Where did you/How did you meet your current partner? What is your preferred dating style?

Where did you/How did you meet your current partner? What is your preferred dating style?

ToyGurl ToyGurl
I was talking to a lot of friends the other day at my pre-wedding party and we discovered that a very surprising amount of us met our current men/women in online-related ways. I came across my fiance in a weird sort of way. I had heard about him from friends back in high school, checked him out on an online myspace-style site and that's where we started talking. We've been together ever since and I couldn't be more happy!

So what's your story? Do you prefer online dating, or meeting people in person? Where did you meet your current partner? Please share below!
07/06/2011
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Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
I met my husband while working as the costume designer for a huge outdoor haunted house. He was the volunteer coordinator.
07/06/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
A mutual friend thought we'd be perfect for each other. We are no longer friends with our match-maker, but my husband and I have been together for 18 years. (There was no internet when we met).
07/06/2011
MaryExy MaryExy
I met my guy online. I think in general people are bolder online, letting their personality show and possibly being more flirtatious. I don't really have a preference between online and meeting in person, though.
07/06/2011
Coralbell Coralbell
I met him at a bar. Me and my friend were dancing and him and his friend came over and introduced themselves.
07/06/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
This is similar to your other question - so this is a bit of a repeat answer:

I'd have to say yes (I am with my 'destined other'). My wife and I are so divergent in the time and place of our growing up, that for us to have even met is a minor miracle.

I'm 11 years older, grew up in Pgh, PA and traveled extensively finding myself in the LA area in the late 80s. She grew up in Lvl, KY and was sent to Orange County by her employer after graduating college.

She was engaged to her HS/college sweetheart and I was more-or-less living with my SO. We met through a mutual friend, ditched our encumbrances and married within 18 months of our first encounter.

We're still madly in love after 21 years - it honestly gets better every day.
07/06/2011
Rossie Rossie
We met at our mutual friend's (a married young couple) house. I was a co-worker/friend of the husband, and he was a colleague of the wife. A few of us singles like to hangout at their place. And gradually we began dating .... the end!
07/06/2011
CAKES CAKES
I met my man on plentyoffish.com, and he is my soulmate!
07/06/2011
married with children married with children
we went to school together.
07/07/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
I met mine in high school. We dated for 9 months then and I freaked out when he told me he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me... when I was 15...

A few years later we were friends again and stayed friends through crappy relationships on both sides. When he left his ex, it didn't take very long for us to get back together. We got married 2 years later and are taking things just one day at a time
07/07/2011
Sephymuffins Sephymuffins
I think that with technology the way it is today, most relationships will almost always start (in one way or another) online. Whether it be through a dating site, facebook or myspace.

My ex of four years I met through... almost a childish website called Gaiaonline. The man I'm with now I met through a friend years ago but we never dated or hooked up until a few months ago.
07/07/2011
I'mNotYourToy I'mNotYourToy
I met mine in high school... We started dating our senior year. I was his first gf and the first girl he had ever done anything with. And then I moved away to college... We broke up 2 yrs and 9 mos later and he started dating someone else really quickly, and when they broke up he started calling me to tell me he had made a mistake... We got back together last May and everything has been great since.
07/07/2011
Ansley Ansley
High school parking lot. I'm a serial monogamist.

To elaborate, I assume anyone I date is going to be in it for the long-haul unless otherwise stated in the beginning. I have been with my man for over 10 years now and we're still going strong and getting stronger as the days go by. I've never "dated" in a traditional sense.
07/07/2011
newfoundlust newfoundlust
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGurl
I was talking to a lot of friends the other day at my pre-wedding party and we discovered that a very surprising amount of us met our current men/women in online-related ways. I came across my fiance in a weird sort of way. I had heard about him from ...
We met at a professional seminar the year after we both graduated. The seminar was boring so we started flirting. That was 25 years ago, of which 24 are marriage. Still together after all these years.
07/07/2011
padmeamidala padmeamidala
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGurl
I was talking to a lot of friends the other day at my pre-wedding party and we discovered that a very surprising amount of us met our current men/women in online-related ways. I came across my fiance in a weird sort of way. I had heard about him from ...
I met my Master in college. We were both in the same class. We became best friends from the very first day we met each other.
07/07/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
I met mine when I was at a bar in Munich. My friend and I knew about 5 German words between us, so he helped us communicate with the bartender the whole night. Coincidentally, he lived in the city I was studying in so we started talking when we got back.
If I had to rely on the internet to meet him it never would have happened; he only bought himself a laptop so we could communicate when I had to come back to America. I have no idea how he survived without one for so long.
07/07/2011
Jaimes Jaimes
My husband and I were a showmance. (two actors in the same show dating). It was Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. I was Viola, he Orsino. Neither of us meant to audition, but it was at the first read-through that we knew the other one was special. It was a little scandalous, as he was 30 at the time and I was 17, about to graduate high school. 8 years later and he's still the Hobbes to my Calvin!
07/07/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
High school parking lot. I'm a serial monogamist.

To elaborate, I assume anyone I date is going to be in it for the long-haul unless otherwise stated in the beginning. I have been with my man for over 10 years now and we're still going ...
You and I are a lot alike. All of my relationships were in high school, and I haven't done the "bump into somebody, go out on a date, go from there" thing. Some days I think it would have been neat to experience, but I'm happy with how my life is
07/07/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
You and I are a lot alike. All of my relationships were in high school, and I haven't done the "bump into somebody, go out on a date, go from there" thing. Some days I think it would have been neat to experience, but I'm happy ...


I've wondered what it would be like as well. Then I think about all of the stuff I read on the internet about people flitting from guy to guy or girl to girl and it just seems so exhausting to me. LOL

I think it kind of breeds the theory that you don't have to accept people for who they are if there is a flaw you don't like and that it's perfectly acceptable to ditch them and find someone new. In the end, these people who flit about relationships like butterflies in a garden, still learn that it takes years to truly know someone and you're never going to like everything you learn about them. I see very few young people break up for legitimate reasons these days.
07/08/2011
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