Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > PPRuNe Social > Jet Blast
Reload this Page >

How You Met Your Partner

Jet Blast Topics that don't fit the other forums. Rules of Engagement apply.

How You Met Your Partner

Old 14th Jul 2019, 06:14
  #1 (permalink)  
Ecce Homo! Loquitur...
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Peripatetic
Posts: 9,969
How You Met Your Partner

And how the world is changing.



ORAC is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 06:38
  #2 (permalink)  
Resident insomniac
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: N54 58 34 W02 01 21
Age: 75
Posts: 1,859
I met mine at a party given in a local 'big house' by a family with whom I was acquainted, so I guess that qualifies as through friends (though there was no intention of an introduction as the young lady was being lined-up as a victim for the young man who was the 'head'' of the household) whereas my contact was with the younger siblings.
You could say that I stole his thunder.
The older brother was a renowned womaniser whereas the young lady was a naive 'virgin' on her first excursion.
G-CPTN is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 07:47
  #3 (permalink)  
I don't own this space under my name. I should have leased it while I still could
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lincolnshire
Age: 76
Posts: 16,583
Through friends but vertigo convoluted. My future wife was present while I sold my car to Some one at work. He came from the same town as me. Later, and I can't remember how, but later I was round at their house for dinner. Prior to that I had gone to Cyprus and they were about to go there too. They mentioned all their white goods would have to go in to storage. I said I could fly them all out. No idea how they got to the aircraft or from aircraft to their new home.

2-3 years later after I had returned to UK I visited them in Cyprus and my wife was also visiting . . . We married a year later.
Pontius Navigator is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 07:51
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Yorkshire
Posts: 5
It would be interesting to see the divorce rates following each of those categories.
NoelEvans is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 07:54
  #5 (permalink)  
Paid...Persona Grata
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Between BHX and EMA
Age: 73
Posts: 236
First wife, mid 1970's, was sister of a friend (who I wanted but became best mate's wife), met her when she was staying at theirs, so that's via friends. Second wife, 2001, match.com, and a far better match for me. Current GF, match.com again.
UniFoxOs is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 08:03
  #6 (permalink)  

Avoid imitations
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Wandering the FIR and cyberspace often at highly unsociable times
Posts: 12,197
Met mine at school. How we are still together, forty six years later, must be a miracle.

Strangely enough, this year we held a school reunion (for those of us who moved to the same secondary school in 1967) . Most of my close school friends from that time who attended the reunion are still married to their original partners, who were also at the same school - we are still the same "gang".

One exception was one chap who fathered two children then decided he preferred to be a woman.
ShyTorque is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 08:05
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Not where I want to be
Age: 65
Posts: 219
Worked as chief potato and onion peeler at a restaurant way back when. Unbeknownst to me my future wife worked the kiosk at the same establishment. Shortly later when jockeying the pumps at a gas station a female friend of my wife to be called and asked me if I wanted to attend a party with her. We were 17 and 16, married two years later and still is, after 47 years. No regrets, happy life.
Per
Ancient Mariner is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 08:09
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 1998
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 1,470
I met Mrs Nightstop while I was a Cadet at the CAT, Hamble in ‘74. She was secretary to “Chopper” Hoy at the time. We often met at the White Hart pub, Hamble where I was introduced to pasty with melted cheese and pickle on top (a delicacy I still enjoy today). I realised she was a good girl when she refused to let me have my Ground school exam results before all the other Hamsters knew theirs. Her mother was an excellent source of food too, which supplemented the gruel on offer at the Hamble canteen. Married 43 years now, but she’s threatening divorce after my retirement unless I spend the equivalent time out of the house as I do now!
Nightstop is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 08:10
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Wellington,NZ
Age: 62
Posts: 1,631
Met mine via a friend/workmate.

It's good to see the "family" line trending downward steadily.
Gotta try and keep the gene pool a bit diverse.
Tarq57 is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 08:25
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Southwater
Age: 69
Posts: 509
Met wife 1 on holiday in Gibraltar. Holiday romances are often not a good idea - it wasn't.
Met wife 2 on a train between Cambridge and Ipswich. First words spoken to her were, "could I see you ticket please"? She showed me her ticket for the following forty years until she died in 20017.
Current luscious lady friend is a mutual friend who we knew for twenty odd years. She's not my "partner" though. A partner is who you go into business with.
She is proper luscious though.
RedhillPhil is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 08:29
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Cambridge, England, EU
Posts: 3,416
Originally Posted by Tarq57 View Post
Met mine via a friend/workmate.
Does that include "she was the girlfriend of a workmate when I first met her"?
Gertrude the Wombat is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 08:37
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Age: 50
Posts: 1,328
Went to Uni at Edinburgh after the RAF and worked in a pub in the Grassmarket to make ends meet.
The wife worked at the pub next door and then moved on to others but we'd still see each other in passing from time to time.
Finally got together a few days before I moved south for work, leading to years of travelling up and down the motorways.
Those two pubs saw at least five marriages and led to god knows how many children.
Tashengurt is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 08:44
  #13 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 454
Met Mrs Hydro on a caving expedition in NZ. Got talking to her, even though we could barely see each other. Got her phone number when we came out, and phoned her as soon as I got home. That was 53 years ago next Wednesday. We've been married 50 years last May.

By coincidence, on the 50th anniversary of our meeting, I was on a tour with an NZ couple, who now own the property where the caves are located.
Hydromet is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 10:30
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Richard Burtonville, South Wales.
Posts: 1,804
I was teaching Mrs G's younger (by 10 years) sister, who on the fateful day had forgotten her dinner money. Mrs G brought it in. The rest is history.

CG
charliegolf is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 11:15
  #15 (permalink)  
I don't own this space under my name. I should have leased it while I still could
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Lincolnshire
Age: 76
Posts: 16,583
Originally Posted by UniFoxOs View Post
First wife, mid 1970's, was sister of a friend (who I wanted but became best mate's wife), met her when she was staying at theirs, so that's via friends. Second wife, 2001, match.com, and a far better match for me. Current GF, match.com again.
Now that is saying something 😁
Pontius Navigator is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 11:38
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: There and here
Posts: 1,668
It's an interesting question posed by NoelEvans, as to how resilient relationships formed by internet matching are over time compared to organic meeting and matching. On the face of things, databases, even A.I 'should' win in the success game, especially over time. After all if the parameters of both parties are compatible, or at least similar, then it's a no-brainer that they should both 'click' and make a harmonious union. However......how can a dataset account for the intricacies of human mating behaviour ? Some years back I had a period of friends setting me up with friends/acquaintances to match me up. Some were so far off the mark that it was funny, even though my friends assured me that they were 'perfect' and others that were pretty impressive, but we just didn't click for reasons unknown. Sometimes perfection, whatever that is, lies in imperfection(s).
SpringHeeledJack is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 11:53
  #17 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Not where I want to be
Age: 65
Posts: 219
Opposite poles attract. Wife and I are 180 degrees apart.
Per
Ancient Mariner is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 11:56
  #18 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Cambridge, England, EU
Posts: 3,416
Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
just didn't click for reasons unknown
Didn't smell right. (Pheromones and stuff.)

Matching systems (human or computer) would, I have this theory, be more successful if they included checking the immune systems for compatibility, ie the more difference the better. At present this can only be done by smell at a real life meeting.
Gertrude the Wombat is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 12:00
  #19 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North West UK
Posts: 520
Met my wife on a week long sponsored walk whilst getting over the collapse of marriage#1. We got chatting on the last evening and by chance sat next to each other on the flight home. Been married now over 22 years and three children. Luckily no children from first marriage as I only know of upset with former spouses regarding children.

Seen too many situations of using children as weapons and lawyers/judges make it worse.
Espada III is offline  
Old 14th Jul 2019, 12:01
  #20 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 106
Met my partner back in 1998 online. Not a dating site but the old fashioned Usenet. She's on her last legs, unfortunately, lupus, cancer, diabetes and now non-alcoholic cirrhosis is trying to take her away from me but I treasure the last 21 years and I hope there may be more time for us to be together - she's a real fighter and this was obvious online and what attracted me to her. We feel that although meeting online was not a big thing back in 1998 at least according to the graph ORAC provided we were part of a group of pioneers!
Hokulea is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.