Sunday, March 20, 2011

ANNIE BEGINS by Michelle Toth

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I met my husband at a Hot Buns/Hot Legs contest at a popular local bar...neither of us were contestants!
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Book: Annie Begins

Author: Michelle Toth

Website: http://www.anniebegins.com/

Winner: Melinda S.
You guys are going to love this debut book by Michelle Toth. Annie Begins tells the story of 29 year old Annie Thompson, who is brilliant in business, yet disastrous in relationships. It’s the dawn of the dot-com boom, and Annie is determined to make it big. But her single-minded focus on work is put to the test when the man of her dreams announces that his wife is divorcing him, and designates Annie “the best listener he knows.” Suddenly she’s juggling his mixed signals and her entrepreneurial ambitions—not to mention a complicated friendship with her new supervixen of a roommate.

Annie's pursuit of Mr. Tall, Dark and Barely Available takes a turn for the unexpected when her young, terminally ill cousin, April, makes it her mission to find Annie a husband. But the fiancĂ© April picks is definitely not the kind of man Annie would have chosen. Now, Annie has to ask herself what exactly she wants and values most deeply in a man—and in herself.

So, to win Annie Begins, let’s make this really fun – since the character April in the book tries to find Annie a husband, tell me how you found your current or previous BF, partner or husband? Blind date, match.com, were you set up by your best friend, did you meet him in a bar like I met Mr. MaNiC? … Doesn’t have to be long-winded – Short and Sweet tells it best!

Thanks for being so wonderful with all of these answers. I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying waking up and reading all of these every day! Hope you’re having fun too!

Michelle’s Bio: Michelle Toth divides her time between New York City and Boston, where she serves on the board of directors of the non-profit Grub Street Writers. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and Harvard Business School, Michelle works as the director of talent development for an investment management firm.

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174 comments:

Kimmi said...

Chris' parents and my parents had been friends for decades, but he was a boy and I wasn't allowed to play with the boys. Later in life, my mother learned that he'd divorced and she suggested he call me. I wasn't interested because I knew I was his rebound girl. He's been rebounding with me for 17 yrs.

Melissa said...

I met my husband at Bank of America. I was a teller and he would come in to make deposits for his employer. We were both in college. He still has the business card that I wrote my number on. He keeps it in his wallet. Melissa Rem

Books & Reviews said...

In college my roomate introduced us to one another.

Tiffany Drew said...

I met my husband online. It was about 12 years ago and a friend and I were cruising the profiles out of boredom when we came across one who said his hobby was "looking at myself in the mirror, saying hey you, you're a stud." We HAD to get a picture of this stuck up jerk, so we asked him for one. When we didn't say anything to him after, he kept talking to us until finally we answered back. Turned out he lived up the street and we ended up meeting. Been together ever since. He is the funniest person I have ever met :)

Juliet Farmer said...

i met my husband when i was dating his older brother. as my roommate at the time liked to say, i pulled the ultimate switch!

Lisa D said...

We were in college. I was dating another guy. Tim came up to me in the hall one day and asked if I was attached. I said I was, but didn't tell him we were having problems and broke up about a week later. Meanwhile my ex boyfriend told Tim he had this girls class ring and was planning on pawning it. Tim was telling my ex that he liked a girl who had just turned him down. Long story short they eventually found out they were talking about the same girl...me. Tim asked me out, and got my class ring back from my ex and we have been married 16 years.

Nanette said...

I had known my DH about 5 years...he was the brother of a friend. We ran into each other at a bar one night and after making small talk we found out we were both recently single. Later that night he asked me to dance...it was a slow song. While on the dance floor, he planted a kiss on me out of nowhere! Talk about the BEST KISS EVER!! We've been together ever since and just had our 16th wedding anniversary. :) Nanette N.

Logan Collins said...

This book must have been the story of my life before I met Jeremy I was a walking case of disastrous relationships. I babysat for 2 little boys from the time they were 2 and 4 and am still babysitting for them today, although much less often. Their mom became a close friend and confidant of mine through the years. She would become so discouraged with my terrible relationships that she set me up on a blind date that did not work out. A year later she tells me about their PeWee Football Coach. She said, "He loves kids and loves football just like you, give it a shot." Somehow she convinced him to go on the blind date with me and a year and a half later we could not be happier.

Tina Brannan said...

I met my husband while I was on vacation!

Casey said...

My guy and I have a nerd version of a "when harry met sally" type relationship from our college days. The first time we met each other, we didn't like each other (I was being disruptive while he was trying to study). The next time we met in accounting class we became friends. Then when he went abroad and came back, we fell in love.

Ronit said...

We met in college waiting in line for student basketball tickets. We hacbruefly met the previous year when my then boyfriend introduced me to the guys who always sat in the row behind him, but didn't say more than hello. I didn't even know his name. Ronit W

Anonymous said...

Well, my husband and I went to jr high together and high school. Dated in the same circles. We were always friends. Then one day we went hung out and realized we really liked each other. We started dating a short time...we got married only four months later and have been married almost 18 years!

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jpetroroy said...

My friend from high school introduced us!

Karen said...

I met my husband in a gas station parking lot in Ft. Deposit, AL. :) ktmixon315

buttah said...

I met my husband through a guy (Jay) that I had been friends with since middle school. He and husband were best friends. I hooked Jay and my best friend up and then subsequently met my husband while they were dating. They didn't last, but almost 15 years later Husband and I are still together and we are still really close with Jay! I tell Jay all the time it's all his fault I fell in love!

Jessica Azar said...

I was 19 and home from college for the weekend, and a guy friend of mine from high school got me to go to a party at a friend of his house. It happened to be my now husband's parents' house out in the country. Instant attraction on both sides at first sight. What's funny is that our dads went to high school together and did some crazy pranks together, and Zack and I grew up hearing about each other's Dads. We went to high schools in the same town, and have even established that we were at some of the same parties in high school at the same time, but never saw each other. God's timing, I guess! 9 years together, 6 years married, and 3 kids later, we're still going strong!

Carol Flynn said...

We met in high school and started dating 2 weeks before the end of senior year.

Margie said...

I met my husband at work.

Wanda Zerangue said...

I met my husband on my first day of college in a math class. It took him 4 months to ask me out on a date.....that was almost 37 years ago!!!

Leslie Barr said...

Currently single now, but I met the last boyfriend while doing laundry at the laundromat.

Mom'sLove said...

I met my last boyfriend at work. A high school where we both work... Yep, we still see each other one in a while.. Think this book help me recover?
Aaammmaaannndddaaa

Homestead Jen said...

I met my husband at a Halloween party at his house. I was uninvited (went with a friend), took one look at him and said "I am going to meet that guy."

Married ten years, this fall.

Sarah Lashua said...

we met at work!

Angie M Parks said...

I met my husband through yahoo.com. I actually had not had a pic up for almost 6 months and didn't really check it that much, but he somehow found me and we have been together for 7 years now :)

Nikko's Mommy said...
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Nikko's Mommy said...

I met my boyfriend 7 years ago at a club i use to frequent. I was having a much needed girls night out since my "then" boyfriend was at a No Doubt concert. I saw him when he walked in and thought..hmm he's kinda cute. 3 Tokoyo Teas later somehow we started talking and dancing and the next thing i knew we were exchanging numbers and making plans to see each other again. Things were already bad between us, so meeting Nikko's dad was the little push i needed to end that relationship :)

jdstec said...

met my love of 28 years working in the same office.

Bridget said...

My husband and I were high school sweethearts. Met working on the language club homecoming float. He was in Spanish club and I was in the French club.
Iambtinrb

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Met him at a bar...Where he asked me to go to a concert, but I had to work. Next time I saw him I asked him how the concert was and he responded with an "Oh I asked you?" I threw a drink at him, but eventually we did go out and have been together ever since. That was 17 years ago!

Chelsea Hoffman said...

This is so embarrassing, but I met my lovely boyfriend on FACEBOOK! There is a silly game called Are You Interested? And you say yes to people you think are attractive and can message them if you'd like. He said yes to me, then we started talking. Nine months later we met (I'm from Texas, he's from Kansas) and have been together for almost two years!

Lilianarenee said...

My bf worked at the starbucks across from the jamba store I manage. We worked similar hours and would unknowingly take breaks and lunches at the same time.

CAnative said...

My husband was in the Marine Corps stationed in California. He went to look up friends of his parents that now lived in CA. I was friends with one of their daughters and met him when he stopped by to see them.

Nicole

Katrina Swiney said...

I met my husband at one of the last places I ever thought I'd meet a guy. Myspace!
I'm not one to date strangers I've never met before, but I was really sick one night (late 2007) and had been cooped up in my house, bored for 3 days. I was on Myspace and received a random message from a random guy asking me how I was. A short bantering later, and we graduated from e-mail to AIM chat and then to the phone. Within an hour of talking to him on the phone, I knew he was "the one". Sounds corny, but I felt like I could talk to him and be myself- something I had never experienced with any other guy. A week later, we had our first date. We have now been married for almost 6 months. I still love him just as much as that day we met on Myspace!

EBrowning said...

I'm still looking for Mr. Right! :)

Carie Casey said...

I met my husband when we were 14 at a church musical practice. We went to summer camp together and have been together ever since. We got married when we were 24 and will married for 10 years this summer.

Clynnc

Colleen Turner said...

When I was in college a friend of mine invited me to go with her and a group of her high school friends to a play. She wanted me to go along since an ex boyfriend of hers was going and everyone else was coupled off. She didn't want it to seem like a date. When we showed up the ex boyfriend was really sweet and funny and I sat next to him at the play. A month later we started dating, a few months after that I moved in and three years later we were married. Today we have been together for 10 years and married for 7 (Happy Anniversary to me!).

valerie said...

friend of friends... but really connected over being in a shuffleboard league. we're under 30... sounds old though huh:)

Krystal said...

My husband went to high school and was good friends with my cousin who I was very close to.
kndyer

CariLynn said...

Met him at work. :) CariLynn

Domesticated Gal said...

I was a fresh-out of the bottle redhead in her first year of college. He was a one-foot out the door unknown senior whom I randomly sat next to at a football game. When the crowd sat down at the end of the first quarter, I scooched over to make room. His response: "I don't bite."

And yes, I fell for that.
Hook, line, and sinker.

What can I say? I was a freshman.

taylorj2112 said...

My husband and I met at work kind of. I worked in the Florida office while he worked in Rhode Island. He would come down on buisness and I always thought that he was the greatest guy I ever met. I thought his wife was the luckest girl on earth. We started talking and realized that we were both going through divorce. After that we were hanging out with some mural friends from work. After a few drinks and being alone for five minutes we kissed. It has been almost 7 years and I couldn't be happier!!!

Ally said...

I met my husband at church! He was very shy, and it took him 6 months to ask me out.
Ally N

Carly said...

We met on myspace! You know, back when myspace was popular. We chatted for awhile and finally met up in a nice, public place...Starbucks. Been together for 5 years.

Carly Haynes

AisforRandom said...

We moved next door to each other in our apartment complex two days apart. I had seen him walking by, but being a dork, didn't say anything to him for about 3 weeks. Then one night I was trying to sleep and he was drilling holes in his wall. I went over and yelled at him. It was love at first fight.

Later I asked to borrow his drill to do some work in my apartment, he ended up fixing things for me and I thanked him with Lemon Sugar Cookies. He's the only person I make them for now.

DaphneSFL said...

My husband and I met at work. I didn't know him really, we didn't really know each other, but one night I had a dream that he helped me fix my car and was very chivalrous. I couldn't stop thinking about this guy who was in the sales dept, so I asked him to lunch. A week later we went out for a dinner date, on Dec. 22 and it was a magical night. I knew he was the one, and this June we'll be celebrating 10 years of wonderful marriage :)

Sarah S. said...

I met my husband in high school. We passed from time to time with neither of us really paying attention to the other. Graduation rehearsel he sat behind me and the rest is history. We've been together for almost 14 years and married for 9 years.

Sarah S.

Amy R. said...

My bf and I went to the same college (and had the same major - aviation), but because we're 5 years apart, we never actually met. We officially met when I got a job at the same company he works for after I graduated. Now we live together. Aw.

Christina said...

A couple girls I used to work with wanted to set me up with a guy who worked with their then fiances. So at one of their weddings, the other one took me over to him and told him I was his dance partner for the evening. We hung out at the reception, he asked me out a couple of days later and we've been together ever since!

ChristinaL

Erin Goff said...

I met my husband in college - his best friend was dating my best friend. The four of us went on spring break together... one date led to another and we'll have been married 10 years this June!

Alli said...

I met my fiance at work...I was event staff for the building rented, and he worked for the private security company we hired. Found him on facebook, and the rest is history!! :)
Alli M. Jones

kristinrose said...

I met my bf of 2 years while celebrating girl's night at a bar

Lindsay Elizabeth said...

James and I worked together for about 6 months and flirted constantly. He's from Northern Ireland so his brogue was always a source of banter as I couldn't understand him half the time. We both broke up with our significant others a short while before the company sent everybody to Morocco for team bonding. Needless to say we almost kissed in front of the entire company while laying by a fire in the Atlas mtns. ( I realize how cheesy this sounds!)

Needless to say we remained colleagues for the rest of the trip and a few weeks later went on a date and have been together ever since!!! :-)

LindsayK918 said...

We met through a mutual friend. It was love at first sight... until it crashed and burned one hot month later. Ugh.

Ronda C. in B'ham said...

My husband was stationed with a co-worker and I had emailed him to tell him I had been dumped and my lucky for me my husband is a nosy person and was reading it over his shoulder. We began to email each other and when he finally got some time off we went on a date and have been together for the last nine years.

IandSsmom said...

No current boyfriend but last one who is my daughter's father -I met at work!

Ready To Be A Momma said...

we met while working together at denny's. the thought of working there still makes me nauseous!
qweska8402

Melissa Braun said...

We met in a neighborhood bar and the owner gave us bride and groom toasting glasses at one of their events. We laughed at her -- then invited her to our wedding the next year! :-)

A.C. Morris said...

My husband and I met in college. Neither of us were looking for anyone, he was a friend of a friend and we were introduced one night at a party. The next semester we started dating and have been together for 7 years since.

Dulcibella said...

I met my husband when we both worked at the same bank. When I was sitting in the lobby waiting for my job interview (before I was hired of course) I noticed him walking around and thought he was very hot. But never imagined that I would date him let alone marry him and have three kids! He is still a banker. And still hot. ;D

Meredith said...

Met my Mr. in grad school, despite my promise to self that I would never date anyone I worked or went to school with!
~MommyMer

Amanda Leigh said...

I've met all my boyfriends through mutual friends.

- Amanda Leigh

BrendaBMarion said...

My husband was moonlighting as a bar bouncer when I was out with my girlfriends celebrating how fabulous we were and that we didn't need men to complete us! We have been together ever since that night--8 years and counting!

Dani In Chicago said...

I haven't found "the one" yet, but I'm currently working on it by sending positive vibes out!

dani patarazzi

Becki**** said...

Met my husband when we we were both working at Disneyland

karenk said...

at our high school reunion...

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Dolly said...

I met my late husband at his cousin's house - she and I were friends, and I'd heard about him long before I met him. When her husband, who hated her cousin, came home from work, he and I went out for the evening...which turned into the weekend...which turned into the rest of his life. xoxoxo

Michelle Mierczewski said...

sadly enough we met in a bar through mutual friends, one thing led to another and now it is almost 22 years!

LI AUD CONSORTIUM said...

I currently don't have a significant other!

Siobhan said...

I met my hubby through mutual friends. A bunch of us went out one night and Chris and I spent the whole night talking. he was very smart, we had a lot in common, and he was cute too. When he asked for my number, I said no . . . I came to my senses a few days later. May we'll be married 3 years, and August we're expecting our first baby!

Hawkzter said...

I met my partner through a set up by our friends. We didn't know each other and had both helped them move into their new house on seperate days. We were invited over for a BBQ for everyone who helped them move. We ended up being the only two there. We hit it off and four years later we are still together. Sounds like a great book.

Anonymous said...

Jim and I met when we both worked at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. I pretended not to have plans one night and he called, but I said I was going out to the bars. He came along. 12.5 year and four cats later, we're still going strong.

Nearl said...

My ex was actually my best friend and roommate, still my roommate. We met at work about years ago and been friends ever since. However realized recently that a relationship will never workout.

Beverly Victoria said...

The first time I met my husband, we had freshman orientation together in college, but never went out. A year after we graduated, I was celebrating my birthday at a bar, and he walks in! This time, he asked me out, and the rest they say is history. We'll be married for 28 years this September!

Wende said...

My husband and I knew each other for a few years in AA, but rarely spoke. One night we ran into each other at a coffee bar and ... well ... we tell others it was a one night stand that went horribly wrong.

Jana said...

Met him in a bar - while watching football. Not very original, but already had a sports team in common.

Jana B

Sherry Bercu said...

Met mu husband when we were 16 both working at Carls Jr--we were friends for years sort of went own ways. He called me out of the blue (actually he called my parents house and I happened to be on my way over there)when I was 26. My dad had just died a few months earlier and he made me smile and kept my heart from aching. He lived in Seattle and I was in California somehow it all worked out--

Anonymous said...

My husband and I met at a bar when we were out with mutual friends. He was in town for a job interview (transfer within same company). His co-workers took him out to show him the city. I had gone to college with a couple of them and met them out for the usual weekend of bar hopping. I bought him a beer...he accepted the job and moved here. That was 11 years ago. We've been married for 9 years!

Colbey J

Jessica said...

Well I don't have a current boyfriend or husband. I guess I can describe how I met my ex. I met him on okcupid. We had a very short relationship, it lasted only a few months. He ended up being a huge jerk. Haha sorry this isn't a very happy story. Wish I had a happier one to tell. =/
Thanks!
-Jessica

Michelle said...

Seriously, you met Mr. Manic in a bar, too? Ok well actually I suppose that doesn't surprise me about you ;) But anyway, I did, too! Whee.

Anonymous said...

Currently not with anyone but the last one was a friend of a friend.

RebeccaE

Lesley Davis, Esq said...

I met my husband in law school.

Anonymous said...

Met him at the mall. College job, he worked in store across from mine. We would wave and talk.... Then a friend set us up on a date. 23 years later

Sasse1Susan

BuffyDee said...

Well met my Significant other of five years at work... two years after working together we were at a Christmas Party and I was leaving early, some people asked if I was going dancing and I said nah, I was leaving.. something to that effect and Dugan... my now B/F said.. and I quote "But I have been waiting ALL Night to see Buffy get fired up!" Not sure what that was supposed to mean or why it melted my heart... probably has something to do with his good looks and amazing blue eyes.. but sadly that was all it took and we have been inseperable for the past five and a half years...

Christine in NJ said...

In a bar (just like you!) I met my husband!... He was actually more interested in my girlfriend - then she ditched him and he started to talk to me! Yay... We are on 18 years now (just like you!)

Thanks again MaNiC for ANOTHER great book... Really looking forward to this one!

Christine

Terri said...

I'm about as single as you can get right now, but I met my ex-husband when we lived in the same dorm at college. We met the might before classes started his freshman year, and he proposed at his graduation. Cute story, but I'm excited to make new stories in the future!

Terri M. in Phoenix

Carla said...

I was waitressing during college and he came into my restaurant.
I ended up leaving my waitress career and worked for him for a few years. Not too romantic smelling like fried eggs and hash browns. We are now divorced but he remains one of my dearest friends.

The Jagow Family said...

My husband and I met at work...dated "in secret" for over 2 years (in secret..ha!). I left that job for a completely different career. 6 months later we were engaged and a little over 1 year after I left that job (that we met at) we were married... :)

michelle jagow

Jenn3128 said...

My husband worked for a general contractor and used to call and yell at my boss, the subcontractor. It got to where my boss would "hide" from his phone calls and I'd be the one on the phone sweet talking him before my boss came on the line.

Corey~living and loving said...

I found him on the school bus. :) over 20 years ago. LOL
corey

Anonymous said...

I've never had a boyfriend :(
Gen K.

Kristi said...

I was subletting a room from his best friend one summer in college. Mac (my husband) and friends returned home from a trip to Mexico and it was love at first sight... not quite, he was still a little hungover from too much tequila!

Kristi Hooke

Tiffany said...

Accounting Class in College. We both hated it! ( :

Tiffany "Cozy Reader"

The Poty's said...

Geometry class in high school our sophmore year. Needless to say our grade suffered a bit.

Denise said...

My ex was the security guard at my old office building. It was a long day, and I was down in the lobby buying my 4th cup of the day, and as I walked by he said "you should let me buy your next one."

Dawn from CA said...

He was a lawyer at the firm where my mom was office manager. On my college breaks, I'd come help out in the office, answering phones, etc. When my future husband and I first begin flirting, my mom was NOT thrilled..didn't like her work/personal lives overlapping. Now she claims to be the one that brought us together!

megan es said...

I met my bf online! Had our first date at a college football game and that was 2.5 years ago, and we've been shacked up for almost a year.
He's the one.

Kristin j said...

Met my last boyfriend at work.

Jen R said...

we met at the bar a few weeks before i left to go back to college for my senior year. we talked that entire year, became friends, and after i graduated we started dating

Kayo said...

I met my husband in 6th grade. He stepped on my Aztec calendar everybody in our class made. That was the beginning. I never forgave him for breaking my calendar, but he has sure made up for it!

Kayo

Anonymous said...

My husband and I met through a friend of a friend. We gave each respective friend our email addresses who in turn gave them to us. We emailed for about 2 weeks, went on a blind date and never looked back.

Thanks for the great book giveaways!

-Donna W.

kathygold9778 said...

LOL! I met my husband at a party he was throwing at his house when his parents weren't home. He said it was love at first sight and I thought, oh...this guy makes a great frien. After a year of him persuing me and trying to make me jealous with other girls I finally caved. Now we've been married 10 years and have 2 beautiful children. I'm really glad he was so persistent!

kathygold9778

Anonymous said...

My husband & I met...in a bar. Tacky? Yes, but true. It was my friend's birthday and he was out with the boys. We wound up chatting & connecting really well, same interests, similar backgrounds. He offered to take me out for a lobster dinner and I gave him my number. He still talks about the kiss I gave him... on the cheek... and how sexy it was.

Carol Zombo said...

Met through a friend at a party, then met again a year later at another party given by the same friend.

Bee said...

I met my husband because I did some college radio with a mutual friend. We'd do these 2am shows in the summer, then he'd say "let's go hang out with my friend Josh". After a while of that, Josh asked me out. As of this summer, we've been married 3 years.

Bee H.

Lauren Louise said...

I met my current boyfriend my sophomore year of college. At the time, we were both dating other people, but apparently we both thought the other was cute. Our junior year, he rushed the service fraternity I was already involved with and we got to talking. We spent some time together doing volunteer stuff and started dating. Now it's been two years since :)

Crystal said...

My fiance and I met during the summer at our community college. I went to the break room to waste some time waiting from my grandpa to pick me up and he was sitting with one of my friends from high school. I talked to her for a while and then he interrupted asking whether she was going to introduce him or not. We exchanged names (I can't remember what he said his was, nor the fact that he says he looked like a hobo since he was growing out his beard), but I do remember our last exchange. He asked me whether I was 12, like Cindy (since both she and I are 5' tall and very young looking...side note: I still get carded). Very matter-of-factly I answered that no, I would be turning 19 in a couple weeks. So I asked how old he was. To which he responded: too old for you. PFFT!!

Long story short, we shared our first kiss 4 days later and became a couple a week and 1 day after we met. We've been together ever since. It'll be 4 years this July.

LBDJ said...

The hubs and I met in college, lost touch, reconnected 13 years later via email and have been together for 7 years since, married for 5!

LynnBelo said...

I met my BF while we were both working for the same airline. He repeated asked me out, but I thought he was just playing with me. I finally gave in and we've been together almost 2 years.

Amy Nichole G said...

We were friends first. We played together on a co-ed softball team. One night at a party we just clicked and have been together ever since.

Anonymous said...

My sisters and a friend came down from Indiana to Florida to visit me. We went to my local bar to have some drinks on ladies night when a cute guy in a Cubs hat walked in. Well us being the huge fans we are complimented him on his hat at the end of the night he asked my sister for her number and the next night we went to his house to play some beer pong. I was reserved and not very talkative as I was coming out of a bad relationship. We hung out with him one more night the week they were here they went back and I went on moving in to my tiny studio apartment. I got a call from him a few weeks later asking me if I wanted to hang out at the beach with him and his friends I went and we have been together since then, almost 3 years.

Angelini197

BethC said...

He was my best friends boyfriend first! ;)

Kirsten said...

In the street, literally. Me & my girlfriends walked (too young to drive) all the way to his house so we could appear to be casually "hanging out" in the street in front of his house. Then we went in and played a board game. What can I say? We were 15 :-)
Kirsten R.

Jessica Prince said...

I went to a party at my best friends (now ex) fiance's house and my (now) husband was there also. It was a set up that only I was unaware of. Apparently everyone else knew. We dated for a month then broke up for three years. We randomly met on myspace one day, started talking and have now been together for 5 years and married for 2 1/2 and have a beautiful baby to show for it

Jeffie Laura said...

Blind date, set up by one of my best friends.

MaggieDu said...

I wouldn't say I actually found James, my husband. We were kind of forced to be around each other, as we had met on a van on our way to summer camp many many years ago.

Debbie said...

I met my hubby on my 18th birthday, he was with two friends and I was with my two friends and we basically picked them up on a street corner and took them back to our hotel room. Sounds very tawdry and dirty but it was all very innocent, I swear! It will be our 18th anniversary in May.

ChristineCet said...

Met my current boyfriend on match.com. Turned out we live 5 minutes apart and our sons are 2 years apart at the same school.
I wonder how many times we were at the same event...

Tara S. said...

My husband is my best friend's cousin. We'd know each other since we were like 10, we even graduated from high school together, but we never really talked until their grandfather's funeral. (I know, I know!) We ended up talking more at Easter dinner and then started dating that summer.

Melissa said...

I met him when I was 12...our parents were good friends from church!
-tmd636

Jules said...

I met my ex-fiance (see break-up story above) at a karaoke bar where he was with a mutual friend. We hit it off immediately-a couple body shots may have been involved.

Anonymous said...

My friend introduced me to one of my husband's best friends. We did not hit it off, but my husband and I did and the rest is now history.

xx (fngers crossed)
~Nattygirrl

Debbie said...

My husband and I met while I was on a blind date with someone else. My date went home, thank goodness, and I was finally having a great time. My husband started talking to me and the rest is "Our" history. 13 years and loving every minute of it.

Debydew110

Rachael said...

I met my boyfriend in a math study abroad program in Hungary. We then got together after falling in love on a trip to Puerto Rico a year later. Pretty random, but I guess you end up with a pretty perfect fit when you pick from such a self selecting group!

Tyra said...

I met my husband at a dinner party I didn't want to go to and he was invited. It was one of those gross, love-at-first-sight moments. We were married 4 months later:)

your invisible pixie said...

I found my last boyfriend through my friend. He was her roommate, we got to talking and then we started dating.

Holly W said...

My boyfriend and I have been dating for 4.5 years. We met in high school, went on a date and didn't like each other at all. About 7 years later, we ran in to each other at a bar, pretended we just got engaged for free champagne and have been together since!
holly

equinn726 said...

We had met a few times in Chicago, but I didn't really remember him until I went on a canoe trip with some friends who put us in the same boat. He ended up driving me home after our float down the river & we wound up dating. He married me exactly 5 years to the day after our first date :)

Amosette said...

No husband so sad :(
I would love to be entered to win!
Julie Meyers/Amosette
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Thanks!!

Leslie said...

I met my husband through my mom. they worked at a bank together, and I, being a broke college kid, would come in from time to time to get money from my mom. Eventually, he got up the nerve to ask my mom if he could ask me out. she said "no, you're too old". Once he showed his drivers license to prove he was only 4 years older, she relented. Been married for 15 years. LeslieGC

Sadie said...

I met my hubby because two nosey friends decided to set us up. One of my best friends from "back home" and one of her co-workers set my husband and I up just 6 days after my ex left me for Colorado (Dope!). Looking back it was the best break-up I've ever had!

lucy872 said...

I met my husband in high school, but we were just casual friends. I always thought he was cute, but he was cool and I was sort of a nerd -plus he had a girlfriend in high school. Then, my first summer home from college, his buddy wanted to go out with my friend, so they sort of "arranged" for all of us to go out one Friday night. Well - I had gotten a little "less nerdy" and my husband thought my biting sarcasm was hilarious and we ended up hitting it off. He no longer had a girlfriend and we ended up dating all summer. Then when I went back to school, we decided to stay together. Well...20 years later we are still together - and I am still as sarcastic as ever!

Joanna said...

I met my husband in High School - I was a sophomore and he was a junior. I wanted a boyfriend who could drive and since he had his license he was in the running. Our first date was at a friend's sweet 16 party at the local Eagles Club - Married 11 1/2 years and 2 beautiful children - We basically grew up together and still manage to find things to laugh about - ahhhh, true bliss!

Anonymous said...

We met at work - Jill Fay

Shanderella82 said...

I met my current love, and love of my life, at the Planet Hollywood pool in Vegas, of all places, sippin' on a fair amount of Vodka sodas. I was on a girls trip and he had just been stationed in Vegas with the US Air Force. He and one of my girlfriends knew each other and he came to hang with us for the day. He ended up staying the whole afternoon and evening with us and he and I have been together ever since. Moving up to Vegas to start our life together in a couple months :)

Anonymous said...

I met my current boyfriend in college at the best university, Penn State University. Every year, Penn State has a 46 hour dance marathon (THON), which is the biggest student-run philanthropy in the world. We meet at THON 2006 where I was a dancer, and he was my moraler, which is basically a person in charge of making sure the dancers are happy by getting them food or giving back rubs.

Anonymous said...

My husband and I met online back when there was only AIM, no dating sites. I loved his screen name and wrote him to say hi. 6 hours later (on dial up none the less) we got off of Instant Messenger, a year later we were married and will celebrate our 10 year anniversary in a couple months!
JillMitch

Wendi fr Louisiana said...

I had known the older, kinda creepy stuck in the 70s Dale for 15 years. He and is mom were members ofthe church my family and I attended. When I had my accident in Memphis my parents brought me home to Louisiana (the small southern town where I was born and raised). Immediately and then unrelentingly Dale wanted to visit. Mama got tired of saying no and he came over one afternoon, and then again the next week. Pretty soon biweekly visits were the norm and by the time it turned into daily appearances by him we were smitten. I always tell folks that I had to get brain damage before I would date my husband (not stated in his presence) but it's kinda true- I didn't know what a good catch looked like.

Kristi said...

I met my husband through a local chat room messsge board get together. We were engaged 7 months later.

Kristi Marie W.

Erica said...

We met at work. One of those scandalous office romances that stuck.

Tracy Miller said...

Looks like a good read. I met my husband riding our bikes in a charity event to support MS. Tracy Miller

Kate said...

We met at a church choir practice. :)

Lauren said...

My husband and I met in dance class in college. He sure knew how to Cha cha. Lauren Royall

Anonymous said...

At a family party. patti cole

Hally said...

He was the cutie patootie in the office that no one knew much about. I was the new hire...we met at the lunch counter and voila....love at first smile. He's got a great one.

Thanks, manic!
Hally Hoots

Melissa said...

I told my (now) husband's friend that I had to bowl in the morning (for a league I was in) and he decided to fix us up. It was a perfect match aside from the common interest in bowling.

mbamster0720 at gmail dot com

Karen C. in MS said...

I met my husband when I went out w/ friends one night and agreed to be the designated driver. Our group mixed in with his group of friends, and he happened to be the designated driver for them! We danced the dance of the sober and we've been together for 13 years this Friday!

Melinda S. said...

I met my husband at a Hot Buns/Hot Legs contest at a popular local bar...neither of us were contestants!

Bernadette said...

9 (and a half) years ago I started college. At my first big frat party complete with jello shots, kegs and a nasty backyard I met my guy. Thank goodness he was not a frat boy and was just there because his roomataes dragged him. Perhaps not the most romantic way to start a happily ever after but it's sure worked for us!

jne said...

I met my fiance on match.com, however if you ask him how we met, he'll just tell you "in college" since I think it embarrasses him that we met online. He was new to town for grad school so he filled out a profile just to see, and I did it as a joke with my best friend...little did I know that seven years later, we'd be getting married.

Kristen said...

Online. Am still working up the courage to tell my parents that, though...

Neckmeat said...

My cousin was really into him & had been friends with him for a few months. Then she introduced us & we just sort of fell for each other. Sadly, me & my cousin are sort of on the outs now. I'm a horrible person...but I'm fully in love! :)

Anonymous said...

We met on match.com. Some say you can't find love online, but I disagree. jennyfromthecube

Susan said...

We met in college - I was waiting in my dorm's lobby for a group of people to go to a party. A couple of guys strolled by looking for people (girls) to take back to their party. My girlfriend and I figured one party is as good as another, so we blew off the other group and went with the 2 guys. I ended up marrying one of those guys and we will be celebrating our 38th anniversary this year!

Suzebomb

LuckyDucky37 said...

It's definitely fun writing a little blurb related to each book every day! :)

I met my husband at work, we were in 2 different departments. I came in to collect my paycheck one day, he asked me to lunch...and I consider myself very lucky to have met the most wonderful, thoughtful and caring man in the world on that day. Oddly enough, we ended up working together again a few years later. :)

bloggerwife said...

I'm not lying when I say that I picked up my husband at Walgreen's!-Felicia Dellis

Anonymous said...

Ok, not a story I proud of how I met my ex...indirectly really, I was working at a mall and visiting a guy that worked at another store and he had my ex on the speaker on the phone. My ex used pick up lines over the phone, but I did not know at the time he had been to the store to visit the guy I was visiting and had already seen what I looked like. Brenda L B

AnnEliz said...

Met him in highschool - at age 14yrs old. 30yrs later we are still going strong!

Anne said...

I met him at a sorority/fraternity event in college.

Anne Beth

LaVonneW said...

I met my husband through a mutual friend at work...it was just about love at first sight. ;)

Anonymous said...

This is actually funny as when my girlfriend introduced me to her friend, I thought he was a jerk! It was a New Years Eve that I had gone to the bar with a guy I had been seeing and ended up leaving that bar with the jerk who has been my husband for the last 28 years!
Pennygirl Mtwc

RedDragon said...

We met in my backyard...literally! He lived behind me and we would meet at the fence adjoining the properties and chat. After a few months of that we started dating. After another couple of months of hopping the fence to each others house we moved my things to his place. LisaP

Katy Finn said...

I met my husband in college. He was a year ahead of me. We were friends before anything else...married 20 years (hard to even type that) this November!!

Jennifer said...

met my husband who also my best friend at the same place lots of people meet their significant other...work! But at first we could not stand eachother...he grew on me, and now we have been married 13 years.

Annette said...

I met my husband in the gentlemen's club where I was working as a dancer. It was his last weekend in CA before he moved to FL where he had already bought a condo in a highrise on the intercoastal.

That night after we talked for hours, he asked a friend if he could rent his guest room for a while because "I met a girl and I want to see where it goes." We got engaged within 6 months. We've been together now for 9 years, married for 8. And he's still renting out that condo he bought.

Joelle said...

My husband and I actually met on the internet. It was back in 1998 before the big boom of online dating and match making websites. I had never dated before, no boyfriend, no first kiss, nothing...I was 18. I wasn't looking for anything other than people to be email buddies/chat buddies with. I happened upon my husband on a bbs (bulletin board system). We just really hit it off. When we didn't talk I'd always be thinking of him. We started "dating" in April of 98 and he came to visit in July. This was back when you could meet people at the gate. When he walked off the plane it was like my best friend was coming home to visit. I knew in that minute that I would one day marry him. Christmas Eve 99 he proposed and we have now been married for almost 11 years.

rachel e. said...

I met my husband at church when we were 8. 17 years later we've been married for 3 years. I love that I married my life long best (male) friend!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

too many yrs ago, but...
arrived late to church, slipped into the only row with avlbl space... talked & walked for hrs and months afterward with the fellow sharing that same row ~

My Two Army Brats said...

I found my husband at a country bar when I was dating one of his friends. That was over 12 years ago and we've been married over 11 now. :)

Anonymous said...

Don't see a winner posted yet so hope I'm not too late!!

eHarmony.........it really works!!

SPepper22

Kas said...

My first memory of my husband was when he broke my glasses in the 6th grade. :) All through high school we ran in the same circles, but were dating each other's friends. In college, we became very close friends, eventually ended up dating, and then getting married!

Kassie H.

gun1not said...

my hubby and I met on the golf course. he proposed on a golf course and we honeymooned at a golf resort. we loved it and still love each other. :)

crabbymommy said...

We "met" way back in 1994 on AOL. Neither one of us was looking for a relationship, but things just clicked for us. We finally met IRL in 1995 and have been together ever since!

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