How did you meet your husband?

Shannintipton - posted on 05/03/2011 ( 32 moms have responded )

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How, when and where did you meet your husband? How long did you date before you got married and then how long after did you have kids? Did you live in sin? ;)

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Charlie - posted on 05/05/2011

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We used to go to all the same parties and clubs and one night we kissed and have been together ever since we fell in love , had two kids ..6 years later still in love , we are now engaged and in no real rush to get to married ..we have our whole lives together to get married :D

Mabel - posted on 05/05/2011

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Yes we lived in sin for 8 yrs and had our son out of holy wedlock .We met in 1999-2000 and were engaged for the whole 8 yrs we married in 2008 7 fays after our son was born and my mom introduced us .He was working with my step dad and my mom told him all about little Ole me! =)

Michael - posted on 05/05/2011

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well it was in 6th grade and we been in love since then and we just had are first child we also got married 1 month ago yey for us

Lissa - posted on 05/04/2011

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lol I am not prone to doing things like that, I am the type of person who makes pro and con lists and thinks things over for months. I know some people don't believe in these things but I knew I wanted to marry him about six hours after we met. Some people thought we were mad but luckily my own family said we are shocked but trust your judgement. Anyway it's been 8 years and we are very happy.

Lissa - posted on 05/04/2011

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He started working the place I worked, we got together that night, got married 13 weeks later and had a honeymoon baby.

Tah - posted on 05/04/2011

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Met my husband on black planet.com...talked via IM, email, phone for 6 months....then met in person and were inseparable for another 6 months...then one day I woke up with a headache and saw a q-card saying read this and under it it said "I do"....next thing ya know I'm married...lmbo..I got pregnant about 3-4 months later found out the week of mastery and finals testing in nursing school, so good timing and nope...I had already lived in sin with my daughters father for almost 7 years...so this time I kept my townhouse and he kept his apartment..

Krista - posted on 05/04/2011

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We met online as well -- through Lavalife. We talked online for several hours a night for about three weeks, and then by phone for another week, and finally met in person on December 30, 2001. As soon as we met, that was it...we were a couple. There was no angst, or uncertainty, or "where is this going?" type of thing. We bought our wedding bands at a pawn shop after being together for only a month. He moved in after 4 months, we married in 2007, and our son was born in 2009. So yeah, we lived "in sin" for many years. :)

America3437 - posted on 05/04/2011

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He was the boy next door! I have been with him now for 20 years,8 of those i have been married to him. He is the love of my life although i would sometimes like to lock him in the closet!! All of our children were born out of wed lock so i guess i guility of livin in sin but i wasn't going to be one of the divorce stats...

Amber - posted on 05/04/2011

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I met Chad when he was dating one of my friends back in 2005. They were only together a couple months and it didn't work out. We were still friends and I had a boyfriend.



Almost a year later, I was single and helping him repaint his house. We realized how much we had in common. I chatted with my friend and she agreed that we would be perfect together and told me to go for it :) That was about 5-1/2 years ago.



I'm still living in "sin" until next fall :) We'll have been together almost 7 years when we get married.

Jocelyn - posted on 05/04/2011

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I met my hubby thru a mutual friend one night at the local bar.
We got to talking; he was planning on leaving for the military in a couple months, and I didn't "do" relationships so we decided to become, ahem, friends with benefits. LOL
That lasted all of 3 months when we found out that I am super fertile and he has super sperm, and that no matter of birth control worked (apparently).
So now it's been 5 years (married for almost 3) and we have two kids ♥

Shannintipton - posted on 05/04/2011

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@ Shelagh,
Well I was living in sin for years and many years ago. lol {:+)

Shannintipton - posted on 05/04/2011

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My husband dated my best friend. We went on a double date, me with someone else. He then asked me out. I tried to call her and ask if it would be ok. She wasnt home and he wanted to take me out on a boat. I really wanted to go never have been on a boat before. Then we started dating and I couldnt bring myself to tell her. She found out six years later at our wedding. I am such a bad person. But we have been together for 27 years. {:+)

P.S. We are still friends.

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We met on the internet :)

We talked online for a month, then we exchanged phone numbers and talked for hours and hours every night for another month. Then I finally drove to his town to meet him after those 2 months (I was already in love with him). That was the first time I met his 3 1/2 year-old daughter from a previous relationship (that he had custody of) and I fell in love with her within minutes. It was jus tone of those things where we just knew we were meant to be. We got engaged the day before his daughter turned 4 (2 months after the first face-to-face meet, 4 months after our first email) and I moved in with them 3 months later. We planned a wedding for fall of the next year, but 3 months after we moved in together we got pregnant and we bumped up our wedding by 6 months.

5 years after we met and 4 years after our wedding, we now have our oldest (now 8 1/2 - my SD), our little "shotgun wedding baby" (now 3 1/2), and our miracle baby (now 2 - she didn't have a heartbeat and we almost aborted the pregnancy but they found her heartbeat right before the procedure).

Yes, looking back at the timeline it was pretty fast, but honestly (and this sounds hokey even to me - lol) it really was love at first sight. :)

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I met my husband on line thru the plenty of fish site in July 08. We lived in different provinces but he was planning on moving to where I was because his family is a few hours from here where he grew up. We got engaged Easter of 09 and married Oct 09. He didn't move in with me and my 2 kids til Feb 10 because he had to find a job first. We now have a 2 1/2 month old son and are doing great. My other 2 kids love him and call him dad and he treats them like his own.

Jessicca - posted on 05/04/2011

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lol.. i was 16 and working at micky D , he had come into the store , with his THEN girlfriend they were going thought a really bad relaniship and was just in a bad place , i work at night after school and was in the drive thou .i walked out ( he had not seen me in 2 yrs ). later that week he came thou and we would talk( mind u he was also a friend to my sis & her friends some sometime i would see him around them ) after a month of him coming in every night his best friend ask if i would go out with him , i sad YES and 12 yrs later he still takes my breath away

Shannintipton - posted on 05/04/2011

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GREAT STORY. LMAO. Ewe I never did a LMAO but this is too funny. I love it and cops too. {:+)

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I had him surrounded by the cops.
I was working in a restaurant, he came in and sat down. I smiled real pretty, took his order, brought his drink. He stopped me before I could leave and said, "hey, don't I know you? you have a cat named Punk...you live on Russell Avenue...You graduated from Effingham, right?"
My HEART sank! Who IS this DUDE? why does he know the most intimate DETAILS about me!?! I mean, my CATS name? Dude has been doing his HOMEWORK!
Well, I had a table of cops around the corner, so I went and asked them...have you ever heard of this guy? and one of the cops says.."Oh MAN! That trouble maker is back in town?"
I told them all about how he knew so MUCH about me!
They told me to set up a 'date' I could meet him at another restaurant down the street after my restaurant closed. I had one of the local cops drive me there...I went in and sat down. This mystery ax-murderer came in, sat down across from me and looked around. The Sgt. is out there in his car, watching us through the window. The captain is sitting at the counter, drinking coffee. The deputy comes in, sits down behind my ax-murderer and starts staring a hole through the back of his head.
My ax-murderer turns to the deputy and says, "Would you like to join us? I mean, are yall friends or something?"
I almost DIED! Turns out, he was NOT an ax-murderer...he was just a guy who just got back in town, had met my MOM and she told him aaaaaalllllllllll about me. (Miss matchmaker she is!) Our second date was dinner at his grandmother's house.
That was in 1990.
We married in August 1991. :-)
We never lived in sin, we moved into our first home together over the first week of our marriage.
Our first child was born April 2009.

April - posted on 05/04/2011

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In 1995 I met a guy I really liked. I was in High school but he was 8 years older. I hoped in 1997 when I was 18 I could get him to see me as woman instead of my brother's "kid sister". When I felt he didn't respond, I decided to look for someone else and found my 1st husband in college. 2 kids and a rough marriage I left him and we divorced. In 2009 I saw that special guys name in a program of a choir I wanted to join. So I joined and we got reconnected. He felt like a doofus for not seeing me before. We are now getting married this May 28!!

Sherri - posted on 05/04/2011

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Met my husband Nov 1996 in a club, Engaged 1 mo later. We dated 11mo's before we were married. I was 5mo's preggers when we met so we were an instant family and were pregnant again 2mo's after our wedding. We did live in sin for 8mo's and have now been married going on 14yrs.

Tcordukes - posted on 05/04/2011

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Meet my husband in a night club, engaged after 2 weeks... YES 2 WEEKS. Married 18 mths later, had our first about 2 weeks after 1st wedding anniversary, Been married 7yrs...

Tania - posted on 05/03/2011

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I high school. Then when I left that HS in grade 10 we lost touch and when Facebook came along we reconnected.
We were dating 4 months when we got engaged and married a year after we started dating.
A couple of weeks after our 1st wedding anniversay we had our son.
People think it was fast but I knew and so did he. He also stood buy me through my dyalisis and transplant and didn't even flinch when I told him I was sick on our first date.
I love him.

Lady Heather - posted on 05/03/2011

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On the school bus when we were 7 and 8 years old. We became really good friends in high school. We dated for six years before we got married (we were 24 and 25 when that happened) and were expecting our daughter by our first anniversary. We lived in sin for three years. Hehe. Our 10th dating anniversary is coming up this summer and the 4th wedding anniversary is this fall. Time is flying!

Ashley - posted on 05/03/2011

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I met my husband in high school. We were friends for a few months, then he broke up with his girlfriend he had at the time, then asked me out a few days later. We dated for 5 years, then got engaged and we were married a year later. So we've now been married for 4 years and only have 1 child, a 15 month old girl. It took us a while to get pregnant.. We started trying right after we got married. We did live together on and off before we were married too. :)

Alecia - posted on 05/03/2011

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on the internet. im not sure how he found me....he just imed me on AIM once. i was 17, almost 18 and he was 21. we talked online for like a mnth. i only met him bcuz i found out he was one of my friend's cousin. i met him where he was working at the time. and the rest is history :)

Bonnie - posted on 05/03/2011

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I met my husband in college. He was in a different program than me, but I met him through a girl I became friends with in my program (the first month in). They both went to highschool together. We dated on and off for 5 years. We have known eachother for 10 years. We had our first child the same year we got married and the second one less than 2 years later. 5 years of marriage this year.

Jennifer - posted on 05/03/2011

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Blind date! (yes, one that actually worked. lol) This is my 2nd marriage. My first husband decided drugs, stealing, and prison was more his kind of style instead of a wife and kids. I left him when I was 5 1/2 months pregnant with our 2nd child and by the time she was 9 months old, I was ready to get out and start dating. I had a friend at work who wanted to set me up with her cousin and I reluctantly agreed, but was doubtful since he really didn't seem like a "family" kind of man. I was telling another friend at work about this, and she decided she wanted to set me up instead. I met my hubby March 17, 2006 and we have been inseperable ever since. We moved in together September of 2006, and in Oct he proposed. I wanted to wait a year before getting married, so we didn't get married until Sept of 2007. Our 3rd child (he adopted the other 2) arrived in Feb of 2008, and our 4th came Sept 2010. We've been happily married for 3 1/2 years!

Jenni - posted on 05/03/2011

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I met him on the internet. We are not married technically but common law. We have been together for 4 years. We have 3 children. The first is my SD. The other two are ours.

I was in two serious relationships before him. The first was from 15-19 yo. We were engaged for the last year of our relationship and living together. That's how I discoved he was a cheating loser. Good thing we never got married or had kids! yikes.
My second we were together for 5 years and lived together the entire time.

I've lived with my current SO for 3.5 years. I guess we are technically still living in 'sin' even though we have 3 children. It's a good thing I don't believe in 'sin'.

Jodi - posted on 05/03/2011

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Yes it is, because truthefully, I don't feel the same about them as I do my own. I do TREAT them them the same, but they all have totally different backgrounds.



I think a big part of that is because they don't live here (only alternate weekends), so MOST of the time they are living with different rules, whereas my kids live under the rules of this house. So it is complicated.



Also, my stepdaughter is now 19 (and only lives 20 minutes away, so doesn't stay over any more now she can drive here). Seriously, I was never her mother, not even close. I get along really well with her, but I don't even try to be her mother. I am okay with that.



My stepson is just about to turn 12.....and I'll be honest, I have difficulties with him. His mum babies him (to the point of ridiculous - seriously he cannot think for himself), and I am not like that with my kids, and I refuse to do it for him. So yeah, it gets frustrating.

Shannintipton - posted on 05/03/2011

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FYI - is it hard to treat your bio children the same as step? Honestly please. (If you choose to answer at all :) Thanks{:+)

Jodi - posted on 05/03/2011

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On the internet....yes, seriously. It is my second marriage. We met through a dating site 10 years ago. We emailed and talked by phone for 6 months before we even met, and he lived 5 minutes down the road!! Then we dated when we had the chance (we both had children, so it was never easy). We moved in after about a year, and married a year later, then a year after that, produced our own little love child. We have now been married 7 years and still going strong :)

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