Monday, 13 June 2011
Some sum of time ago, (at least 20 years) her parents were both separately to attend a ball in New York City. She didn't want to go-- one of her friends had bailed and she was not really feeling it. She bought the dress and shoes, so wound up going anyway. Once there, someone early on spilled wine all over her dress. He saw her, this stranger in distress, and came over with napkins to help her clean up. What a meet cute.
They exchanged a few polite words-- hers mostly of thanks while he charmed her. Then, they separated and he went off to dance with another girl.
Later on, as she started to leave, he caught her and asked her to dance. They exchanged numbers and set up a first date. On the first date, he wore a t-shirt and jeans and told her he hadn't intended on being married. Eight months later, he proposed. Today, they have three children and have been happily married since.
I thought this story was extremely cute, different, and romantic. My parents met at a party in 1973, so we can all guess what that was like. Through asking around, I've received a lot of results similar to that of my parents. It seems popular that married couples met in bars/clubs or at parties, but I'm wondering if it's generational. And, if they met at bars or clubs, did they just exchange numbers or did they sleep together immediately? Something about this makes me wonder if some people intend for a one-night stand, but actually wind up marrying/dating the intentional hook up. Most younger people I know that are either engaged or dating met at college in a class, in high school as classmates, or at summer camp. I, too, fall under the latter set of meeting places.
If you're married or in a relationship, where did you meet your SO? Where did you meet your exes? Where did your parents meet?