The 50 Most Romantic Things That Ever Happened

This is what love looks like.

1. This song.

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The Flamingos, “I Only Have Eyes For You.”

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2. The first time someone wrote their names on this wall.

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3. When this was written.

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4. The invention of the photo booth.

Sources: flickr, peta pixel, ashley’s bride guide, photo jojo, starvard.

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5. Whenever she got these flowers.

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6. When Joe loved Marilyn.

Although their marriage only lasted for a volatile 274 days, baseball player “Joltin’” Joe DiMaggio remained devoted to Marilyn Monroe. He never remarried, and after her death, he sent red roses to her grave in Los Angeles three times a week for the next 20 years.

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7. These wartime good-byes.

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“Our last picture together before he deployed in August. My husband.”

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8. And this welcome home.

Marissa Gaeta And Citlalic Snell, the first two women to share the Navy’s traditional “first kiss” at the pier after the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell.”

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9. Love through the eyes of their grandchild.

“This is a shot of my grandparents that I took at my birthday party.. They met when they were 13 and started dating their freshmen year of high school.. They have been insperable for atleast 60 years and now are approaching their 50th wedding anniversary.”

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10. When this kitten wore a surprise around his neck.

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11. This puppy.

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12. Every time someone kisses like this.

Sources: vintage couples in love, unicorn hurricane, h8rr, that sentimental feeling, we heart it.

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13. When Paul first saw Linda.

They met eyes across a crowded room in 1967, and Paul says he fell in love at first sight. They were married in 1969, raised four children together, and spent every single night together until her death in 1998. Paul: “I always think of Linda still as my girlfriend. That’s how we started out in the ’60s, just as friends. Whenever I was working late somewhere, I just never fancied it. I thought: Well, I could stay overnight in this posh hotel, or I could go home to Linda. And it was always the brighter of the two options: Yeah, go home to Linda. It was just I liked being with her, quite frankly.”

Sources: bedford network, nothing seems as pretty as the past, tumblr, kzsc.

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14. Isaac’s proposal.

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15. The invention of dancing.

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16. When Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams won “Best Kiss” at the MTV Movie Awards.

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17. When this girl asked him to be her player two.

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18. These two celebrating their 72nd Valentine’s Day.

Kathy Willens / AP

Maddalena, 88, and Fortunato Corso, 89, a Bensonhurst couple married 72 years, prepare for Valentine’s Day with a kiss at home in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013.

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19. When these two lumberjacks got married.

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20. The letters Ronald wrote to Nancy.

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21. This wedding in China.

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22. This box in her closet.

Her husband was deployed, and had these flowers delivered to her office his first day away.

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There was a card attached.

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The back of the note.

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It led to this box in their closet.

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241 envelopes, 241 cards, for his 241 days of deployment.

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“Day #241 - Can’t come soon enough!”

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23. The invention of text messages.

Sources: what a free spirit, la vie est belle, dream with your eyes open.

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24. When a powerful woman loves a powerful man.

Jay-Z & Beyoncé.

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25. This proposal.

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26. Every song that reminds someone of the one they love.

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27. Which leads to: the invention of the mixtape.

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28. David’s movie theater proposal.

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29. When a prince marries his princess.

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30. When she finds someone fit for a queen.

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32. When she proposed with Scott Pilgrim’s help

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33. The 6,000 stairs he carved for her.

Liu and Xu eloped and lived in a mountain cave for over 50 years together. Liu worried that his wife wouldn’t be able to make it down the mountain easily, so in their second year he began carving out steps for her. Liu carved over 6,000 steps for Xu before his death in his wife’s arms.

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34. This marriage proposal.

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35. This ring.

This ring was made in France in the 1800s with doors that open, revealing hidden love messages beginning with “Je t’aime”…

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36. Their first wedding photos.

HAP/Quirky China News / Rex

Wu Conghan, 101, and his wife, Wu Sognshi, 103, married in 1924, and have been together for almost nine decades. When they got married, there wasn’t the option to have photos taken, and it is something they have dreamt of having ever since. Recently their dream was made reality by a local photo company in Nanchong, Sichuan Province, China, and the pair posed in their wedding finery for the shots.

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37. This partnership.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka.

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38. Their last moments together.

After 72 years of marriage, Norma and Gordon Yeager died in the hospital within an hour of one another. They were holding hands.

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39. When the president tells us how much he loves his wife.

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40. This proposal.

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41. Tony and Kevin’s wedding.

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42. The invention of Halloween.

Sources:julieann art, kieko lynn, uproxx.

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43. These couples whose love can be seen in just one photograph.

“I [the photographer] wandered into the lobby of a nursing home on the Upper West Side and discovered this man, who was on his way to deliver a yellow bear to his wife. “I visit her every day,” he said. “Even when the mind is gone, the heart shows through.””

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“I love his eyes and his belly.”

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“We were both involved in the civil rights movement. We met 47 years ago on a picket line.”

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Photographer: “What’s your favorite thing about your wife?”
Man: “I can’t say that in public!”

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44. What these two love most about one another.

Matt Stopera

Matt asked them how long they’ve been together and what they love about one another, during Seattle’s first day of marriage equality.

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45. The secret she’s about to tell him.

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46. The first time he saw her in a wedding dress.

This man is 104, and his wife is 100. They have been married for 81 years, but they never had a proper ceremony. She was given this dress so that they could take a “wedding photograph” together, and he said, “My wife is so beautiful.”

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47. Johnny Cash’s definition of paradise.

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48. When these grooms saw their brides for the first time.

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49. This couple who never spent a night apart.

Lionel, 99, and Ellen, 100, got married in 1936 and have never spent a night apart since.

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50. And this.

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