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Do Tell: How Did Your Parents Meet?

I loved hearing about how all of you met your significant others a while back, and though some of your stories were very modern, most of you met the old-fashioned way, just like our moms and dads did. Since they didn't have resources like the Internet or match-making services to help them get a date, I'm curious to know how your parents met, so do tell!


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catita85 catita85 8 years
My parents met because my mom went to school with my dad´s sister. My mom didn´t like him too much at first. They got married when mom was 20 and dad 23 and they split last October, a month before their 30th anniversary =(.
ladydaytrippin ladydaytrippin 8 years
My dad saw my mother walking with her friends and wanted to meet her. He thought she had pretty legs. She was 13 and he was 15. They got married while in high school (no she was not pregnant, it was normal back then I guess) and it's lasted 39 years.
ladolcealana ladolcealana 8 years
My parents met through school, which is rather boring, but my Grandparent's meeting i think is very cute. She was waiting for her Formal date to pick her up, but he ended up standing her up for her best friend. Although devestated, my Grandmother went to the formal alone and my Grandfather asked her to dance.
kurniakasih kurniakasih 8 years
They met at college. He's an assistant professor while she was a student. He used to help her a lot with her assignments, they both were in engineering so actually there were more men than women in that department, so my mom was quite a hit with the guys, but she liked my dad because he's mature, kind and very helpful to everyone. While I ask my dad, he said that my mom was the most honest person he's ever known (my mom is BLUNT LOL) so that's why he appreciated her. They became a couple after my mom graduated. They've been happily married for 38 years now.
danizzle danizzle 8 years
my mom was staying at her friends house, and my dad was the tile guy. she made him coffee, and after much pressure from her friend, went out with my dad. they got married in that house 6 months later, and we live 2 blocks away from the house now!
ccpdm ccpdm 8 years
Defy, that is a great story!!
defygrav12 defygrav12 8 years
In college, my mom was accepted into the Honors Society and it was a senior's job to bring her a rose and congratulate her. My dad, being who he is, was two hours late, and handed my almost-devastated-for-not-getting-in mom her rose. She was so miffed, snatching the rose and slamming the door. Then, two weeks later, driving to an event for uni, they were both stuck with the two supervising old crones. My dad made my mom crack up at all the wrong moments, and later at a baseball game bragged up his talent. When he was called to plate and swung out each time, he was so embarassed as my mom laughed and laughed. He tossed a bat at her and told her to do better. She hit a home-run. He was flabbergasted, but then went into his typical jokes and tried to salvage a little of his self-esteem. When my mom got home that night, she called her mom and said, "I met the man I'm going to marry, and I've never laughed so much in my life." Then, as she was describing the guy from Honors Society to a friend later that night, the other girl went, "Wait! I know him! He's my boyfriend's best friend!" :P So it was a lot easier to get ahold of him, I'm thinking.
QueenElizabeth QueenElizabeth 8 years
my mom was playing violin at a friend's wedding, and a guest liked her playing so much that he invited her to play at his wedding. my dad went to that wedding, and him and my mom started talking at the reception! :)
Miss-Senorita Miss-Senorita 8 years
In college.
Katypaty Katypaty 8 years
My parents met at the Imperial Operatic Society. My mum was the blooming diva, singing to the heavens, and my dad was the geeky, physics-studying stage manager. And it all started off from there. =D
bethinabox bethinabox 8 years
My parents met in college. :) I don't know much else besides that though.
sashsash sashsash 8 years
my parents' story is like a lame hollywood film haha. My dad had to travel a lot for work (diplo) and one day he was at charles de gaulle airport waiting for his flight to rome to board and he sees " the girl of his dreams" (my maman!) laughing with her friends in duty free but he loses her in the crowd. He looks and looks for her but can't find her, but once he gets on the plane who does he see go by him but my maman - he was sitting in first class and she was going down to economy. So he like freaks, and kind of stalks her for the first half hour...going to the toilet 15 times and walking down the aisle a lot. Finally, she goes to the washroom, and my dad convinces the friend who was sitting next to her to change seats with him, saying that the "seats in first class made him dizzy".haha. So he takes his stuff and gets ready to sit next to my mama but she's out of it, sleeping like a child the rest of the whole flight, she didn't even notice her friend had abandoned her until she woke up at the end! My dad went nuts trying to wake her up by being very loud and moving his seat a lot but she slept through it all... Finally, the plane lands, and my dad's trying to make chit chat but she's grumpy when she wakes up (I inherited this:) so was kind of ignoring him. In the airport in Rome, my dad's still trying to think of a way to speak to her, and he takes the same elevator as her. The elevator gets stuck, believe it or not, just for 15 min or so, but by the time the lift doors open my parents are in luuuurve.... so lame, but it's true. It's a joke in the family, when anything breaks down, my dad will say that faulty engineering brought them together and the same might happen for you... ;)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
My mom's older sister hooked them up. She was dating a friend of his and they met on a double date. Been together since my mom was 14 and my dad was 15. :)
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 8 years
Apparently my mum accosted my dad at the pub and asked him for a beer. It took seven years for him to pop the question, but they've been married for 25 years. :)
jazzytummy jazzytummy 8 years
My dad was an intern in general surgery training, and my mom was a nurse...typical medical drama! He asked if he could drive her home, they got engaged after 3 months, but then my mom broke it off, not sure about another guy. My dad then told her "I am sad about this, but I will be ok.. I have my career". My mom realized that, yes, he could live without her, and asked for her ring back. They will be celebrating their 50th anniversary in July. :)
chaumeout chaumeout 8 years
My mom was my dad's cousin's friend. They met at the cousin's house. Vietnam War... they get separated. My mom went to Australia and my dad went to Canada. When my mom was in Canada, they met up again and later got married!
macchiatolove macchiatolove 8 years
my parents met through an early 'computer dating' program being run by a university - the program would match you up with several people and you'd write letters to each other. If you both agreed, you'd arrange to meet up. They got engaged only 6 months after their first date, and will have been married for 42 years this year!
pinklady8287 pinklady8287 8 years
My mom and dad both took karate lessons one summer. At the end of the season, the school threw a huge BBQ on the beach for all of the students. They met there. And the rest is history! :)
meg21k meg21k 8 years
My parents met through a newspaper ad. I guess my mom saw my dad's ad and anwsered it. They went on a blind date and hit it off.
babbling27 babbling27 8 years
They worked at a restaurant together. He was a bartender and she was a cocktail waitress
ccpdm ccpdm 8 years
My folks met in the 7th grade and will be married 53 years this month! They're still crazy about each other - it's so heartwarming!
karina2244 karina2244 8 years
In high school, my parents went on a double date (their dates were not each other!) and ended up hitting it off better than the people they were with!
princess_eab princess_eab 8 years
My parents were at a sorority - fraternity formal in college. My mom came with some other guy, but when she was dancing with him, my dad cut in. And the rest is history. They're been married for 30 years!
Rebecca14916991 Rebecca14916991 8 years
My parents' story is really unique. They met at some sort of "honor student" convention in high school. There was a party for the kids afterwards, where someone had decided it was a great idea to spike the punch with vodka. My mom, being 15 and very naive, just thought the punch tasted really good and got wasted! Meanwhile, my dad and his friends (who were dorks), also being in high school, were making bets on who would be able to get a girl to do the "most" stuff that night. Then my mom tripped and fell into his lap while she was walking by! He won the bet. :D It doesn't end there. Turns out they met again months later, by which time my mom had somehow bloomed into a player - she was dating 3 guys at once! On their first date, she agreed to go to dinner with him, but he had to have her home by 8 sharp for one with another guy. My dad saw it as a challenge, and continued to pursue her. When he decided he wanted to "go steady" with her, told her to date just him, and she told him to get lost! 3 years later, about 6 months after he found his fiance cheating on him and broke up with her, he couldn't stop thinking about my mom and wrote her a really sweet letter asking if they could have another chance. They've been married for 25 years now. :heart:
bluebellknoll bluebellknoll 8 years
My mom was trying to set up my dad with a friend of hers. Well the friend bailed out and my parents went on a date instead. They are still going strong over 45 yrs later.
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