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Was it love at first site? Im single but dating and it's so hard to meet guys, my job was predominately female, and online dating isn't easy.

KirstyW
1 month ago
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MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

We meet the first day of teacher training and have been together ever since. I liked him the moment he walked into the room and I made sure he knew it. We went on our first date and that was it, engaged 14 months later. This year we will have been together for 8 years and married for 5 years. He can be a pain in the backside at times but I wouldn't be without him, he is a fantastic husband and a brilliant father.

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

So it was love at first site for you then, love stories like this

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MrsCraig
MrsCraig1 month ago

KirstyW it really was. I remember thinking I will be devastated if he doesn't like me back, luckily it worked out.

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LenoirLenoir
LenoirLenoir1 month ago

Met through a friend and then years later started chatting on social media. 3 boys later and 4 stepdaughters πŸ’•

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc1 month ago

Still haven't gotten used that nowadays people call the husband/wife as "partner." To me, a partner is someone I'd work with.

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

I used partner as not everyone is married and because there are gay and straight relationships

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

I don't have a partner but you asked so here is my story:

1967 emigrated to Oz with three sisters and parents. Full forward a couple of years and we return to Blighty leaving behind my first boyfriend, I am 15 and heartbroken. But it mended pretty quickly when I got in with a crowd of teens on the 6 week voyage home. We all exchanged addresses and eventually me and just one guy were still in touch. Full forward again and I am at work when dad phoned and told me to come straight home after as I have a visitor. And there he is, now a handsome sailor in full uniform sitting having tea with mum and dad. We went out for the evening so not quite An Officer and A Gentleman, (I didn't get carried off to the sound of cheering) but we spent all our leave together and occasional weekends after I joined the WRNS too.

End of story......we marry in 1971, have two boys and divorce in 1986. But hey ho, that's longer than a lot of marriages last.

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

Still a nice story though and must have been exciting, it does sound a bit like a movie plot

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Lynibis
Lynibis1 month ago

KirstyW ha ha, loads more to the story. I was the only teen with a battery operated portable record player. We were all on top deck when my favourite Gary Puckett single was caught by the wind, landed on a lifeboat and my hero climbed over to get it! Strictly forbidden of course. He was a bit of an action man as he trained and became a ship's diver and post navy he became a diver for an oil company working up the North sea and in Nigeria.

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

Lynibis oh my god that's hilarious, i have nothing exciting like that

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Ann1984
Ann19841 month ago

Mine was at work never met but would have to give runs over phone for him to pick up he asked did I won't anything to eat so I said yes please sausage and chips πŸ˜‚ he dropped off first time I set eyes on him I said to girls next morning he's mine I will marry him 15 years later 8 years married 4 kids and own house together yes days we argue and fight but who don't I believe its what makes a relationship work

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

I love this, thats how you kind of imagine it happens, you know instantly.

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MichelleKe42857
MichelleKe428571 month ago

We met in probably one of the worst nightclubs in my city. I've known a lot of people who have had success online dating eventually. What about singles nights?

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

Yea i have some friends it has worked for, but you have to wade through the catfishes. Ive been used and lied to so just gets you down. Have thought about singles nights

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MichelleKe42857
MichelleKe428571 month ago

KirstyW that's so annoying. There's too many idiots around BUT it just takes that one time.

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

MichelleKe42857 i am dating someone currently from a dating site but its just dates. He is a lot younger

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MichelleKe42857
MichelleKe428571 month ago

KirstyW that's how me and my partner were like. We were mostly just friends. We were both single for ages. Took us about 9 years to actually get together properly.

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

MichelleKe42857 not sure I can wait 9 years but i have been single a while. I'm happy not to rush

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ellenmcmurchie
ellenmcmurchie1 month ago

Met mine at school...he got in touch 30 yrs later on fb...after a few months he got on a train...traveled 500 miles to my city ...fell head over heels....a year and a half later...after visits to and frow....to moved up here....5yrs ago....he still ain't managed to escape 😁

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

What a lovely story, 500 miles wow, made me think of that song. Did you fancy him when you were younger?

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ellenmcmurchie
ellenmcmurchie1 month ago

KirstyW Proclaimers ...I know. No I never fancied him at all...but he made me laugh..and I liked him.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold1 month ago

We met through his cousin/ my friend. I was 15 he was 19. We became young parents. Fast forward 22 years our sons are now teenagers themselves & we've raised two well balanced lovely young men, own our home & 2 businesses. Not bad for teenage parents eh! It's not always been easy & we have had some tough / rocky times but have made it work. We are a good team. He supported me during the loss of my parents & so much more. I love him dearly. Him & my boys are my world!

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

It sounds like you had a lot to prove being young parents, but you worked hard and made it work, so lovely to hear

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Loislane
Loislane6 days ago

Glitterandgold aww I love this such beautiful story x

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garygemmell
garygemmell1 month ago

I met my "female friend" through the dating website Pocado after many years of nightclubbing, raves, ibiza clubbing and have tried everything from speed dating at Tiger Tiger to internet dating , even met someone through hotmail - it got to a point where i was doing 2 dates a week just for fun - gets you out of the house and meeting new people more than anything else but its the modern way to go and it doesnt have the "saddo" moniker anymore but in the end after hundreds of dates and relationships I firmly believe that men and women were never meant to be coupled/married etc no relationships really last that long these days - every single one of my friends is in an unhappy marriage or crazy relationship and seeing young folks on tv in things like that crass Love Island and all those so called dating shows where noone ever meets again after the first date well.... make your own mind up!

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KirsteyJames
KirsteyJames1 month ago

I met mine on a night out for my mutual friends birthday 🀣 A few of us got on the train at a later stop and everyone was drinking (i dont like breaking rules so i had poured my drink into a 7up can - i also dont like people speaking to me or drawing attention to me) and she shouts at me OMG that better not be 7up! I just blanked her 🀣 During the night some boy come up to me and asked β€˜what colour is your tongue? So obiously i poked it out and then he full on kissed me, so i slapped him (he was not the boy you wanted to kiss like) 😯 She seen and started shouting that i kissed this boy so i like omg how do i shut her up πŸ™ˆ so i go β€˜what colour is your tongue? πŸ™Š and done the same to her. Who is she going to tell now she’s kissed me aswell 🀣 Towards the end of the night our mutual friend asks can this girl stay over mine aswell because she has forgotten her key! So i was like yeah ok. Get home and my friend goes straight to bed because she has work early - me and the girl stay up and end up kissing 😘 It was a bit complicated at first because neither of us were out as gay, but we cane out together and we now have 2 kids and been together 10 years and married 5 years this year. She told me after a few years that she didnt really forget her key she just wanted to come home with me 🀣🀣🀣 Im also in the process of being diagnosed with autism which is why i sound so strange with social situations πŸ™Š

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

That is such a cute and funny way to meet, i love that she pretended she forgotten her key

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs1 month ago

After my divorce, I spent 7 years on my own with my 3 young children. Then one horrible, rainy night a canvasser knocked on the door to try to get people to sign up to get their milk delivered. He was drenched and I felt so sorry for him I signed up. Along came the milkman and we just used to chat when he called to collect the money every week. I was a struggling single mum and didn't always have the money, he found it hilarious that basically I opened the door and said I'm sorry I haven't got the money this week. Apparently he had a lot of non paying customers but they always refused to answer the door. Anyway the rest is history, we went on a date, he moved in the next day, it wasn't agreed, he just never went home again and after 5 days he asked me to marry him. That was 20 years ago and he is still my everything. He brought my 3 children up with me as if they were his own. In fact my ex husband thanked him for everything he did for the children and really liked him.

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garygemmell
garygemmell1 month ago

That is a good story and probably the most natural way to meet someone so no wonder it has lasted!

You are lucky.

There is an old Chinese story that man and woman were once part of a whole and God split them apart and threw them to the four winds/continents and its only 1 in a million now that ever meets their other half now so well done lucky lady lol

I do like that story but then I am a bit of an old romantic myself!

πŸ‘ 😜

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs1 month ago

garygemmell aw thank you, yes I am very lucky. He most certainly hasn't had an easy ride, lol. I love that Chinese story. The bit of mine I didn't mention was that he was only 21 when we got together against my 35 which caused some issues with family members. But at 21 he took on 3 children aged 8, 9 and 10 and was/is a wonderful father and we now have a beautiful 6 year old granddaughter who adores him. So yes a very special man indeed β™₯️

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KirstyW
KirstyW
Original Poster
1 month ago

That is so lovely, gives me faith. Must have felt like a whirlwind but they say when you know you know

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Janhrrs
Janhrrs1 month ago

KirstyW never lose faith. I always used to say to my mum, well I'll never meet anyone because I never go out anywhere and who wants to take on a woman with 3 kids. Ad to that I had a serious distrust of men. She used to say just wait when the times right it will happen (drove me mad), then low and behold he turns up on my doorstep πŸ˜‚ I was worried about my children as I had never even had a boyfriend and they were on holiday at their dad's when he moved in but they came home, took it all in their stride and loved having him their. I was lucky because their dad was great too, he said he was completely confident in my new partner as he trusted my judgement.

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

Janhrrs thank you, I have also a distrust in men which makes it difficult, i would prefer to meet someone that isn't online but don't think i will

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garygemmell
garygemmell25 days ago

KirstyW Yeah I would agree most men are complete sh*** better off with a dog or i can highly recommend a boyfriend body pillow - it wont lie , cheat, continually put the bathroom toilet seat up and then wee all over the rim and floor, continually move the toilet roll wall-side pull down or pretend your bum isnt big when it is!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Boyfriend-Pillow-Husband-Single-Sexiest/dp/B00B0D8F8K

😜

PS. Besides most men I know are becoming MGTOW and joining the MANOSPHERE lol

I am a card carrying member now and its great!

Perhaps you should consider joining the LGTOW and FEMOSPHERE?

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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19 days ago

garygemmell haha thanks, i guess that is always an option to consider πŸ˜‚

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644681 month ago

Aww some lovely stories on here! Mine is quite boring, I met my boyfriend through his brother as me and his brother used to work together as technicians, we got introduced and went out a few times together and just clicked. We have been together over 8 years now, it will be 9 years in September, moved into our own home about 3 years ago. Not bad considering I was 17 when we first got together, and he was 25! x

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

Still a lovely story, and you met so young but it's worked. Love happy stories like this

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brianbailey11
brianbailey111 month ago

I met my wife when I worked after school on a ice cream van when I was 15 , we married when I was 18 (she was 19) and this year we will be celebrating 40 years together

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

Was it love at first site? Again a lovely story, young love that has worked

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brianbailey11
brianbailey111 month ago

It was , went to chat to a girl in the group but when I saw the other girl I thought she was a lot nicer and easier to talk to and ended up asking her out instead

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry1 month ago

We grew up in the same area, went to same primary school but different years, hung out together as teenagers, got married, had four children and still happily married in our fifties.

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

So lovely to hear, thank you for sharing. Makes me feel happy to know it exists

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi1 month ago

Online

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

When you say online, was it a dating site? How long have you been together?

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi1 month ago

KirstyW 11 years....and it is not a dating website...more like a chat surface for everyone around the World

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HannahSunderlan
HannahSunderlan1 month ago

Some of these stories are so sweet. I knew my husband from work (it was a part time job, we were both in education) and I’d speak to him if we were on the same shifts but nothing ever happened at work it was all friendly! Anyway we happened to bump into each other in a nightclub in our city and said hello how are you etc then both got on with our night, saw him again towards the end of the night and he without warning kissed me! We exchanged numbers & the rest is history. That was six years ago 😊

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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1 month ago

That's a really lovely story too. Thank god he went in for that kiss, he must have liked you all the time 😊

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RuthSwain
RuthSwain1 month ago

I fell over in a nightclub, he saw me and thought "drunken tart" (I wasn't drunk I just fell over) who he was with rushed to my rescue and I paid "the rescuer" absolutely no attention and just saw a man, we kind of got pushed together. We got talking exchanged phone numbers and 21 year later we've been married 19 years and have an 18 year old daughter. He didn't want to go clubbing the night we met he was happy playing snooker in the pub, but I frequently say aren't you glad you got outvoted on snooker in a pub? Of course he says noπŸ˜‚

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KirstyW
KirstyW
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30 days ago

Aww you're right though, if he wasn't persuaded to go to the club you probably wouldn't have met

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MartinBluck
MartinBluck1 month ago

I met my girlfriend at college when I was 17 and I was smitten straight away; we were just friends at first as she had a boyfriend at the time, it turned out that he was a nasty piece of work for the entire relationship, he used put her down and make snide comments about me; to her, but she stayed with him for some reason; this year we will have been together for 2 years and we couldn't be without each other.

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