These 21 Stories About The Exact Moment People Fell In Love Made Me Believe That Love Is Real
"When the words 'I love Harry Potter' came out of his mouth"
We recently asked our audience to tell us about the moment they fell in love with their partner. Here are some of their answers:
1. The Senior Crush.
2. The Forever Partner.
"I have to use a wheelchair whenever I leave the house – in the very beginning of our relationship, I was very self conscious about it and felt so embarrassed. I absolutely knew he was 'The One' when he said that he wanted to marry me, even if he had to push me down the aisle. We have two beautiful little girls and are celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary this September."
3. The Silver Screen Romance.
4. The Support System.
"Me and my partner had only been dating for a month when my granny passed away. When I text her to let her know my granny passed away she came to see me, drove me about for hours to distract me, brought me to my parents, drove my family where they needed to go, went to a wake full of my family that she had never met, and held me during the funeral. I knew she was 'The One' because at the hardest time of my life she stayed and supported me even though she didn't really know me."
5. The Dodgy Tummy.
6. The Smile-Maker.
"The moment I knew I was falling in love was when he gave me his the taco which had extra bacon on it. He loves bacon – I asked why and he said giving it to me was easy cause it made me smile and that's all he wanted."
7. The New Laugh.
8. The Ride Or Die.
"My boyfriend found out that a mutual friend had screamed some very inappropriate things at a friend of mine while we were out together. The day he found out about that incident he tracked down the guy and explained to him why that wasn’t okay and convinced him to apologise. The fact that he showed so much integrity and didn’t hesitate to stand up for my friend meant so much. We’re still together seven years later and he continues to pleasantly surprise me all the time."
9. The Enthusiastic Brainstormer.
10. The Hospital Hero.
"We had only been dating a couple weeks when I became very sick. Three days later at the hospital I was told I had a severe infection and kidney failure. My local hospital was unequipped to help me so I was to be put on a med-flight to a hospital in the next state. When the doctors asked who was going with me, my boyfriend knew my mom would be unable to go and without hesitation he volunteered. He drove two hours, told the staff he was my fiancée so he would be let in and spent the next four days and nights in ICU with me holding my hand. He said he refused to let me go through this alone and that's when I knew."
11. The Snotty Shirt.
12. The Peace Negotiator.
"When my husband of seventeen years and I were out on our second (or so) date and leaving a local diner, there was a pair of obnoxiously drunk men huddled around his car in the parking lot. He asked them to move and they got belligerent (calling him names and threatening to punch him). To my surprise, my husband diffused the situation by treating these two men like human beings – he soon had them laughing like they’d been best friends forever. He called them each a cab and paid their rides home. His ability to talk to people meet them at their level is something that has continued to impress me everyday that we’ve been married."
13. The Dance-Off.
14. The Mosh Pit Match.
"She joined me and some of my band members at a concert for the heavy metal band Slayer. After I had spent half the show in the mosh pit (and was sweaty and gross), I looked up at the second level and she was still standing there waving at me. If this woman could see me in my most carnal state and still be there, I knew I was in love and that I would marry her. I went back up to where she and my bandmates were standing, got up behind her, and said, 'is it weird for a guy to tell a girl he loves her at a Slayer concert?' She smiled and shook her head. We were married eleven months later."
15. The Security Blanket.
16. The Shared Sip.
"I don't let anyone drink from my cup. I can swap bodily fluids all the live long day, but don't you dare take a swig from my cup or bottle. One day my boyfriend casually picked up my Diet Coke in the car and took a drink. I looked at it, then at him, and was totally cool. That's when I knew it was love."
17. The Magical Connection.
18. The Salsa Session.
"I’m Puerto Rican and I grew up dancing salsa in the living room with my dad. He’s Midwestern and his parents were opposed to dancing, Footloose style. But for our second date he took me salsa dancing. We ended up being late and missed the lesson but he let me teach him and we danced all night. I remember thinking, 'if he’s willing to do this, he’s worth sticking around for.' We’ve been married for ten years now and I still remember that moment at the salsa club fondly."
19. The Wedding Dance.
20. The Tampon Treat.
"Once I was really not feeling my best; I wasn't on my period just feeling tired and sad. My boyfriend thought it would be cute to buy me my favourite things – he got me my favourite drink, takeout food, and candy. When he gave me everything I noticed a familiar box. I picked it up and immediately started laughing. Turned out he also bought me a box of tampons because I always bought them and he thought I liked them a lot. When I told him what they were the embarrassed smile on his face made me realise I was going to marry him one day."