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How Did You Meet Your Future Husband?

How Did You Meet Your Future Spouse?

A recent study of 11,000 people found that the number one way people meet their future spouse is through work or school. Next up? Mutual friends or family . . . so I guess having nosy parents isn't so bad! And a surprisingly large amount of people — 17 percent, or one in six — met their mate on an online dating site.
I see some major commonalities in meeting your future spouse at work, school, and through mutual friends. A big one is the comfort zone factor. By having co-workers, classmates, and/or friends in common, you feel like this isn't a complete stranger off the street; this is someone who's already hit it off with people in your life. Along the same lines, there's more of a chance for you start slowly, building up a friendship first before taking it to the next level, in these types of relaxed, day-to-day interaction-filled scenarios. Unlike, for instance, when you meet someone at a bar and it's all about that first impression.

Another biggie, and this is where online dating sites come in, is having things in common. With dating sites, you automatically see what someone's likes and dislikes are; and in an office or school environment, even if you don't have identical interests, you do have shared experiences. But I'm wondering, how did it go down for you?

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Cindy3120064 Cindy3120064 4 years
We met at work.  I had known him for three years before he finally asked me out.  We have been married for 21 1/2 years.
DrAzucar DrAzucar 7 years
He was my college physics teacher. Six months later (after class ended, of course) we were engaged! I got an A.
dancinjess05 dancinjess05 7 years
We met about 2 years before we started dating. He didn't remember meeting me and I thought he was a jerk (cracks me up lol). A few years later we met at a barbeque ... didn't really talk, met a few more times ... didn't really talk, and then the more we hung out with the rest of our friends the more we got to know each other and really hit it off. Ultimately he became my best friend before we started dating and then once we did date we didn't spend a day apart for almost 4 months. We've been together 2 years now and I don't see how I ever made it in life without him. He is the most genuine person I have ever come to know, everyone that meets him tells me I must be the luckiest girl on Earth, and I feel that way every single day. I can count on 1 hand the number of times we have argued and even then it's sans the yelling and name calling, always respectful. I am definitely a hopeless romantic and have always pictured my "the one" to have things fall into place a certain way at certain times and they did without effort. I love our story because it's so simple and because it completely embodies our relationship. Before the love, before the co-pilots that we are lol (we do make a FANTASTIC team haha), before all else, he's my best friend and I feel blessed to be able to say that I and 100% completely in love with my best friend.
jules0701 jules0701 7 years
He was the 1st person I met at college orientation before freshman year. We hit if off b/c he went to high school with my cousin and we knew a lot of mutual people. I was dating someone else, but we were close friends for a while. We started dating before our junior year and it will be ten years in august!
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
karjofas86 karjofas86 7 years
I met him first at a friends birhtday party, we were both involved in a relationship. we never saw each other until 2 years later, when chatting with our mutual friend she introduced him to our convo, and we exchange our email. The next week we were talking all the time via chat, and 3 weeks later we got together, going strong 2 years later!
Victory2 Victory2 7 years
At a wine tasting. It's a great activity to meet friends and/or soulmate
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
lol... an astrology chat room on yahoo 6 years ago. I worked crazy hours and didn't have a lot of operating hours off work, not much to do. It was actually an interesting group of people who chatted there.
inlove23 inlove23 7 years
Myspace!! Haha. We aren't married yet, but I defiantly hear wedding bells ringing when I get done nursing school. I already knew who he was, and he used to check me out in school, but myspace defiantly pushed us together. Thanks tom!! =)
Lyv Lyv 7 years
I'm majoring in IT so I seriously doubt I'll be meeting my soulmate at school or the office LOL. I think I'll stick to concerts and bars. (:
Sundaydrive Sundaydrive 7 years
Through a mutual friend that we both worked with (we worked in different areas) while at a bar one night...
merie33 merie33 7 years
high school :)
KadBunny KadBunny 7 years
A message board for video games, teehee! :P But hey, we were 13, dated at 17, and now we're both 21. Not bad, Final Fantasy! Not bad.
Soulduster Soulduster 7 years
Adult kickball team. :)
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
College. I smacked him on the back of the head at a party, playing a game called Mofia. He called me out on being the detective. A few drunken get togethers later we somehow slipped into the "official" category. Years later he proposed and we're getting married this July on our 6 year anniversary.
katiekat95 katiekat95 7 years
college. but we didnt start dating until 4 years out of school.
medenginer medenginer 7 years
Online dating website.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
I met my husband at a mutual friend's house.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
We met at law school :)
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