I met my valentine on a rundown porch in Sommerville, MA. He was coming to a party that I was trying to escape. We spent the entire evening chatting on a couch that was even more weathered than the porch it sat on, and the rest, as they say, was history.
Everyone has a story about how they met their Valentine. Some are long, some are short, some are funny and some are just surprising. We polled our Facebook fans about their stories. Here are some of the ones we just had to share!
We met over the phone when I called to talk to a mutual friend. We ended up talking for 3 hrs that night, 4 hrs the next night and he proposed the following day. We married exactly 3 months to the day we started talking on the phone and have been married for almost 24 years. – Linda Smith
I met my Valentine a day late! On Feb. 15, 1999 my future hubby walked into the department/jewelry store where I worked. I saw him and thought, “HELLO!”. Eventually, after scoping each other out he approached and asked if I knew “Chrissy…”…my best girl friend who also worked in the store! He was new to our city and knew “Chrissy” from college and was hoping to reconnect with an old friend in a new town. He ended up finding his soul mate!
Two days later I canceled a sure-to-be-boring date to go out with him and we never looked back. Together twelve years, married 6 1/2, had our beautiful boy 3 1/2 years ago…life is so good – even if Cupid was a day late! – Lynn Zellers Vernon***
I’ve known my Valentine since the 9th grade. We were always great friends. He’d wait for me at my locker every morning and we shared homework for classes we had together. We never dated in high school but always double-dated when we went to dances together, etc. We reconnected at an alumni basketball game for our high school our freshman year of college. We’ve been together ever since…21 years – married for 16! It was meant to be… – Michele Mazzola Larson
I met my valentine when I got into a minor car accident and he was the officer that responded to the scene. A few months later, one of his partners was in my office talking about “him”….I asked if he was single….he met for lunch 2 days later and have been together ever since….we have been married almost 11 years and have 3 beautiful girls… – Nichole McHenry Boyden
We saw each other from across the room at a networking event. We didn’t actually meet st that event but I called my best friend and told her that I saw the guy I was going to marry. Three weeks later we met again and have been inseparable ever since. We got married last June! – Stephanie Davies Martin
I met my husband on my first and last blind date. Are you ready for this? He was my cousin’s girlfriend’s best friend’s boyfriend’s roommate. Jason and I been together almost 5 years now and we just had our first baby, Ruby Danger, this last December. I couldn’t be happier to have Jason and our sweet baby as my Valentines. – Jane Upshaw
How about you? How did you meet your valentine? Is your story sweet? Funny? Whatever circumstances caused the two of you to meet, we bet your story is unique!