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How You Met Your Partner

Old 14th Jul 2019, 12:43
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Met mine when I went to dinner and stayed a week. Got married then 8 years later got unmarried. Once we got unmarried we became friends. That was 1981. I do so like friendships.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 13:04
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By mistake

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Old 14th Jul 2019, 13:07
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Anyone remember Dateline? Pre-internet era, but that's how I met my wife.

First wife I met in a bar. Didn't end well.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 13:13
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Met Mrs K over the cheese counter and she offered me a bit of her best Stilton. Never looked back Married 41 years now.
Our Daughter met her to be when they both worked in Hospitality
Son met his (he Scottish, her Mexican) in Uni both were on year exchange in Copenhagen

So 1 tick shopping, 1 tick work and 1 tick collage
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 14:06
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Present partner first met nearly 60 years ago in Bangkok - she upmarket Foreign Office, me lowly RAF. Back in UK, 60's social climate put the 'stoppers' on, so went separate ways. Roll on 30 years, wife and I separated, then divorced. Mind concentrating 'incident' induced me to look up old 'friends'. She, amazingly, still in old home, divorced, no kids. Old magic returned and remains. Second chance is good, very good!
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 14:49
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I was giving a seminar in a research institute attached to a hospital. She chanced to be visiting a colleague and sat-in on the talk. At the end she asked a series of really interesting questions. She's been asking me tough questions ever since.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 15:08
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Met my one and only in 1985 through work. We both worked shifts and I offered to buy her dinner during a work break which meant a drive to the local high street and a Big Mac with fries. I left her outside in the car whilst I went in to buy the goods.

Apparently I was gone so long she thought I had been beaten up inside the premises for some reason. It was Wembley high street. Still together and very, very happily married.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 16:56
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If this is a competition, I think Kiltrash wins.

Married via a piece of best Stilton.

Mine was more prosaic. We met at a friend's party one summer. 39 years married and still going strong. And she hates Stilton.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 16:57
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Met at age 5. Dated through school. Been together for 30 years and married for 20+ years.

She set the barrier low.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 17:06
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As this is JB the range is broad. I bet the answer in MiL Av would be predominantly nursed and teachers with some in house. With the reduction of bases the access to teachers training colleges will have reduced and the closure of nursing homes will have shut that avenue too.

My daughters both married in-house.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 18:01
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
My daughters both married in-house.
That needs some explanation . . .
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 18:11
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I first met the lady who is still my wife in 1967 at an air display (of course)!
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 19:08
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Originally Posted by Ancient Mariner View Post
Opposite poles attract. Wife and I are 180 degrees apart.
Same here, Mrs H high octane, me sump sludge but we balance each other.
We met when I nipped into my local-on-the-way home for a pint. Got chatting to four girls there, one in particular caught my eye. Come closing time they offered me a lift home. A tight squeeze, five up in a Mini.

Couple of nights later went to same pub, across the room I saw the one who caught my eye. She waved but I thought she was waving to somebody else. She pointed again and mouthed, "Yes you." So I sauntered over to her, we had a few drinks and went for dinner.

Thirty five years and two sons later and still going strong.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 19:27
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Mrs VJ was a model who I occasionally saw at an agency while I was trying to do some modelling to make a crust back in whenever. I got sent to a casting which was on the top floor of one of those tall old places in London's West end, sixth floor and no lift. The top flight of stairs were narrow and winding and just as I got to the end of the queue the lights went out. Rolling blackouts during the miner’s strike. Turned out I was standing next to Mrs VJ.

Casting was carried out in candle and torch light. Asked her out for a drink. Had to walk five miles home afterwards as I used my last shekels for the drinks. Married three years later. Forty four years in August and six kids.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 19:27
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Originally Posted by Gertrude the Wombat View Post
Does that include "she was the girlfriend of a workmate when I first met her"?
OK, well, as everybody else is going into rather more detail than that ...

She was doing a PhD when introduced by my colleague, and at the time it was quite commonplace to fail to complete a PhD course, either because you just gave up after a while (as I did) or because after six or seven years of your allowed three years BOGS told you you'd had your chance. So I wound her up about the unlikelihood of her ever completing the PhD, but I did promise her a bottle of champagne if it actually happened.

Years later (not very many years) she invited me to her graduation ceremony. In order to find out, she told me later, whether I'd remembered the promise of a bottle of champagne. As it happened I had remembered, and took it with me, and presented it to her at the Senate House.

So she invited me to her housewarming party (she was buying a house with her sister, she and my colleague no longer being an item). Towards the end of the party we were both, um, not entirely sober, and ended up cuddling on the sofa (fair enough), and then she started talking about babies (WTF?? - I wasn't expecting that! ... but although I hadn't yet seen the equivalent scene in Calamity Jane it was pretty obvious what this meant).

That was thirty years and three babies ago.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 19:30
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Blind date set up by friend. That mutual friend has set up 6 blind dates, all of which ended getting married.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 19:42
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That sounds like polygamy......
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 19:47
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Originally Posted by VP959 View Post
First wife I met in a bar. Didn't end well.
My first wife, I met in a bar.
It is a bit over 32 years later. She's still my first, and only, wife.
I intend for that to remain so. It is my understanding that she feels similarly.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 20:55
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A classic case of "our eyes met across a crowded room". A busy Sunday afternoon at the gliding club when a group of visitors were being shown around and I happened to be in the Portacabin when they arrived. Married six months later and still happily together after (quick calculation required) forty eight years.
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Old 14th Jul 2019, 21:07
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Woke up to the sound of puking
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