How did you meet your other half (or even an ex)? Sometimes the stories are fairly tame—you were introduced by mutual friends and fell in love from there. Sometimes the stories are completely ridiculous—you stumbled upon each other in the most obscure of circumstances. As one Staffer points out, the latter is the case a lot of times and you never know when you’ll meet someone.
“I was moving to a new city in two weeks and the night had arrived for my combination going away/birthday bash. I was so excited—until the cancellations started rolling in. My best friend had a severe stomachache. Another pal refused to go ‘alone’ since our other friends weren’t going. One of the guys I was interested in said he forgot and made other plans. In tears (but in a killer dress with my normally wild hair straightened into sleek submission), I wondered if I should even bother to go.
I toughed it out and showed up for my own soirée. A small group of around seven friends (not the 35 that I’d envisioned) rallied around me. By the time I got to my taxi stand to catch a cab home, I was still a bit bummed. I surveyed the group around me and saw a really gorgeous guy who looked extremely familiar. Suddenly, I realized that my friend had made out with him at a party—in a time and place (high school) where making out with people at parties was acceptable.
Fueled by drunk confidence, I approached the familiar fella. ‘Hey, I think I know you. Brian, right?’ The hottie seemed taken aback, but a bit intrigued as he confirmed that he was in fact Brian. When I explained how I knew him (I got very detailed about the party), he totally lit up and thought it was hilarious that here we were in a cab stand, encountering each other years later. As fate would have it, we lived in the same general area, so we shared a cab home, chatted and exchanged digits. We had a lot in common and knew so many of the same people.
We ended up seeing each other for just about every night of the two weeks before I moved. Our romance didn’t turn into a relationship, but I did go on a few more dates with him when I visited my old home. The most refreshing part was realizing how you meet the most interesting people at unexpected times. This guy was an out-of-nowhere Prince Charming, a happy ending at a time when I was feeling absolutely awful. And running into this dude was such an interesting case of déjà-vu.”
GIRL TALK TIME: What’s the weirdest way you’ve ever met a guy? Ever had a serious case of ‘small world’ with someone you’ve dated (a.k.a. you’re pretty sure you have parallel lives, or you keep running into them)?