Bride and Groom Direct recently asked their customers where and how they met their future spouses, and perhaps unsurprisingly, they found that the top four places to meet 'the one' were on a night out, at work, online, or at school.
There's nothing abnormal about meeting your future loved one at, say, the other end of a bar, or sitting next to you in Biology class. However, what they didn't expect was such an influx of answers regarding some very unusual places and situations…
From STI clinics and prisons to supermarket aisles and carparks, they reveal the strangest places people met their future partner:
"I accidentally killed him while playing the video game, Halo Reach, he started talking after that, then he moved from Washington state to Florida to be with me :)"
"We met at a no pants party. Yup, neither of us wearing pants. 7 years later, we are still together."
"I met my wife because I farted. True story. I'm standing in line at a coffee shop and letting pass some serious silent-but-deadlies. I was on a pretty hefty raw broccoli kick at the time, after reading it may be good for the old hairline. Anyway, I didn't notice, but right behind me is this beautiful girl, who turns and asks me "if I smell that?" I pretend to sniff the air and then point to someone a few paces ahead of us. Turns out we spent the rest of the afternoon together and we just celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary. To this day I never told her that the fart was, indeed, mine."
"We both had to pretend to be cows in front of our drama class."
"I met my lady because I got punched in the face at a bar... by the guy she was dating."
"I was drunk at a bar, and I bit her, apparently."
"I met my future wife during a music festival. She puked in front of my VW bus. Love at first sight…"
"Playing guitar hero at a friends' party, finished the song and saw one of the most gorgeous women I had ever seen. So struck by stupidity I made the only noise I could bring out of my mouth, a meow...
But she meowed back! And then the rest is history.
Ironically she told me she only felt an attraction to me so quickly due to the fucking meow, seriously, how does that make any sense? Silly woman."
"I threw a bicycle at her by accident. We've been together almost 4.5 years.
So I was hanging out with a group of friends in the park one day and the chain kept falling off my bike. It got to the point where I was really frustrated with it and kind of threw it forward. As fate would have it, the front wheel turned to the right and crashed into her where she was sitting on the ground. I thought for sure she would never speak to me again, but here we are engaged now!"
"He was my boyfriend's dealer. Sounds bad, I know, but it worked out quite well. Been together for 7 years now, married for 3, and clean for 6."
"The concrete exercise yard of a maximum-security prison, surrounded by 15-foot high barbed wire fences and some lovely inmates ( we were working) thankfully not getting married there :-)"
"We met in a Sexual Health clinic. I always love starting with that! We were both staff! During a boring meeting, we didn't get off to the best start. Over time we became best friends and the rest is history! Now we have a house, a dog and are getting married. Bliss."
"We met in aisle 10 of our local Tesco where we both worked at the time. That was 4 years ago and we're getting married next year. So excited!"
"In a car park at 11pm… imagine how scared I was!!"
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