I thought I would do a wedding series- posting about planning the wedding and honeymoon, but also how everything came about. Look out for a post about once a month! Let me know if there is anything anyone wants to specifically know about.
Chris and I met at work in the summer of 2013. He was a PhD candidate, I was finishing up my Psychology and Criminology BA degrees. I had been at my part-time job for a year and a half and enjoyed it. When he first walked in and was introduced to everyone by our boss, I thought he was cute but I wasn't really interested (especially since he was wearing a UF shirt and at the time, I was NOT a fan- how could he wear that shirt while we were at a different university!?). We were cordial and made some small talk initially, but nothing exciting happened right away.
In the coming weeks, we ate lunch together with some work friends, I got invited to his 4th of July party (but didn't go- I had a friend in town and Chris and I were still getting to know each other so I didn't want to rush things), and I added him on Facebook. (side note: I learned later that he was with some friends out of town when I requested him and it led to a whole conversation about whether or not he should pursue me, etc. Glad he ended up doing it ;)
I also remember looking at his schedule in the office (everyone had their schedule up in one place with their phone numbers) and when I saw that his number had the same area code as mine, I got excited- we had to be from a similar place! I think this is what spurred me to add him on Facebook to investigate. It turns out, we're from neighboring towns but we had never met before. He's 5 1/2 years older than me, so it makes sense- we were never really in the same place at the same time.
Once we started messaging on Facebook, it led to texting, which led to our first date and talking in the car for hours after we parked. After that, things started progressing, and I was invited to go camping with him with one of his friends for her birthday (a brief ex, actually... awkward). So, despite many bumps that weekend, the trip was fun in the end (and the drive back is where we decided to make our relationship "official").
3 1/2 years later, we're planning a wedding, and ultimately, a future with each other :)
I'm always curious to find out how couples met and what their situation was like. The couples who may've dated or liked each other when they were young, then years later ended up together are the stories that get me the most- definitely meant to be! So... how did you and your significant other meet? Or how did your parents meet? (Mine met at a party on a boat in Tahiti!)
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