6062

This thread has been prompted by a post from lumptylee on another thread -

I met my wife through playing on the Xbox online. We had many a fun filled night running around shooting each other on Halo and Timesplitters.


So come on fess up how did you meet your wife/partner/ex ? Funny, mundane, strange stories all welcomed.



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Re: How I met your mother.......... 9 years 5 months ago #6063

I met my ex, via a dating website...

I had been out of a previous relationship for about 11 months, and signed up a few days before valentines day 2008...She was the third girl I met through the site, she did my personality test (and got 100%!)...My previous relationship was a little unorthodox, and as such I'd never properly dated anyone, so it was all a bit of a learning curve for me, what she expected, what I expected, and so on...First date we went for lunch in Chester, 2nd date was a trip to see Indy Jones, and the third date was a day in the park in Chester..She was a fun person to be around, very bouncy, and a looker too!..She found me funny...I found her funny..she was a genuine, caring person!

And i wonder where it went wrong...LOL :|

Sorry its ore mundane than funny!...

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Re: How I met your mother.......... 9 years 5 months ago #6065

met at uni many moons ago. Just kept popping up where ever she was at uni (within reason ;) ) - probably would be called a stalker these days ;)

Wore her down, we married 10 years later by eloping as my parents were not up for it. Now 10 years and 2 kids later, all is great with us and parents are more than happy.

...and that is exactly what I told my boy at the weekend when he said "did you have a wedding?"

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Re: How I met your mother.......... 9 years 5 months ago #6066

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Met my wife through dating website also (nomorefrogs) - she was about to give up with online dating, but liked my 'blurb' so thought she'd give it one last shot. It was a bit of a miracle as the website was in it's early days, and my matches included someone from Manchester (200 miles) and Venezuela (thousands?)

I proposed to her 15 days after our first date (by text, as she was in France and I couldn't wait any longer, though she made me wait until she got back to give me her answer) - and never looked back :)

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Re: How I met your mother.......... 9 years 5 months ago #6069

Me and the wife aka Harveys Mum met at a nightshelter for the homeless :shock: :lol:

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Re: How I met your mother.......... 9 years 5 months ago #6079

Met my husband on the back row at church.

I'm American and was studying abroad in Scarborough (of all places). I'd been there two weeks and was visiting churches trying to find somewhere to go while I was living in England. I walked in after the service had started and he stepped out of the pew to let me sit beside him.

After the service, I maintain he said, "Come here often?" but he insists it was something much more suave.

I intended to be in England for three months - seven years later, here I am (and pregnant, to boot!).

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Re: How I met your mother.......... 9 years 5 months ago #6085

Met my wife at her 18th birthday party - I was on the verge of splitting up with my then fiancee and was in a bad mood so don't think I made a good first impression!!

We then went out 6 months later and she poured a bottle of wine over me.

She then put my phone number in the washing machine!

Clearly I didnt get the hint and 21 years later still together!!

Anyway Gooner - dont think that by starting a thread it excludes you - your story please!

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Re: How I met your mother.......... 9 years 5 months ago #6088

As you now know by now I met my wife all thanks to Microsoft and Xbox live.
I was in a relationship that had lost all meaning. I found myself buying things to make myself happy and one of those purchases was an Xbox and Halo 2. Whilst playing this game I met my now wife online and i have never in my life wanted to meet someone just because of how they sounded until that moment. We were both a part of 2 large ish groups that played online and so decided to set up a mass meet up at Alton Towers. I was truly smitten when I met her and it didn't bother my one bit that she had a disabled daughter(she had to have a tracheostomy when she was born due to her vocal folds being paralyzed) let alone that we were both in relationships.
One thing led to another and in 2007 we got married. My step daughter took to me straight away and will now choose me over her Dad. Infact he hasn't seen her in 10 weeks or even asked about her when my wife has talked to him which just shows the kind of man he is.

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Re: How I met your mother.......... 9 years 5 months ago #6174

Can't believe no one asked for more info on the nightshelter story!! :cry:

We were both volunteering there and to be honest spent most of the time winding each other up but then love blossomed and marriage followed!

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Re: How I met your mother.......... 9 years 5 months ago #6175

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>We were both volunteering there

I had assumed that :D

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Re: How I met your mother.......... 9 years 5 months ago #6177

I used to work in a shelter myself, when I was at university. I found it helped me sleep during those pesky lecture things we were suppose to attend. Didn't meet any good women there though.

...and on the subject of universities, that is where I met "old what's 'er name". First time we met was in the university library. She had her hair pulled back tight in a pony tail ...too tight ...too severe. She was loud and brash and naughty and, for a first year student, made an impressive amount of noise in a stuffy university library. We swapped a few emails and said hello amongst friends and over a coffee.

...then we arranged a date. Just the two of us and a few mates from uni. I cooked a meal and we all went off on a pub crawl. Turns out, all of our mutual friends actually came along that evening, because everyone was chasing her.

But, apparently, she only had eyes for me. She looked at me and thought, in ten to fifteen years time, that is a man who will likely lose his long flowing locks in favour of baldness, put on eight stone in weight and suddenly stop being able to see anything that is closer than arms length away. Yes, this is a man, who I can watch deteriorate before my very eyes. I didn't let her down.

...and so the story goes ...we went out on our first date ...and she kind of accidentally stayed. Yup she moved in, on our first date. Two weeks later she gave up her halls of residence. Five years later we were married. And a couple of weeks ago we celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary.

...and I still tolerate her today as much as I did those fifteen (long) years ago ;)

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Re: How I met your mother.......... 9 years 5 months ago #6201

You old romantic you...


...anyway Gooner we are still waiting for your tale otherwise I am going to make one up for you!!!

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