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The first thing I thought when I met my spouse

If you thought that first meeting with your future spouse should be complete with fireworks and a backing track of ‘Tonight I Met The Boy I’m Gonna Marry’, think again.

A cry-yourself-laughing forum thread has sprung up revealing what husbands and wives were thinking when they first encountered the man or woman they’d end up tying the knot with. First impressions ranged from indifference to annoyance to utter fascination. Here are some of our favourites.

“Oh god, there's that girl that talks all the time to every single person. Oh god, she's getting on the elevator with me. She's going to talk to me. Oh god, it's just the two of us. Oh god, here it goes. I have to make actual conversation.”

“She walked into my brothers wedding reception with my female cousin. I turned to my cousin next to me and asked if we were related to her. He said no. I told him I was going to get me some of that. Married for almost six years now.”

“I loved her look, very pretty and earthy. She was singing on stage and has a beautiful voice. I'm a musician so I knew I had to go talk to her afterward. I was around 21 years old so the main thing I was thinking is ‘Please don't be in high school, please don't be high school’.”

 “Boy, this girl is really pretty. She'd never be into me. Better not try to fall for her.”

“I was a young shallow brat when I first met him and wouldn't give him a chance. Did some growing up and when I came back to that city I ran into him. I thought he was the most handsome man I'd ever seen. So I asked him out and apologised for being such a jerk to him before.”

“Honestly? First thought was: "Hmm, he is so not my type, why am I attracted to him?" I couldn't put my finger on what made him so special, but I knew we were going to be together. It was like seeing a bright green light in a sea of red ones.”

“From the beginning, it was clear that he was working hard to get to know me, but I couldn't tell if he was doing that because he's a genuinely nice person (which he is) or because he's a genuinely nice person who also had a thing for me. Turns out it was the second. I'm glad.”

“She's out of my league. After 3.5 years of marriage I still feel that way. I'm not sure how I hoodwinked her, but I've somehow managed to keep the charade going.”

“I was at the student centre, checking my mail. He was playing pool. I looked at him, and had this urge to just sit at a kitchen table with him and be at home. Then his then-girlfriend walked up and I was like, Oh well, never mind.”

“He has lovely, warm eyes. I also thought he seemed really quiet and boring. Luckily I got to know him and realised he is anything but boring. And I still melt in his eyes.”

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Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.