How Did You Meet Your Other Half?

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Dottie May

How Did You Meet Your Other Half?

In my youth (1940's) most of us met in a Dance Hall and that was where I met my husband. He was on leave from the RAF. We didn't see each other very often and kept in touch by letter or when he came home on weekend leave. At one time I didn't hear from him for a while and I met another boy, at the same Dance Hall, who was in the Army, so didn't see him either very often. Eventually, I received a letter from my husband to be and we got back together again and it has lasted 60 years.

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Sue G

How did you meet your other half

This post should be interesting Dottie.

I met mine 13 years ago.
At the time i was working in a restaurant in London and had only just given in my notice. The manager begged me to stay until the end of the week as he had a friend arriving from another restaurant to take over.
I agreed to stay, only because i liked the manager.

At first i took no notice of him, then we became friends & after about 3 months started going out together.
Been together ever since.

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Cherry Pie

How did you meet your other half

When we were 16 my friend and I went to a Saturday night dance.She was asked out by a boy but she didn't turn up for the date.The following Saturday the boy wanted to know why she had not shown up, so he asked his mate to dance with me and he danced with her. To cut a long story short, I married my dance partner and she married another of the lads 16 year old friends who was also at the dance. Fifty two years later, we are all still happily married.

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JAMES

How Did You Meet Your Other Half?

I feel left out! I'm a spinster! :)

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Dottie May

How Did You Meet Your Other Half?

I'm enjoying reading the responses. So you can join in James - can you tell us about how you met your latest friend or friends?

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Elpe

How Did You Meet Your Other Half?

In a famous record store in Toronto, browsing the LPs. He wandered in & was with a mutual friend so it went from there. That was 47 years ago. The store was called Sam the Record Man and it survived until 2007. We called in around 2004, got chatting to the manager, told him the tale & he invited us to select a piece of music which he played - and told us he'd met his wife there too. It was such a landmark on Yonge Street, I feel sad to think it's gone.

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Grannie Cool

How did you meet your other half.

At 12 years old, we both went to the same school. Short trousers, long gray socks around his ankles and dirty knees..... yuck! Just before we left that school he asked me to the cinema but didn't turn up.
The next time we met I was doing a full time secretarial course at College, and he was doing a one-day-a-week electrical course.
To cut a long story short, we got married by Special Licence four days before he went into the Army to do National Service in Catterick. On arrival he was given a real b******ing by the RSM for marrying without their permission!!!!
However, we have been together for 54 years so must be doing something right!!!!!! He's 74 today, so it's a meal out this evening, with a glass or three.

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Thistledo

How Did You Meet Your Other Half?

Classified information, so can't tell ya!

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John S.

Sam TRM.

You bring back memories Elpe, Sams was a really great place to browse, did you know that they had 140 stores across Canada at one time and there is still one of the old franchise stores in Bellville that bears the name to this day, sadly Sam Sniderman died this past September.
You must also remember another Toronto landmark, Honest Eds, good food for a great price.
You met your hubby around the time the Toronto Maple Leafs last won the Stanley cup.

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Esther R

How did you Meet your Other Half

I met him thirty-eight years ago next month on a ski-ing holiday in Austria. The first and only time I have been ski-ing. I managed to get separated from the group and Martin helped me to get back and has been helping me in one way or another ever since! When we started chatting it turned out that he lived in Croydon and I lived in Bromley only a few miles apart.

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Darkginger

How did you meet your other half?

I love these stories! I'm a very modern story, since he and I met 17 years ago in an online chatroom :) We weren't in an online relationship with each other - in fact each of us had other online relationships - he went off to Canada to meet his online love interest at the same time I went to the US to meet mine.

We both had a wonderful time on our (one month) visits to the other side of the Atlantic, but we had to come home - and to alleviate that feeling of anti-climax, we arranged a meet-up for the UK members of our chatroom. It was just a night out in a local pub, but everyone met at my place - the doorbell went for about the 5th time that night and I opened it to - well - him :) Coup de foudre (as I think the French say? ). Gobsmacked, as I say! Just chatted to him as part of the group that night, which was a Friday. Off he went at the end of the evening, and then I got a call on the Sunday - 'can I come see you'?

He arrived on Monday - he never really left much after that, and moved in properly (2 months later) in the January. We got married 6 years later, after moving to Ireland. Had our 10th wedding anniversary last year.

We still talk via the computer from time to time - both when I'm here in the UK, and when I'm sitting in the same room as him in Ireland. Sometimes it's easier to talk in type, sometimes it's just more fun. Sometimes it's the only way when he's got headphones on!

So, there's our tale (gawd, went on a bit there!).

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The Cat's Mother

How did you meet your Other Half?

Well - I regularly went to point-to-points with an old friend (male) - we used to park at the local pub and then go to the P-to-P in the same car to save money. On one occasion my friend had another friend with him who had recently broken up with his wife - it was assumed that I knew this third person - but I didn't and wasn't formally introduced -as he was wearing a rather well worn brown trilby hat - in my mind I wondered who this "prat in a hat" could be - that was 22 years ago - I am now living in France with my "prat in a hat" - I am his fourth wife and have three wonderful stepchildren from is
previous marriages. I was a 50 year old spinster at the time so it was quite a life changing encounter at that Point-to-Point!!!


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Biggles !

How did you meet your other half...

Ohhh It would be so lovely to have an "I like very, very much " button. Darkginger your story is wonderful. Just a comment, but I really love Darkginger's prose.

For me, my hubby is the brother of my very good friend for many years. Sadly, she died a few years ago. She used to drag her brother up to my pad, and drag me down to his pad for many years trying to get us 'together'. Nothing doing between either of us. Finally, we got together on our own. The rest, as they say is history. Have to say my friend was really very shocked when we told her we were in a relationship.

I was not good enough for him once we got together. To be honest I never wanted children and I don't have children. I'm delighted to say my hubby agrees.

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Elpe

FAO John S

It was actually 1966, the year before they won. Of course I remember Honest Eds - all our camping gear came from there! We used to camp and fish most summer weekends around Rice Lake or Scugog and one time we caught a sizeable Muskie. The caretaker at my school did taxidermy for a hobby so he stuffed it for us. Next trip back to the UK I phoned BOAC (I think) and asked if I could bring a stuffed fish on the plane. "Is it cooked, Madam?" was the response!

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Linzechris

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I was a single mum and widow and was running a playgroup as it fitted in with my daughters schooling.
The treasurer at the playgroup kept her horse at the stables my husband owned and as he had recently split with his wife set us up on a blind date.
The date went well with us laughing a lot and talking non stop,and the next day I came home from work to find a big bunch of flowers on my doorstep and a card saying he had not laughed so much for years.
I rang him to thank him and we arranged to meet again and have been together ever since. We still laugh alot together.That was fifteen years ago.

 
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