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15 Really Unique Ways People Met Their Significant Others


Recently we asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us the strangest ways couples met their partners. Here are some of the best ones.

1. This couple who met through a delivered pizza:


"I met my husband when we were in high school — I was having a sleepover with friends and he delivered a pizza to my house. The driver got lost and called me for directions, so I went out to meet him and noticed he was very attractive. After a few minutes of flirting, I went back inside and told my friends and parents about how cute the pizza guy was. They all insisted I called him back, so I did. We just got married this year!" —arih3

2. This couple who met over a cadaver:

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"My parents met over a cadaver at med school." —isabelb44ef72ade

3. This couple who caused an engagement to be called off:

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"My great grandpa randomly kissed my great grandma at his engagement party to another women. He called off his engagement the next day and later married my great grandma. They were together until their deaths." —julianadxoxo

4. This woman who killed a bug:

"So I was running late in high school and noticed a stink bug above the locker next to me. I tell the guy next to me, 'Look out, dude!' and slammed the stink bug with my algebra book. Two months later we were dating, then after one year we got engaged and we've been together nine years total. Who would have thought my female exterminator skills would've won a husband?" —ctysarczyk

5. This couple who met in a psych ward:


"My husband and I actually met in a psych ward of all places. We were both in dark depressions and had gotten to pretty low points in our lives. We met in a group in the hospital and instantly connected. Our rooms were right next to each other. We literally got discharged on the same day and have been inseparable ever since. This month we celebrated two years of marriage. If you're depressed, remember, it DOES get better." —funnyyface

6. This couple who met in character at a renaissance fair:


"My friend is a huge renaissance fan, and she’s always dragging me to fairs. She managed to pull me to a reenactment that was kind of different than the ones I’d been to. It was more interactive; there was a feast at a super-long table and you had to stay in character. I was super reluctant, but I went and we sat near where the 'king' was. The moment he came out I swear it was like immediate electricity. We could not take our eyes off of each other. Before I was about to leave, he came up and properly introduced himself and we exchanged numbers. Super weird, but we’ve been together for five months." —fnchdarcy

7. This couple who met at a spy-themed party:

"My parents met at a gay party. My mom was a ballerina and my dad was an actor, and all their friends are gay. They spent the entire evening drinking vodka and pretending to be Russian spies, each believing the other was queer. The rest is history when they found out weeks later they were both straight." —furelisenicole2

8. This couple who started everything backwards:


"Senior year of college I had just gotten out of the hospital from a terrible stomach flu. I didn’t have a place to go so my friend let me chill on his couch. I looked like death. His roommate I never met walked down the stairs, saw me, and we ended up having a heart-to-heart for two hours. Next thing you know he was at my dad's funeral meeting my entire extended family before we had even hooked up. Talk about starting everything backwards. Wouldn’t change it for anything." —melw4891e45b2

9. This couple who got married before they met:

"A friend of mine works at an open-air museum with Roman excavation grounds. A few times a year they have big festivals where they dress up in original Roman tunics and uniforms. Groups that specialize in Roman cosplay come from all over Europe to show their skills. One wanted to perform a traditional Roman wedding. Unfortunately they didn't have a bride available, so my friend stepped in. Long story short — she married her now-boyfriend traditional Roman-style before she even knew his name. It is my favorite 'How did you two meet?' story of all time. They met at their own wedding." —nataschas471211a17

10. This couple who met on a mountain:


"My boyfriend and I met on top of a mountain. He was behind me and I pretended to stop to get something out of my bag so I could ignore him when he passed me on the way up, but then I ended up running into him. He asked if I wanted my picture taken at the overlook and we talked the whole hike down. The picture is from the day we met. Someone asked us to take their picture and offered to take ours in return and we didn't know how to tell them that we just met an hour ago." —ljohnson15

11. This fortune-told match made in heaven:

"One of my friends is really into psychics so I went with her once. He told me there would be a man in my life whose name started with D, and he would be “Someone who truly loves me.” I was on a run one day and some guy looked lost, so I stopped and asked if he needed help and his name was Doug. I was going the same way he was so I walked with him. Both of which are something I would normally never do. We talked for 45 minutes with complete ease and we’ve been together for 2 years now." —kellyd4b83ad08c

12. This couple who met over a conversation with plants:

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"My boyfriend and I met talking to a a plant. We both joined the Conservation Corps in Flagstaff, Arizona, at the same time. During orientation we took a break and I went to admire the many plants throughout the office. As I was talking to a plant my now-boyfriend came over and greeted the plant before acknowledging me. He then proceeded to explain to me, 'Positive encouragement helps plants grow.' Two and a half years later we are still together and giving plants a lot of love." —georgiam4e5673d33

13. This couple who laughed over an extra appendage:

"I met my boyfriend after the homecoming game our freshman year. I had been crying in the hallway and my boyfriend at the time was trying to comfort me. My current boyfriend walked by us and my ex said, 'That guy has six toes! Hey, come show her your six toes!' And without hesitation he whipped off his sock and shoe. He’s always been able to make me smile and laugh since day one." —palomasutter00

14. These two, who were brought together by Austin Powers:

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My boyfriend was such an unintentional dick to me when I started the job we met at. Then we had a boss who was a deliberate dick to both of us, for no reason. We would complain about how bad work has been since that guy became our boss and suddenly, in between complaints, we started singing “Daddy Wasn’t There” from Austin Powers in Goldmember. Needless to say, we still sing it in the apartment we now share! —cocopa

15. And this couple who ended up having the same ex-boyfriend:

"My ex-girlfriend and I met when I was dating her ex-boyfriend (got that?). I went to a show with him in 2012 and he warned me, 'My ex-girlfriend will be there.' Turns out, she's awesome, and we hit it off and chatted all night. A few years later she and I matched on Tinder!" —saraf45be50781

These submissions have been edited for clarity.

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