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15 Stories About How LGBTQ Couples Met That Made Me Say, "I'm Not Crying, You're Crying"

Pass the tissues, please.

Recently we asked the LGBTQ members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the unique ways they met their significant others. Here are some of their charming stories:

1. This couple who met during a singles trip to Vegas with friends:

"My friends and I booked a trip to Vegas after we had all recently broken up with our partners. One of my friends invited a friend she had grown up with. I sort of knew her from 'the scene' but had never actually met her. When we all met at the airport and I was introduced to her, I knew from that minute that I wanted to be with her. Five years later we are engaged, bought our own home, and are planning to get married in Vegas this year (if COVID-19 allows us)."


2. This couple who met through a mutual ex:

"I got dumped for her on New Year's Day. Fast-forward a few months, she and our mutual ex broke up, and I saw her across the room at a concert. I made our mutual ex introduce us the next day. (Thankfully we had both stayed true to the staying-friends-with-your-ex trope!) We’ve been dating for three and a half years."


3. This couple who wouldn't have met if not for a catfish:

"My girlfriend and I met on a dating app for queer women. The incredible thing is that neither of us wanted to meet anyone! My best friend had downloaded the app on my phone, while my now-girlfriend had downloaded it because she'd learned that someone on it was using her pictures! Then we met and we actually found love. After two years, I came out to her as a trans man, and now we're still together and it's gonna be our fourth anniversary in September!"


4. This couple who were separated by continents but brought together on Instagram:

"We met on Instagram in June 2018. He’s from Serbia and I live in Texas. His first message to me said that I looked very handsome and kind. We texted and video-chatted almost every day until he moved here in August 2019. We then got married in October. It’s crazy how much can change in such a short amount of time!"


5. This couple who met while one of them was an international student:

"I met my girlfriend during my second year of university. She was an international student from Italy, and she was the most beautiful woman I'd ever seen in my life. When I asked her name, she said, 'Giovanna, Gi for short,' to which I replied, 'I'm Taylor, T for short.' It was the cringiest thing I've ever said in my life, but somehow it worked, and we've been together for eight years now!"


6. This couple who were brought together by the help of a friend:

"I remember seeing my now-girlfriend on the bus during a school field trip our senior year, and I told her friend that I thought she was cute. Her friend made it her mission to get us together and demanded that I ask her friend to prom. I had never even spoken to her friend, but I took a chance and asked her to prom. We had an amazing time, and we’re still completely in love seven years later."


7. This couple who met through a Tumblr blog:

"Today is our second anniversary! We met on Tumblr when she followed a blog I made about the 2016 Ghostbusters movie. We lived 1,600 miles apart for a year until she moved out to be with me. Now we’ve been married for two years!"


8. This couple who met during game night at an LGBTQ Christian group:

"I met my boyfriend at an LGBTQ+ group for Christians. It was my first time there, and we were having a game night. He got himself on my team and made sure we won so I'd be impressed. We hung out a few times and then decided to make things official. We just celebrated our six-month anniversary."


9. This couple who found each other on Twitter:

"My wife and I actually met on Twitter when I was 18! We bonded over our love of drag queens and became fast friends. She lived in Ohio and I lived in California. I was also getting ready to move to New York City for school. Once I moved out there, she ended up visiting me, which is when we became official. Eventually I moved to Ohio to be with her. I just couldn't imagine my life without her. We both were so young, but it was so right. We've been together for six and a half years, and two years ago we got married!"


10. This couple who met through an internship:

"My girlfriend and I met at an internship at the public defender's office! She was actually the first person I ever came out to, and she was a huge supporter throughout my coming-out process. We ended up hanging out outside of the office, and after a lot of flirting and many attempts on her part to show me she liked me, I finally got the hint! The rest is history."


11. This couple whose romance started at Walmart:

"My now-wife transferred to the Walmart I worked at while she attended the local college. We flirted for a few weeks and then eventually went out. Before we got serious, I confided in her that I thought I was transgender but thought it could be a passing 'phase,' and she said she felt the same way. Some years and two kids later, we realized we were fooling ourselves and decided to transition. We have a happy little family now, and we have been married 15 years."


12. This couple who met during leadership orientation at college:

"Lexi, my now-partner, was the president of the Harry Potter club at our university. We met in 2017 at Orientation and Transition Leader training and started talking. We spent years taking turns crushing on each other when the other wasn't available. One day in April 2019, we admitted we liked each other, and after a month of awkward not-date dates, she kissed me and asked me out at my sorority’s annual formal. We've been together since."


13. This couple who met in a biology class:

"We met in bio class, getting every answer wrong on a clicker quiz. A month later, the night before my birthday, I was in the library studying for a quiz when I noticed the group next to my table studying for the same quiz. That person was in the group! We ended up having a soulmate-level connection, even getting fake-married at the beach. I always felt like meeting them again was the ultimate birthday gift."


14. This couple who met in the comments of a Facebook status:

"We met almost nine years ago on Facebook. I made a status about getting Jack in the Box and jumping into my hot tub. She commented that I lived in Barbie’s dream house and slid her number into my messages. Now we have been married for three and a half years ❤️. Dreams do come true!"


15. And finally, this couple who met three times over several years:

"We initially met in high school, but she was the hot school lesbian at the time, and I never paid much attention to her. Three years later, she came to my house for my brother's house party, and she had no idea we were related. We caught up, and it turned out she had gotten married, and I came out to her as bisexual. Fast-forward about another year, she got divorced and invited me to her party before Pride. She was flirting hardcore. The next day we decided to go to Pride together, and I kissed her. Three years later and we're still so in love."


Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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